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Living Here

Portland Polemic

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

  • By Anna Hirsh
  • Published 05/19/2009

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).

  • By Anna Hirsh
  • Published 05/19/2009

Path to Greatness

Courting The Silver Screen

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

  • By Anna Hirsh
  • Published 05/19/2009

Get Around

Flight Patterns

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

  • By Anna Hirsh
  • Published 05/19/2009

Article

Oh, Grow Up

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

  • By Anna Hirsh
  • Published 05/19/2009

Article

Double Duty

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

  • By Anna Hirsh
  • Published 05/19/2009

Literature

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.

  • By Anna Hirsh
  • Published 05/19/2009

Film

Reel World

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

  • By Anna Hirsh
  • Published 05/19/2009

Stroll

Walk On

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

  • By Anna Hirsh
  • Published 05/19/2009

Treasure

Booty Call

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

  • By Anna Hirsh
  • Published 05/19/2009

Habitat

Bring in the Noise

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

  • By Anna Hirsh
  • Published 05/19/2009

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.

  • By Leslie Heilbrunn and Anna Hirsh
  • Published 05/19/2009

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.

  • By Anna Hirsh
  • Published 05/19/2009

Mooove Over

The Good Stuff

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

  • By Anna Hirsh
  • Published 05/19/2009

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

  • By Anna Hirsh
  • Published 05/19/2009
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