POUR

Relief Pitcher

There's more to drink in Portland than that tasty hoppy beer that's taking up space in the fridge. Use some local fruit and make some sangria.

07/20/2009 By Tom Colligan

Cool Cocktails

Time in a Bottle

Hood River Distillers is the Northwest's oldest and largest liquor company. One of the last regional distilleries in the country, Hood River Distillers sold off most of its stills in the late sixties and hasn’t really used one since, though this might soo

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Aging

Wired Science

In one OHSU study, even the smallest actions of older Portlanders may yield critical clues about how we age.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Aging

The New Old

If you must grow old (and sorry, you must), you may be living in the right place. As the number of seniors doubles, Portland is poised to show the rest of the country what it really means to age gracefully. "*Vital Signs*":http://www.portlandmonthlyma

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan, Randy Gragg, and Camas Davis

Article

Fool Proof

Once banned from being sold domestically because it was thought to drive people mad, absinthe makes a comeback in Portland.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Beyond the Bridges

Close Range

12 Northwest mountain escapes where you'll find plenty of powder—and none of the crowds.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Cocktails

Warm-Up Cup

It’s hard to resist the fireworks of a Spanish coffee, but for home consumption, Irish coffee is just the thing.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Cocktails

Mint Condition

Calling all parched ladies and gents: It’s time for an ice-cold julep. Here’s how to do it up proper.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Marketing

Screen Play

Interactive marketing turns the business of advertising into a touchy-feely affair.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Article

Vinomatic

Dozens of wines. One push of a button. Willamette Valley wine tasting enters the age of automation.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Article

Knockout Punch

Gone are the days of Everclear-and-Kool-Aid plonk.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Bar News

Glass Precision

On a quest for the perfect old-fashioned? Take a page from the Oregon Bartenders Guild.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Article

Pushing Daisies

After their final breaths, the eco set finds a way to become one with the earth.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Food News

Stalk Market

When the price of wheat soars, there are winners (Oregon grain growers) and losers (you).

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Article

Belgian Bliss

With a rare yeast and a competitive spirit, brewers across town are concocting heavenly ales.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Pour

Buenos Vinos

A Portland expat’s Buenos Aires–based wine club delivers rare Argentine finds right to your door.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Cocktails

With the Grain

Forget the tonic and lime. A local distiller makes an Old Tom gin that’ll put the dirt back into your dirty martini.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Article

Tree Spirit

Eau-de-vie made with Douglas fire tips is a clear-cut favorite.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Article

The Hidden Coast

Leave the tourist traps for the Winnebago set and explore The Hidden Coast. Follow our mile-by-mile guide to those wonders of the Oregon Coast that can be found only off the beaten path.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan