The Ultimate Garden Guide

The Ultimate Garden Guide In this issue we've dug up plenty of sage advice for gardeners of all levels. Plantwise blogger Kate Bryant suggests 50 ways to join the local avant-garden society and become a citizen of the horticultural promised land. Plus, Neighborhoods by the Numbers, a closer look at our mayoral candidates, and a Spring Fashion feature.

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


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.


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


Bump & Rhyme

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

03/23/2012 By Aaron Scott


Do This Now! April 2012

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

03/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


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


Word on the Street: Jerrymandering

Do the French love Portland more than we do?

03/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas


The Cleary Century

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

03/23/2012 By Will Lambeth


The Perfect Party: April 2012

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


Ink City

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

03/23/2012 By Marty Patail

Eat & Drink


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


Aviary Returns Bigger and Better Than Ever

The up-and-comer restaurant was damaged by a Fourth of July fire last summer. Now it's back.

03/23/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


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


Think Avocado Toast Is Good? Try This Springtime Fava Bean Bruschetta.

Urban Gleaner Tracy Oseran shares her simple recipe for the fleeting green treat.

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


The Contenders

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

03/23/2012 By Will Lambeth


Buzz Kill

Costly coffee could put a cramp in our morning cup.

03/23/2012 By Cari Hachmann


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


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


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


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


Odes to Crash

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


Style & Shopping


Video: Spring Fashion Behind-the-Scenes

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


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


Young Gun

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

03/23/2012 By Eden Dawn


True Calling

Ruby Receptionists successfully answers the call for friendly phone facilitators.

03/23/2012 By Zach Dundas

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