Search for a cure—and glimpses of P-town—with Harrison Ford in the star’s newest film, Extraordinary Measures. Based on a true story, the flick was shot partly in Portland and details a scientist’s race to save his children from a rare, life-threatening illness. (Opens Jan 22)

Ditch the hubby and kibitz with Elizabeth Gilbert as the Oprah-darling reads excerpts from her newest work, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, at the Bagdad Theater on Jan 25.

Grab some hair of the dog at the Everett Street Bistro. Try the Everett Street Car, an eye-springing mix of Pendleton whiskey, muddled limes, and orange juice. (Jan 1)

Scrub away the winter blues (or at least those holiday shopping calluses) with an exfoliating aroma-therapy foot massage at the Barefoot Sage (1844 SE Hawthorne Blvd).

Lick the envelope on your ballot for—or against—Oregon’s $733 million budget-balancing ballot measures.

January 8 Celebrate Elvis’s b-day at Saint Cupcake with a Fat Elvis, a banana–chocolate chip cupcake topped with
peanut butter fudge—one serious hunk of delicious love.

Go Rose Bowling—?nally. On New Year’s Day, the DUCKS make their ?rst Rose Bowl appearance since 1995.

This article appeared in the January 2010 issue of Portland Monthly Magazine.

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