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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

Top Stories

If Only He'd Had....

The Rose Defense

In 1997, a Eugene street kid named Jordan Scott Merrell, age 15, confessed to a killing. It took the jury just an hour to deliver the verdict: guilty of felony murder. But the jury didn’t hear evidence that might have altered the course of Merrell’s life.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Best of the City

Portland's Best Lawyers 2008

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

Dance

The Purist

When his OBT predecessor was staging edgy ballets set to pop music, Stowell was deepening his commitment to classicism.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Summer Trends

Growing Pains

Does our blossoming burg still have room for the Rose Festival?

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Cool Jobs

A Novel Affair

Media guide Sandra Rafalik ensures visiting authors have what they need—like socks.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Dance

The Purist

When his OBT predecessor was staging edgy ballets set to pop music, Stowell was deepening his commitment to classicism.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Art Beat

Bye-Bye, Biennial

Portland Art Museum’s regional art showcase has a new name, a new format, and a new ambition.

05/19/2009 By Chas Bowie

5 Minutes With...

Mighty Mom

American Gladiators inductee Monica Carlson talks about the fantasy—and the reality—of pummeling burly women.

05/19/2009 By Sarah Skidmore

Arts & Events

Hot Pursuit

Inside Andi Kovel’s St. Johns studio, a large furnace belches 2,000-degree heat while the 39-year-old glass artist prepares to transform 600 pounds of gooey, malleable glass glowing hot and bright into three-foot-tall vases.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

Eat & Drink

Eat Here Now

Winter’s Repose

A humble public house serving high-end but affordable food on SE Foster Road manages to uplift a weary diner.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

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

Gloves Out, Bottoms Up

Beer Brawl

All meteorological evidence to the contrary, Colorado and Oregon actually have much in common. We have the Cascades; they’ve got the Rockies. (And no, we don’t want to read any letters about how much more “epic” the Rockies are. Save it for the chairlift,

05/19/2009 By Christian DeBenedetti

Sips

Sour Power

The Japanese have embraced it, so why shouldn’t we? Drinking vinegars make a splash in Portland.

05/19/2009 By David Welch

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

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Season of Giving

In the weeks that passed between the time our editors researched and wrote “The Art of Eating Cheaply” and the time Portland Monthly went to press, something rather unfortunate happened: Prices went up.

08/16/2012 By Jill Davis

Health & Wellness

Row

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

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

Milwaukie’s Best

A fussy vacation home becomes a stylish family hangout in Portland's most undersung riverside 'burb.

08/17/2012 By Camela Raymond

Nature

Hedge Fund

The oak standing in front of your home offers shade—and cold, hard cash.

05/19/2009 By Eileen Stark

News & City Life

Best of the City

Portland's Best Lawyers 2008

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

If Only He'd Had....

The Rose Defense

In 1997, a Eugene street kid named Jordan Scott Merrell, age 15, confessed to a killing. It took the jury just an hour to deliver the verdict: guilty of felony murder. But the jury didn’t hear evidence that might have altered the course of Merrell’s life.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Politics

Oregon’s Options

Poor Tonya Harding. First she was a lauded local superstar. Then a fallen hero and a punch line for bad jokes. In Portland this spring, she was even the subject of a musical. And now her name has been co-opted by the murky political world as a type of str

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Sports

Par None

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

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Style & Shopping

Desirables

Hop to It!

Step aside, people. Three-year-old Claire knows exactly what she wants—a stuffed giraffe.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Travel & Outdoors

Trail of the Month

Tom McCall Preserve

Wildflower lovers take note: The three miles of trails winding through this 231-acre preserve seem to have been carved out with your point-and-click camera in mind.

08/14/2012 With Brian Barker

Treasure

Booty Call

Mount Hood’s disappearing snow reveals a trove of lost goodies. Cell phone, anyone?

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Beyond the Bridges

The Wild Side

Located on an isolated peninsula of Vancouver Island, the village of Tofino isn’t easy to get to—which is why it’s a great escape.

05/19/2009 By David Wolman