Best of the City '08

Best of the City '08 <p><strong>Best of the City</strong> Oh Portland, how we love thee. And in our fifth annual Best of the City issue, we count the ways (53, to be exact). This year, we also name six extraordinary citizens who are the best at what they do &mdash; from fixing a bike to pouring wine to tending rooms full of tots (not as easy as you might think).</p>

In this issue:

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

Style & Shopping

Marketing

Screen Play

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

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

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