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Best Beers

Portland Monthly, through dedicated, exhaustive, unrelenting research, has selected and refined a list of Oregon's best brews. Maybe you agree, maybe you disagree. Either way, we love beer, and we love you. This one's for you, Portland!

08/20/2012 With Brian Barker By John Chandler

Top Stories

Pets Unleashed

Your Best Dogs

Submit a photo of your favorite dog, and we'll post the best reader photos online!

06/28/2010

NOPO

The New Frontier

NoPo's up-and-coming hip neighborhood, St. Johns, still struggles against its dirty, rough-and-tumble roots. Kind of like Portland's rowdy kid brother, St. Johns strives to legitimize itself, but drugs, crime, and poverty continue to hold it back.

06/10/2010 By Randy Gragg

BARKLANDIA

A Dog's Life?

30 years ago, dogs were outdoor-only pets. They guarded the house, played with the kids, and dozed in the doggie house. Now facing a strong trend of sociological humanization in the US, man's best friend has taken on an anthropomorphized role in our lives

06/10/2010 By Linda Baker

Beervana

Best Beers

Portland Monthly, through dedicated, exhaustive, unrelenting research, has selected and refined a list of Oregon's best brews. Maybe you agree, maybe you disagree. Either way, we love beer, and we love you. This one's for you, Portland!

08/20/2012 With Brian Barker By John Chandler

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The New Masters

Five local beer masters working their breeches off to better microbrews for you and for the future. Skill and international experience make these talented men and women poised to redefine what it means to be "beer."

08/20/2012 By Christian DeBenedetti

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Article

Vox Populi

A random survey at the Wednesday Downtown Farmers Market.

06/17/2010

Mudroom

Word on the Street

This month's word: stopology, n.

06/11/2010

Eat & Drink

Welcome to…

Beervana

This month's issue of Portland Monthly is dedicated to beer. You love beer? Great! We do too, and we've spent countless hours and sleepless nights knocking back pint after pint in order to provide you with the quality beer information that you deserve. Ti

08/20/2012 Edited by Brian Barker

Beervana

Best Beers

Portland Monthly, through dedicated, exhaustive, unrelenting research, has selected and refined a list of Oregon's best brews. Maybe you agree, maybe you disagree. Either way, we love beer, and we love you. This one's for you, Portland!

08/20/2012 With Brian Barker By John Chandler

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Taste of Beervana

Portland Monthly's selection of can’t-miss beer hot spots and why we like 'em. From Saraveza in North Portland to the Horse Brass Pub in Southeast, each location has made it to four-star "special lady" status in our little black book of bars.

08/20/2012 By Kasey Cordell, John Chandler, and Rachel Ritchie

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Ask a Beer Geek

Three quick but helpful questions to steer your summer beer ingestion.

08/20/2012 By Christian DeBenedetti and Emma Hall

Beervana

The New Masters

Five local beer masters working their breeches off to better microbrews for you and for the future. Skill and international experience make these talented men and women poised to redefine what it means to be "beer."

08/20/2012 By Christian DeBenedetti

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Choosing the Right Glass

Ever been confused about which glass is meant for which beer? You're not the only one. Take a look at Portland Monthly's helpful guide, and transition from out-of-the-bottle-alchy to trained beer connoisseur.

08/20/2012 By Chris Bailey

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In the Beginning…

Starting with 1852, the year Portland's first brewery was founded, and ending with 2010, Portland Monthly has compiled a handy little time line charting Oregon's beer history through the ages.

08/20/2012

High Spirits

The Observatory

An 82nd St neighborhood lounge that brings an unexpected dose of class to an otherwise seedy area. Think N Mississippi-style: domestic beers, cheap but quality bites, and luxurious cocktails.

06/17/2010 By Teresa Mahoney

Updated Listing

Tabla Mediterranean Bistro

An East Side bistro featuring a quality three-course dinner with a low price to mirror our recession-slim economic means. Also on the menu, some of the best pastas in the city and charming candlelit window seats.

06/17/2010 By Mike Thelin

Article

Cellar Notes

Four perfect summer wines to enhance your backyard barbecue.

06/17/2010 By Condé Cox

Pour

Bloody Perfect

Serratto bartender Kurt Fritzler demonstrates that proportion is what's truly key in making a good Bloody Mary. His expert guidance (provided here) plus your unrelenting practice should turn you into a Bloody Mary master in no time.

06/11/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Savor

Right on ’Cue

Berlin Reed shows Portland how to do ribs right, with his innovative recipe for piri-piri-infused Southern barbecue.

06/11/2010 By Hanna Neuschwander

Portland Plated

Refining Rustic

Three new chefs to the Portland scene—Michael Hanaghan at Ten 01, Chris DiMinno at Clyde Common, and Kristen D. Murray at Fenouil—redefine what it means to experience pure, unabashed flavor.

06/11/2010 By Mike Thelin

Mudroom

Absolute Alfresco

Casa Naranja in North Portland sports a casual, bungalow-esque outdoor space with all the trappings of patio perfection. Ambient lighting, a wide variety of seating, and classic landscaping make this spot Portland Monthly's Quintessential Patio.

06/10/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

Hop Love

Editor-in-Chief, Randy Gragg, compellingly addresses Oregon's wine/beer rivalry: why is wine given so much attention, when beer is, arguably, more important, and at least equally as loved?

06/11/2010 By Randy Gragg

Health & Wellness

Pets Unleashed

Your Best Dogs

Submit a photo of your favorite dog, and we'll post the best reader photos online!

06/28/2010

Mudroom

On a Wheel and a Prayer

Portland and Pope Pius XII team up to protect Oregon's bicyclists in a whole new way with Portland's new Bicycle Shrine, honoring the patron saint of cycling, the Madonna del Ghisallo.

06/10/2010 By Kasey Cordell

BARKLANDIA

A Dog's Life?

30 years ago, dogs were outdoor-only pets. They guarded the house, played with the kids, and dozed in the doggie house. Now facing a strong trend of sociological humanization in the US, man's best friend has taken on an anthropomorphized role in our lives

06/10/2010 By Linda Baker

Home & Real Estate

Mudroom

Trash Compactor

Promoted by Allen Field, the Richmond neighborhood's one-trashcan-a-month sustainability program has so far proven successful on a small-scale level.

06/11/2010 By Teresa Mahoney

Dig

Cole Crops

Kate Bryant explains that "cole crops," or leafy green plants like kale, collards, and cabbages, need to be planted early so that they may fortify their defenses against the cold in time for winter.

06/10/2010 By Kate Bryant

NOPO

The New Frontier

NoPo's up-and-coming hip neighborhood, St. Johns, still struggles against its dirty, rough-and-tumble roots. Kind of like Portland's rowdy kid brother, St. Johns strives to legitimize itself, but drugs, crime, and poverty continue to hold it back.

06/10/2010 By Randy Gragg

Style & Shopping

Corner Shop

Class Act

Home furnishings boutique Ste. Maine in Westmoreland offers a classically classy selection of refurbished vintage items, exclusive international brands, and locally made custom pieces.

06/11/2010 By Martha Calhoon

Mudroom

Tie Breaker

Portland Monthly and a select slew of fashion commentators make a state of the tie address, taking a closer look at the neckties of Oregon's governor nominees in this month's Guv Watch.

06/10/2010 By Randy Gragg

Travel & Outdoors

Trail of the Month

Sandy Ridge Trail System

June's Trail of the Month is an intermediate-level mountain biking trail that winds northward and away from the Sandy River near Sandy, OR, traversing Mount Hood's western foothills.

06/17/2010

Beyond the Bridges

The Glacier Express

Northwest Montana's Glacier National Park spans one million acres along the Canadian Border. Its Lewis-and-Clark feel, complete with clear lakes, old-growth trees, wolverines, wolves, and bears, make it deserving of its reputation as the "last wild place"

06/11/2010 By Mike Thelin

Mudroom

Peak Condition

Rainer Hertrich has won the title of most prolific skier, having skied every day for the last 2,390 days in a row (or since November 1, 2003). He's garnered himself not only a Guinness World Record, but also five bruised ribs and a separated shoulder. And

06/10/2010 With Brian Barker

Mudroom

Electric Avenue

Perfect for the task at hand, green-friendly and urban-growth-cap'd Portland gears up for electric vehicular transportation of the future.

06/10/2010 By Zach Dundas

Web Exclusives

Web Exclusive

St Johns: Faces and Places

The New Frontier

06/16/2010