freakin' sweet, GOSH!

Exclusive Interview with Jon Heder of Napoleon Dynamite

Oregon native and star of Napoleon Dynamite talks about his new show, his career, and his sweet dance moves

02/27/2012 By Martin Patail

Mudroom

Kick Starters

National pundits weigh in on the Portland Timbers' prospects this season.

02/24/2012 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Feature

Spring Arts Date Book

With boundary-busting ballet from Sweden, queer theater from San Francisco, and Carlos Kalmar's take on Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring", Portland is abloom with arts offerings for the season.

02/23/2012 By Randy Gragg, John Chandler, Anne Adams, and Martin Patail

Rise & Dine!

Portland’s Battle for the Best Fried Chicken & Waffles

Culinary pundits Zach Dundas and Marty Patail go fork-to-fork over their favorite spots for chicken and waffles, the true breakfast of champions.

02/23/2012 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail Edited by Rachel Ritchie and Karen Brooks Illustrations by Dan Gay

Mudroom

Education Equation

Some of the state's best minds are rethinking the way we do schools.

01/26/2012 By Martin Patail

Getaways

10 Perfect Sunshine Getaways for Portlanders

Here's a plan to combat our collective vitamin-D deficiency: Ten places where you're just about guaranteed sunshine and blue skies...and they're all just one direct flight away!

01/24/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell With Rachel Ritchie and Martin Patail

Features

Progress Report 2012: Our Schools

A decision about your child's schooling is one of the most important you'll ever make. It helps to be educated!

01/20/2012 Edited by Martin Patail

Article

Five Questions For…Ancient Portland

The history of Portland goes much, much further back than you think. Lewis and Clark simply jumped on the bandwagon.

12/23/2011 By Martin Patail

Culturephile

Avant Bard

A new piano-pounding narrator gives Shakespeare's _Cymbeline_ a jazzy jolt.

12/23/2011 By Martin Patail

WHAT'S UP, DOC?

Portland’s Top Doctors 2012

Our seventh annual list of Portland’s best physicians is even better—312 doctors, rated by education, experience, research, and peer nominations. *PLUS:* Wisdom from top docs on keeping your heart healthy, your brain sharp, your body hydrated, and more!

12/16/2011 Edited by Martin Patail

PEOPLE

The 50 Most Influential Portlanders

Who will define Portland in a new era? We asked around (and around some more) to discover this inspiring collection of movers, shakers, rising stars, and established figures with fresh ideas who are already changing the city.

12/16/2011 With Sarah Mirk, Kasey Cordell, Brian Barker, Rachel Ritchie, Martin Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Randy Gragg, Ramona DeNies, Ashleigh Westmoreland, Meghan Ratliffe, Derek Pettie, Kate Moening, Carl Abbott, and Amanda Waldroupe Edited by Zach Dundas

Scene & Heard

Shipping News

Take a look inside FedEx’s Troutdale nerve center.

11/23/2011 By Martin Patail

Cover Story

Relax: 50 Ways to Spoil Yourself This Season

For a season famous for good cheer, the holidays can prove pretty stressful. Fortunately, we've found 50 ways to soothe your soul (and mind, and body, and appetite) this winter.

11/18/2011 Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Martin Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Ramona DeNies, Ashleigh Westmoreland, Meghan Ratliffe, and Derek Pettie

Mudroom

Rebuilding the Male

Looking for an advantage in the job market? Consult your plastic surgeon.

10/14/2011 By Martin Patail

shooting the breeze

Oregon’s Imagination

Lincoln Center’s Imagination Summit is full of ideas, but short on plans.

10/13/2011 By Martin Patail

Now Read This

Aftermath

A Salem author seeks closure—or the best he can get.

09/21/2011 By Martin Patail

Cover Story

Fall Getaways: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Fall was made for long weekends. As the sun settles lower and lower in our sky and thanksgiving comes into view on the horizon, there’s no better time to escape the city and savor the few quiet, crisp weekends of autumn.

09/19/2011 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Martin Patail, and Eleanor R. Brown

Cover Story

Eat Outside: Rooftop Respites

See the sights from great heights while savoring your bites.

07/22/2011 By Martin Patail

Cover Story

Eat Outside: Ale Alfresco

Take your pint out to the patio for a shot of Vitamin D.

07/22/2011 By Martin Patail