Portland monthly dec 2011 yv7wz3

Cover Story

Relax: 50 Ways to Spoil Yourself This Season

For a season famous for good cheer, the holidays can prove pretty stressful. Fortunately, we've found 50 ways to soothe your soul (and mind, and body, and appetite) this winter.

11/18/2011 Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Martin Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Ramona DeNies, Ashleigh Westmoreland, Meghan Ratliffe, and Derek Pettie

Top Stories

BLAST OFF

Mile High Club

Ambitious rocketeers from Portland State University man a high-desert launchpad.

11/18/2011 By Zach Dundas

Gift Guide

Gift Guide 2011: Put a Bow on It

Twenty local gift ideas for every size budget.

11/23/2011 By Kali Sanders

Feature

First the Dishes, then the Revolution

Much of the mainstream media coverage of the Occupy movement has focused on negatives. At its center, however, stood Occupy’s most civilized achievement: a bustling communal kitchen that fed hundreds of people every day.

11/23/2011 By Amanda Eckerson

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Mudroom

Perfect Party 2011

Portland's most notable newsmakers earn a place at the table.

11/23/2011

Mudroom

Vox Populi: We Take the Masses’ Pulse on Crucial Topics at Facebook.Com/Portland Monthly.

Portland peeps have another forum from which to speak their minds.

11/23/2011

Mudroom

Do This Now!

We've got traditional happenings, like the Holiday Ale Fest, and nontraditional distractions like Rumble at the Roseland. Beers and brawls!

11/23/2011

Eat & Drink

Introducing

Nuvrei Patisserie & Café

Nuvrei is a stellar sandwich stop for Pearl District patrons.

11/23/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Pour

Pint Size

Our top picks for special seasonals from local nanobreweries.

11/23/2011 By John Chandler

Review

Pie High

Pie priestess Kate McMillen concentrates on the crust at Lauretta Jean's.

11/23/2011 By Karen Brooks

Feature

First the Dishes, then the Revolution

Much of the mainstream media coverage of the Occupy movement has focused on negatives. At its center, however, stood Occupy’s most civilized achievement: a bustling communal kitchen that fed hundreds of people every day.

11/23/2011 By Amanda Eckerson

Mudroom

Flavor Profile

At McMinnville's Fino In Fondo, the sausage is strictly Italian.

11/23/2011 By Vanessa Chang

RECIPE

Life of the Party

Longtime Portland catering king Larry Grimes shares his holiday soup.

11/18/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Larry Grimes

Local caterer Larry Grimes teaches us how to make his butternut squash and apple soup, just in time for the holidays.

11/18/2011 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

In the Kitchen

Video: In the Kitchen with Larry Grimes

Longtime Portland catering king Larry Grimes shares his holiday butternut squash and apple soup.

11/18/2011 By Benjamin Tepler

Editor's Note

Health & Wellness

Cover Story

Relax: 50 Ways to Spoil Yourself This Season

For a season famous for good cheer, the holidays can prove pretty stressful. Fortunately, we've found 50 ways to soothe your soul (and mind, and body, and appetite) this winter.

11/18/2011 Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker, Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Martin Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Ramona DeNies, Ashleigh Westmoreland, Meghan Ratliffe, and Derek Pettie

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

Lure of the Local

In 1948, Pietro Belluschi designed a modest masterpiece of the Northwest Regional style of modernism. Now his son Tony has restored and expanded it with a deft touch.

11/23/2011 By Kristin Belz

Mudroom

From Russia With Love

The Nordmann: It’s the tannen-bomb!

11/23/2011 By Derek Pettie

News & City Life

Back Page

Occupy Santa

The people of Portland have a few Yuletide demands.

11/23/2011

Mudroom

Lasting Legacies

Pour some on the pavement for our dearly departed citizens.

11/23/2011 By Zach Dundas and Meghan Ratliffe

Mudroom

Five Questions For: Greta Binford

Lewis & Clark’s splendid spider woman indulges her attraction to arachnids.

11/23/2011 By Eleanor R. Brown

Scene & Heard

Shipping News

Take a look inside FedEx’s Troutdale nerve center.

11/23/2011 By Martin Patail

Mudroom

New Money

A 13-year-old local lad takes philanthropy to heart.

11/23/2011 By Ashleigh Westmoreland

BLAST OFF

Mile High Club

Ambitious rocketeers from Portland State University man a high-desert launchpad.

11/18/2011 By Zach Dundas

Style & Shopping

Gift Guide

Gift Guide 2011: Put a Bow on It

Twenty local gift ideas for every size budget.

11/23/2011 By Kali Sanders

Rainmaker

New Seasons

Local snowboarding CEO has outerwear ideas that go beyond the slopes.

11/23/2011 By Ramona DeNies

Mudroom

Sagas of Scent

Scented gifts purchased at Portland's Perfume House come with a story.

11/23/2011 By Emily Burton

Travel & Outdoors

Beyond the Bridges

Back in the High Life

Just a 90-minute flight away, Park City’s slopes promise a powdery alternative to the Cascades . . . plus an après-ski scene that’s heating up.

11/25/2011 By Kristen Gould Case

Trail of the Month

Crown Zellerbach Trail

An old logging road near Scappoose provide hikers and bikers with a scenic sojourn.

11/23/2011 By Brian Barker

Web Exclusives

Web Exclusive

Video: Rocket Science

Photographer David Emmite’s stunning time-lapse panorama of PSAS’s high-desert launchpad.

11/18/2011 Edited by Stephen Person