October 2012
Table of Contents
Our in-depth survey/cover story proffers direct, unflinching inquiries into our very psyche—providing a surprising and revealing look at just what it means to be a modern Portlander.
Features
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After blind-tasting more than 500 bottles over two weeks, our panel of local wine connoisseurs landed on a delicious (and surprising) selection of 50 wines. Drink up!
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Our Fall Fashion feature takes a glamorous gambol through high society and this season's sartorial extravagance.
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Eight innovative Oregonians who are changing our world for the better.
It's high time we crunched the numbers on our neighbors.
Artigiano’s pasta perfectionist demonstrates the art of fresh fettuccine.
After five years of wrangling the flames at Ned Ludd, chef Jason French delivers some of the year’s best meals.
For their second act, the Creole food freaks and oyster lovers behind Eat: An Oyster Bar have brought their exploration of Big Easy cuisine to the heart of the Pearl District.
This year's Wordstock Ten short fiction contest winner is Danielle Vermette and her story "Time Until There Isn't."
WHERE: A typical match in Greater Portland City League Tennis, where the competition (on and off the court) can be fierce.
Timbers forward Kris Boyd is a full-scale celebrity—at least in his native Scotland, where tabloids track his every move.
A young, poverty-stricken governess alights at a crumbling house on the moors; a haunted man, his strange child, and a horrible mystery await within. Sound like Jane Eyre?
What’s happening this month
Our Fall Fashion feature takes a glamorous gambol through high society and this season's sartorial extravagance.
The strange tale of a fashion treasure trove that came from Hollywood.
This month's winning finds
McMinnville and Newberg regularly vie for the title of top wine-country town. We turn the spotlight on their hottest new spots to help you decide who deserves the honor.
Activity: Waterfall & Fall-color Viewing | Distance: About 1 mile, round trip | Rating: Moderate
Eight innovative Oregonians who are changing our world for the better.
In which we learn how many of us are making sweet love on a regular basis.
Money can't buy me love, but it sure helps if we go out to eat 4-6 times a week.
We're a highly spiritual people who prefer to sleep in on Sundays.
Who gets the healthcare bill for the poverty stricken citizens? And when is it OK to pull the plug?
It's getting more difficult—and expensive—to find a decent school.
What needs to be done to ensure our continued enviable livability—and who pays for it?
We asked 500 Portlanders: If you were making a postcard for Portland that contained the phrase “Home, Sweet Home,” what image would you use? Here’s a collage of the best ideas.
Our in-depth survey/cover story proffers direct, unflinching inquiries into our very psyche—providing a surprising and revealing look at just what it means to be a modern Portlander.
An industrial dynasty launches a bold new South Waterfront neighborhood.
The guests we’d most like at our dinner table this month
Viso makes a brash play in the energy-drink market.
America’s missile defense sails from Portland.
It's another installment of One Sentence Stories—because there's simply no time for details.
The numbers tell the story in any election, whether it's the current one or a pre-Civil War campaign.
A survey of Portland's beliefs and values over time
After blind-tasting more than 500 bottles over two weeks, our panel of local wine connoisseurs landed on a delicious (and surprising) selection of 50 wines. Drink up!
Portland now boasts a whopping 51 breweries ... and counting. Here’s a look at the latest crop.
This bittersweet fortified wine from Oregon might just improve your opinion of vermouth.
What’s in a cocktail name? We find out.
Fifty years ago, the Big Blow smashed Oregon—and cleared a path for pinot noir.
The cycle of harvest and planting marches on so keep an eye on your gardening to-do list.
Watch Artigiano’s Rachael Grossman prepare her Fettuccine alla Checca.
Watch a behind-the-scenes video of our fall fashion photo shoot.