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Saving for the Future

Seed Saviors

Scientists at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository are even now hedging against humanity's uncertain future. Within the twenty-eight-year-old facility's greenhouses, are the fruits and nuts and seeds and pollen of roughly ten thousand plants collected

  • By Rebecca Clarren
  • Published 05/26/2009

Mudroom

Shortcut to Heaven

To honor the two thousandth anniversary of the Apostle Paul's birth, Pope Benedict XVI granted all Catholic dioceses around the world the authority to grant plenary indulgences—code for forgiveness of previous sins. But there's a catch: you've got j

  • By Sam Holder
  • Published 05/26/2009

Mudroom

Hot-Rod Hybrid

Portland claims the most hybrid-car owners in the country, but odds are that nobody's plugged in a ride quite like the 2010 Fisker Karma, which hits 60 miles per hour in just under six seconds and gets 100 miles per gallon.

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 05/26/2009

Mudroom

30 Seconds With: David Moen

The Oregon Zoo's David Moen talks California condors.

  • By Peter Beland
  • Published 05/26/2009

Mudroom

Memorial Lane

Of the many civic battles that have shaped Portland over the decades, few match the one over Memorial Coliseum and the debate that began fifty-seven years ago about where to build it in the first place. A half century later, Mayor Sam Adams and Commission

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 05/26/2009

Currency

Finders Keepers

$52 million. That's how much money the State of Oregon found last year... and some of it could be yours.

  • By Ariel Bleicher
  • Published 05/19/2009

Style & Shopping

Travel & Outdoors

Instructables

How To: Make Your Own (Nutritious) Gorp

Little things to make your summer hikes kick even more butt.

  • By Sam Holder
  • Published 06/04/2009

Instructables

How To…Catch a Fish with Your Bare Hands

Little things to make your summer hikes kick even more butt.

  • By Sam Holder
  • Published 06/03/2009

Instructables

How To…Handle a Steep Descent

Little things to make your summer hikes kick even more butt.

  • By Sam Holder
  • Published 06/03/2009

Instructables

How To: Wrap a Blister

Little things to make your summer hikes kick even more butt.

  • By Sam Holder
  • Published 06/03/2009

Trails

The Right Path

These scenic vistas, shot by _Portland Monthly_ staffer Scott Weber should get you out the door and into the wild. This June, he focuses on waterfall-filled hikes in the Columbia Gorge. What could be better than all this hair-blowing beauty less than an h

  • Published 05/26/2009

Beyond the Bridges

Great Lake

Wintertime Tahoe holds no shortage of its own stunning imagery and activities, but for natives and long-timers, summer is the secret star. Choosing a vacation base can feel overwhelming. If I had to build a pair of perfect days there, I'd stick to Tahoe C

  • By Paige Williams
  • Published 05/26/2009

Hit List

All in the Family

From kites to rodeos to cherry picking, there's something for everyone this summer. Here's your guide to Portland's family-friendly summer events.

  • By Kaitlin Johnson
  • Published 05/21/2009

Get Out

Hikes & Bikes

One of the best things about living in Portland is the ease with which we can escape the city for more rugged delights. So we paged through guidebooks, consulted local experts, and wore a little leather off our own boots...

  • By Bart Blasengame, Victoria Nguyen, Ariel Bleicher, Kaitlin Johnson, Brian Barker, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 05/20/2009