40 Northwest Colleges

40 Northwest Colleges <p><strong>The 2008 NW College Report</strong> Our inaugural guide provides detailed information on leading Pacific Northwest colleges and universities, plus profiles on standouts in academics, sports, and more. From tuition to campus culture, we&rsquo;ve got everything you&rsquo;ll need to help make this big decision.</p>

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


Three Locals Leaping

White Bird Dance gives three locals some room to move.

05/19/2009 By Anna Dukehart

Visual Art


Painter Elise Mravunac looks at the big picture.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson


"Calendar Girl, Arrested. Freed"

The winner of this year's Wordstock short-fiction contest is the story of an infatuated reporter and a mysterious girl who lives in a mall.

05/19/2009 By Kurt Rheinheimer



Local performance-art troupe the Collective of Geniuses has fashioned its debut production by inviting fledgling playwrights to its website for some direct i...

05/19/2009 By Jenny Davis


Amanda Palmer

Arresting rock singer Amanda Palmer keeps her show on the road.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Tis the Season

Holiday How-To

Ever wondered how to make a perfect Hot Buttered Rum? Or how to beat those dreadful seasonal blues? Find out in our quick and slightly quirky guide to surviving the holidays.

05/19/2009 With Jill Davis, Stacey Wilson, Kasey Cordell, Brian Barker, John Chandler, Nino Padova, Lucas Bradley-Kelly, Jenny Davis, and Anna Dukehart

Eat & Drink


Pop the Cork

05/19/2009 By John Chandler


Poutine at Potato Champion

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis


Jin Wah

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova


Café Nell

This neighborhood eatery may resemble an open and airy French bistro, but its menu suggests it’s more of a continental hybrid.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis


Patriot Games

Does 50 Plates succeed with its cuisine from all 50 states?

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Two-Minute Critic

Strange Brew

Call it what you want, Oregon's new state drink is a bartender's burden.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler


Meat Cheese Bread

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova


Tree Spirit

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

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan


Dulce de Leche Two Ways

Sweet, creamy, and easy to make, dulce de leche deserves a spot in your dessert pantheon.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Word From the Wise

05/19/2009 By Paige Williams

Health & Wellness


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


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


Vital Signs

If you must grow old (and sorry, you must), you may be in the right place.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis


Golden Age

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

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Home & Real Estate



The latest designs in manufactured homes have opened the door to genuine elegance.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

News & City Life

Ho Ho Ho

Self-Help Santa

Keith Hackett is a local Santa Claus who's qualified to give advice all year round.

08/15/2012 By Bart Blasengame

Deck the Halls

Fir Fight

Shrubs are out. Time for an Oregon tree in the White House.

08/15/2012 By Nino Padova

Spell It Out

To Bee or Not to Bee

A veteran reporter—and woeful speller—faces his fear of bees.

05/19/2009 By David Wolman


The Perfect Party 2008

Our second annual roundup of the year's biggest news-makers


Higher Education

The 2008 Northwest College Report

You’re the one filling out the application, but the school’s got to meet your criteria, too. And we’re not just talking about SAT scores and financial aid packages. We mean those less quantifiable campus-life kinds of things. In our 2008 NW College Repor

05/19/2009 Research by Martha Calhoon By Kasey Cordell

Style & Shopping


Roadside Attraction

The captivating collection of personal and household objects at Flutter is definitely not for the birds.

07/24/2012 By Jill Spitznass


The West Hills Lacrosse Mom

*Yeah, we’re stereotyping a little. Roll with it.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass


The Hawthorne Indie Dude

*Yeah, we’re stereotyping a little. Roll with it.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass


The Irvington Soccer Dad

*Yeah, we’re stereotyping a little. Roll with it.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass


How to Shop for Six Types* of Portlanders

*Yeah, we're stereotyping a little. Roll with it. *The best gifts to give six distinctively different types of Portlanders* *Shopping For:* "*The Alberta Street Hipster*":http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/issues/current-issue/articles/how-to-shop-

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass


The South Waterfront Yuppie

*Yeah, we’re stereotyping a little. Roll with it.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass


The Pearl District Trendsetter

*Yeah, we’re stereotyping a little. Roll with it.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass


The Alberta Street Hipster

*Yeah, we’re stereotyping a little. Roll with it.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass


Safe House

Oregon's credit unions don't need a bailout—they're staying afloat on their own.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis


Toy Story

Four small shops that play big

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Travel & Outdoors

Ski Patrol

Cannonball Run

Mt Hood Meadows brings in heavy artillery to control avalanches.

05/19/2009 By Julian Smith


Gold Rush

You don't need to wait until 2010 to have an Olympic experience at the ski-resort town of Whistler.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker


Beach Bums

Salmon sharks may be swimming closer to shore. (But don't be afraid to go in the water.)

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Beyond the Bridges

Alpine Penthouse

There's no better way to rough it than camping out in a Mount Hood fire tower in the dead of winter.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker