Top Docs '08

Top Docs '08 <p>To identify some of the greatest doctors in town, we asked more than 8,000 Portland-area physicians which doctor they would call if one of their loved ones needed medical care. We proudly present the results in <strong>Top Docs &rsquo;08</strong>: our list of top vote-getters includes 329 physicians in 48 specialties. Also: Alternative treatments enter the medical mainstream and patients feel the difference in medicine&rsquo;s new balancing act.</p>

In this issue:

Arts & Culture


Local CD Reviews January

05/19/2009 By John Chandler


Motion Detector

A cohort of artists forecast the future of the South Waterfront district—and help shape a neighborhood in the making.

05/19/2009 By Emily Chenoweth

5 Minutes With...

Generation B

Portland NAACP president Charlene McGee talks about Barack, BlackBerries and how perceptions color the world.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann


Get Up Offa That Thing

How do you banish the winter blues? Shake till you feel better.

05/19/2009 By The Editors

Winter Wonderland

Finding Frosty

How to build the perfect Portland snowman

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell


Ms. Rogers

Children of gay and lesbian couples get their own show.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Eat & Drink

Makin' Dough

Flour Power

Making dough without gluten results in dough of another kind.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis


Lamb Tacos at El Brasero

Think lamb shoulder that’s been braised until it’s falling off the bone.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis



Good, cheap food. Good, cheap drink. Dark wood.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Mana From Heaven?


Is Portland’s newest, swankiest vegan restaurant only an herbivore’s paradise, or can carnivores dig the vibe too?

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

All Class

Kitchen Chemistry

A new culinary movement trades pots and pans for pipettes.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis


Cilantro-Mint Chutney is a Culinary Cure-all

Fresh seasonal chutneys offer a delicious antidote to inevitable post-holiday burnout.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann


Pass the Vinegar

A bold winery in the Willamette Valley has become the only producer of true Italian balsamic in the United States.

05/19/2009 By Lizzy Caston

Coffee News

Northern Migration

Stumptown Coffee Roasters flies the coop for Seattle. Well, sort of.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

Having a Blast

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Health & Wellness


How to Find the Healing Practice That's Right for You

Chiropractic medicine. Acupuncture. Naturopathy. We break it down.

08/15/2012 By Anne Brice

Try It

Proven Practice?

Researchers put alternative medicine to the test.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond


Footing the Bill

Oregon insurance carriers say yes to alternative medicine.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Alternative Medicine

Hippocrates, meet Lao-Tzu

In Portland clinics, doctors trained in diverse healing traditions are learning to work together—and patients can feel the difference.

05/19/2009 By Chris Lydgate

Call Now

Dr. Right?

What you should know before you go

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Top Docs

Top Docs 2008

Which doctor would you call if you or a loved one needed medical care?
That’s the question we asked more than 8,000 Portland-area physicians through our online survey. Doctors voted for up to two physicians each in as many as 48 different specia

05/19/2009 Research by Sally Powers

Home & Real Estate


Daylight Dapper

A Cedar Hills ranch loses its “’60s fright” look but keeps its sleek lines in the hands of two professional decorators.

05/19/2009 By Nora Robertson

News & City Life

Everyday Heroes

Crowd Pleaser

An abortion clinic escort at the Lovejoy Surgicenter confronts Portland’s clashing colors.

08/17/2012 By Bart Blasengame

Curl Up

Cold Play

Sure it’s strange, but give the offbeat Scottish sport of curling a chance and it might just sweep you off your feet.

05/19/2009 By Jonathan Fine


Li’l Blacked Book

In 2007, Multnomah County Library received requests to ban the following five books on account of their sexual nature

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell


Miaya Shambry

At 17, Miaya Shambry is a teen out of time, belting out classic rock standards by the likes of scratchy-voiced ’60s songstress Janis Joplin

05/19/2009 By Maura Flaherty

Pet News

Dog Dazed

From puppy photographers to canine masseuses, Portland’s pooch mania has scampered out of control.

05/19/2009 By David Wolman

Living Here

Raising the Car

Portland adopts two-story parking—40 years after everyone else.

05/19/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

Tech Scene

Flying Lessons

Olympic training software gets students pumped—for science.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Style & Shopping


Heavy Metal

Looking for a job? On Portland's industrial waterfront you won't need a college degree or even a résumé. Just a willingness to put in a long, honest day's work.

05/19/2009 By Matt Williams


Eco Elegance

Forget the drawstring hemp pants, Greenloop boutique makes eco-consciousness fashionably chic.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Fashion Slideshow

The Getaway

Photographs by Rafael Astorga.

05/19/2009 Edited by Jill Spitznass

Travel & Outdoors

Beyond the Bridges

Boom Town

Say so long to Las Vegas’s Disney past. (Yes!) The era of decadence is in full swing.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis