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1845-2013

50 Moments That Shaped Portland's History

How many flips of an 1835 copper penny did it take for Asa Lovejoy and Frances Pettygrove to name our city?

05/05/2015

Top Stories

CULTURE

Dude, Where's My Accent?

Why the California Vowel Shift may have us all by the tongue

12/02/2013 By Chris Lydgate

SPORTS

Dog Stars of the Eagle Cap Extreme

Oregon's answer to the Iditarod drives two- and four-legged racers to the snow-capped Wallowa Mountains for 4 unforgettable days each January.

12/02/2013 By Rachel Ritchie Photography by Sol Neelman

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2013

Don't Open Until…

Frantic about your growing holiday shopping list? Take a deep breath and consult our handy guide. The perfect gift is out there.

12/02/2013 By Eden Dawn

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

TIMELINE

Bounce On, Crystal Ballroom

As the landmark dance and concert hall celebrates 100 years, we look back on a century of sin and psychedelia.

01/02/2014 By Nathan Tucker

CULTURE

The Cruciverbalist

Portland's global crossword puzzle star is deeply tied to the world of wordcraft.

12/02/2013 By Angela Sanders

THEATER

Taking On Michael Frayn's 'Noises Off'

Mapping 20 seconds of craziness from a famous farce

12/02/2013 By Zach Dundas

INTERVIEW

Q&A: Jeff Hylton Simmons & Jenny Logan

The founders of XRAY.fm—a new low-power radio station—on the past, present, and future of local radio.

12/02/2013 By Katie Gourley

NOD TO NOSTALGIA

10 Unforgettable Moments from 2013

We look back on a year of Portland theater, books, music, and comedy—plus a naked bike ride to remember.

12/02/2013

ON THE TOWN

PoMo Picks: December 2013

Remembering Drake's Degrassi roots, Oregon Ballet Theatre's Nutcracker by the numbers, and the rest of the month's best bets for things to see or do

12/02/2013

EVENTS

Do This Now: December

What's going on this month, from the 23rd annual Tuba Christmas Concert to the 26th annual SantaCon

11/21/2013 By Haley Martin

CULTUREPHILE

Wreck the Halls

Hark! This holiday season, four local theater companies are taking risks to cut through the seasonal show treacle.

11/21/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Eat & Drink

FOOD NEWS

Oregon's Native Oyster, Reborn

Diners and scientists unite to revive the Olympia, the North Pacific Coast's only native oyster species

12/02/2013 By Virginia Gewin

EAT HERE NOW

Teote's Venezuelan Fire

Arepas, grilled meats, and mezcal form a new haven of vibrant Latin American flavors

12/02/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

INTRODUCING

Classic Spanish Flavors at Ataula

Barcelona-born chef Jose Chesa brings the cuisine of Iberia to Northwest Portland

12/02/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

WALLET GUIDE

Oregon's Best Winter Beers

Hark! A six-pack of local brews delivering cold comfort this holiday season.

12/02/2013 By Christian DeBenedetti

POUR

Fire Water

Vinn Distillery brings Chinese rice-based spirits to Portland

12/02/2013 By Margarett Waterbury

ROUNDUP

Cooklandia

From books revealing the secret recipes of Portland's top chefs to essential DIY guides from local cooks, editors from New York to San Francisco are working the 503 area code.

12/02/2013 By Karen Brooks

SAVOR

The Missing Link

The ultimate holiday dessert in disguise? Chocolate salami. We share the recipe from Olympic Provisions, the sausage kings of Portland.

12/02/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD & DRINK EVENTS

Your Winter Beer Calendar

Throw on a scarf and get ready for holiday celebrations of the brewed variety—these winter beer events will keep your cheeks rosy all season long.

11/14/2013 By Nathan Tucker

Editor's Note

EDITOR'S NOTE

A Fork in History

How feasts, Beats, and barbecues shaped Portland's history

12/02/2013 By Zach Dundas

Home & Real Estate

DESIGN

Green House

PSU architechs turn a Haitian orphanage into an eco-design case study.

12/02/2013 By Zach Dundas

News & City Life

1845-2013

50 Moments That Shaped Portland's History

How many flips of an 1835 copper penny did it take for Asa Lovejoy and Frances Pettygrove to name our city?

05/05/2015

PORTLAND GLOSSARY

Word on the Street: Car2Slow

What Portlanders are saying—or should be.

12/02/2013

CULTURE

Portland's Weird National Rankings

Tattoos? Single ladies? Cigarettes? How our place on official and unofficial lists paint a bizarre portrait of the city.

12/02/2013 By Cari Johnson

PDX INDEX

A New Years Eve Countdown

Our by-the-numbers look at 2013, from the Dalai Lama's Trail Blazers gear to the perpetually in-the-works Columbia River Crossing

12/02/2013 By Marty Patail

RAINMAKER

Access Code

How Michelle Rowley's Code Scouts is launching women into programing careers

12/02/2013 By Caitlin Feldman

SPORTS

Dog Stars of the Eagle Cap Extreme

Oregon's answer to the Iditarod drives two- and four-legged racers to the snow-capped Wallowa Mountains for 4 unforgettable days each January.

12/02/2013 By Rachel Ritchie Photography by Sol Neelman

CULTURE

Dude, Where's My Accent?

Why the California Vowel Shift may have us all by the tongue

12/02/2013 By Chris Lydgate

THE HISTORY ISSUE: AN APPENDIX

Ode on a Carpet, by T.S.A. Eliot

Soon, Portland International Airport will begin replacing the 14 acres of beloved blue-green carpet covering its terminals, a surface that has welcomed travelers since the early 1990s.

12/02/2013

NEWS

The Perfect Party December 2013

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Ronald McDonald to a venerated Portland-born photographer

12/01/2013

HISTORY

The 1978 Burnside Airplane Crash

When a jetliner plummeted into East Portland, an industry changed.

12/01/2013 By Julie Whipple

WORLD

Utrecht: Portland's Next Sister City?

Our town hooks up with Utrecht in a city-to-city knowledge share

11/21/2013 By Marco España

Style & Shopping

TROPHY CASE

Trophy Case: December's Best Local Stuff

This month's winning finds, from Genki-Su drinking vinegar to community-supported soap

12/02/2013

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2013

Don't Open Until…

Frantic about your growing holiday shopping list? Take a deep breath and consult our handy guide. The perfect gift is out there.

12/02/2013 By Eden Dawn

Travel & Outdoors

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Inspiration Loop Trail

Venture through some of Oregon’s newest designated wilderness on Mount Hood’s remote northern flanks on cross-country skis or snowshoes.

12/02/2013 By Brian Barker

Web Exclusives

GIFT GUIDE

The Art of DIY Gifting

Opt out of the season's shopping rush with this tasty gift for everyone on your list—cardamom shortbread cookies tied up with a Made in Portland gift tags!

11/15/2013

GIFT GUIDE

15 Only-in-Portland Gifts

What do you get for the Oregonian with everything? Think outside of the perfectly wrapped box with these one-of-a-kind gifts straight out of Portlandia.

11/15/2013 By Allison Jones and Cari Johnson

WEB EXCLUSIVE

A Custom Crossword Puzzle

Portland's global crossword puzzle star Brian Greer made this grid just for us—but we're happy to share.

11/15/2013

WINTER EVENTS

The PoMo Guide to Portland's Holiday Shows

From new holiday plays and the Tony Starlight Christmas Show to Handel’s Messiah and the Christmas Ship Parade, Portland's putting on plenty of festivities this season.

11/14/2013 By Aaron Scott and Jonathan Frochtzwajg

WEB EXCLUSIVE

3 Ways to Use Vinn Distillery's Baijiu

Wilsonville's own Chinese spirits company shares serving suggestions for their subtle, elegant brown rice-based beverage.

11/14/2013 By Margarett Waterbury