Bottoms Up

Best Bars

When the crack of cold creeps into the evening air and it's dark by dinner, we know it's time to re-acquaint ourselves with Portland's best bars. Snuggle into a booth, belly up to the bar, and while away some rainy nights.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis, Stacey Wilson, Camas Davis, John Chandler, and Bart Blasengame With Brian Barker

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

Dating Scene

Savvy Sexy Single

A three-step guide to getting exactly what you want.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Pinkies Up!

The Insider's Guide to Oregon Wine Country

We Portlanders are lucky to live less than an hour from hundreds of top-notch wineries in the Willamette Valley, and it’s only a few more hours to Southern Oregon’s winemaking region.

05/19/2009 With Stacey Wilson and Megan Callow By Camas Davis and Condé Cox

THE HIT LIST

Sweet Spot

Why is this dog smiling? Because she knows she lives in an urban dog-park paradise.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Beyond the Bridges

Snow Bound

Five lodges where you can embrace the wintry weather (or avoid it altogether).

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

THE HIT LIST

Nature Calls

Take a cool dip in the great outdoors (and show the dog days of summer who’s boss).

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Beyond the Bridges

Gold Standard

Jacksonville is one town we’re happy is stuck in the past.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

THE HIT LIST

Om Sweet Om

Ditch the gym and practice better yoga at a studio. (Your soul will thank you.)

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Eat More, Spend Less

The Art of Eating Cheaply

On the contrary, it means seeking out talented chefs who can transform the simplest, cheapest ingredients into a sublime masterpiece of a meal.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson, Kasey Cordell, Camela Raymond, Camas Davis, John Chandler, Megan Callow, and Bart Blasengame With Brian Barker

Sports

Par None

Who knew you could score a college sports scholarship by watching someone else compete?

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Family

Mommies Know Best

Nearly 20 years after the seminal children's book "Heather Has Two Mommies" was published, sociologists have begun to ask: Do gay parents have it better? Here in Portland, many same-sex couples say the answer is yes.

08/19/2008 By Stacey Wilson