23 THE KIDS CAN START WORKING ON THAT SNOWBOARDING SCHOLARSHIP
Windell’s Ski Camp is renowned for its summer programs on Hood. But its winter free-ski, snowboard, and skateboard camps hold a distinct tactical advantage: smaller class sizes, with student-to-instructor ratios hovering around 5 to 1. Sochi 2014, here we come.
24 OLD-SCHOOL IMBIBING
They’ve had 131 years to get it right, and man, has the time paid off. The Spanish Coffee at Huber’s oldest bar—turns any day into a sizzler with a knock-you-sideways combination of Kahlúa, Bacardi 151, triple sec, and coffee that’s theatrically “flamed” right before your eyes, then topped off with a dollop of fresh whipped cream and a sprinkling of nutmeg. 411 SW Third Ave; 503-228-5686
26 AN IMPOSSIBLY CUTE BOOKSTORE AWAITS YOU
One foolproof escape from the weather for your kids: inside a book. Even better when it’s one from Green Bean Books, a vibrant, dime-size children’s-book specialist on NE Alberta Street that boasts frequent story-time sessions, author readings, craft time, piles of fuzzy toys, and a cozy green couch ideal for riding out the storm clouds. 1600 NE Alberta St; 503-954-2354
27 LAUGHING YOUR WAY TO A SIX-PACK
Developed by Indian physician Dr. Madan Kataria and brought to Portland by for-hire instructor Andrea Crisp in 2008, laughter yoga combines the belly-shaking act of giggling with yogic breathing to help boost your energy level and mood (thanks to increased levels of serotonin). The ensuing ab workout is just a bonus. portlandlaughteryoga.com
28 THE PELICAN BECKONS
overnight Storm watching isn’t the only reason to go coastal this winter. On January 22, the Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City hosts its Winter Brewer’s Dinner, a rib-sticking six-course German feast—think weisswurst, potato pancakes, dumplings, oxtail, and spätzle—paired with Pelican’s beloved beers, like the chocolatey Tsunami Stout. 33180 Cape Kiwanda Dr, Pacific City; 503-965-7007
29 WE’VE GOT MORE VERTICAL THAN COLORADO
The reward for kicking steps in the snow to the top of Super Bowl, an imposing cliff-lined face 1,700 feet above the Cascade Chair at Mt Hood Meadows? A 4,500-foot, off-piste descent to the bottom of Heather Canyon—a longer drop than you’ll find at any resort in the Mile High State.
30 ONE WORD: CASHMERE
Souchi’s hand-loomed cashmere pieces are among the softest—and most stylish—sweaters anywhere. (Vogue and British Elle magazines have featured owner Suzi Johnson’s designs). Slip on a hip-length, hooded cardigan, and find someplace cold. 807 NW 23rd Ave; 503-525-0043
31 IT’S TEATIME
Rainy days invite introspection. And another steaming cup of tea. Get your fill of both at the Tower of Cosmic Reflections, the ultra-authentic teahouse at the Lan Su Chinese Garden, where a soothing selection of teas and snacks rotates to complement the garden’s seasonal foliage. 239 NW Everett St; 503-224-8455