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In this issue:

Arts & Culture


Semper Film

Gary Mortensen brings images of wars past and present to life.

08/22/2012 By Kristen Hall-Geisler


Key Note

Can guitarist Terry Robb’s new label help revive Portland’s original indie music—blues?

05/19/2009 By Tom D'Antoni

Hear This Now

Always Room for Cello

Local ensemble adds grace notes

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

We Liked It


Local CD Reviews

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

We Liked It

Old Believers

Local CD Review

05/19/2009 By John Chandler


Barbara Ehrenreich

Reed College grad Barbara Ehrenreich’s most noteworthy efforts have been exposés about her travails in the workforce, her latest book, _This Land Is Their Land_, is a collection of essays about America’s ever-widening poverty gap, a topic that inspired a

05/19/2009 By John Chandler


Star Power

Western Display Fireworks’ pyro-in-chief Bob Gobet gets fired up about shows for billionaires and the art of making people swoon.

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Beaker Boon

Chemical Reaction

Want to unlock the mysteries of science? Start with a beer.

05/19/2009 By Jonathan Fine


Writer's Block

We Portlanders like to call ours a literary city. The trouble is, we have a hard time putting our money where our mouths are.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh


Keeping His Cool

Legendary punk David Allen trades in his bass for a blog.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame


Perennial Favorites

When lovers of salvias and slime molds crave a good book, they turn to horticultural publisher Timber Press.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Eat & Drink


Introducing... Tanuki

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Cheap Date

My Brother’s Crawfish

Forsaking My Brother’s Crawfish because of its out-of-the-way location or its owners’ seemingly tenuous relationship to authentic N’awlins fare would be a mistake. In fact, we can say with little doubt that this modest restaurant offers the best Creole cu

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Restaurant Review

Faulty Fusion

A San Diego chef opens Isabel, her fifth West Coast restaurant in Portland, but is this bastion of healthy cuisine built to last?

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis



Dozens of wines. One push of a button. Willamette Valley wine tasting enters the age of automation.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan


Grill Seeker

Korean barbecue has it all: It’s salty, spicy, and, with just two minutes of cooking time, instantly gratifying with this Bulgogi dish.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

State of Mind

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Health & Wellness

Get Out

Choose Your Own Adventure

It's short. It's sweet. It's summer. And there's nothing worse than wasting these sun-filled days by logging hours behind the wheel just to reach some far-flung peak. (Plus with today's gas prices, who can afford it?) So we give you this: 18 ultimate outd

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon, Stacey Wilson, Camas Davis, and Christopher Van Tilburg Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker

The Smile Squad

Top Dentists 2008

From the fluorescent lights in the waiting room to the high-pitched whir of the drill, that twice-yearly visit to the dentist typically isn’t an event that people look forward to. So why not ease your nerves a bit by putting yourself in the capable, latex

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon


Om Sweet Om

Ditch the gym and practice better yoga at a studio. (Your soul will thank you.)

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Home & Real Estate


Against the Grain

A builder and furniture maker proves you don’t need an architect’s license to create a beautifully designed house.

08/17/2012 By Camela Raymond

News & City Life

Finally Home

Coming to America

This year, inside the ceremony room of Portland's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, more than 10,000 foreign-born residents will take the Oath of Allegiance, becoming in just three short minutes, Americans.

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas


Fathom This:

A machine so miraculous that it provides 10 percent of the world's electricity. Weans us from oil. Halts global warming. Saves the planet. Four such devices, designed to harness the energy of ocean waves, may do just that. (And they're coming to an Oregon

05/19/2009 By Rebecca Clarren

Style & Shopping


Hot Spot

We know: It’s (finally) summer, and sweating your look is the last thing you want to do.

05/19/2009 Edited by Jill Spitznass


Picture This

Art isn't meant only for the wall: Sometimes it’s made for the ?body. Consider the pair of electric-blue flats made from a suedelike, vegan ?material that were recently spied at Olio United.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Travel & Outdoors


Bounty Hunters

Tired of your 9-to-5 gig? The Columbia River is teeming with cash—if you catch the right fish.

05/19/2009 By Jason Cohen

Beyond the Bridges

Gold Standard

Jacksonville is one town we’re happy is stuck in the past.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson