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Press Play

Local writers get the last word with e-books.

06/29/2011 By Martin Patail

from the newsstand

Book Review: The Descent of Man

05/22/2011 By Martin Patail

Article

Oregon Coast Guide: X Marks the Spot for Families

Yes, there's a fabulous aquarium and plenty of Rogue ale. But families have more in store for them on their next trip to Newport.

05/20/2011 By Martin Patail

Article

Oregon Coast Guide: X Marks the Spot for History Buffs

Add an educational element to your getaway by patronizing points of historical significance in Astoria.

05/20/2011 By Martin Patail

Mudroom

Gridiron Dreams

Amateur football in these parts sports a different kind of celebrity.

05/20/2011 By Martin Patail

Now Read This

The Descent of Man

In his haunting first novel, local author Kevin Desinger tests humanity’s breaking point.

04/22/2011 By Martin Patail

Real Estate 2011

Neighborhoods by the Numbers

We've rated Portland's best and worse neighborhoods in this year's real estate survey. See which areas of the city are up-and-coming and which ones are on a downfall.

03/15/2011 By Randy Gragg and Martin Patail

Features

Future History

The Oregon Historical Society is the only private state historical society in the West and it boasts one of the largest libraries and archives on the Pacific Coast. Despite its impressive collection, however, OHS is now operating in "survival mode" and st

03/10/2011 By Martin Patail

Ax Season

Ax Season

Welcome to Portland Timbers 101. Here is an introduction to everything you need to know about the coach, the players, and the fans so that you'll be ready this spring as the Timbers make their Major League Soccer debut.

02/15/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Ax Season

The Team

Some of the players to look out for in the Timbers' first MLS season. There are eight returning players from the Timbers minor league team and a plethora of rookies, vets, and foreign imports.

02/15/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Ax Season

The Fans

With the Timbers' first MLS season approaching, the Timbers Army is ready and willing to take on new members. It all started with a group of 10 raucous fans in 2001 and has now grown into a full-blown, organized army.

02/14/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Ax Season

Portland Soccer: An Expanded History

A timeline of soccer history in Portland. From the Timbers' humble beginnings to the opening MLS game.

02/14/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Ax Season

A Timbers Cheatsheet

A Timbers cheatsheet for fans who want to get on board but may know much about the MLS. We'll tell you who the mascot is, who to look out for, and who we need to beat.

02/14/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Ax Season

The Coach

Portland Monthly's interview with Timbers' head coach, John Spencer. The Scotland native talks about his take on the American game, his hopes for Portland as a soccer city, and, of course, Oregon's beer and wine.

02/14/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Editor’s Note

Golden Goals

With the Portland Timbers' first season as an MLS team fast approaching, over 10,000 season tickets have been sold. The question is, can the low-budget "Timbers Army" fan base that has been with the team for 10 seasons in an obscure second-tier league sur

02/11/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

LONG STORY [SHORT]

The Destroyer

An interview with best-selling science fiction author S.M. Stirling, who has envisioned a post-apocalyptic Oregon in his Emberverse series. _Tears of the Sun_ will be published in September 2011.

01/19/2011 By Martin Patail

Portland Monthly Presents

State of the Game

Voters may have trounced the state's first nontribal casino. Lottery revenues may be down. But history shows that Oregonians' yen for games of chance is destined to grow.

12/21/2010 By Meghan Hilliard, Veronica Martin, and Martin Patail

Article

The Edge Ledger

If you must gamble, here's how to lose more slowly

12/16/2010 By Martin Patail and Ali Moran

2010 Best Bars

Best Bars to Become an Expert

Imbibe in ignorance no more. Recieve a tippler's tutelage at these locales.

11/17/2010 By Martin Patail

Wordstock 2010

Wordstock 2010: Steven Johnson at the Bagdad Theater

A writer finds the source of all good ideas—and offers a few of his own

10/12/2010 By Martin Patail