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SUGAR HIGH

The 45 Most Glorious Desserts in Portland

Your decadent guide to the city's sweetest, gooiest, giddiest, mind-bendingly hands-down bestest desserts. It's about time you indulge.

02/11/2015 By Karen Brooks and Kelly Clarke

Top Stories

TOP SCHOOLS 2015

Ranking Portland's Best Schools

We compare 596 public and private schools around the Portland metro area to see how your child's education measures up.

01/28/2015 Edited by Zach Dundas, Ramona DeNies, and Marty Patail

SPREZZATURA!

The Portland Art Museum's Extravaganza of Italian Fashion

With an imported look at Italian style, Portland Art Museum reveals how a scruffy upstart country captured the world’s aesthetic imagination. Sound familiar? (We can dream!)

02/02/2015 By Eden Dawn and Shawn Levy

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

REPORT

Will PNCA’s Landmark New HQ Spark a Renaissance in Old Town?

We take a look at the transformation of Portland's first post office into the growing art school's beating heart.

02/03/2015 By Randy Gragg

THEATER

How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes (On a Stage)

Back from a five-year Portland absence, the innovative company Sojourn turns theater into a social-science laboratory.

02/02/2015 By Matthew Schonfeld

CULTUREPHILE

Is This Man Portland's Best Storyteller?

With his new book, the storyteller cements his status as one of Portland’s finest raconteurs.

02/02/2015 By Kevin Friedman

ARTS & CULTURE

PoMo Picks: February's Best Bets For Things to See and Do

Alton Brown' Edible Inevitable tour, So You Think You Can Dance, RuPaul's Drag Race, and the Portland Jazz Festival hit Portland this month!

02/02/2015

Eat & Drink

SUGAR RUSH

Portland's Most Creative Ice Cream Dreams

Local spots, from restaurants to pop-ups, flaunt fresh churns on ice cream—and yes, fro-yo!

02/11/2015 By Kelly Clarke

SUGAR HIGH

The 45 Most Glorious Desserts in Portland

Your decadent guide to the city's sweetest, gooiest, giddiest, mind-bendingly hands-down bestest desserts. It's about time you indulge.

02/11/2015 By Karen Brooks and Kelly Clarke

SUGAR RUSH

Sweet Secrets from Portland's Best Pastry Pros

Five local dessert dreamers share tips and tricks from their sprinkle-flecked arsenals.

02/11/2015 With Benjamin Tepler

SUGAR RUSH

Portland Bakeries Give You 6 Reasons to Eat Dessert for Breakfast

With texture and finesse, local bakers make a definitive case for devouring dessert before 10 a.m.

02/11/2015 By Karen Brooks

SUGAR RUSH

Throw-Back Decadence from Portland's Top Bakeries, Cakeries, and Pie Shops

By the slice or the spoonful, we’ll never grow tired of pure nostalgia.

02/11/2015 By Kelly Clarke

SUGAR HIGH

The Ultimate Portland Chocolate Box

We chomped through chocolate collections and candy aisles to curate the city’s defining expressions of cacao, from bars to bonbons.

02/11/2015 By Karen Brooks

SUGAR HIGH

The Next Generation of Portland Dessert Classics

Portland's pastry chefs push the boundaries of sweetness—with help from surprising savory ingredients.

02/11/2015 By Karen Brooks

BIG PICTURE

This Majestically Decayed Warehouse Is Incubating New Ideas in Food and Business

Could Ecotrust’s new project be a new asset for Portland’s gastro-entrepreneurs and an example of enlightened capitalism?

02/02/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

3 Comforting Dishes to Help You Survive the Late-Winter Drizzle

Hot, Creamy, Cheesy: these gray-day plates will keep spirits high until the sun returns.

02/02/2015 By Benjamin Tepler and Kelly Clarke

EAT HERE NOW

All-Way's Hamburger Time Machine

Broder’s Peter Bro resurrects the diner that time forgot, deliciously.

02/02/2015 By Kelly Clarke

POUR

Townshend's Tea Unveils a New Line of Spirits Distilled from Tea

After tackling bubble tea, chai, and kombucha, a local outfit unveils the world’s first tea-based spirits.

02/02/2015 By Allison Jones

RECIPE

Tex-Mex Touchdown! Recipes For Your Super Bowl Spread

La Taq’s fundido, salsa, and fumble-free guacamole are your top gridiron party prospects.

01/28/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

Editor's Note

EDITORS' NOTE

Why EVERY Portland Parent Dreads the Words "Late Start"

When did navigating the schedule of an elementary school become a task that seems to require an advanced degree?

02/02/2015 By Zach Dundas

News & City Life

WE ASKED, YOU OVERSHARED

Portlanders Share Stories of Their Worst Dates Ever

If you think Valentine's Day is hellish, at least you can be glad you're not going out with these romantic offenders.

02/02/2015 Edited by Marty Patail

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: February 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Portland's Top Chef challengers to the author sometimes known as Lemony Snicket

02/02/2015 Illustrations by Matty Newton

IN THE ZONE

Can “Mindfulness” Boost A Business? One PDX Meditation Hub Wants To Find Out

Northwest Portland's Hush Meditation is demystifying meditation for career movers and the secular zen-curious.

02/02/2015 By Keegan Clements-Housser

SNAPSHOT

That Time Uber Barreled Through Portland

We take a by-the-numbers look at Uber's hit & run with City Hall.

02/02/2015 By Zach Dundas and Catalina Gaitán

SPREZZATURA!

The Portland Art Museum's Extravaganza of Italian Fashion

With an imported look at Italian style, Portland Art Museum reveals how a scruffy upstart country captured the world’s aesthetic imagination. Sound familiar? (We can dream!)

02/02/2015 By Eden Dawn and Shawn Levy

TOP SCHOOLS 2015

Did Portland Public Schools Get Its Transfer Policy Right?

We check in on the city's big decision on student shuffles—and the neighborhoods that may be impacted the most.

01/28/2015 Photography by Keegan Clements-Housser

TOP SCHOOLS 2015

Ranking Portland's Best Schools

We compare 596 public and private schools around the Portland metro area to see how your child's education measures up.

01/28/2015 Edited by Zach Dundas, Ramona DeNies, and Marty Patail

TOP SCHOOLS 2015

Making a Case for Shop Class in the Twenty-First Century

Dan Ryan—CEO at All Hands Raised, the independent fundraising group for the city’s public education—talks vocational training for the real world.

01/27/2015 By Zach Dundas

TOP SCHOOLS 2015

Academic Success, Hunger Games-Style?

Trackers Earth, a radical homeschool program, teaches archery, blacksmithing, and survival with an "unschooling" philosophy.

01/27/2015 By Eric Earle

TOP SCHOOLS 2015

How Hood River Students Help Run Their Super-Green School

An architectural lesson in earth science, where kids "eat their conservation vegetables before their solar cookies.”

01/27/2015 By Hannah Wallace

Style & Shopping

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: Best Local Stuff of February 2015

This month's hottest locally made goods, from a pour-over coffeemaker for large batches to a sexy new way to store your vinyl collection

02/02/2015

Travel & Outdoors

DAY TRIP

A Storm Chasing Weekend to Remember

This winter, head for the North Coast and revel in buckets of Oregon rain.

02/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie