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PROFILE

Portlander Ursula K. Le Guin is Breathing Fire to Save American Literature

At 85, she may be Portland’s greatest writer. She may also be the fiercest.

  • By Taylor Clark
  • Published 07/20/2015
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HOME DESIGN

Inside Portland's Oldest Cohousing Community

Founded by 15 families in 1971, Sunlight Holding Co takes the concept of community and a "sharing economy" to the next level.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 06/22/2015
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PORTLAND MONTHLY PROFILE

Local Artist Wendy Red Star Totally Conquers the Wild Frontier

Exploring the native America of a Portland artist on the rise

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/02/2015
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SPREZZATURA!

The Portland Art Museum's Extravaganza of Italian Fashion

With an imported look at Italian style, Portland Art Museum reveals how a scruffy upstart country captured the world’s aesthetic imagination. Sound familiar? (We can dream!)

  • By Eden Dawn and Shawn Levy
  • Published 02/02/2015
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WOOL FUTURES

A Historic Oregon Ranch is Crusading to Revive the American Clothing Industry

How Imperial Stock Ranch is partnering with national designers and high-end boutiques to save American wool.

  • By Karen Karbo
  • Published 01/05/2015
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SOARING TECH

Drones are Set to Conquer Oregon's Skies. Are You Ready?

Oregon’s drone dreamers envision an innovative, lucrative “Silicon Sky.” First, they must overcome the feds, privacy proponents, and public fear.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 12/01/2014
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V IS FOR VICTORY

Is This the Best Way to Educate Children with Autism?

At the pioneering Victory Academy, kids make strides through crafted curriculum, specialized architecture, and patience—lots of patience.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 11/05/2014
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TITANS OF TEA

The Story Behind Steven Smith's Obsession with Tea

After transforming American tea with Tazo and Stash, Steven Smith chases the world’s greatest leaves.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/03/2014
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FEATURE

Reasons to Love Portland

From poetry to poutine, from high tech to high fashion, we celebrate what makes our city the best anywhere.

  • By Randy Gragg, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, Allison Jones, Carl Abbott, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Molly Woodstock, Maya Seaman, Peter Holmstrom, Lexy Folkes, Greg Young, Rene Denfeld, Brian Doyle, Justin Hocking, and Laini Taylor
  • Published 04/25/2014
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PROFILE

Death Becomes Her

The "Green Reaper" of Boring, Oregon finds a calling—and a fresh start for an industry in flux—with wicker caskets, backyard burials, and free baby hugs.

  • By Nancy Rommelmann
  • Published 02/03/2014
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ENTERTAINMENT

Live Wire Radio Goes for National Glory

After a decade of cracking up local listeners, Portland's radio dynamos aim to be public radios next big thing—and they just might make it.

  • By Aaron Scott and William Anthony
  • Published 01/02/2014
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FEATURE

The Last Days of My Left Breast

I’m a stripper, rocker, bartender, and writer. I had a lot of plans last year, but none of them involved breast cancer. The disease sidetracked my livelihood, threatened my life, and forced me to reinvent my chest. So far, I’ve lived to to tell the tale.

  • By Viva Las Vegas
  • Published 04/15/2013
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Feature

Collective Memory

A new museum at the Oregon State Hospital takes visitors behind the walls and through the history of the enigmatic facility.

  • By Emily Grosvenor
  • Published 08/23/2012
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Feature

Tilting at Landfills

Fifth-generation farmer Ramsey McPhillips and a motley crew of neighbors wage a quixotic battle to stop North America’s largest garbage company from growing even bigger in the heart of Oregon's wine country.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 08/23/2012
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Feature

Fall Arts Preview: The Collaborative Way

Portland artists routinely team-up to break new ground. We've singled out a half-dozen partnerships for this fall's season preview.

  • By Randy Gragg and Aaron Scott
  • Published 08/23/2012
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Feature

Red Sea

At Alaska’s wild Graveyard Point, a Portland family works to reinvent the salmon business.

  • By Tim Sohn
  • Published 08/23/2012
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Food Cart City

Pod Perfection

Mississippi Marketplace: N Mississippi Ave, south of Skidmore St

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/20/2012
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Beervana

Best Beers

Portland Monthly, through dedicated, exhaustive, unrelenting research, has selected and refined a list of Oregon's best brews. Maybe you agree, maybe you disagree. Either way, we love beer, and we love you. This one's for you, Portland!

  • By Brian Barker and John Chandler
  • Published 08/20/2012
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Beervana

Taste of Beervana

Portland Monthly's selection of can’t-miss beer hot spots and why we like 'em. From Saraveza in North Portland to the Horse Brass Pub in Southeast, each location has made it to four-star "special lady" status in our little black book of bars.

  • By Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 08/20/2012
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Beervana

Ask a Beer Geek

Three quick but helpful questions to steer your summer beer ingestion.

  • By Christian DeBenedetti and Emma Hall
  • Published 08/20/2012
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