Cultivated Living

In this Northwest Portland home, nature mingles perfectly with architectural simplicity.

07/20/2009 By Amara Holstein

Portland's Best Water


Only fifty-five of Oregon's twelve thousand waterways are accorded protection by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Even so, exploring exploring all fifty-five would take a lifetime. For this summer, we’ve culled the list to an essential six. Our criteria? N

06/22/2009 With Randy Gragg, Ariel Bleicher, and Frederick Reimers By Alexis Rehrmann

Lookin' Good

Style Council

If the United Nations decided to open a women’s footwear store, it would probably look something like Switch Shoes

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Men's Apparel

Detail Man

LOCAL 35 owner Justin Machus claims to be “just a jeans and T-shirt guy,” but don’t let this seemingly humble self-assessment fool you.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Cellar Notes

Port Authority

The fortified wine known as port deserves a closer look.

05/19/2009 By Condé Cox

Eat This Now

Tailored Tapas

Does the latest Spanish-inspired eatery to hit Portland pass muster? It does if you customize your meal just right.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Fermentation Confirmation

Strong Brew

Traditional kombucha tea promises long life; when it’s bottled by Tazo’s co-founder, it tastes good, too.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell


Spoke City

Pedal-powered taxis compete to sweep shoppers off their tired feet.

05/19/2009 By Lucy Burningham


Roll With It

Clever Cycles caters to the commuter cyclist.

05/19/2009 By Ethan Smith

On Air

Radio Free Oregon

OPB host Emily Harris discusses the new-media universe and the difference between crossing the Tigris and the Willamette.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Cellar Notes

Rosé City

More winemakers are moving inside city limits, which means tasting new pinots just got a whole lot easier.

05/19/2009 By Mike Thelin



Dozens of wines. One push of a button. Willamette Valley wine tasting enters the age of automation.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

The Hit List

Haute Diggity

Need a boxwood for the backyard or a succulent for the sill? Look no further.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Portland's Best Breakfasts

B... Is for Bacon

We spent weeks eating breakfast all over the city to bring you a comprehensive roundup of morning eats (and drinks!) at sixty-four restaurants. Portlanders, prepare to grow hungry.

05/19/2009 By Brian Barker, Camas Davis, Nino Padova, Lynette Sanchez, and Bart Blasengame


Coming of Age

Kelly Zahoudanis and her husband, Alexis did a 12-year stint in Los Angeles before their move to Portland. “We wanted a change of lifestyle,” Kelly says, “a place with values and ideals in line with ours.”

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond


Om Sweet Om

Ditch the gym and practice better yoga at a studio. (Your soul will thank you.)

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Booze News

Takeout on Tap

Fill up a growler at one of our city’s fine brewpubs and carry home a bit of happy hour cheer.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan


Grammar Girl

Noun offers a charming mix of vintage and contemporary goods that reflects a lifelong affection for nostalgia-tinged objects.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass


Boat Show

Seth and Zac Longaker knew they had big shoes to fill: their own size 16s, to be exact.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass