December 2012
Table of Contents
Cover Story
When Jack Frost comes nipping, we head for these amazing Oregon and Washington winter escapes.
Features
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The Geek's Guide to Gifts: Get the perfect local present for your most beloved obsessive.
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How OHSU will use big money, brand new labs, and all-star researchers to launch bold new cancer treatments.
OHSU creates connections between its doctors, campuses, and the city
A fresh wave of artisans lead Portland to the promised land of bagels.
A trio of top Portland chefs share simple dessert recipes to satisfy your winter cravings.
Oswaldo Bibiano is Portland’s dean of Mexican cuisine.
These days, the most direct route to the Oregon Coast from Portland is through Wafu’s back room on SE Division Street.
Oregon Symphony’s new concertmaster talks Carlos Kalmar, Shostakovich, and Portland food.
Skiing, drinking, and shopping in Portland's winter months
With the future of the printed page still to be written, some booksellers think big by going small.
A guide to Portland's coolest products and ideas
The Geek's Guide to Gifts: Get the perfect local present for your most beloved obsessive.
Why it’s great: This walking tour of Northeast Portland’s vertiginous Alameda neighborhood makes the most of short winter sunbursts—and shrinking daylight hours. The scenery-packed, calf-blasting route explores an intriguing network of public...
When Jack Frost comes nipping, we head for these amazing Oregon and Washington winter escapes.
Our not-so-subtle rules for behaving on your winter adventure
The make-believe bash that brings together Portland’s biggest 2012 newsmakers
A local company moves beyond its logging roots to help troops in Afghanistan.
We checked out the scene at this year's International Chinese Snuff Bottle Society’s convention at the Nines.
A by-the-numbers guide to Old St. Nick
Matt Thornton has a skeptic's approach to fighting—and life.
Micro-stories about space suits, beer, and Justin Bieber's chest baring.
A Portland company designs and builds the stuff that fills the worlds of videogames.
We rate the ways Portland could meet its doom
Our historical reenactors passionately relive battles between North and South
How OHSU will use big money, brand new labs, and all-star researchers to launch bold new cancer treatments.
Cork's Darryl Joannides shares his picks for festive box wines.
This month's shopping list
Leaves to rake and books to read for December gardening
A short history of the past and future of Oregon Health and Sciences University.
Michelle Vernier preparing her toffee gingerbread