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Portland's Best Water

Rivers

Only fifty-five of Oregon's twelve thousand waterways are accorded protection by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Even so, exploring exploring all fifty-five would take a lifetime. For this summer, we’ve culled the list to an essential six. Our criteria? N

06/22/2009 With Randy Gragg, Ariel Bleicher, and Frederick Reimers By Alexis Rehrmann

Top Stories

Architecture

Building Blocks

Jeff Stuhr and John Holmes, the founding partners of Holst Architecture and the architects behind Ziba Design's soon-to-be world headquarters in Portland, are leading a charge of change that encompasses other local firms such as Works Partnership Architec

06/22/2009 By Amara Holstein

FEATURE

Party Power

Every August, the residents of SE Malden Street in Sellwood transform their street, sidewalks, and yards into one big fantasy: Maldenfest. Here are tips to bring _your_ community together this summer.

06/22/2009 By Randy Gragg

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Mudroom

PDX Pop Now!

Four can’t-miss bands rock Portland’s favorite all-ages music festival.

06/22/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Eat & Drink

PORTLAND PLATED

Gourmet Frontier

In the past year, Portland has become the mobile-cuisine capital of America, its sidewalks punctuated with hundreds of temporary structures serving up culinary delights. The significance of this phenomenon, however, reaches far beyond food and represents

06/22/2009 By Mike Thelin

POUR

Second-Chance Chug

As Craft Beer Month culminates with the Oregon Brewers Festival from July 23 to July 26, exclusive beers may come and go too quickly to notice. Luckily, several regional beer barons are offering their creations at pubs and specialty shops during a limite

06/22/2009 By John Chandler

INTRODUCING...

Ned Ludd

Named after the proletarian hero who inspired the Luddites, Ned Ludd follows in his footsteps by eschewing the comforts of a modern kitchen in favor of a cooking technique that predates modern man: everything at this forty-seat restaurant in Northeast Por

06/22/2009 By Mike Thelin

Editor's Note

EDITOR'S NOTE

Referee in Eden

06/25/2009 By Randy Gragg

Home & Real Estate

If You Build It...

Holst Architecture

A bold new generation of buildings is changing Portland's landscape, the Holst is the architecture is the vision firm behind many of them.

06/26/2009 By Randy Gragg

Architecture

Portland's Rising Stars

A tour of buildings designed by Portland's up-and-coming architects.

06/26/2009 By Randy Gragg

PLAN

Throw a Block Party

If you want to throw a block party of your own, start planning at least three weeks in advance.

06/25/2009

Mudroom

Upgrade Avenue

If ever a patch of pavement could capture the multiple personalities of Portland’s past, present, and future, it would be the intersection of N Denver and N Interstate Avenues in the historic Kenton neighborhood. But now the Portland Development Commissio

06/23/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

FEATURE

Party Power

Every August, the residents of SE Malden Street in Sellwood transform their street, sidewalks, and yards into one big fantasy: Maldenfest. Here are tips to bring _your_ community together this summer.

06/22/2009 By Randy Gragg

Architecture

Building Blocks

Jeff Stuhr and John Holmes, the founding partners of Holst Architecture and the architects behind Ziba Design's soon-to-be world headquarters in Portland, are leading a charge of change that encompasses other local firms such as Works Partnership Architec

06/22/2009 By Amara Holstein

News & City Life

Mudroom

30 Seconds with... Greg Craven

Portland science teacher Greg Craven talks global warming.

06/23/2009 By Kaitlin Johnson

Style & Shopping

Best Foot Forward

Well Heeled

The recession has paddle-shocked cobbling back to life thanks to cash-strapped customers who would rather scrimp by paying $12 for a replacement heel than pony up $100 for a new pair of kicks.

06/23/2009 By Sam Holder

Prêt-à-Portland

Demure Couture

Swim into one-piece suits that are sexy, but sure to cover.

06/22/2009 By Melissa Tessitor

Travel & Outdoors

Portland's Best Water

Rivers

Only fifty-five of Oregon's twelve thousand waterways are accorded protection by the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act. Even so, exploring exploring all fifty-five would take a lifetime. For this summer, we’ve culled the list to an essential six. Our criteria? N

06/22/2009 With Randy Gragg, Ariel Bleicher, and Frederick Reimers By Alexis Rehrmann

Beyond the Bridges

Victorian Queen

While British Columbia's capital, Victoria, may shout Imperialism, there's more than just tea and scones in this not-nearly-so-traditional city.

06/22/2009 By Jim Gullo

Mudroom

Singled Out

For all its recognition as a cyclist’s nirvana, Portland has a dirty little secret: the city is home to only six miles of single-track mountain-biking trails. Nowhere is this dirt deficit more obvious than in Forest Park, where there exists a measly one-t

06/22/2009 With Brian Barker

Portland's Best Water

Rogue River Feud

Zane Grey, famed author of such western novels as _Riders of the Purple Sage_, was one of the architects of the hardscrabble mythos of the American West. After a memorable fishing expedition on the lower Rogue River in 1925, Grey memorialized the Oregon w

06/16/2009 By Alexis Rehrmann