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Best of the City

Best Restaurants 2009

Portland restaurants persevered and prospered despite the economic climate this past year as foodie entrepreneurs showed Portland and the country that a memorable meal can be savored in many places in many ways: on linen-topped tables, in a strip mall, or

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg

Top Stories

BEST RESTAURANTS: AN APPENDIX

Snack Track

This guide will take you through the best and most wallet-friendly eateries and cafés within walking (or streetcar) distance of downtown.

10/09/2009 By Thomas Cobb and Eva Hagberg

RIP CITY

Game On!

We look at five members of the reinvented and reimagined Portland Trail Blazers who are ready to answer the call of "Rip City" and lead the team to their ultimate mission: a world title.

10/09/2009 By Benjamin Golliver

FEATURE

Light A Fire 2009

Here are the winners of this year's Light a Fire awards. Winners range from a program that teaches chess to underprivileged children to one that provides new and gently used prom dresses to students that may not be able to afford their own.

10/09/2009 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Meghan Hilliard, Elizabeth Buelow, and Kelly O'Brien

Cheap Eats

$20 Is The New $50

We scoured the Portland metro area to find a dozen culinary steals, ranging from the nationally-lauded Le Pigeon, to Sanchez Taqueria, a foodie pitstop in Tigard.

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg

If you built it...

Architecture of the Sandwich

From the constant changes of the Sausage Sandwich at Clyde Common to the bizarre combination of the hot dog flight at The Original, the variety of Portland's sandwiches mirrors architecture from around the country.

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Currency

Taking Stock

Through the Stock program at Gallery Homeland, group patronage helps to keep local artists afloat.

10/09/2009 By Lisa Radon

Eat & Drink

If you built it...

Architecture of the Sandwich

From the constant changes of the Sausage Sandwich at Clyde Common to the bizarre combination of the hot dog flight at The Original, the variety of Portland's sandwiches mirrors architecture from around the country.

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg

Cheap Eats

$20 Is The New $50

We scoured the Portland metro area to find a dozen culinary steals, ranging from the nationally-lauded Le Pigeon, to Sanchez Taqueria, a foodie pitstop in Tigard.

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg

Best of the City

Best Restaurants 2009

Portland restaurants persevered and prospered despite the economic climate this past year as foodie entrepreneurs showed Portland and the country that a memorable meal can be savored in many places in many ways: on linen-topped tables, in a strip mall, or

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg

BEST RESTAURANTS: AN APPENDIX

Snack Track

This guide will take you through the best and most wallet-friendly eateries and cafés within walking (or streetcar) distance of downtown.

10/09/2009 By Thomas Cobb and Eva Hagberg

Mudroom

Baptism by Fryer

_Portland Monthly_, with the help of Side Cart, deep-fries an entire Thanksgiving dinner.

10/09/2009 By Kasey Cordell

CELLAR NOTES

Our Critic’s Top Wine Picks

Taste the often overlooked gewürztraminer wines, whose piquancy crawls up into your nose like the scent of cloves, and will surely spice up your Thanksgiving.

10/09/2009 By Condé Cox

POUR

Autumn on the Rocks

Take a little inspiration from the Czech Republic to find the right drink to bridge the seasons in the city.

10/09/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

PORTLAND PLATED

The Italian Job

Master chef Robert Reynolds reinvents the staid pumpkin pie.

10/09/2009 By Martha Calhoon

NEW LISTING

Andina

Andina reflects the multi-faceted and multi-national (Spanish, African, Basque, Caribbean, and even Japanese) influences of Peruvian cuisine well.

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin

INTRODUCING

Nel Centro

At Nel Centro, chef de cuisine R. Paul Hyman takes inspiration from the stretch of coastline between Nice and Genoa as he creates classic straightforward dishes that reflect a happy marriage of land and sea.

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin

Introducing...

Bar Mingo

Chef Jerry Huisinga shapes Bar Mingo in much the same way he shaped his previous restaurant, Genoa—through the skillful mastery of simple food.

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin

News & City Life

FEATURE

Light A Fire 2009

Here are the winners of this year's Light a Fire awards. Winners range from a program that teaches chess to underprivileged children to one that provides new and gently used prom dresses to students that may not be able to afford their own.

10/09/2009 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Meghan Hilliard, Elizabeth Buelow, and Kelly O'Brien

RIP CITY

Game On!

We look at five members of the reinvented and reimagined Portland Trail Blazers who are ready to answer the call of "Rip City" and lead the team to their ultimate mission: a world title.

10/09/2009 By Benjamin Golliver

Mudroom

Toll Position

The mayoral race in Vancouver has a lot more to do with Portland than you would think, as issues about a toll for the Columbia River Crossing shape the campaigns.

10/09/2009 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Running in Space

Local design firm Terrazign helps astronauts battle atrophy due to weightlessness through exercising harnesses.

10/09/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Article

Pimp My Ride

Cobb Tuning Surgeline, a Tigard autoshop who worked on _Fast & Furious_, shows you how to unlock your car's hidden power.

10/09/2009 By Vanessa Chang

30 Seconds With…

Jesse Katz

_Portland Monthly_ chats with Jesse Katz, Pulitzer-prize winning reporter, son of Vera Katz, and author of the upcoming _The Opposite Field_, a memoir about coaching his son in Little League.

10/09/2009

Style & Shopping

Cornershop

Common Threads

Pamela Baker-Miller partners with her grandmother Connie Codding to open her SW Portland boutique, Frances May.

10/09/2009 By Meghan Hilliard

Travel & Outdoors

Beyond the Bridges

Sunny Side Up

Sayulita, a tiny village of 2,500, still feels like one imagines it did during the 16th century, when the Spanish first happened upon it. Even the Mexicans began settling it only in 1941.

10/09/2009 By Randy Gragg

Web Exclusives

Light a Fire 2009

The Freshwater Trust

For 26 years, the group, armed with rubber boots and waders, has removed trash and invasive species from our rivers’ edges, helped redirect stream flows to make waterways more fish-friendly, and planted stream-saving trees.

11/23/2009

Light a Fire 2009

Jon Springer

The nonprofit organization, Elders in Action, works to provide seniors with a better quality of life. Sometimes that’s as simple as offering a sympathetic ear, and sometimes it means tackling complex issues like medical debt.

11/23/2009

Light a Fire 2009

Kreeg Peeples

Kreeg Peeples is ashamed to admit that years ago, when his son was collecting canned food for needy families, he wondered why the recipients didn’t just go get a job. “I didn’t understand then that they were getting the bad breaks that you and I didn’t,”

11/23/2009

Light a Fire 2009

Matt Morton

Only 34 percent of Native American students in Portland Public Schools graduate within four years. It’s a number that Matt Morton—board chair for the Native American Youth and Family Center, or NAYA, a 35-year-old advocacy and resource center for Portland

11/23/2009

Light a Fire 2009

Monica Beemer

It was 2001, and the troubled organization—an advocacy group for the homeless that runs a café serving low-cost nutritional meals—was losing $100,000 each year. To save Sisters, Beemer spent hours in her office fundraising and by 2005 Beemer had helped do

11/23/2009

Light A Fire 2009

Garden Partners

Regency Park residents create the sensational garden display with the assistance of Garden Partners, a 10-year-old nonprofit dedicated to engaging elders by helping them care for plants for an hour or two each week.

10/20/2009

Light A Fire 2009

Quest Center

Founded 20 years ago in response to the AIDS crisis, Quest’s reach has extended beyond one disease. Last year alone, the center treated 2,000 people.

10/20/2009

Arts & Events

Young Audiences

At a time when dwindling school-district budgets are eroding arts education, Young Audiences brings reputable artists to more than 200 K–8 schools, where they teach painting, storytelling, dance, music, and theater classes.

10/20/2009

Gussy Up

Abby’s Closet

In 2004, the Eglands established Abby’s Closet, an organization that collects new and gently used prom dresses and then gives them to students who may not be able to afford their own. In April, 1,800 girls walked away from the Convention Center with their

10/20/2009

Checkmate

Chess for Success

Chess is a sneaky game, says Phillip Margolin, the first president of Chess for Success (CFS), a nonprofit that introduces underprivileged children to the game.

10/20/2009