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LOCAL FOOD

The A to Z Food Lover's Guide to Oregon

This alphabetic sampler of the state's best things to eat and drink will sharpen your appetite (and appreciation) for the fertile place we call home.

09/02/2014 Edited by Zach Dundas and Benjamin Tepler By Rachel Ritchie, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Maya Seaman, Nicole Cordier, Caleb Diehl, and Sarah Richards

Top Stories

FALL ARTS PREVIEW

How Laika is Revolutionizing Stop-Motion Animation with 'The Boxtrolls'

Portland's puppet-powered movie studio is pushing the limits of creativity and technology, melding 3-D printers with old-school craftsmanship.

09/02/2014 By Aaron Scott

NEWS

How to Catch a War Criminal (in Beaverton)

A Portland-based Homeland Security investigator tracked a suspected Bosnian fugitive for months—only to find the arrest spawned as many mysteries as it solved.

09/02/2014 By Nigel Duara

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

NEWS

Disney Destroys Portland's Star Wars Empire!

As Dark Horse loses Sci-Fi's most famous franchise, whole plot lines and characters disappear.

09/02/2014 Photography by Dark Horse Comics By Peter Holmstrom

ARTS & CULTURE

Portland Fall Arts Calendar

The can’t-miss shows, events, and festivals that will define Portland’s cultural agenda this season

09/02/2014 By Aaron Scott, Marty Patail, Nathan Tucker, and Schuyler Keenan

FALL ARTS PREVIEW

How Laika is Revolutionizing Stop-Motion Animation with 'The Boxtrolls'

Portland's puppet-powered movie studio is pushing the limits of creativity and technology, melding 3-D printers with old-school craftsmanship.

09/02/2014 By Aaron Scott

LONG STORY SHORT

The Babe with the Power is Back!

Toby Froud crawled his way into our hearts in a red-striped onesie in Jim Henson’s cult fantasy movie Labyrinth. Now, he's creating his own world of magic.

08/26/2014 By Aaron Scott

Eat & Drink

FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE

Ancient Heritage Dairy Goes Urban

Oregon's old-school cheese operation is gearing up to move operations from Madras to Southeast Portland.

09/02/2014 By Kelly Clarke

DAY TRIP

Corvallis's Beer Offerings are Beckoning

We offer a pint-by-pint itinerary for exploring the booming breweries of Benton County's coolest college town.

09/02/2014 By Kristin Griffin

POSTSCRIPT

The Food Lover's Kama Sutra

Advanced techniques for exploring Oregon's bounty

09/02/2014 By Marty Patail

INTRODUCING

First Impressions of John Gorham's Mediterranean Exploration Company

According to the chef of Toro Bravo and the Tasty empire, MEC is essentially “Tasty n Sons, focused on one part of the world.” We're happy to be along for the ride.

09/02/2014 By Kelly Clarke

INTRODUCING

Stammtisch Nails Nostalgic German Nosh

With a geeky Euro beer list and Bavarian pretzels, Prost crew gives PDX a new German lesson.

09/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

WORD OF MOUTH

4 Things You Must Eat (and Drink) This September

Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the month.

09/02/2014 By Karen Brooks

RECIPE

DIY Pine Gravlax for a Very Local Brunch

Holdfast’s Will Preisch makes the most of this year’s record-breaking salmon run.

09/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

REVIEW

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Måurice

Kristen Murray's pastry magic and quirky charm earn her little restaurant a spot on our daily list of cravings.

09/02/2014 By Karen Brooks

HIT LIST

Portland's Newest Fried Chicken Feasts

In the past few months, the city has hatched three new spots for seriously good fried chicken. We gladly set out to investigate.

09/02/2014 By Kelly Clarke

FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE

How Viridian Farms Transformed Portland Menus

Thanks to a blend of Old World evangelism and Portland taste, this Spain-loving couple has become a bellwether of local food culture.

09/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE

The New Portland Pantry

14 Oregon-made kitchen cabinet essentials, from guajillo chile oil and spicy Thai peanut butter to marionberry espresso jam and addictive granola.

09/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE

Eastern Oregon's Farm-to-Table Lostine Tavern

Why did locavore crusader Lynne Curry open a standout eatery in a one-horse town on the way to the Wallowa Mountains?

09/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

Food Lover's Guide

Five Local Kombucha Kings

Make your gut hapy with these five fermented phenoms we're loving this month!

09/02/2014 By Allison Jones

FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE

Five New Farmers Market Food Stars

Introducing a handful of upstart hotshots making waves at Portland area farmers market this season—and where to find them

09/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

LOCAL FOOD

The A to Z Food Lover's Guide to Oregon

This alphabetic sampler of the state's best things to eat and drink will sharpen your appetite (and appreciation) for the fertile place we call home.

09/02/2014 Edited by Zach Dundas and Benjamin Tepler By Rachel Ritchie, Allison Jones, Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Maya Seaman, Nicole Cordier, Caleb Diehl, and Sarah Richards

FOOD LOVER'S GUIDE

A Full Week of Portland-Area Farmers Markets

Because not every day is Saturday, we’ve compiled a handy hypothetical planner for enjoying local market bounty seven days a week.

09/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

POUR

Portland Soda Works Geeks Out on Pop

Nationally lauded graphic novelist and former food critic Chris Onstad considers the cola.

08/13/2014 By Kelly Clarke

Editor's Note

EDITORS' NOTE

Devouring Our State of Deliciousness

How Oregon's edible bounty unites a state of transplants and loyal locals at the dinner table

09/02/2014 By Zach Dundas

News & City Life

VENTURES

Are Semi Trucks Portland's Most Visible Product?

Freightliner’s chief looks to keep America (and Portland manufacturing) rolling.

09/02/2014 By Zach Dundas

REPORT

The South Waterfront's New Research Epicenter

A bold new research hub unites three ambitious universities and a rising neighborhood.

09/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

POINT/COUNTERPOINT

Nicholas Kristof: Good, Or Evil?

High points and maybe not-so-high points of the Oregon-raised New York Times columnist's career

09/02/2014 By Zach Dundas & Marty Patail

ONE-SENTENCE STORIES

Humpty Dumpty, Record-Breaking Yogis, and Beer in Space

It's another installment of the shortest stories in journalism—because there's simply no time for details.

09/02/2014 Illustrations by Nomad

TECH

BuddyUp Hopes to Change the Way College Students Study

A PSU alum gives "group think" a new meaning with a smart new study-buddy app.

09/02/2014 By Greg Young

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: September 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Katy Perry to a Chicago top chef

09/02/2014 By Matty Newton

PDX INDEX

Ducks Football By the Numbers

A numerical look at the University of Oregon's biggest sports draw

09/02/2014 By Marty Patail

NEWS

How to Catch a War Criminal (in Beaverton)

A Portland-based Homeland Security investigator tracked a suspected Bosnian fugitive for months—only to find the arrest spawned as many mysteries as it solved.

09/02/2014 By Nigel Duara

DISPATCH

What's Killing the Oregon Sea Star?

Many of the state's colorful tide-pool treasures are being destroyed by a mysterious wasting syndrome that could drastically change our coastal biodiversity.

08/13/2014 By Sarah Richards

Style & Shopping

STYLE

DIY Fall Hair and Makeup Trends

As autumn arrives, local stylist Kelly Peach demonstrates three romantic looks you can handle at home.

09/02/2014 By Eden Dawn

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: September's Hottest Local Stuff

This month's hottest locally made goods, from a coffee table inspired by the Pacific Northwest to horseradish vodka

09/02/2014

STYLE

Portland's Fashion Show Dream Team

How a trio of local designers help each other fill the city's style calendar

09/02/2014 By Andrea Harvey

Travel & Outdoors

BIG PICTURE

Why the Kalmiopsis Wilderness Is the Most Magical Place on Earth

And why 50 years of the Wilderness Act haven't done enough to save this awesome expanse.

09/02/2014 By Daniel Wakefield Pasley