Private Schools Guide

Private Schools Guide Finding the right hallowed hall for your child isn't an easy process. But we can help you get started with stats on more than 100 area private schools, and profiles of 12 that are excelling in everything from science to community service. Plus, we've got tips on admissions, financial aid, and more from education insiders.

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


The Destroyer

An interview with best-selling science fiction author S.M. Stirling, who has envisioned a post-apocalyptic Oregon in his Emberverse series. _Tears of the Sun_ will be published in September 2011.

01/19/2011 By Martin Patail


Manila Mata Hari

Portland woman Claire Phillips served as a WWII spy in Manila, earning her the Presidential Medal of Freedom and inspiring a Hollywood film. Upon returning to Portland her rise to fame quickly came and went, leaving her incredible and long-forgotten story

01/14/2011 By Brian Libby


Off hours

Some of the more intriguing February events like the Cascade Festival of African Films, Professional Bull Riding, the Worst Day of the Year Ride, and a lecture by physicist Brian Greene.



Word On The Street: January 2011

This month's word: portlandic adj.


Mud Room

30 Seconds With… Dave Frishberg

Dave Frishberg answers _Portland Monthly's_ questions in preparation for his February 20 performance at the Portland Jazz Festival.

01/14/2011 By Anne Adams

Mud Room

The Perfect Party: January 2011

_Portland Monthly_ picks the guests they'd most like to spend some QT with this February.


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State of Wonder

Get the low-down on why and how Oregon has been deemed the nation's most "bicurious" state.

01/14/2011 By Zach Dundas


Little Big Nurse

Portland actress Gretchen Corbet prepares for her role as the infamous Nurse Ratched in Portland Center Stage's upcoming production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

01/14/2011 By Barry Johnson

Eat & Drink


Souped Up

Chef Greg Higgins, owner of Higgins Restaurant & Bar, shares his crowd-pleasing (and vegan friendly) recipe for Split pea soup.

01/19/2011 By Deena Prichep


Artfully Uncool

Bar Mingo chef Jerry Huisinga serves up some creative Italian dishes at affordable prices.

01/19/2011 By Karen Brooks

Mud Room

Sea Change

Bill Freeman shares his secrets to steering McCormick & Schmick's through stormy seas.

01/14/2011 By Zach Dundas


Eat This Now: Handmade Noodles at Frank’s Noodle House

Frank's Noodle House in NE Portland, serves up "the best handmade noodles in town."

01/14/2011 By Rachel Ritchie


Bar Star

Clyde Common's Jeffrey Morgenthaler has been voted Bartender of the year. He weighs in on Portland's drinking scene and tells us how to make a Agridulce Royale.



Cellar Notes: February 2011

Despite what some critics say, the Oregon 2007 vintage pinot noir has matured into a quality wine. Notable 2007 pinot noirs include Cristom, Erath, Bethel Heights, Lemelson, and Et Fille.

01/14/2011 By Condé Cox

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

Private Eye

Randy Gragg gives some insight into the idea that the steady influx of East-coasters has contributed to the growing interest in private-school education in Oregon.

01/14/2011 By Randy Gragg

Health & Wellness

The Mudroom

Yogi vs. Yogi

It's tea time! A duel for the rights of the Yogi Tea Brand allows for a Portland Monthly old-fashioned comparison of the Yogi's.

08/24/2012 By Ali Moran

Trail of the Month

Mount Talbert

Mount Talbert stands as the largest remaining undeveloped butte in northern Clackamas County covered in 200 acres of forest and meadows. The butte makes a great hiking spot accessible from four trailheads.

01/14/2011 With Brian Barker

Home & Real Estate


Portland's Ecotraditions

Portlander's deep connection to their surroundings has been around since... well, forever.

02/02/2011 By Randy Gragg and Melissa Dalton

Private Schools Guide 2011

Pop Quiz

We've got straight-up answers to your private school FAQs.

01/20/2011 By Gretchen Holzgang, Nicole Morales, and Ali Moran


Here Comes The Sun

A Portland West Hills Victorian beams bright with color, style, and warmth. The 3,700 square foot bright, airy home compensates for the gray Portland winter.

01/19/2011 By Amara Holstein


PDX Index: Private Schools

Somewhat shocking statistics about Portland's private school sector!



Breathe Easy

Get a jump on getting accepted by following our month-by-month guide to the private school application process.

01/19/2011 By Georgia Perry

Dig: Your Monthly Garden Tip

Plant (and Hug) a Tree

Get a jump start on spring and plant an ornamental tree in February.

01/14/2011 By Kate Bryant

Mud Room

Future Flats

Eco-friendly flats are coming to N. Williams in an attempt to bring green building to the masses.

01/14/2011 By Georgia Perry

News & City Life

Portland Monthly Presents

Private Schools Guide 2011

Finding the right hallowed hall for your child isn’t an easy process. But we can help you get started with stats on more than 100 area private schools, and profiles of 12 that are excelling in everything from science to community service.

01/19/2011 Edited by Kasey Cordell

Style & Shopping

Trend Watch | Lace

For the Frill of It

Winter fashion collections with a little lace in the right place.

01/20/2011 By Eden Dawn

Travel & Outdoors

Mud Room

Surf Survivor

Was it an oceanic miracle that caused Peter Mel's long-lost balsawood surfboard to wash up on the shore at Arch Cape?

01/14/2011 By Gretchen Holzgang