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THE NEXT PORTLAND

A Bigger Portland is On Its Way—And Here's What It Will Look Like

It's taller, shinier, pointier (or boxier), denser, busier, greener, and more ambitious (or, sometimes, just greedier). Get ready.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

Top Stories

REAL ESTATE

Neighborhoods by the Numbers

Our annual guide to 120 neighborhoods and suburbs in a sortable table of comprehensive real estate data.

04/02/2014 Edited by Marty Patail

FEATURE

Kinfolk Magazine Takes Over the World

Portland's aesthetics-driven media empire handcrafts a global phenomenon

04/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

FASHION FEATURE

Spring Style: Natural Selection

Harbingers of spring arrive in soft-hued florals and pretty pastels, from structured leather jackets to delicately draped silk dresses.

04/01/2014 Edited by Eden Dawn Photography by Brandon Witzel

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

LONG STORY SHORT

Portland's Veteran Dancer Takes Her Final Bow

A look back at Alison Roper's decades-long career with the Oregon Ballet Theatre

04/02/2014 By Kelly Clarke

DANCE SPOTLIGHT

Northwest Dance Project's Super Trouper

Over the past decade, dancers like Ching Ching Wong have led Northwest Dance Project to international success.

03/26/2014 By Nathan Tucker

CULTUREPHILE

Four Hot Portland Comedy Acts

Our stand-up shows are packed, our sketch troupes are breaking the rules, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival attracts big names from around the country.

03/13/2014 By Aaron Scott

Eat & Drink

EAT THIS NOW

5 Favorites from Nuvrei's Macaron Bar

At this take-out temple to almond meal and meringue, Marius Pop's technicolor French treats are drawing a crowd.

04/02/2014 By Karen Brooks

INTRODUCING

Nonna's Meatball Comfort

Dayna McErlean's NE Killingsworth tavern delivers grandma-caliber linguini (and a winning wine list)

04/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

BEER BULLETIN

Ecliptic Brewing: Third Beer from the Sun

Pioneering Oregon brewmaster John Harris launches a new North Mississippi brewpub

04/02/2014 By Kelly Clarke

RECIPE

World Foods' Spring Vegetable Couscous

Portland’s first family of Lebanese cuisine brings their pantry to the Pearl District.

04/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

PORTLAND BARS

Aviary's Memory-Packed Cocktails

How Ross Hunsinger distills drinking stories into his drinks

04/02/2014 By Caitlin Feldman

RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Secret to Ataula's Spanish-Accented Success

At tapas house Ataula, Barcelona-born Jose Chesa masters a rare ingredient in modernist cuisine: comfort.

04/01/2014 By Karen Brooks

Editor's Note

EDITORS' NOTE

The Past, Present, and Future of Portland Real Estate

Learning from a legacy of construction booms and growing pains

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

Home & Real Estate

REAL ESTATE

Neighborhoods by the Numbers

Our annual guide to 120 neighborhoods and suburbs in a sortable table of comprehensive real estate data.

04/02/2014 Edited by Marty Patail

THE NEXT PORTLAND

Four Buildings That Are Setting New Design Standards in Portland

Portland’s current multifamily housing boom is breeding some buildings to look forward to. Here are a few projects that each set new standards.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

THE NEXT PORTLAND

Orenco Station: Westward Expansion

A 20-year dream that this onetime nursery workers’ village would become a small city next to the MAX line is nearly fulfilled.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

THE NEXT PORTLAND

The Jade District: East Side, Redefined

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

THE NEXT PORTLAND

Lloyd District: Ecotopia

With a new lush public plaza and major face-lift for the aging mall, Portland’s first “ecodistrict” will be a lean, green, sustainable machine.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

THE NEXT PORTLAND

North Pearl: Going Up?

The Pearl District's north end is shaping up to house some of the tallest housing projects in Portland history.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

THE NEXT PORTLAND

Burnside Bridgehead: Designer's Disneyland

Portland's most adventurous architecture firms have imagine four new buildings for the crossroads of E Burnside Street and Grand Avenue.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

THE NEXT PORTLAND

Plotting Portland's New Skyline

As they look to Portland’s future, urban planners see the city of someday: in this case, 2035.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

THE NEXT PORTLAND

A Bigger Portland is On Its Way—And Here's What It Will Look Like

It's taller, shinier, pointier (or boxier), denser, busier, greener, and more ambitious (or, sometimes, just greedier). Get ready.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

REAL ESTATE 2014

Portland's Hottest Neighborhoods: Where to Buy Now

Whether you’re a solo first-time buyer, you’ve expanded into a young family, or you’ve just sent your last kid packing to college, there’s a perfect place for you in Portland.

04/02/2014 By Marty Patail

News & City Life

FEATURE

Kinfolk Magazine Takes Over the World

Portland's aesthetics-driven media empire handcrafts a global phenomenon

04/02/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

VENTURES

Portland's Friendly Real Estate Renegade

How Jenelle Isaacson and Living Room Realty are putting people first.

04/02/2014 By Caitlin Feldman

BIG PICTURE

The Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm's Bloom Boom

An artisan farming niche shows its true colors

04/02/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

INTERVIEW

Why North Korea is Cooler than France

Michael Totten, Portland-based writer for World Affairs, on war zones, Syria, and how Pyongyang beats Paris

04/02/2014 By Nancy Rommelmann

TECHNOLOGY

How a Beaverton Kid Changed the Internet With LiveJournal

When Brad Fitzpatrick dreamed up interactive web pages, he set the stage for the social media revolution.

04/02/2014 By Marty Patail

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: April 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Portland's only professional cuddler to Arlene Schnitzer.

04/02/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

SCIENCE

Explaining Physics With Skateboards

OMSI shreds science with a new interactive exhibit featuring a 7,000-square-foot skate park.

04/02/2014 Illustrations by Nomad By Maya Seaman

SPORTS

PDX Index: The Trail Blazers

A by-the-numbers look at the upcoming season of pro basketball in Portland

04/02/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

DISPATCH

Willamette Falls' Next Move

The rezoning of the Blue Heron Paper Mill site may signal a new era for Oregon City.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

Style & Shopping

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: April's Best Local Stuff

This month's hottest locally made goods, from Oregon-sourced wool bedding to a new middleman for the rental market.

04/02/2014

FASHION FEATURE

Spring Style: Natural Selection

Harbingers of spring arrive in soft-hued florals and pretty pastels, from structured leather jackets to delicately draped silk dresses.

04/01/2014 Edited by Eden Dawn Photography by Brandon Witzel

Travel & Outdoors

WEEKEND AWAY

The New Golden Age of Los Angeles

Inside the creative reoccupation of Southern California's historic downtown, from a new Ace Hotel to new bars and boutiques.

04/02/2014 By Rachel Ritchie