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Best of the City 2012: Services

Even the most devoted disciple of DIY culture needs a helping hand occasionally. And we've got a list of the handiest help in town.

  • Published 04/26/2012
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Gift Guide 2011: Put a Bow on It

Twenty local gift ideas for every size budget.

  • By Kali Sanders
  • Published 11/23/2011
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Portland Spaces: Handbook

O, Tannenbaum

How to select your tree and celebrate Christmas in the most sustainable way possible. (Hint: avoid large farms and chain stores.)

  • By Kate Bryant
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Slice of Life

The knife is the often-looked but truly most-important tool in a chef's (or home cook's) arsenal. Learn how to differentiate between different types, and what these types are good for.

  • By Jon Hart
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Into the Woods

Most of the roses sold in Portland have been shipped straight from Ecuador, a process that dumps tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Other downsides to the commercialized flower industry are the constant, required flower refrigeration (what a wast

  • By Xylia Buros
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Fresh Starts

The first step to planting your new garden is keeping in mind how many plants you can realistically manage. The second step is knowing what you want. Start planning your planting in the winter and get ready for your vegetable harvest with our guide to sow

  • By Kate Bryant
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Belles of the Backyard

Raising your own chickens is an easy way to avoid heading to the store every time you need a new carton of eggs. But not only is having your own coop more convenient (and cheaper), you are also avoiding the potential moral and health repercussions of fact

  • By Jon Hart
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Down Home Dirty Work

The Portland mindset, inclined toward sustainable living and social rebelliousness, has seen a recent upsurge in homes with earth floors. Learn how to fashion your own with this helpful guide.

  • By Jackie D'Antonio
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Green: It’s the New Black

Death may be a long ways off for some, but others argue it's never to early to start planning your death. Here's something you may not have thought about: nontraditional, sustainable burials. Interested? Find out more here!

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/27/2010
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House of Harmony

Feng shui, an ancient Chinese divining system, once was used to protect people from harsh winds, rain, and falling rocks in the mountainous Southwestern region of China. Today, feng shui is a modern, Westernized set of principles used to guide architectur

  • By Xylia Buros
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Tooling Around

Owning your own tools and knowing how to use them allows you to live more independently. If you're currently tool-less, but interested in becoming a tool connoisseur (if only so that you don't have to wait for your handyman to be free, and then also have

  • By Ryan Baldoz
  • Published 05/27/2010
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Get Out!

Gear Guide

All the top notch swag needed for a commando camping adventure.

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 05/17/2010
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Professor Pain

Torture expert Darius Rejali talks about what sleeping bags have to do with national security.

  • By Camela Raymond
  • Published 05/19/2009
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Mr. Feel Good

Busting manly myth No. 17: Spas are just for chicks.

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 05/19/2009
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