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Higher Education

The 2008 Northwest College Report

You’re the one filling out the application, but the school’s got to meet your criteria, too. And we’re not just talking about SAT scores and financial aid packages. We mean those less quantifiable campus-life kinds of things. In our 2008 NW College Repor

05/19/2009 Research by Martha Calhoon By Kasey Cordell

Top Stories

WINTER READING

"Calendar Girl, Arrested. Freed"

The winner of this year's Wordstock short-fiction contest is the story of an infatuated reporter and a mysterious girl who lives in a mall.

05/19/2009 By Kurt Rheinheimer

Aging

The New Old

If you must grow old (and sorry, you must), you may be living in the right place. As the number of seniors doubles, Portland is poised to show the rest of the country what it really means to age gracefully. "*Vital Signs*":http://www.portlandmonthlyma

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan, Randy Gragg, and Camas Davis

Tis the Season

Holiday How-To

Ever wondered how to make a perfect Hot Buttered Rum? Or how to beat those dreadful seasonal blues? Find out in our quick and slightly quirky guide to surviving the holidays.

05/19/2009 With Jill Davis, Stacey Wilson, Kasey Cordell, Brian Barker, John Chandler, Nino Padova, Lucas Bradley-Kelly, Jenny Davis, and Anna Dukehart

Shopping

How to Shop for Six Types* of Portlanders

*Yeah, we're stereotyping a little. Roll with it. *The best gifts to give six distinctively different types of Portlanders* *Shopping For:* "*The Alberta Street Hipster*":http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/issues/current-issue/articles/how-to-shop-

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

NOW SEE THIS…

Three Locals Leaping

White Bird Dance gives three locals some room to move.

05/19/2009 By Anna Dukehart

Visual Art

Uncaged

Painter Elise Mravunac looks at the big picture.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

WINTER READING

"Calendar Girl, Arrested. Freed"

The winner of this year's Wordstock short-fiction contest is the story of an infatuated reporter and a mysterious girl who lives in a mall.

05/19/2009 By Kurt Rheinheimer

NOW SEE THIS:

Self-Interest

Local performance-art troupe the Collective of Geniuses has fashioned its debut production by inviting fledgling playwrights to its website for some direct i...

05/19/2009 By Jenny Davis

5 MINUTES WITH...

Amanda Palmer

Arresting rock singer Amanda Palmer keeps her show on the road.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Tis the Season

Holiday How-To

Ever wondered how to make a perfect Hot Buttered Rum? Or how to beat those dreadful seasonal blues? Find out in our quick and slightly quirky guide to surviving the holidays.

05/19/2009 With Jill Davis, Stacey Wilson, Kasey Cordell, Brian Barker, John Chandler, Nino Padova, Lucas Bradley-Kelly, Jenny Davis, and Anna Dukehart

Eat & Drink

Cellar Notes

Before Dinner Drinks

Our Critic's Top Wine Picks

08/17/2012 By Condé Cox

HIGH SPIRITS

Pop the Cork

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

EAT THIS NOW…

Poutine at Potato Champion

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

INTRODUCING…

Jin Wah

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova

Introducing...

Café Nell

This neighborhood eatery may resemble an open and airy French bistro, but its menu suggests it’s more of a continental hybrid.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

FEATURED REVIEW

Patriot Games

Does 50 Plates succeed with its cuisine from all 50 states?

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Two-Minute Critic

Strange Brew

Call it what you want, Oregon's new state drink is a bartender's burden.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

CHEAP DATE

Meat Cheese Bread

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova

Article

Tree Spirit

Eau-de-vie made with Douglas fire tips is a clear-cut favorite.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

RECIPE

Dulce de Leche Two Ways

Sweet, creamy, and easy to make, dulce de leche deserves a spot in your dessert pantheon.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Word From the Wise

05/19/2009 By Paige Williams

Health & Wellness

Aging

Wired Science

In one OHSU study, even the smallest actions of older Portlanders may yield critical clues about how we age.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Aging

The New Old

If you must grow old (and sorry, you must), you may be living in the right place. As the number of seniors doubles, Portland is poised to show the rest of the country what it really means to age gracefully. "*Vital Signs*":http://www.portlandmonthlyma

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan, Randy Gragg, and Camas Davis

Aging

Vital Signs

If you must grow old (and sorry, you must), you may be in the right place.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Aging

Golden Age

Country club or retirement home? At Terwilliger Plaza, sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

Prefabulous

The latest designs in manufactured homes have opened the door to genuine elegance.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

News & City Life

Ho Ho Ho

Self-Help Santa

Keith Hackett is a local Santa Claus who's qualified to give advice all year round.

08/15/2012 By Bart Blasengame

Deck the Halls

Fir Fight

Shrubs are out. Time for an Oregon tree in the White House.

08/15/2012 By Nino Padova

Spell It Out

To Bee or Not to Bee

A veteran reporter—and woeful speller—faces his fear of bees.

05/19/2009 By David Wolman

Commerce

Safe House

Oregon's credit unions don't need a bailout—they're staying afloat on their own.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Article

The Perfect Party 2008

Our second annual roundup of the year's biggest news-makers

05/19/2009

Higher Education

The 2008 Northwest College Report

You’re the one filling out the application, but the school’s got to meet your criteria, too. And we’re not just talking about SAT scores and financial aid packages. We mean those less quantifiable campus-life kinds of things. In our 2008 NW College Repor

05/19/2009 Research by Martha Calhoon By Kasey Cordell

Style & Shopping

Cornershop

Roadside Attraction

The captivating collection of personal and household objects at Flutter is definitely not for the birds.

07/24/2012 By Jill Spitznass

Shopping

The West Hills Lacrosse Mom

*Yeah, we’re stereotyping a little. Roll with it.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Shopping

The Hawthorne Indie Dude

*Yeah, we’re stereotyping a little. Roll with it.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Shopping

The Irvington Soccer Dad

*Yeah, we’re stereotyping a little. Roll with it.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Shopping

How to Shop for Six Types* of Portlanders

*Yeah, we're stereotyping a little. Roll with it. *The best gifts to give six distinctively different types of Portlanders* *Shopping For:* "*The Alberta Street Hipster*":http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/issues/current-issue/articles/how-to-shop-

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Shopping

The South Waterfront Yuppie

*Yeah, we’re stereotyping a little. Roll with it.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Shopping

The Pearl District Trendsetter

*Yeah, we’re stereotyping a little. Roll with it.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Shopping

The Alberta Street Hipster

*Yeah, we’re stereotyping a little. Roll with it.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Play

Toy Story

Four small shops that play big

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Travel & Outdoors

Ski Patrol

Cannonball Run

Mt Hood Meadows brings in heavy artillery to control avalanches.

05/19/2009 By Julian Smith

Article

Gold Rush

You don't need to wait until 2010 to have an Olympic experience at the ski-resort town of Whistler.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Jaws

Beach Bums

Salmon sharks may be swimming closer to shore. (But don't be afraid to go in the water.)

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Beyond the Bridges

Alpine Penthouse

There's no better way to rough it than camping out in a Mount Hood fire tower in the dead of winter.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker