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Cover Story

The Quintessential Portland Gardener

Putting plants to soil has an expansive tradition in our region, one of the world's most fertile valleys.

03/23/2012 By Kate Bryant

Top Stories

Feature

Neighborhoods by the Numbers: Real Estate 2012

Looking to buy a home? Need to know which neighborhood has the best middle school? Or is safest for your car? Check out our expanded real estate stats and make an informed decision.

03/23/2012 Edited by Martin Patail

Feature

Running in Place

Next month, Portland voters will weigh the merits of many would-be mayors. But how do the three major candidates—Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, and Jefferson Smith—see the city they want to lead?

03/23/2012 By Zach Dundas

Living Color

Spring Fashion 2012

From flirty dresses to cute cardigans and power blazers, this month’s Spring Fashion feature blooms with color.

03/23/2012 By Eden Dawn

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

UP & COMING

Video: Poetry Smackdown

Local teen poets lay down samples of their vibrant verse in our web exclusive video.

03/23/2012 Edited by Stephen Person

Vox Populi

Vox Populi: We Asked 100 People at a Timbers Game…

Portland Timbers fans sound off on the mayoral race, taxes, and superpowers.

03/23/2012

Now Hear This

Music Review: A Wasteland Companion by M. Ward

Part-time Portlander M. Ward makes his way through the wilderness in "A Wasteland Companion".

03/23/2012 By John Chandler

Now Read This

Glamour in Glass

Magic meets Jane Austen in a new novel by award-winning fantasy author Mary Robinette Kowal—reviewed by award-winning fantasy author Jay Lake!

03/23/2012 By Jay Lake

Culturephile

Bump & Rhyme

Madison High librarian Nancy Sullivan inspires young poets to dream big.

03/23/2012 By Aaron Scott

Mudroom

Do This Now!

Develop a taste for bikes, beaters, coffee, and culture during the month of April.

03/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Five Questions with… Radiolab

Who or what is Radiolab? "Two free-floating particles going out together against the universe."

03/23/2012 By Aaron Scott

PORTLAND GLOSSARY

Word on the Street: Jerrymandering

Do the French love Portland more than we do?

03/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Mudroom

The Cleary Century

Follow the timeline of Beverly Cleary, the beloved kid-lit author from Klickitat Street.

03/23/2012 By Will Lambeth

Mudroom

The Perfect Party

Clint Eastwood makes our day, Packy the elephant ages gracefully, and Cheryl Strayed spills the sugar at our Perfect Party table.

03/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Ink City

Portland’s astonishing comic-book community proves its super powers.

03/23/2012 By Martin Patail

Eat & Drink

VIDEO

In the Kitchen with Tracy Oseran

Watch Urban Gleaners founder Tracy Oseran walk us through her simple and delicious recipe for a seasonal fava bean bruschetta

03/23/2012 Edited by Benjamin Tepler

Introducing

Introducing: Aviary

Aviary, an up-and-comer on the local restaurant radar that was damaged by a Fourth of July fire, returns bigger and better than ever.

03/23/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Pour

Going Green

The Bent Brick’s Adam Robinson braves the stingers to put spring nettles in a glass.

03/23/2012 By Rachel Ritchie

Cellar Notes

Wine & Dine

To find the best food pairings in the Willamette Valley you need to know where to look.

03/23/2012 By Condé Cox

RECIPE

Spring Gleaning

Urban Gleaner Tracy Oseran shares her recipe for fava bean bruschetta.

03/23/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Restaurant Review

Decadence Returns

Behind artistic French compositions and towering soufflés, Noisette brings a taste of luxury to casual Portland.

03/23/2012 By Karen Brooks

Scene & Heard

Munch Monster

Got a monstrous case of the munchies? This verdant vending machine is the answer.

03/23/2012 By Roxanne Myslewski

Mudroom

The Contenders

Local foodies should keep an eye on Portland's culinary competition.

03/23/2012 By Will Lambeth

Mudroom

Buzz Kill

Costly coffee could put a cramp in our morning cup.

03/23/2012 By Cari Hachmann

IN THE KITCHEN

Video: In the Kitchen with Tracy Oseran

Watch Urban Gleaners founder Tracy Oseran walk us through her simple and delicious recipe for a seasonal fava bean bruschetta.

03/23/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

Ready, Aim, Grow

Portlanders owe a debt to the botanical bounty and plant prowess of John and Lilla Leach.

03/23/2012 By Randy Gragg

Home & Real Estate

Feature

Neighborhoods by the Numbers: Real Estate 2012

Looking to buy a home? Need to know which neighborhood has the best middle school? Or is safest for your car? Check out our expanded real estate stats and make an informed decision.

03/23/2012 Edited by Martin Patail

Cover Story

The Quintessential Portland Gardener

Putting plants to soil has an expansive tradition in our region, one of the world's most fertile valleys.

03/23/2012 By Kate Bryant

Mudroom

PDX Index: Gardens

PDX Index digs up the dirt on the business and science of gardening.

03/23/2012 By Roxanne Myslewski

News & City Life

Feature

Running in Place

Next month, Portland voters will weigh the merits of many would-be mayors. But how do the three major candidates—Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, and Jefferson Smith—see the city they want to lead?

03/23/2012 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Odes to Crash

The most poetic Trail Blazer is no longer in Portland, but the verse lives on.

03/23/2012

Rainmaker

True Calling

Ruby Receptionists successfully answers the call for friendly phone facilitators.

03/23/2012 By Zach Dundas

Style & Shopping

SPRING FASHION

Video: Spring Fashion Behind-the-Scenes

See our Spring Fashion feature come to life in this behind-the-scenes video bouquet.

03/23/2012

Living Color

Spring Fashion 2012

From flirty dresses to cute cardigans and power blazers, this month’s Spring Fashion feature blooms with color.

03/23/2012 By Eden Dawn

Mudroom

Young Gun

Local fashion photography phenom Nicholas Wilson zooms in on sartorial success.

03/23/2012 By Eden Dawn

Travel & Outdoors

Beyond the Bridges

Spring Bounty

Savor Eugene’s farm-fresh foodie vibe—plus a brand new boutique hotel for you Ducks fans.

03/23/2012 By Kasey Cordell

Trail of the Month

Stacker Butte/Dalles Mountain Ranch

Fantastic flora and gorgeous views of the Three Sisters make Stacker Butte/Dalles Mountain Ranch a trail worth taking.

03/23/2012 By Brian Barker