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

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

Aging

Golden Age

Country club or retirement home? At Terwilliger Plaza, sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Stay Well

House Calls

Some Portland doctors and nurses want to do more than just treat patients—they want to fix the broken US health care system. Here’s how a group of community clinics is cutting costs, improving their clients’ health, and transforming the doctor’s off

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

5 MINUTES WITH...

Michael Pollan

The reluctant leader of the sustainable food movement and best-selling author of _The Omnivore’s Dilemma_ and _In Defense of Food_ is nothing less than frank when addressing our failing food policies.

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova

Hit List

Lap Of Luxury

Your pet doesn’t know we’re in a recession. Here are five ways to give your best friend the red-carpet treatment.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Pet Cross

Nine Lives (and Counting)

The most generous donors at one animal clinic are a couple of cool cats.

05/19/2009 By Jason Cohen

Hit List

Say Spaaah

Prime places for a springtime reawakening.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell and Kaitlin Johnson

Article

Mr. Feel Good

Busting manly myth No. 17: Spas are just for chicks.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Article

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

Top Docs

Top Docs 2008

Which doctor would you call if you or a loved one needed medical care?
That’s the question we asked more than 8,000 Portland-area physicians through our online survey. Doctors voted for up to two physicians each in as many as 48 different specia

05/19/2009 Research by Sally Powers

Best of the City

Best of the City 2008

Dig into our surefire, gotta-get-cracking, must-do list of the city's most fabulous people, places, and things.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Best of the Best

Top Docs 2009

We purchased a list of nearly seven thousand physicians and nurses and invited them to participate in our online survey. We then posed a simple question to each of them: “Which doctor would you choose if you or a loved one were in need of medical care?”

05/19/2009 Research by Martha Calhoon

Slideshow

Slide Show: 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

Slideshow

Slide Show: Pet-á-Portland

Whether your dog has an eye for some new duds or your cat needs a place to get away from it all, our roundup of the latest in pet paraphernalia should keep tails wagging and spirits from sagging.

05/19/2009