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Book Review: Kill You Twice

Portland writer Chelsea Cain returns with another bloody installment in her Gretchen Lowell series.

  • By Amber Villa-Zang
  • Published 07/20/2012


Stage Might

A larger-than-life trio of scene-stealers should dominate the stage at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

  • By Camille Grigsby-Rocca
  • Published 07/20/2012


Portland's Big Time Broadway Producer

Portlander Brisa Trinchero is taking Broadway by storm (and bringing it back home, too).

  • By Michael McGregor
  • Published 07/19/2012

Power Ranking

The Greatest Portland Summers of All Time!

The most exciting summer memories in Portland history: starring Elvis Presley, Pelé, and a bunch of stoned hippies.

  • By Martin Patail
  • Published 07/19/2012


The Perfect Party

At last two of our Perfect Party guests this month are out of this world—astronaut Don Pettit and Laika's next stop-motion star, Norman Babcock (a.k.a. _ParaNorman_).

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/18/2012


Ring Leader

Milwaukie High School alum and gold-medal hopeful Kelsey Campbell battled her way through nine years of obstacles to make the Olympic wrestling team.

  • By Jill Davis
  • Published 07/18/2012


Do This Now!

Get an earful of offbeat Oregon history every Tuesday night at Jack London Bar.

  • By Sara Gates
  • Published 07/18/2012


Instant Cool (Just Add Tools)

ADX takes “craft” to the next level by providing inventive citizens with tools and room to work.

  • By Stephen Person and Bill Lascher
  • Published 07/14/2012

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Travel & Outdoors

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Tap Water Challenge

How does Portland's water stack up against the competition in a taste test?

  • Published 07/20/2012

Trail of the Month

Bird Creek Meadows Trail

Gaze in wonder at the wildflowers and waterfalls along Bird Creek Meadows Trail.

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 07/18/2012


Five Questions With…Celeste Brash

A veteran travel writer regales us with tales from her trips—from black magic curses in Java to finding love with a Tahitian pearl diver.

  • By Heather Strang
  • Published 07/18/2012

Cover Story

8 Great Northwest Swimming Holes

Our guide to close-in swimming holes doles out details on where to get wet, whether you’re a family of four looking for calm waters (and close-by restrooms) or an adventurous couple seeking a secluded spot to soak up the sun.

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 07/17/2012


Reservoir Bulldogs

A pair of Portland water activists lead the fight to keep our reservoirs open and operating just as they have for the last 115 years.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/14/2012


Liquid Assets

Go to the sink. Fill up a glass. Drink deep. If you’re in Portland, odds are good that you just took a big swig of Bull Run water. The fiercely protected, stunningly beautiful, and highly engineered forest landscape that provides Portland’s wa

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 07/14/2012


Electric Company

The vintage gears and mechanical works at the Bull Run Powerhouse tell a story that's worth preserving.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 07/14/2012


Simon’s Springs

Next time you belly up to a Benson Bubbler, wish it a happy birthday!

  • By Sig Unander
  • Published 07/14/2012