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ARTS & CULTURE

Fall Arts Calendar 2013

Our picks for the best of Portland music, theatre, arts, and talks in September, October, and November.

  • Published 09/03/2013

EVENTS

Do This Now: September

Our picks for your calendar this month, from Mount Angel’s Oktoberfest to the Rose City Comic Con.

  • By Katie Gourley
  • Published 09/03/2013

CULTURE

Newberg's Drive-In Keeps Americana Alive

How the historic 99W Drive-In keeps an all-American dream flickering for the next generation of movie lovers.

  • By Katie Gourley
  • Published 09/03/2013

CULTURE

PDX Band Name Generator

As MusicFestNW invades the city's stages this month, we offer (free for the taking) names for the next generation of Portland bands.

  • Published 09/03/2013

CULTURE

How the XOXO Festival Charms Cutting-Edge Thinkers

Portland's homegrown ideas fest creates an arts and technology think-tank for the hacker generation.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/03/2013

REVIEW

Book Review: Douglas Lain's 'Billy Moon'

An enchanting magical-realist tale winding through Paris in the radical '60s and Winnie-the-Pooh's Hundred Acre Wood.

  • By Katie Gourley
  • Published 09/03/2013

FALL ARTS PROFILE

Visionary Photographer Robert Adams Turns His Lens on Oregon

A new exhibition explores how the legendary landscape photographer portrays a changing west—and his own convictions.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 09/03/2013

ARTS & CULTURE

Fall Arts Preview: The New Class

Introducing the city's new wave of acclaimed arts leaders, along with our picks for the season's best shows.

  • By Claire Gordon, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Aaron Scott, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 09/03/2013

REVIEW

Album Review: Blouse's 'Imperium'

The Portland group's second record reveals rock-and-roll refinement.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 08/16/2013

Eat & Drink

READ EM AND EAT

The Sunny Side of Lasagna

In Put an Egg on It, local cookbook author Lara Ferroni takes the humble egg to the next level.

  • By Roxanne Davis
  • Published 09/12/2013

OUT AND ABOUT

2013 Tomato Tasting Festival

Dennis' Seven Dees 9th annual free Tomato Tasting Festival will showcase over 50 varieties—plus expert advice for next year's growing season.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 09/05/2013

READ EM AND EAT

Cast-Iron Solutions for Zucchini Overload

In their updated Cast Iron Skillet Cookbook, Seattle-based authors Sharon Kramis and Julie Kramis Hearne solve the annual gardener's dilemma with summer squash pancakes.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 09/04/2013

GO FORTH AND EAT

Northwest Culinary Road Trips

Pack up the car, cue the road tunes, and seek the simple pleasure of the region's edible bounty at its peak.

  • By Marty Patail, Allison Jones, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 09/03/2013

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

The Next Best Farm Feasts

Bad news: this season’s best farm dinners sold out long ago. Good news: there’s always next year. Mark your calendars now—all tickets go on sale March 20!

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 09/03/2013

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

Celebrate the 2013 Wine Harvest

Looking to dip into wine country without a four-hour drive? Start with the harvest parties.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 09/03/2013

INTRODUCING

Alberta Street Pub's Upscale Grub

A Portland bar is reborn with updated East Coast classics, from meatball heros to craft beer-battered fish and chips.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/03/2013

EAT THIS NOW

Five to Try at Sen Yai

Highlights from Andy Ricker's new Thai noodle house, from donuts dipped in coconut custard to crave-worthy pad Thai.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 09/03/2013

WALLET GUIDE

The Northwest's Best Rye Beers

Five rye-fueled brews embracing the flavor-packed grain

  • By Brian Yaeger
  • Published 09/03/2013

RECIPE

Fifty Licks' Frozen Whiskey Lemonade

Ice cream entrepreneur Chad Draizin shares his recipe for a summer-stretching spiked sorbet.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 09/03/2013

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Courtney Sproule, Party Girl

At Din Din, the food is French, the music rocks, and fun is the most important ingredient in the house.

  • By Karen Brooks and Stuart Mullenberg
  • Published 09/03/2013

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

The Herbfarm: The Ultimate Splurge

For an unparalleled survey of the regional bounty, head north to Woodinville's temple of microseasonal dining.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 09/03/2013

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

Oregon's Best Farm Stays

Turn your next weekend getaway into a pastoral working vacation at Leaping Lamb Farm, Willow-Witt Ranch, Sakura Ridge, or Deer Haven Farms.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 09/03/2013

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

The Columbia River Nostalgia Tour

The Historic Columbia River Highway offers epic views, serene waterfalls, and plenty of throw-back pit stops to satisfy your hunger for kitsch.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 09/03/2013

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

Southern Oregon's Wild Wine Country

The sun-dappled Applegate Valley offers top-notch restaurants, food-centric shopping, farmers markets, and 18 wineries within 20 miles.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 09/03/2013

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

Wenatchee, Washington's Fresh Flavors

The thriving river region is the backbone of Washington's fruit industry, boasting 150 farms and orchards, 45 wineries, and a new public market.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/03/2013

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS

Oregon Coast Seafood Circuit

From fish and chips to fine dining powered by shoreline foraging, we reveal the best seaside spots to satisfy your coastal cravings.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 09/03/2013

CULINARY ROAD TRIPS: APPENDIX

Road Food

Blew your road trip budget on gas? Pull off to the shoulder and forage a feast.
We show you how.

  • Published 09/03/2013

SAVOR

Inside Le Pigeon's High-Flying Cookbook

Gabriel Rucker's new tome reveals stories and recipes from his James Beard Award-winning East Burnside kitchen.

  • By Benjamin Tepler and Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/16/2013

Editor's Note

Home & Real Estate

News & City Life

HOT FOOD STORIES

Portland News to Chew

New details on Broder Nord's day market, Supa Soup debuts in the Pearl, Little Bird loves daiquiris, and more of the week's restaurant news.

  • Published 09/17/2013

INTERVIEW

Q&A: Lincoln High School's Peyton Chapman

The veteran principal on youth culture, smartphones, and her own teenage misadventure

  • By Michael Zusman
  • Published 09/03/2013

SPORTS

Portland's Disc Golf Paradise

Why an Oregon city sailed to the top of the alt-sport's world, and how you can get in on the fun

  • By Emily Gravlin
  • Published 09/03/2013

CULTURE

Portland's Urban Homestead Laws

Harvest season got you hankering to start your own super-Portlandy backyard farm? Master the local rules of citified animal husbandry.

  • By Alisha Gorder
  • Published 09/03/2013

PORTLAND GLOSSARY

Word on the Street: Line-dancing

What Portlanders are saying—or should be.

  • Published 09/03/2013

CULTURE

Portland's Globetrotting Blacksmith

Arnon Kartmazov's epic life story is reflected in his custom kitchen knives and metal sculptures.

  • By Peter Beland
  • Published 09/03/2013

PDX INDEX

PDX Index: School Lunches

A by-the-numbers guide to what Portland Public School students are eating.

  • By Emily Gravlin
  • Published 09/03/2013

PORTLAND BUSINESS

Pendleton's Main Man Mark Korros

A new CEO helps the Pacific Northwest's woolen empire balance future-thinking fashion and loyalty to the past.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 09/03/2013

NEWS

The Perfect Party September 2013

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Paul Ryan to Travis Knight.

  • Published 09/03/2013

NEWS

Why Portland's Central Library Matters More than Ever

Multnomah County's downtown landmark celebrates its centennial this month—and sets course for the future.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/03/2013

NEWS

North Williams's Growth Spurt

Fresh development (and a just-opened New Seasons Market) remake the North Portland corridor.

  • By Marco España
  • Published 09/03/2013

Style & Shopping

Travel & Outdoors

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