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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

Curl Up

Cold Play

Sure it’s strange, but give the offbeat Scottish sport of curling a chance and it might just sweep you off your feet.

  • By Jonathan Fine
  • Published 05/19/2009

For Sake's Sake

Taste Maker

Oregon’s only sake sommelier delivers Portlanders from the dark days of rotgut rice wine. Welcome to the age of watari bune.

  • By Megan Callow
  • Published 05/19/2009

Finally Home

Coming to America

This year, inside the ceremony room of Portland's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, more than 10,000 foreign-born residents will take the Oath of Allegiance, becoming in just three short minutes, Americans.

  • By Ted Katauskas
  • Published 05/19/2009


Walk On

Only Portland boasts an integrated network of both trails and streets that turns much of our city into one giant pedestrian playground.

  • By Anna Hirsh
  • Published 05/19/2009

En Garde

Call to Arms

I caught sight of a photo of Iron Maiden lead shrieker Bruce Dickinson, in a storefront window in St. Johns. He was decked out in all-white fencing gear, brandishing a different kind of heavy metal—a foil.

  • By Bart Blasengame
  • Published 05/19/2009


Fresh Kicks

A tomboy takes her tough act to a new level with the martial art of poekoelan—don’t even think of tangling with her now.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/19/2009


Crew Cut

The favorite sport of Ivy Leaguers also happens to be the best workout you can find without getting off your ass.

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 05/19/2009
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