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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

Top Stories

Beyond the Bridges

Club Med

Palm trees, a saltwater pool, and a gourmet garden make this Alameda house a private resort.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

People

The Player

He’s ridiculously good looking. He’s got a Harvard M.B.A. His father is the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Last May, Henry Merritt Paulson III ...

05/19/2009 By Jim Gullo

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

5 MINUTES WITH

Adrienne Barbeau

Her 45-year career has taken her from Broadway to primetime television, where she starred as a divorced mom on Norman Lear’s acclaimed 1970s sitcom _Maude_. But Adrienne Barbeau will forever be known as a fan-boy sex symbol thanks to her bold, buxom roles

07/24/2012 By John Chandler

Dance

Exit Stage Left

With Lincoln Hall undergoing a $28 million makeover, Portland’s contemporary dance scene takes to the street.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

Theater

The Hot Seats

Don’t be content just to go to a show—score the best seats in the house.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

WELIKEDIT

X-Ray Visions

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

People

The Player

He’s ridiculously good looking. He’s got a Harvard M.B.A. His father is the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Last May, Henry Merritt Paulson III ...

05/19/2009 By Jim Gullo

WE LIKED IT

Earth to the Dandy Warhols

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Fly High

Water Wings

During Flugtag, you don’t need a pilot’s license to fly over the Willamette—just a costume, a contraption, and some courage.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

PASSING THROUGH

Home Bass

Jazz superstar Esperanza Spalding returns to her Portland roots. (For one night, at least.)

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Eat & Drink

INTRODUCING ...

Lucier

Lucier has been open for only a few weeks. Yet the dining room is full, mostly with groups of men and women in business suits sipping champagne and feasting on structurally arranged food.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Article

Japanese Rising

At Tanuki, a diminutive eatery in Nob Hill, sake may be king, but the food that’s paired with it is what holds us captive.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Cocktails

Mint Condition

Calling all parched ladies and gents: It’s time for an ice-cold julep. Here’s how to do it up proper.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Cellar Notes

Rosé City

More winemakers are moving inside city limits, which means tasting new pinots just got a whole lot easier.

05/19/2009 By Mike Thelin

CHEAP DATE

Belly Timber

At Belly Timber, set in a purple Victorian on the corner of SE Hawthorne Boulevard and 32nd Avenue, the half-size portions are remarkably plentiful. And even if you do opt for a full serving, not one item is priced over $20.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

RECIPE

Summer Sweets

With names like Sugar Buns and Silver Queen, what’s not to like about this season’s most toothsome and tender corn?

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

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

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Summer Rules

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Health & Wellness

Dune Rider

King of the Hill

A board-sports fanatic adds yet another plank to his quiver in order to tackle an unlikely element: sand.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Home & Real Estate

Living Here

Portland Polemic

For Oregon natives who fled to larger cities and then came back, homecoming isn’t always so easy.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Beyond the Bridges

Club Med

Palm trees, a saltwater pool, and a gourmet garden make this Alameda house a private resort.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Libraries

Checked Out

If you’ve looked around your school library lately, you may have noticed something missing. Namely, the librarian.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Gardening

Upstairs Eden

Forget the farm. All you need to grow delicious heirloom tomatoes is a little patch of rooftop.

05/19/2009 By Jordan Crucchiola

News & City Life

5 Minutes With....

Razor Sharp

Olympic fencer Mariel Zagunis drops her guard to talk about gold medals, swords, and surviving the opening ceremonies.

08/17/2012 By Bart Blasengame

Marketing

Screen Play

Interactive marketing turns the business of advertising into a touchy-feely affair.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Style & Shopping

Desirables

Fine Assets

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Travel & Outdoors

THE HIT LIST

Nature Calls

Take a cool dip in the great outdoors (and show the dog days of summer who’s boss).

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson