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One Oregon Woman is Transforming the Architecture Industry

Designer Kathy Shaloo Berg is a leadership role model—and the lone woman at the top tier at ZGF Architects' Portland hub

03/02/2015 By Randy Gragg

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How Kendall Clawson Doubled the Number of Women Running Oregon

The Office of the Governor's Deputy Chief of Staff has fought for the LGBTQ community, supported people diagnosed with AIDS, and radically changed the face of the state's policy boards. And she's not done yet.

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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Marcela Alcantar's Incredible Journey

Marcela Alcantar, president of Alcantar & Associates, on her roots in Mexico, her love of dirt, and launching the Diversified Builders and Engineers Council

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

BIG PICTURE

This Ain't Your Typical Treehouse

"It's just like building any other cabin, only it's 30 feet off the ground."

03/02/2015 By Haley Martin

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: March's Best Local Stuff

This month's hottest locally made goods, from Bee Local's smoked honey to Looptworks leather bags made from salvaged airline seats

03/02/2015

FREE STUFF

Inside the North Portland Shop Where Everything Is Free

Yes, you read that correctly. SamplingLab exchanges free swag for your online opinions.

03/02/2015 By Molly Woodstock

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: March 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from former governor John Kitzhaber to DC-bound former mayor Sam Adams

03/02/2015 Illustrations by Matty Newton

INTERVIEW

Portland's Mayor Says the Future is Bright—If Anyone Can Still Afford to Live Here

Halfway through his term Portland's mayor reflects on the city's rising skyline, an urban world, and the city's greatest challenge.

03/02/2015 By Zach Dundas

PDX INDEX

A By-The-Numbers Look at Oregon's Organic Farm Industry

Oregon ranks #9 for most organic farms in the nation. Here's how those hard-working farmers make it work.

03/02/2015 By Sarah Ostaszewski

HIGH SPIRITS

Oregon’s Link to the World’s Most Famous Single Malt Scotch

In Scotland's remote islands, some of the industry's best barrels are made with Oregon fir.

03/02/2015 By Mike Schwartz

STYLE

Dreamy Visions from Portland Fashion's Upcoming Spring Lines

We asked three local designers to share tips for rising to the occasion of the warm-weather wardrobe.

03/02/2015 By Eden Dawn

WEEKEND GETAWAY

Lummi Island: An Otherworldly Northwest Island Escape

The meal of a lifetime? It's on a woodsy island at the edge of the San Juans, and it's waiting for you.

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

ESSAY

A Native Portlander Returns to Find Her Hometown Radically Transformed

After years away, a prodigal daughter comes back to a city of handlebar mustaches, salty ice cream, kid-friendly breweries, and vegan preschools.

03/02/2015 By Rachel Saslow

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The Oregon Women of Tomorrow

We asked some young women in the third grade at Northeast Portland's Vestal School what they want to be when they grow up.

03/02/2015 By Marty Patail

EAT HERE NOW

The Reinvention of Portland's Iconic Indie Steak House

Can chef Ben Bettinger bring new life to Laurelhurst Market? Signs point to yes.

03/02/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

WORD OF MOUTH

3 Things You Must Eat in Portland This March

Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the month.

03/02/2015 By Karen Brooks

BEER BULLETIN

The Suds of March: 5 New Portland Beer Destinations

Raise a pint at the city's freshest hop operations, from IPA altruists to Chinese lager masters.

03/02/2015 By Brian Yaeger

RECIPE

The Easiest Pasta Recipe of All Time

In her new cookbook, Jenn Louis explores the hidden world of Italian dumplings—and unearths a seriously simple version.

03/02/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

PORTLAND ARTS 101

Pop Culture Translations for Opera's Most Confusing Terms

It's time to end opera's difficult rep—we break down some of the form's most baffling concepts with references from our modern age.

03/02/2015 By Marty Patail

PORTLAND ARTS 101

What Do Album Producers Do, Exactly? We Asked One of Portland's Best.

He's recorded the Decemberists, Neko Case, and R.E.M.—now, Tucker Martine explains his craft.

03/02/2015 By Aaron Scott