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THE MONEY ISSUE

Strike it Rich in Portland—Without Selling Your Soul!

Is Portland still affordable? How can we retire in style? Can you get rich making digital currency in the privacy of your own home? Our jaunt through the city’s financial life reveals all.

01/05/2015 By Zach Dundas

Top Stories

WOOL FUTURES

A Historic Oregon Ranch is Crusading to Revive the American Clothing Industry

How Imperial Stock Ranch is partnering with national designers and high-end boutiques to save American wool.

01/05/2015 By Karen Karbo

HOMETEAM ADVANTAGE

Break a Sweat Like Portland's Top Athletes

From rugby to ice hockey to Mixed martial arts, we work out with some of the city’s most impressive athletes to find out what makes them tick, how they stay fit, and how you can get in on the action.

12/31/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Allison Jones and Marty Patail

TOP DOCS

Portland's Top Doctors and Nurses 2015

This year, we tallied nearly 14,000 votes from doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants, and complementary medicine practitioners to find the city's best.

01/05/2015 Edited by Ramona DeNies and Marty Patail

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

TIMELINE

Tracking Sleater-Kinney's Rock Odyssey

From Olympia's punk scene to Rolling Stone and Portlandia, we chart the deeds (and decades!) of Portland's Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker.

01/05/2015 By Julie Reposa and Catalina Gaitán

BOOKS

Drugs, Doms & Squirrel Brains: TMI Moments from PDX Memoirs

A look back at some of the cringiest overshares from our favorite Portland authors

01/05/2015 By Aaron Scott Research by Caitlin Feldman

CULTUREPHILE

PDX Comics Kingpin Brian Michael Bendis Makes His Next Move

He killed Spider-Man. He gave new life to The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, Portlander Brian Michael Bendis becomes the creative force behind Sony Playstation Network’s first streaming TV show.

01/05/2015 By Aaron Scott

ARTS & CULTURE

PoMo Picks: January's Best Bets For Things to See and Do

The Decemberists release a new album, pop culture meets Chekov, and Chamber Music Northwest brings back record-breaking numbers of classical fans

01/05/2015 By Aaron Scott and Matthew Schonfeld

SEE THIS NOW

Meet Cameron Esposito, Our New Comedy Crush

An LA-based comic shows Portland the love, and we show off her funniest tweets.

12/29/2014 By Aaron Scott

Eat & Drink

INTRODUCING

Bamboo Izakaya's Sustainable Grill is Sizzling on Alberta

Anchored around a custom-made robata grill, the promising new sister restaurant to Portland’s sustainable sushi franchise is heating up.

01/05/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

WORD OF MOUTH

3 Things You Must Eat in Portland this January

Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the new year.

01/05/2015 By Karen Brooks

HIGH SPIRITS

Get Juiced this Winter with Fresh Citrus Cocktails

Think refreshing cocktails packed with orange, grapefruit, lemon, and lime are for summer sipping? Think again.

01/05/2015 By Kelly Clarke

RECIPE

3 Killer DIY Grilled Cheese Sandwiches from Cheese Plate PDX

Deep in the bleak, bone-chilling days of winter, we adults need a booster of gooey, nostalgic grilled cheese just as much as the kids do.

01/05/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Slow Burn

Chef Kelly Myers brings the slow burn to SE Division with mole flights, suitcase mescals, and goat barbacoa.

01/05/2015 By Karen Brooks

Editor's Note

EDITORS' NOTE

Making a Magazine Is A Little Like Time Travel

While you're celebrating the new year, we're thinking about summer—and beyond.

01/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

Health & Wellness

TOP DOCS

Portland's Top Doctors and Nurses 2015

This year, we tallied nearly 14,000 votes from doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants, and complementary medicine practitioners to find the city's best.

01/05/2015 Edited by Ramona DeNies and Marty Patail

HOMETEAM ADVANTAGE

Break a Sweat Like Portland's Top Athletes

From rugby to ice hockey to Mixed martial arts, we work out with some of the city’s most impressive athletes to find out what makes them tick, how they stay fit, and how you can get in on the action.

12/31/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Allison Jones and Marty Patail

PDX INDEX

New Year's Diet and Exercise Resolutions, By The Numbers

Ready for your gym to get way more crowded this month? We break down Oregon's January wellness bump.

12/23/2014 By Eric Earle

Home & Real Estate

HABITAT

Defying Gravity with Ergonomic Twists on the Office Chair

Ergo Depot explores intriguing new versions of the everyday seat.

01/05/2015 By Randy Gragg

News & City Life

THE MONEY ISSUE

Strike it Rich in Portland—Without Selling Your Soul!

Is Portland still affordable? How can we retire in style? Can you get rich making digital currency in the privacy of your own home? Our jaunt through the city’s financial life reveals all.

01/05/2015 By Zach Dundas

LONG STORY SHORT

Talking Indie Stardom and Vintage Threads with Michael Maker

"I’m like the lord of Northwest 23rd. I only say that because I don’t want to say mayor. Who wants to be the mayor?"

01/05/2015 By Danielle Klenak

REPORT

How Will Portland Fare in a Future of Climate Change?

As our leaders prepare for a steamy future, Portland could still get off easy.

01/05/2015 By Marty Patail

BIG PICTURE

Ghost in the Machine

Design firm KeeganMeegan & Co. operate 19th-century letterpress machines for the 21st-century print revival.

01/05/2015 By Kate Goodling

LOCAL LORE

The Historian Behind Many of Oregon's Place Names

Point to anything on our state's map. There’s a good chance Chet Orloff helped name it.

01/05/2015 By Caleb Diehl

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: January 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from 10 Barrel's new head brewer to Patrick Stewart.

01/05/2015 Illustrations by Matty Newton

BUSINESS AND BRANDING

How Would Don Draper Pray?

A Portland agency helps rebrand one of America’s most historic churches.

01/05/2015 By Brooke Sahni

DISPATCH

Is Coffee Doomed? One Portlander's Plan to Save the Bean

David Griswold is connecting farmers and roasters for a more sustainable harvest.

01/05/2015 By Hanna Neuschwander

VOX POPULI

What Portlanders Really Think About Money

We asked 800 of our readers about money. Here's what we discovered.

01/05/2015 By Marty Patail

WOOL FUTURES

A Historic Oregon Ranch is Crusading to Revive the American Clothing Industry

How Imperial Stock Ranch is partnering with national designers and high-end boutiques to save American wool.

01/05/2015 By Karen Karbo

THE MONEY ISSUE

Hot Tips from Portland's Financial Pros

Enlighten your investments, get smart with taxes, consider cash flow, and find out which local stocks are on the rise

01/05/2015 By Eric Earle, Kate Goodling, and Keegan Clements-Housser

THE MONEY ISSUE

Financial Lessons From the Chapman Swifts

How Portland’s most famous flock of birds reveals the true nature of money

01/05/2015 By David Wolman

THE MONEY ISSUE

Who Let the Doge Out?

Mining for millions (or ... not) with the world’s most adorable cryptocurrency

01/05/2015 By Marty Patail

THE MONEY ISSUE

The Portland Paycheck Peep Show!

We scope out some of Oregon’s more sensational salaries—go ahead, take a look.

01/05/2015 By Keegan Clements-Housser

THE MONEY ISSUE

3 Great Collective Workplaces for Start-Ups in Portland

Sharing is caring at these rentable offices for freelancing workers searching for community.

01/05/2015 By Molly Woodstock

THE MONEY ISSUE

One Portland Design Firm Weaves Success From Chaos—Here's How

Industry’s Oved Valadez on how his design firm's hyper-collaborative anti-hierarchy works

01/05/2015 By Marty Patail

THE MONEY ISSUE

How Portland's 'Publicly Traded Person' Landed a Movie Deal with Jason Bateman

The story behind one Portlander’s decision to sell stock—in himself—lands in Hollywood.

01/05/2015 Illustrations by Michael Novak By Zach Dundas

THE MONEY ISSUE

How to Cash In On Legal Pot in Portland

We get the inside scoop on making money in the new marijuana market from one of Washington's pot branding pros.

01/05/2015 By Catalina Gaitán

THE MONEY ISSUE

How Portland's Cost of Living (and Beer) Compares to Major U.S. Cities

Think the cash is always greener in Portland? Think again. We do the math on average rent, transit prices, and the cost of a pint.

01/05/2015 By Catalina Gaitán

THE MONEY ISSUE

Three Steps to Retiring Rich

A strategy for health and happiness over the long haul—as told in notes from your future self.

01/05/2015 By Kelly Clarke

THE MONEY ISSUE

Inside the Mind of A Portland Angel Investor

Venture capitalist Eric Rosenfeld talks about our start-up scene, where the money is coming from, and how Portland can cash in even more.

01/05/2015 By Marty Patail

THE MONEY ISSUE

How Would the Buddha Budget?

Monetary angst is as old as money itself, but therapists haven’t specialized in the subject until recently.

01/05/2015 By Aaron Scott

THE MONEY ISSUE

5 Apps to Transform Your Monetary Life

Your phone is about to become your new financial guru.

01/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

THE MONEY ISSUE

Five Local Credit Unions that Started Small But Aimed Big

Looking to leave the big banks for locally-raised credit union? Here are the options.

01/05/2015 By Kate Goodling

THE MONEY ISSUE

What the New York Times Got Wrong About Portland

What we talk about when we talk about how the city makes a living

01/05/2015 By Zach Dundas

DESIGN WITH A CONSCIENCE

Merging Architecture and Recovery at a New Women's Rehab Project

A new Portland drug- and alcohol-free facility offers recovering women a permanent home emphasizing community and design.

01/05/2015 By Nicole Cordier

THE MONEY ISSUE

3 Incubators for Portland's Next Smashing Start-Up

Got a great business idea? These entrepreneurial pros can help.

12/23/2014 By Molly Woodstock

Style & Shopping

STYLE

Emerging Designer Myriam Marcela-Dyer is a Pattern Pro

An emerging designer turns heads with bold prints and vintage textiles.

01/05/2015 By Eden Dawn

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: January's Coolest Locally Made Stuff

The best made-in-Portland goods of the moment, from illustrated calendars to the last toothbrush you'll ever need.

01/05/2015

Travel & Outdoors

VENTURES

Mapping PDX’s Newest Direct Flights to International Locales

With five new international destinations, our cozy little airport is filling its passport. Here’s a look at the stories (and strategies) behind PDX’s global connections.

01/05/2015 By Keegan Clements-Housser