Portland's Best Burgers

You got the need, the need for beef? Let our guide to Portland's best burgers give you the resources you need to make that educated culinary choice on that most American of dishes: the hamburger. We scoured the city to find the best in nine different ca

07/20/2009 With Martha Calhoon, Randy Gragg, Brian Barker, John Chandler, and Rachel Ritchie Edited by Kasey Cordell


Street Cred

Ping is the latest venture from Pok Pok mastermind Andy Ricker. Ping insists on bringing Portlanders authenticity in its beguiling menu options. But unlike Pok Pok, Ping doesn't have standout dishes. What you'll find instead is an intriguing collection of

05/26/2009 By Martha Calhoon


Fair Catch

Bamboo Sushi offers Portland restaurant goers a taste of sustainability. Founded on the philosophy of promoting sustainable fishing practices, Bamboo is now famously certified by the Green Restaurant Association as the first “green” sushi restaurant in th

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon


Under the Incan Sun

Peruvian-inspired restaurant del Inti adds the flavors of the Northwest to a cuisine that embodies cultural fusion.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon


Artful Lodger

Part hotel, part gallery, the Nines, downtown’s newest château, becomes an unlikely showcase for Portland’s creative class.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon


Dancing Backward

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon


Long Way Home

Oft-displaced artistic powerhouse Disjecta settles into more permanent digs on the edge of working-class Kenton.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon


Exit Stage Left

With Lincoln Hall undergoing a $28 million makeover, Portland’s contemporary dance scene takes to the street.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon


The Hot Seats

Don’t be content just to go to a show—score the best seats in the house.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

Best of the City

Portland's Best Lawyers 2008

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

Light a Fire

The Givers

On October 28, we dined at The Nines with our heels on and our checkbooks out in celebration of the 2008 Light A Fire awards. Lucky for us, there are lots of opportunities in Portland to do-good in high style. See the calendar below for upcoming events.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon and Stacey Wilson


Hooked on Chinook

Highly sought-after and often controversial, this perennial Northwest salmon is still the king of spring.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

Higher Education

The 2008 Northwest College Report

You’re the one filling out the application, but the school’s got to meet your criteria, too. And we’re not just talking about SAT scores and financial aid packages. We mean those less quantifiable campus-life kinds of things. In our 2008 NW College Repor

05/19/2009 Research by Martha Calhoon By Kasey Cordell


Malasadas at Oba

If you are a person who tends to forgo dessert, we should warn you: when you visit the Pearl District’s Oba, you may be tempted to change your mind. Oba's fresh take on luxurious banana-and-cream-cheese malasadas (Portuguese doughnuts) is well worth loose

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

Get Out

Choose Your Own Adventure

It's short. It's sweet. It's summer. And there's nothing worse than wasting these sun-filled days by logging hours behind the wheel just to reach some far-flung peak. (Plus with today's gas prices, who can afford it?) So we give you this: 18 ultimate outd

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon, Stacey Wilson, Camas Davis, and Christopher Van Tilburg Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker

The Smile Squad

Top Dentists 2008

From the fluorescent lights in the waiting room to the high-pitched whir of the drill, that twice-yearly visit to the dentist typically isn’t an event that people look forward to. So why not ease your nerves a bit by putting yourself in the capable, latex

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

Arts & Events

Hot Pursuit

Inside Andi Kovel’s St. Johns studio, a large furnace belches 2,000-degree heat while the 39-year-old glass artist prepares to transform 600 pounds of gooey, malleable glass glowing hot and bright into three-foot-tall vases.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

Best of the Best

Top Docs 2009

We purchased a list of nearly seven thousand physicians and nurses and invited them to participate in our online survey. We then posed a simple question to each of them: “Which doctor would you choose if you or a loved one were in need of medical care?”

05/19/2009 Research by Martha Calhoon