Our 10 Greatest Homes

Our 10 Greatest Homes <p>Our panel of experts weigh in on their picks for the greatest homes in Portland History. Bask in the architectural wonder of these iconic residential houses in our 2011 Real Estate Guide.</p>

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Vox Populi

Vox Populi: A Random Survey at Pioneer Place Mall

We took a random survey at Pioneer Place Mall and asked local Portlanders a myriad of questions.


Now See This

Artist of the Pen

Don't miss this gallery retrospective presenting Lloyd Reynolds's calligraphy, etchings, puppets books, graphic works and some rare films showcased at the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery.

03/17/2011 By Randy Gragg

The Mudroom

PDX Index: Tax Season

As you get ready for the 15th, we give you some interesting facts and stats about tax season in Oregon.

03/16/2011 By Katherine Garvey


The Ladies' Man

Portland filmmaker Todd Haynes has just wrapped up his new miniseries, "Mildred Pierce", a complex drama about a woman's rise in business and family strains. Haynes has been in the business for several years and has always stayed true to his layered, unco

03/15/2011 By Aaron Scott


Camera Eye

If you have an hour to spend, why not spend it at Hand-Eye Curiosity Club and get creative with some fun DIY projects?



Future History

The Oregon Historical Society is the only private state historical society in the West and it boasts one of the largest libraries and archives on the Pacific Coast. Despite its impressive collection, however, OHS is now operating in "survival mode" and st

03/10/2011 By Martin Patail


True West

Kelly Reichardt and Jon Raymond’s new film _Meek's Cutoff_ is loosely based on the true story of Stephen Meek, a guide who led a wagon train on an imagined shortcut through today’s Harney County. Unlike many Westerns or road movies before it, _Meek's Cuto

03/10/2011 By Randy Gragg


Word on the Street: April 2011

This month's word: Crime fog; noun. See our explanation and how to successfully use it in a sentence.


The Mudroom

Scene & Heard: Bridgetown Co-Founder Matt Braunger Recounts a Funny Portland Experience

As the Bridgetown Comedy Festival (April 21–24) commences, we asked festival co-founder Matt Braunger to explain what’s really funny about his hometown.



High App-titude

As if there weren't enough apps already, here come some more! Portland's Night & Day Studio are cranking out more games for kids.

03/09/2011 By Rachel Ritchie


The Perfect Party: April 2011

We're making room for some notable party guests this month. See who's invited!



Off Hours: April 2011

Here's a list of some fun and interesting things to do around town this month.


Eat & Drink


Ramen Rave

Launched just last fall, Boke Bowl has become a wildly popular noodle craze. Find out where the next monthly, “pop-up” restaurant will be.

03/10/2011 By Karen Brooks

Eat Here Now

The Big Egg

The Big Egg serves up some meticulously handcrafted breakfast sandwiches with fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

03/10/2011 By Karen Brooks


Test Your Nettle

Chef Ben Meyer at Grain & Gristle cooks simple, unassuming, and delicious dishes, including the adventurous creamed nettles on brioche.

03/09/2011 By Deena Prichep


Cellar Notes: April 2011

A look at the nebbiolo, a red wine from the Piedmont region in the northwestern corner of Italy.

03/09/2011 By Condé Cox


Spirited Away

Stone Barn Brandyworks in Southeast Portland concocts some creative and delicious brandies and spirits. Some notable inventions are the Eastside Ouzo, Unoaked Rye Whiskey, and Red Wing Coffee Liqueur.

03/09/2011 By Deena Prichep

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

A Yeon Centennial

After a century of conservationist work, collection of art and architecture, John Yeon finally gets the recognition he has long deserved.

03/09/2011 By Randy Gragg

Health & Wellness


Carbon Cargo

Portland boasts its role in energy conservation. When it comes to transporting coal or stimulate the local economy, which will win out?

03/09/2011 By Bill Lascher

The Mudroom

Sticky Business

Oregon State University scientist, Kaichang Li, has invented an effective adhesive without using toxic chemicals. He aims to improve the carbon footprint of products like tape, sticky notes, and postage stamps.

03/09/2011 By Nicole Morales

Home & Real Estate


Our 10 Greatest Homes

We asked a panel of 5 experts to choose the 10 greatest homes in the city’s history. Bask in the architectural wonder, as we take you on a virtual tour of Portland’s finest residential structures, both present and past.

08/19/2012 By Randy Gragg

Real Estate 2011

Neighborhoods by the Numbers: 2011

We've rated Portland's best and worse neighborhoods in this year's real estate survey. See which areas of the city are up-and-coming and which ones are on a downfall.

03/15/2011 By Randy Gragg and Martin Patail

Web Exclusive

Greatest Houses


Cover Story

Portland’s Greatest Homes

From 19th-century Victorians to modernist ranches, our jury of experts debated the merits of architectural styles, design, and craftsmanship. Bask in the architectural wonder, as we take you on a virtual tour of Portland’s finest residential structures, a

03/11/2011 By Randy Gragg


April: Sow Seeds!

April is a time of the year when the soil warms up and plants begin to bloom. We're giving you some tips on how to grow the best veggies and what you should do when you're not in the garden this month.

03/09/2011 By Kate Bryant

News & City Life


Five Questions for Isabella Rossellini

Distractions are everywhere as we follow Isabella Rossellini. New to the Discovery Channel's Planet Green, Animals Distract Me airs April 22nd. Spend an evening with Philanthropist Isabella on April 6!

03/09/2011 By Zach Dundas

Style & Shopping

Video Extra

The Making of Night Moves

Behind the scenes


Behind the Scenes

Video: The Making of Night Moves

Want to see some of the behind-the-scenes magic from our April fashion shoot? Check out this video. You can practically feel the thump of that disco beat.

03/28/2011 By Eden Dawn


Night Moves

We're looking back as a Portland Monthly fashion editorial turns 10.

03/14/2011 By Eden Dawn Photography by Carlin Sundell

Travel & Outdoors

Trail of the Month

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve

At Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, April's Trail of the Month, you can see more than 130 species of resident and migratory birds.

03/09/2011 With Brian Barker

Web Exclusives

Charity Events

SEI Here + Now 2011

Here + Now is an annual fundraising event that aims to introduce young, community-oriented professionals—Portland’s next generation of philanthropists—to SEI.