January 2009
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Some Portland doctors and nurses want to do more than just treat patients—they want to fix the broken US health care system. Here’s how a group of community clinics is cutting costs, improving their clients’ health, and transforming the doctor’s off
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We purchased a list of nearly seven thousand physicians and nurses and invited them to participate in our online survey. We then posed a simple question to each of them: “Which doctor would you choose if you or a loved one were in need of medical...
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Cuneo Cellars was thriving until a combination of good faith and bad business lost Gino Cuneo his winery. Now the pioneering Oregon winemaker is back, with his own name and a new brand.
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The new mayor defeated debt, doubt, and Dozono to reach City Hall. Portland expects a lot of him, but not more than hizzoner expects of himself.
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Lately we've noticed scruff on more than just a few faces. In fact, Portland may be the beardiest city in America right now. Here's our proof.
MY CHILDHOOD DOCTOR’S name was Stockton, and I remember him most for his smell. He smelled clean and capable (comforting, even), and I liked the guy even as he immunized me. That’s right—he administered the vaccinations himself, and he stuck the...
Cuneo Cellars was thriving until a combination of good faith and bad business lost Gino Cuneo his winery. Now the pioneering Oregon winemaker is back, with his own name and a new brand.
Suffering from midweek malaise? Chef Oswaldo Bibiano soothes us with his family’s Thursday night tradition.
Forget the tonic and lime. A local distiller makes an Old Tom gin that’ll put the dirt back into your dirty martini.
On an up-and-coming North Portland strip, Lincoln soothes with humble dishes, simple flavors, and steady service.
Portland's coffee culture percolates nationwide.
New listing: at this diminutive Japanese eatery in Nob Hill, sake may be king, but the food that’s paired with it is what holds us captive.
The owners of Chez Joly, a new French bistro on the corner of NW Broadway and Davis Street, took a risk by becoming the first restaurant to open on Broadway in a long time.
A tiny, unassuming, aluminum-sided lunch shack asks us to Give Pizza a Chance (as the portable pizza joint is called) one more time. And with good reason:
Saraveza Bottle Shop & Pasty Tavern
Five Guys’ focus is on the burgers.
A few Willamette Valley winemakers are beginning to make a name for themselves with syrah.
The reluctant leader of the sustainable food movement and best-selling author of _The Omnivore’s Dilemma_ and _In Defense of Food_ is nothing less than frank when addressing our failing food policies.
Trendsetters of the Bearded Northwest
In a bicoastal struggle to find a place to raise their special son, a family ends up where they started; Portland.
Part hotel, part gallery, the Nines, downtown’s newest château, becomes an unlikely showcase for Portland’s creative class.
The second album by this quintet of artsy ragamuffins, _Heart to Elk_ (Mount Fuji Records) is a thoughtfully arranged collection of autumnal indie-rock studded with Sonic Youth guitar savagery.
It’s been almost five years since country songstress Susannah Weaver released her last album under the moniker *Little Sue*. But that doesn’t mean Weaver hasn’t been bus
A year and a half in the making, the Fertile Ground festival gives theater buffs the chance to see twenty new plays.
Just when January’s relentless gray drizzle threatens to reduce us all to sorrowful puddles, a splash of color and whimsy arrives in the form of the Divine Performing Arts Company.
Leanne Marshall made it big on Project Runway, but before she takes off for NYC, she sketches out the Portland designers who'll stay on her radar.
Get more for a lot less at local resale shops.
Clothier Jordan Sayler, owner of Winn Perry, helps fellows put together a dapper look, which he calls the best defense against a tough world.
There’s a reason high-heeled boots have maintained their traction in the fashion world: few wardrobe items manage to combine a classic’s staying power with undeniable allure.
The Hawaiian island of Kauai offers an escape that's equal parts adventure and peace.
The new mayor defeated debt, doubt, and Dozono to reach City Hall. Portland expects a lot of him, but not more than hizzoner expects of himself.
The secret to maintaining airline service to rural Oregon towns: downsize the ride.
The solution to global warming may be floating in our ponds.
A new team of volunteer sleuths turns up the heat on some of Multnomah County's coldest cases.
Lately we've noticed scruff on more than just a few faces. In fact, Portland may be the beardiest city in America right now. Here's our proof.
Former three-term mayor Vera Katz talks up President-elect Obama, her new job, and why Sam Adams should always take her calls.
A family finds peace and quirky comfort in their Alberta farmhouse by surrounding themselves with art made by their neighbors.
We purchased a list of nearly seven thousand physicians and nurses and invited them to participate in our online survey. We then posed a simple question to each of them: “Which doctor would you choose if you or a loved one were in need of medical...
Some Portland doctors and nurses want to do more than just treat patients—they want to fix the broken US health care system. Here’s how a group of community clinics is cutting costs, improving their clients’ health, and transforming the doctor’s off