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Cover Story

A Shameless Peek at Portland's Money

To our great surprise, in spite of Portland’s rep as a city given to monetary modesty, people talked. From lottery millionaires to a drag queen with a penchant for vodka martinis and a family who made a pact to buy nothing new for an entire year (not even

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis, Stacey Wilson, Randy Gragg, and Kym Croft Miller

Top Stories

Philanthropists

The $150,000 Question

When Oregonian Pete Seda met Saudi Soliman al Buthe in 1997, the two Muslims became fast friends. Over coffee, they founded the only U.S. chapter of al Haramain, one of Saudi Arabia's largest Islamic charities. Now Seda's under house arrest and al Buthe's

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Habitat

Perfect Pitch

When Gregg Takashima and Laura Hollister-Takashima began plans to remodel their house, their ideas were about as far apart as a sumi ink drawing and a Corot landscape. Happily, they found a third path.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

WE LIKED IT

China Forbes

Local reviews

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Green Room

La Vida Lorca

How do you present a Spanish play without losing English-speaking audiences? It takes a Miracle.

05/19/2009 By Kassten Alonso

Bottom Line

Outside the Box

With the push of a button, iTV turns tube-viewing from passive act to interactive pursuit.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

On Air

Radio Free Oregon

OPB host Emily Harris discusses the new-media universe and the difference between crossing the Tigris and the Willamette.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Live & Work

Artful Lodger

Portland’s newest artist commune, Milepost 5, gets creative to make the sale.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Eat & Drink

EAT THIS NOW

Chicken & Waffles at Simpatica

Get thee to Simpatica for a breakfast of fried chicken and golden waffles that hails from either Harlem or somewhere in the South.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

INTRODUCING…

A Cena

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Review

Worth Its Salt?

Sel Gris is a new, upscale restaurant on Hawthorne and should be able to live up to its seemingly elemental name.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Cocktails

Warm-Up Cup

It’s hard to resist the fireworks of a Spanish coffee, but for home consumption, Irish coffee is just the thing.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

THE HIT LIST

Stir It Up

Tired of searching for the restaurant that turns out a perfect cassoulet? Learn how to make it yourself.

05/19/2009 By The Editors

Restaurant Closure

Last Call

After nearly 100 years downtown, dive bar Virginia Café gets 86ed.

05/19/2009 By Jonathan Fine

SAVOR

Cake Walk

Chocolate-Buttermilk Layer Cake: The recipe for this decadent chocolate-buttermilk wonder has traipsed all over Portland

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Living (at) Large

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Health & Wellness

Health

Body Chemistry

A recent study shows that toxic pollutants have found a new hiding place in Oregon—us.

05/19/2009 By Julian Smith

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

Perfect Pitch

When Gregg Takashima and Laura Hollister-Takashima began plans to remodel their house, their ideas were about as far apart as a sumi ink drawing and a Corot landscape. Happily, they found a third path.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Neighborhoods

Golden Goose

The area sandwiched between downtown and Northwest looks poised to take flight as Portland’s next hot neighborhood.

05/19/2009 By Mike Thelin

News & City Life

Philanthropists

The $150,000 Question

When Oregonian Pete Seda met Saudi Soliman al Buthe in 1997, the two Muslims became fast friends. Over coffee, they founded the only U.S. chapter of al Haramain, one of Saudi Arabia's largest Islamic charities. Now Seda's under house arrest and al Buthe's

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Cover Story

A Shameless Peek at Portland's Money

To our great surprise, in spite of Portland’s rep as a city given to monetary modesty, people talked. From lottery millionaires to a drag queen with a penchant for vodka martinis and a family who made a pact to buy nothing new for an entire year (not even

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis, Stacey Wilson, Randy Gragg, and Kym Croft Miller

5 MINUTES WITH...

Brian Greene

If you hear about a speech titled “Cosmology at the Frontier” and your mind wanders to space-age lip liner, don’t be ashamed. But Brian Greene is no Mary Kay.

05/19/2009 By Randy Gragg

Happenstance

Strangers on a Train

On a fateful evening in November, a MAX car full of commuters makes an unexpected stop.

05/19/2009 By Hannah Feldman

Theater

Stage Fight

Portland thespians tackle the Tonya Harding scandal.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

History

State of Mind

A new project puts more than 150 years of Oregon history just one click away.

05/19/2009

Bullseye

Shot to the Heart

When your wife can hit a two-inch bull’s-eye from 20 yards, you 1) love her more and 2) learn to shoot like she does.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Style & Shopping

Desirables

La Dolce Vita

Cielo Home doesn't just sell the couch, vase, or color di moda.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Travel & Outdoors

Beyond the Bridges

Snow Bound

Five lodges where you can embrace the wintry weather (or avoid it altogether).

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson