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Razor Sharp

Olympic fencer Mariel Zagunis drops her guard to talk about gold medals, swords, and surviving the opening ceremonies.

08/17/2012 By Bart Blasengame

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.

05/19/2009 By Jonathan Fine

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.

05/19/2009 By Megan Callow

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.

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas


Walk On

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

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

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.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame


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.

05/19/2009 By Rachel Ritchie


Crew Cut

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

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker