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THE NEXT ROUND

Portland’s Best Bars 2016

We’ve got the city’s best new bars, 11 essential new cocktails, a watering hole for (nearly) every neighborhood, and a tasting room decision tree.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Bart Blasengame, Margaret Seiler, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Eden Dawn, Karen Brooks, Zach Dundas, and Brian Barker
  • Published 04/22/2016

ESSAY

So, You Wanna Open a Bar…

The good, the bad, and the sloppy: Fixin’ To owner Bart Blasengame spills all.

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 04/22/2016

Article

Crowd Pleaser

An abortion clinic escort at the Lovejoy Surgicenter confronts Portland’s clashing colors.

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 08/17/2012

5 Minutes With....

Razor Sharp

Olympic fencer Mariel Zagunis drops her guard to talk about gold medals, swords, and surviving the opening ceremonies.

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 08/17/2012

Ho Ho Ho

Self-Help Santa

Keith Hackett is a local Santa Claus who's qualified to give advice all year round.

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 08/15/2012

Rip City

On the Rebound

Trail Blazers center Greg Oden dishes on karaoke, Star Wars, and fanatic fans. And (oh, yeah) basketball.

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 08/15/2012

Art Stars

Meet Your Makers

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

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

Mudroom

Guv Watch

Who's kicking around the cash in the race for Governor? Here are the lines on who's donating to candidates in both parties.

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 05/17/2010

DUKES UP

Right Turn

Oregon’s conservatives grow a stronger fan base as pundits and militants use red-hot rhetoric to call for revolution. But what will Oregon's conservative uprising look like?

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 02/17/2010

High Note

Guided by Voices

The Cappella Romana is the world's preeminent early-music vocal group, brought together by a mutual love of ancient music, shaping notes with more nuances than a fine wine.

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 01/19/2010

STAGE

The Shows to Know

These are the shows to see in Portland as the leaves begin to turn.

  • By Bart Blasengame, Keri Miller, Laura Klairmont, Victoria Nguyen, Kim Winternheimer, and Addoley Dzegede
  • Published 08/17/2009

Music

New Moons Rising

Viva Voce, Portland Cello Project, Richmond Fontaine, Red Fant, and the Prids are among the bands carrying on the DIY tradition championed by Fred and Toody Cole.

  • By Bart Blasengame, Laura Klairmont, Robert Runyon, and Kim Winternheimer
  • Published 07/27/2009

Music

The Ballad of Fred and Toody

Fred and Toody Cole, Portland's rock lifers, continue to make music and stay in love after forty years of marriage and life on the road.

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 07/21/2009

Best Burgers 2009

Create the Perfect Burger

In this issue, not only did we judge the best burgers in the city; we gathered some of the top chefs in the city—Tommy Habetz of Bunk, Oswaldo Bibiano of Autentica, and Naomi Pomeroy of Beast—for a no-holds-barred Iron Chef-esque competition to create the

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 07/20/2009

Mudroom

PDX Pop Now!

Four can’t-miss bands rock Portland’s favorite all-ages music festival.

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 06/22/2009

Get Out

Hikes & Bikes

One of the best things about living in Portland is the ease with which we can escape the city for more rugged delights. So we paged through guidebooks, consulted local experts, and wore a little leather off our own boots...

  • By Bart Blasengame, Victoria Nguyen, Ariel Bleicher, Kaitlin Johnson, Brian Barker, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 05/20/2009

(It's the place to be.)

Green Acres

Brenna Bell is a hippie. “That word has so many meanings,” she says. “But if you mean somebody who’s a free-minded person who lives closely with nature and with other people? That’s what I am.”

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 05/19/2009

Ahoy!

Hell & High Water

The mouth of the Columbia River is one of the most unpredictable and dangerous stretches of navigable water on the planet. Since 1792, at least two thousand ships have sunk here in the “graveyard of the Pacific”; Kevin Dooney is among only sixteen men and

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 05/19/2009

People

Holy Diver

Steven Kimes believes the poor really will inherit the earth. That's why he quit his job, took his family to the streets, and became Portland's most radical servant of the homeless.

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 05/19/2009

College Ball

Duck Blind

The University of Oregon baseball team returns to the diamond with bravado—and uniforms you can see from Kansas.

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 05/19/2009
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