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Beyond the Bridges

Weekend Getaways

Go ahead, tell your boss you're headed out a little early next Friday--and the Friday after that. (We've even mapped out your itinerary so you don't have to plan a thing.) These destinations will make your fall the best prelude to winter you've ever had.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh and Leslie Heilbrunn

Top Stories

Art Stars

Meet Your Makers

The members of our favorite local rock band, Blitzen Trapper. Meet the newest stars of stage, screen, and sculpture.

07/24/2012 By Martha Calhoon, John Chandler, and Bart Blasengame

Heroes

Recovery Mission

Jim Lommasson's photographs of returning Iraq war veterans attempting to re-establish a domestic life after combat are on view this month. Get details for the Exit Wounds show on our "*Events Calendar*":http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/arts-and-entertain

08/31/2008 By Jim Lommasson

Family

Mommies Know Best

Nearly 20 years after the seminal children's book "Heather Has Two Mommies" was published, sociologists have begun to ask: Do gay parents have it better? Here in Portland, many same-sex couples say the answer is yes.

08/19/2008 By Stacey Wilson

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Art Stars

Meet Your Makers

The members of our favorite local rock band, Blitzen Trapper. Meet the newest stars of stage, screen, and sculpture.

07/24/2012 By Martha Calhoon, John Chandler, and Bart Blasengame

Sustainability

Greened Spaces

On September 19, Portland will trade parking spots for parks.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

We Liked It

The Book of Nonsense

With his first foray into young-adult fiction, Beaverton middle-school teacher David Michael Slater demonstrates genuine flair for the genre, and manages to avoid enough familiar YA fantasy tropes in *THE BOOK OF NONSENSE*.

05/19/2009 By Ben Hogan

Slam

Speech Therapy

Teenage angst and hormonal confessions take center stage at Portland’s latest literary showcase, Mortified.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

WE LIKED IT

You Don't Know Me: A Citizen's Guide to Republican Family Values

The hurly-burly of election season is upon us, so it’s a smart idea to stock up on ammunition for your next incendiary political debate.

05/19/2009 By Ben Hogan

Visit

Rock of Ages

Take a tour of Portland’s indie-rock landmarks.

05/19/2009 By Zach Dundas

5 MINUTES WITH ...

Neil Diamond

Does the man really need an introduction? Over the course of his 42-year career, Neil Diamond has sold some 120 million records, contributed more than his fair share of hits to the American songbook (“Sweet Caroline” and “Cracklin’ Rosie” among them), and

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Heroes

Recovery Mission

Jim Lommasson's photographs of returning Iraq war veterans attempting to re-establish a domestic life after combat are on view this month. Get details for the Exit Wounds show on our "*Events Calendar*":http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/arts-and-entertain

08/31/2008 By Jim Lommasson

Eat & Drink

CHEAP DATE

Bar Avignon

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Article

Taste Test

One of Portland’s most eclectic oenophiles opens up *Kir*, a tiny, unpretentious East Side wine bar that passes with flying colors.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Nosh

Eat Their Words

Understanding restaurant menus shouldn’t be this hard.

05/19/2009 By J. David Santen Jr.

INTRODUCING …

Firehouse

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Cellar Notes

Pinots of the Year

The latest vintage of Oregon’s signature wine has finally hit shelves. ?Our wine critic tells you which superior bottles to buy now.

05/19/2009 By Condé Cox

RECIPE

¿Por Qué No?'s Salsa Verde, Revealed

No longer an exotic ingredient, tomatillos can brighten guacamole, salsa, and just about any other dish you can think of.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Eat Here Now

God Save the Chef!

Everyone who dines at Gino’s Restaurant in Sellwood gets the royal treatment. That’s because 40-year-old Wesley Berger, the chef at the traditional Italian eatery, is the great-great-great-grandson of Queen Victoria (who was the United Kingdom’s longest-s

05/19/2009 By Jason Cohen

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Passport to Oregon

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Health & Wellness

Play

High-Tech Hunt

The sport of geocaching puts space-age technology in the palm of your hand and transforms a simple hike into a quest for treasure.

05/19/2009 By Christopher Van Tilburg

5 Minutes With....

Claims Adjuster

Tenacious crusader Brenda Eichelberger talks about her battle with cancer, insurance companies, and the importance of hope.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Home & Real Estate

Dwellings

Inside Connection

Afternoon sun flows through French doors into MK Guth and Greg Landry’s dining room, splashing bright squares of light across the Persian rug. Sparingly appointed with contemporary prints, a teak dining table, and a white-paper George Nelson “Saucer” lamp

08/17/2012 By Camela Raymond

News & City Life

Vroom Vroom

Small Times

On Portland’s car lots, the inventory shrinks (literally) as consumers say no to the SUV.

05/19/2009 By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Beasties

Animal Instincts

Since 1969, the beaver has reigned as Oregon’s state animal. And it’s been a good run for 40 years: The bucktoothed little mammal has had a baseball team and an entire suburb named after it.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Family

Mommies Know Best

Nearly 20 years after the seminal children's book "Heather Has Two Mommies" was published, sociologists have begun to ask: Do gay parents have it better? Here in Portland, many same-sex couples say the answer is yes.

08/19/2008 By Stacey Wilson

Style & Shopping

Cycling

Roll With It

Clever Cycles caters to the commuter cyclist.

05/19/2009 By Ethan Smith

Travel & Outdoors

Article

Border Patrol

My friend Jeremy and I are baby-stepping down a path—gingerly, oh so gingerly, because by “path,” I mean a jagged scar through a vertiginous deathscape of blackberry brambles, undoubtedly forged by a secretive and murderous cult—into a narrow

05/19/2009 By Zach Dundas

Beyond the Bridges

Weekend Getaways

Go ahead, tell your boss you're headed out a little early next Friday--and the Friday after that. (We've even mapped out your itinerary so you don't have to plan a thing.) These destinations will make your fall the best prelude to winter you've ever had.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh and Leslie Heilbrunn

THE HIT LIST

Sweet Spot

Why is this dog smiling? Because she knows she lives in an urban dog-park paradise.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson