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PDX FEASTING

Portland's 10 Best Restaurants of 2014

Unrestaurants. Microcuisines. Ultra-personal food experiences. Welcome to the next frontier of Portland dining.

11/03/2014 By Karen Brooks

Top Stories

TITANS OF TEA

The Story Behind Steven Smith's Obsession with Tea

After transforming American tea with Tazo and Stash, Steven Smith chases the world’s greatest leaves.

11/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

V IS FOR VICTORY

Is This the Best Way to Educate Children with Autism?

At the pioneering Victory Academy, kids make strides through crafted curriculum, specialized architecture, and patience—lots of patience.

11/05/2014 By Randy Gragg

HOME DESIGN

Sustainability Meets Idiosyncrasy in a Modern Spin on the Mom & Pop Shop

Inside Will Emery and Bonnie Serkin's SE Clinton home and business, both built for the long haul.

11/03/2014 By Randy Gragg

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

LONG STORY SHORT

Portland Opera Turns 50 This Month—and One Woman Has Been There For It All

From chorus girl to costume queen, Frances Britt has been involved with almost every Portland Opera production of the past half century. We look back at some of the wildest moments—and wildest costumes.

11/03/2014 By Aaron Scott

ART

Portland Windows Shine a Light on Ai Weiwei's Alcatraz Art

What do a Chinese dissident, America’s most notorious federal prison, and energy-conscious Portland homeowners have in common?

11/03/2014 By Marty Patail

INTERVIEW

Playwright Robert Schenkkan on Winning a Tony and Impressing Spielberg

It's been a big year for one of Oregon theater’s biggest success stories. We caught up with Schenkkan in Ashland to take stock.

11/03/2014 By Aaron Scott

ON THE TOWN

PoMo Picks: November 2014

Mozart's Requiem, John Oliver at the Keller, and more of the month's best bets for things to see and do in Portland

11/03/2014

CULTUREPHILE

Transforming Portland's Art-World Boundaries

How Philly transplant Amy Adams blurs lines with her east-side gallery.

11/03/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Eat & Drink

RECIPE

Boke Bowl Forks Over Its Coveted Brussels Sprout Recipe

Fueled by fish sauce and seasonal fruit, this cult-favorite salad is ready for the spotlight at your Thanksgiving table.

05/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Restaurant Dream Team 2014: John Taboada and Giovanna Parolari

The gospel according to the masterminds behind Navarre, Luce, and Angel Face

11/03/2014 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Best Bar 2014: Pepe Le Moko

Where you want to be when Armageddon finally hits

11/03/2014 By Karen Brooks

REPORT

Why Are Enterprising Portland Foodies Heading for the Suburbs?

Portland restaurateurs find opportunity on the food scene’s next frontier: suburbia.

11/03/2014 By Molly Woodstock

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Trend of the Year 2014: Pop-Ups

In a city allergic to white tablecloths, pop-ups are the new special occasion.

11/03/2014 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Best Sequel 2014: Bollywood Theater

Bollywood Theater weaves Mumbai street eats into a compelling food drama.

11/03/2014 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Best Case for Simplicity: Davenport

At Davenport, two shy dudes geek out on pristine ingredients, insider wines, and the world’s coolest glasses.

11/03/2014 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Restaurantopoly

The fast-dealing Rose City foodie game!

11/03/2014 By Marty Patail

INTRODUCING

The People's Pig Does Barbecue Right

A lauded sandwich cart puts down roots with a new North Williams brick-and-mortar.

11/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

WORD OF MOUTH

3 Things You Must Eat This November

Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the month.

11/03/2014 By Karen Brooks

HIGH SPIRITS

The Mead Revolution is Buzzing

Move over cider and beer! A Northwest uprising is making an ancient brew cool again.

11/03/2014 By Allison Jones

BEST RESTAURANTS

How to Devour Portland's Restaurant Scene in 7 Days

The ultimate food lover's challenge—a very full week-long tour of Portland's best restaurants. We dare you.

11/03/2014 By Kelly Clarke

PDX FEASTING

Portland's 10 Best Restaurants of 2014

Unrestaurants. Microcuisines. Ultra-personal food experiences. Welcome to the next frontier of Portland dining.

11/03/2014 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Destination of the Year 2014: Maurice

With quirk and determination, Kristen Murray brings a blissful Swedish tradition to town.

10/10/2014 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Cuisine of the Year 2014: Kachka and DaNet's Russian Party

With vastly different approaches, a veteran Portland chef and two newcomers to the scene are creating a people’s party you want to join.

10/09/2014 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Rising Star Chef 2014: Nodoguro's Ryan Roadhouse

Trained under old-school sushi masters, this zen chef remixes Japanese tradition into feasts of casual complexity.

10/08/2014 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS

Portland Monthly's Chef of the Year 2014: Ataula's Jose Chesa

Ataula’s Barcelona-born chef just wants to make you a righteous spanish meal.

10/07/2014 By Karen Brooks

BEST RESTAURANTS 2014

Portland Monthly's Restaurant of the Year 2014: Langbaan

Langbaan blends the personal and the audacious into a downright addictive mash-up of Portland and Thailand.

10/06/2014 By Karen Brooks

Editor's Note

EDITORS' NOTE

Giving Thanks for a Year of Great Eating (and More) in Portland

Finding inspiration in the year's best restaurants and incredible nonprofits in the month of gratitude.

11/03/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

Home & Real Estate

HOME DESIGN

Sustainability Meets Idiosyncrasy in a Modern Spin on the Mom & Pop Shop

Inside Will Emery and Bonnie Serkin's SE Clinton home and business, both built for the long haul.

11/03/2014 By Randy Gragg

News & City Life

V IS FOR VICTORY

Is This the Best Way to Educate Children with Autism?

At the pioneering Victory Academy, kids make strides through crafted curriculum, specialized architecture, and patience—lots of patience.

11/05/2014 By Randy Gragg

VENTURES

A Forward-Thinking Bank President in the Era of Mobile Deposits

A Wells Fargo president’s journey from the deposits counter to the corner office

11/03/2014 By Zach Dundas

BIG PICTURE

We Need To Replace the Burnside Bridge. Should it Look Like This?

Come the Big One, the central bridge will serve as a lifeline for earthquake relief supplies. But who will pay for it, and what will its design say about the city?

11/03/2014 By Randy Gragg

RIP CITY

The Blazers' Guide to Portland

What do the rip city players and coach like to do in their free time? (Spoiler: they’re just like us!)

11/03/2014 By Marty Patail

ELECTION SEASON

Oregon's Ballot is a Microcosm of Messy National Politics

Weed! Obamacare! Equal rights! The Koch Brothers! In this month’s off-year election, Oregon mirrors the gnarly state of national politics.

11/03/2014 By Tim Dickinson

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: November 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from comedian Shane Torres to an HIV vaccine pioneer

11/03/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

Article

Celebrating Stumptown's 15th Year of Coffee Empire Building

Checking in on Duane Sorenson's big idea, a decade and a half later.

11/03/2014 By Catalina Gaitán

DISPATCH

An International Ingredient from Oregon Farms Is Fostering Connection in Portland

How one convenience store teamed up with Willamette Valley growers for some teff love.

11/03/2014 By Hannah Wallace

TITANS OF TEA

The Story Behind Steven Smith's Obsession with Tea

After transforming American tea with Tazo and Stash, Steven Smith chases the world’s greatest leaves.

11/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

Style & Shopping

BIG PRIMPIN'

The Essential Portland Grooming Guide

Proper coiffing, plucking, and trimming can require a citywide squadron of experts. We’ve rounded up 11 spots to keep you lookin’ good from top to toes.

11/03/2014 By Eden Dawn Illustrations by Amanda Lanzone

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: The Best Local Stuff of November 2014

This month's hottest locally made goods, from Nau's Portland-meets-Tokyo collection and upcycled totest and wallets made from feed and brewery malt bags

11/03/2014