January 2010
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Cover Story
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Features
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Christopher Hitchens’s 2007 book _God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything_ has made him arguably the nation’s most notorious atheist. Already renowned as a political columnist for _Vanity Fair_, _Slate_, and other magazines and known for...
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They're the subject of TV melodramas, they see us on our worst days. We asked the emergency room doctors of our Top Docs list to tell us what it takes to work in the ER, what they love about their job, and which patients they'll never forget....
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Despite a reputation as one of the "least-churched" regions in the country, Portland is a breeding ground for liberal Christianity. We sat down with a few of Portland's liberal church avant-garde and had a conversation about the value of religion.
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Oregon State University researcher Steven Strauss wants to engineer genetically-modified trees that could change the world and help the ecosystem. His obstacle? A legion of anti-GMO environmentalists.
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A group of local photographers known collectively as PhotoForce turn their lenses toward Oregon's fight against hunger in this _Portland Monthly_ photo essay.
I’m not a religious person. The best label for me is probably “agnostic”: I don’t profess to know whether there is a supreme god or force. Yet anywhere I go in the world, I’m inevitably drawn to the sanctuaries where other people find their...
Don't just reach for a cold one—reach for an old one. Here's how to start your own beer cellar to age some of the regions best brews.
After a short retirement, Steve Smith, the founder of Tazo, is back with a new assortment of teas that bring tastes from around the world to Portland.
Robotic animals take down poachers.
Have your dinner table brim with the flavors of Bavaria, Alto Adige, Austria, Hungary, Germany, and Alsace with alpine delights such as a hearty mushroom gratin.
There's a lot more to fried chicken than the traditional dish we associate with the American South. A quick tour of Asia reveals enchanting alternatives.
Despite a move from its old-world digs, Noble Rot still brings the comfort food that Portlanders love.
Mantra Espresso & Wine Bar brings some downtown glamor north of the Columbia.
Reefer, right wingers, cowgirls, vampire lovers, and toll bridge activists hit our table this month.
4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42: if you recognize these numbers, you should check out our look at Lost's ties to Portland, and maybe even sample some of our Lost party favors.
A group of local photographers known collectively as PhotoForce turn their lenses toward Oregon's fight against hunger in this _Portland Monthly_ photo essay.
We review Myrlin A. Hermes's take on _Hamlet_, where Horatio finds himself falling for the Prince of Denmark.
Our "Food Chain" photo essay continues in this web-exclusive slideshow.
The so-called "Nike of China" Li Ning moves into the Nike of America's hometown with its first stateside store.
Local boutique Mickle & Mod gives a whole new meaning to the term "street fashion."
Local adventure filmmaker collective the Epicocity Project explores the world's most wild waterways.
Oregon's guv-in-boots takes a long hard look at another tenure in Salem.
Christopher Hitchens’s 2007 book _God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything_ has made him arguably the nation’s most notorious atheist. Already renowned as a political columnist for _Vanity Fair_, _Slate_, and other magazines and known for...
Despite a reputation as one of the "least-churched" regions in the country, Portland is a breeding ground for liberal Christianity. We sat down with a few of Portland's liberal church avant-garde and had a conversation about the value of religion.
What are the most tiresome Portland stereotypes? How spiritual is the city? What's the deal with Kitzhaber? We asked you, and here are your answers.
The complete interview between the renowned atheist Christopher Hitchens and Unitarian minister Marilyn Sewell
Though the wines from Burgundy are the benchmark for pinot noir, some Oregon wines have narrowed the gap.
Cycling couple Tim and Sue Butler wanted a house that reflected their love of the outdoors and avid cycling lifestyles. Path Architecture was there to help.
They're the subject of TV melodramas, they see us on our worst days. We asked the emergency room doctors of our Top Docs list to tell us what it takes to work in the ER, what they love about their job, and which patients they'll never forget....
Oregon State University researcher Steven Strauss wants to engineer genetically-modified trees that could change the world and help the ecosystem. His obstacle? A legion of anti-GMO environmentalists.
We asked 5,000 doctors and 2,000 nurses chosen at random from throughout the tri-county area and southern Washington to participate in compiling this. "*Our comprehensive list of Portland's best...