How We Lived

How We Lived <p>Had you lived in Portland back in 1870, you would have pumped your water from a backyard well, and you&rsquo;d never have left the house without a bowler or a hoopskirt. A hundred years later, you might have lounged by the pool outside a split-level ranch and cavorted in the nude at Vortex I. For our third annual history issue, we take you on a tour of <strong>How We Lived</strong> in the Rose City&rsquo;s past, with stops in 1860, 1900, 1940 and 1970. It&rsquo;s the next best thing to having been there yourself.</p>

In this issue:

Eat & Drink


Strong Sake

An ancient Japanese beverage fuels Portland's newest bar.

05/19/2009 By Lizzy Caston


Inn Style

For food-weary Portlanders, this downtown culinary refuge offers good company, warmth and sustenance.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis


Refrigerator Pickles Skip the Canner and Go Straight to the Crunch

Don't have the time or space for canning at home? Try refrigerator pickles.

05/19/2009 By Lizzy Caston





Peperonata Makes the Most of Perfect Peppers

The gypsy pepper is thin-skinned, sweet and incredibly versatile.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Travel & Outdoors


Vintage Charms

Forget Napa. Oenophiles are abuzz over Walla Walla, where wine is poured without a hint of hauteur.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson