Living Here

Portland Polemic

For Oregon natives who fled to larger cities and then came back, homecoming isn’t always so easy.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Home Decor

Ready Made

To achieve superior interior design with minimal elbow grease, it pays to be a household of artists (or at least to know a few).

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Path to Greatness

Courting The Silver Screen

Can you say "Pollywood"? How Oregon is turning movies into big business in Portland.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Get Around

Flight Patterns

The secret to maintaining airline service to rural Oregon towns: downsize the ride.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh


Oh, Grow Up

Gimme a break: Sometimes a year off after high school is just the thing to sharpen a student's collegiate focus.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh


Double Duty

BlackBerry in one hand, bottle in the other, Portland moms give birth to new businesses.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh


Writer's Block

We Portlanders like to call ours a literary city. The trouble is, we have a hard time putting our money where our mouths are.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh


Reel World

Why Portland seems to have as many movie sets as strip clubs.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh


Walk On

Only Portland boasts an integrated network of both trails and streets that turns much of our city into one giant pedestrian playground.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh


Booty Call

Mount Hood’s disappearing snow reveals a trove of lost goodies. Cell phone, anyone?

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh


Bring in the Noise

A family finds peace and quirky comfort in their Alberta farmhouse by surrounding themselves with art made by their neighbors.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

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

Fly High

Water Wings

During Flugtag, you don’t need a pilot’s license to fly over the Willamette—just a costume, a contraption, and some courage.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Mooove Over

The Good Stuff

It’s expensive and barely legal, but raw milk is a hit in Portland.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Hometown Pride

Twilight Ours

Twilight was shot in Portland early this year. The teenage vampire series--based on a book of the same name-- is so bloody popular that it’s spawned Twilight pilgrimages, in which fanatics trek across the country to visit sites from the book. Here are fiv

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh