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Mercy Corps In Action

In its newly built Portland headquarters, Mercy Corps opens the Action Center, a multimedia learning museum meant to further engage the public in the humanitarian organization's mission to end world poverty and hunger.

  • By Alexis Rehrmann
  • Published 09/17/2009


The Grocery Store Cart

With her short story "The Grocery Store Cart," Marian Pierce won the 2009 short fiction competition of the Wordstock book and literary festival. Chosen by Oregon writer Barry Lopez, this story won her $1,000 and publication in Portland Monthly.

  • By Marian Pierce
  • Published 09/10/2009


Venturing Forth

Swearing he’d never be a banker like his father (and grandfather and great-grandfather), John Haines fled his office in the Wells Fargo Tower to kayak the world’s wild rivers and pioneer new paths in finance. Ten years after an accident confined him to a

  • By Ted Katauskas
  • Published 09/10/2009

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Autumn Done Right

Here are the ingredients to a great autumn day in Portland: fresh food, good beer, great costumes, ghost stories, and a picnic under Laurelhurst Park's Katsura tree.

  • By Elizabeth Buelow
  • Published 09/10/2009


PDX Index: Fountains

_Portland Monthly_ takes a look at local fountains.

  • By Meghan Hilliard
  • Published 09/10/2009


Cash for Creativity

The National Endowment for the Arts was granted nearly $20 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Who in Oregon got a piece of the pie?

  • By Victoria Nguyen and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 09/10/2009


Charting Sam

Portland astrologer Shon Clark looks to the sky to see how the stars aligned during some of Mayor Sam Adams' most famous (and infamous) days.

  • By Shon Clark
  • Published 09/10/2009


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