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Best of the City

Eat Here Now

This year, we’ve taken our 10 favorite restaurants and broken them down by the quintessential measures of any great place to eat: food, chef, service, and atmosphere. Our guide to dining at Portland’s top eateries gives you all the information you need to

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Top Stories

Light a Fire

The Givers

On October 28, we dined at The Nines with our heels on and our checkbooks out in celebration of the 2008 Light A Fire awards. Lucky for us, there are lots of opportunities in Portland to do-good in high style. See the calendar below for upcoming events.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon and Stacey Wilson

Habitat

Coming of Age

Kelly Zahoudanis and her husband, Alexis did a 12-year stint in Los Angeles before their move to Portland. “We wanted a change of lifestyle,” Kelly says, “a place with values and ideals in line with ours.”

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

True Crime

Scammed

The story of the biggest Ponzi scheme in Oregon history.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Author

The Gospel of Paul

By writing the international sensation The Shack, Paul Young became either a heretic or a lifesaver, depending on which Christian you ask.

05/19/2009 By Zach Dundas

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

5 MINUTES WITH:

Arm & Arm

Storm Tharp paints portraits—after a fashion. His jarring, surreal depictions of both celebrities and average Joes serve as a window into his own state of mind rather than commentary on his subjects.
*Arm & Arm*, is showing now through Nov 29. Ge

05/19/2009 By Cameron Blair

Film

Skin Flick

The Auteur is a faux biopic of the legendary highbrow adult-film director Arturo Domingo. The Portland director’s follow-up to his 2005 cult-hit comedy, Film Geek, opens here in December.

05/19/2009 By Jason Cohen

Author

The Gospel of Paul

By writing the international sensation The Shack, Paul Young became either a heretic or a lifesaver, depending on which Christian you ask.

05/19/2009 By Zach Dundas

THE HIT LIST

Spin City

These local record stores are still rocking.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Poochlandia

Lucky Dogs

The Dog Day of Summer dinner hosted people and pooches to benefit the DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital.

05/19/2009

Gamble On

Best Bet

*Portland Center Stage* (PCS) and the *Portland Pearl Rotary Club* joined forces for the inaugural “Bet on the Pearl” fundraiser to drum up support for both organizations.

05/19/2009

Good Reads

Book Smarts

So you call yourself a Portlander? Not unless you own a dog-eared copy of every one of these classic titles.

05/19/2009 By Christian DeBenedetti

Hometown Pride

Twilight Ours

Twilight was shot in Portland early this year. The teenage vampire series--based on a book of the same name-- is so bloody popular that it’s spawned Twilight pilgrimages, in which fanatics trek across the country to visit sites from the book. Here are fiv

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Eat & Drink

Cellar Notes

Wine from the Columbia Gorge

Our Critic's Top Wine Picks

05/19/2009

Review

Cursed Kitchen?

In a Victorian on SE Hawthorne Boulevard, the chef of Belly Timber tries to transcend the building's troubled past.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

For Sake's Sake

Taste Maker

Oregon’s only sake sommelier delivers Portlanders from the dark days of rotgut rice wine. Welcome to the age of watari bune.

05/19/2009 By Megan Callow

EAT THIS NOW

Malasadas at Oba

If you are a person who tends to forgo dessert, we should warn you: when you visit the Pearl District’s Oba, you may be tempted to change your mind. Oba's fresh take on luxurious banana-and-cream-cheese malasadas (Portuguese doughnuts) is well worth loose

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

Mooove Over

The Good Stuff

It’s expensive and barely legal, but raw milk is a hit in Portland.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Delectables

Smear Campaign

Chicken Liver Mousse: Just about every restaurant in town serves chicken liver pâté, but not all versions are created equal. One chef divulges his secret re...

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Best of the City

Eat Here Now

This year, we’ve taken our 10 favorite restaurants and broken them down by the quintessential measures of any great place to eat: food, chef, service, and atmosphere. Our guide to dining at Portland’s top eateries gives you all the information you need to

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Moving Up

05/19/2009 By Paige Williams

Health & Wellness

En Garde

Call to Arms

I caught sight of a photo of Iron Maiden lead shrieker Bruce Dickinson, in a storefront window in St. Johns. He was decked out in all-white fencing gear, brandishing a different kind of heavy metal—a foil.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

Coming of Age

Kelly Zahoudanis and her husband, Alexis did a 12-year stint in Los Angeles before their move to Portland. “We wanted a change of lifestyle,” Kelly says, “a place with values and ideals in line with ours.”

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

News & City Life

Rip City

On the Rebound

Trail Blazers center Greg Oden dishes on karaoke, Star Wars, and fanatic fans. And (oh, yeah) basketball.

08/15/2012 By Bart Blasengame

Puff, Puff, Pass

Suck It

I hate the new smoking ban—and I don’t even smoke.

05/19/2009 By Chuck Thompson

True Crime

Scammed

The story of the biggest Ponzi scheme in Oregon history.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Light a Fire

The Givers

On October 28, we dined at The Nines with our heels on and our checkbooks out in celebration of the 2008 Light A Fire awards. Lucky for us, there are lots of opportunities in Portland to do-good in high style. See the calendar below for upcoming events.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon and Stacey Wilson

Politics

Electoral Collage

An extremely long Presidential campaign ended in a historic vote last night, and it feels too soon to give it all up-- our buttons, T-shirts and sloganeering yard signs. We've spent two years stumping for our candidates, are we just supposed to throw that

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova

Music

Strong Timbre

From November 6 to 8, more than 300 of the world’s best luthiers—artisans who make stringed instruments—will descend on Portland for the Violin Society of America’s international competition. Cellos, violas, violins, and bows will be appraised

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Style & Shopping

Men's Apparel

Detail Man

LOCAL 35 owner Justin Machus claims to be “just a jeans and T-shirt guy,” but don’t let this seemingly humble self-assessment fool you.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Travel & Outdoors

Beyond the Bridges

Mission Statement

Classy and cool, Santa Barbara looks like Southern California but feels a lot like home (without the rain).

05/19/2009 By Claire Martin