MARISSA MADRIGAL: Let’s drag out our imitation Olde Round Table in honor of Multnomah County’s newest liege (the realm’s youngest ever), who took the throne in September after tragically flawed ruler Jeff Cogen fell on his sword. Marissa, wearing the crown is never easy, but word is you get along with everybody. We raise a flagon of mead to you, fair queen!
MARK WEISLOGEL: This PSU mechanical engineering prof gets a pumpkin-spiced latte for helping invent a square-edged coffee cup that allows NASA astronauts to drink piping-hot joe in space. Surface tension? Capillary flow? We don’t need to know how it works. Just tell us how long until there’s a Stumptown on the ISS.
CHRISTINE SINCLAIR: We whipped up poutine for this Canadian international soccer star (and UP grad), who scored the game-sealing goal for the Portland Thorns in the National Women’s Soccer League championship final. Christine, you helped bring a pro league trophy to Soccer City, USA, for the first time. Here’s to many more goals for the Thorns (but none against the USA).
ROB PATRIDGE: We’re breaking out some state-sanctioned hooch for this Klamath Falls DA, whom the guv tapped to take the helm of the ever-troubled Oregon Liquor Control Commission this fall. Rob, you say you’re big on “public safety.” We’ll limit ourselves to one Irish car bomb.
EDEN COVACIU: Ice-cold Monster energy drink in a sippy cup for this oh-too-cute 2-year-old Portland snowboarder, who’s been hitting Oregon slopes since she was 6 months old. Your mom still changes your Pampers, Eden, but don’t let the Pampers sponsor money change you!