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INSIDER GUIDE

Oregon’s Best State Parks

From fantastic seashore cabins to a brand-new high desert escape, stake your claim to our spectacular camping commonwealth.

08/01/2013 By Branden Andersen, Gino Cerruti, Sam Coggeshall, Alisha Gorder, Ketzel Levine, and John Shewey

Top Stories

FEATURE

Marketing Portland's Music to the Masses

Sara Matarazzo, Chris Funk, and a budding local cluster of music connoisseurs are making Portland a capital for a new music industry, one ad at a time.

07/23/2013 By Aaron Scott

HABITAT

A Northwest Garden with Global Soul

Two devoted plant collectors gather a garden of exotics to complement their internationally influenced home.

08/01/2013 By Kate Bryant

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

OUT AND ABOUT

Consider the Bowl

Forget bowling alone: the MoCC gathers bowls to reveal the beauty of one of the necessities of home life.

08/15/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Japanese Garden Moon & More

The Behind the Shoji art show and sale is a summertime rite of passage.

08/02/2013 By Kristin Belz

EVENTS

Do This Now: August

Our picks for your calendar this month, from The Bite of Oregon to the Hawthorne Street Fair.

08/01/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

CULTURE

Fifty Shades of Gus Van Sant

Portland's gay art-house cinema legend angled to direct the mass-market "mommy porn" movie and lost. Here's what we may have missed.

08/01/2013

CULTURE

Portland's International Mural Festival

Forest for the Trees will turn global street artists loose on the city's blank spaces.

08/01/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

REVIEW

Review: Laura Veirs 'Warp and Weft'

The Portland singer's ninth album crackles with vitality and delicate detail.

08/01/2013 By John Chandler

CULTUREPHILE

Mitchell S. Jackson's 'The Residue Years'

The local writer's debut novel is a requiem for 1990s Northeast Portland, drugs and all.

08/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

FEATURE

Marketing Portland's Music to the Masses

Sara Matarazzo, Chris Funk, and a budding local cluster of music connoisseurs are making Portland a capital for a new music industry, one ad at a time.

07/23/2013 By Aaron Scott

Eat & Drink

RECIPE

Labor-Free Chocolate Heaven

Don’t labor over your Labor Day dessert; just dive into the decadence of Chocolate Cake Pudding.

08/26/2013 By Kristin Belz

RECIPES

Tincture Garden Flowers for Ethereal Cocktails

A local perfumer provides a perfectly simple recipe for making delicious, summery cocktails from the garden

08/19/2013 By Kate Bryant

APPRECIATION

Taking Tapas to the Masses

Penelope Casas was the trailblazing food writer who brought Spanish tapas to our American tables.

08/19/2013 By Kristin Belz

RECIPE

Go Loco for Gazpacho

This easy (uncooked) soup is full of the juicy tomatoes only summer delivers.

08/12/2013 By Kristin Belz

MARKET WATCH

Peachy Keen

Summer is at its peak, and so are stone fruits. Peach crisp is calling your name.

08/01/2013 By Kristin Belz

INTRODUCING

Township and Range's Summer Simplicity

SE Hawthorne's new neighborhood eatery offers local beer, hearty fare, and comforting desserts for balmy nights.

08/01/2013 By Allison Jones

EAT HERE NOW

Relish Gastropub's Crowd-Pleasing Fare

Chef Josef Valoff brings hand-cut noodles and a killer burger to a former funeral parlor in Westmoreland.

08/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

SAVOR

Sea Foraging for Beginners

Restaurant Beck's chef Justin Wills reveals the Oregon Coast's edible treasures with his recipe for albacore crudo and sea beans.

08/01/2013 By Benjamin Tepler

RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Next Generation of Portland Food Carts

Meet the culinary missionaries at Picnic, Tiffin Asha, the Cheese Plate PDX, and Olé Latte serving up a new wave of cart cuisine.

08/01/2013 By Karen Brooks

Editor's Note

EDITOR'S NOTE

The Father of Oregon's State Parks

How Samuel Boardman preserved—and created—Oregon's statewide green spaces

08/01/2013 By Randy Gragg

Health & Wellness

ON OUR BOOKSHELF

What is Good Food?

Margaret Wittenberg's newly revised "Essential Good Food Guide" delivers the facts behind the fads for healthy eating at home.

08/23/2013 By Kristin Belz

Home & Real Estate

DIY

An Open Source for New Furniture

If you like puzzles and aren't afraid of the words "Assembly Required," OpenDesk is for you.

08/21/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIGN SCHOOL

Oregon's Guild of Woodworkers

These old school woodlovers are gathering strength to spread their love and knowledge of a primal material.

08/16/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Americana Portland-style, Circa 2013

Carlino aims to embody all things Portland in its new furniture line.

08/09/2013 By Kristin Belz

SLIDE SHOW

The Glamorous 1950s Home

This 1956 home in the West hills exudes a whimsical elegance not usually found in Northwest mid-century modernism.

08/07/2013 By Kristin Belz

HABITAT

A Northwest Garden with Global Soul

Two devoted plant collectors gather a garden of exotics to complement their internationally influenced home.

08/01/2013 By Kate Bryant

PLANTWISE

Garden Inspiration from NYC's High Line

Capture the look of New York City's chic railway garden in your own yard.

08/01/2013 By Kate Bryant

News & City Life

DIY

Map-Making 101

Mapstack’s groovy new database lets you unleash your inner cartographer and create beautiful, unique maps for free.

08/22/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Catio Tour of Portland

Who says dogs should get all the attention? These cool cats live the cush life, luxuriating on their own outdoor catios.

08/14/2013 By Kristin Belz

OUT AND ABOUT

Portland's Urban Grange

Raise a glass to community and sustainability at the Independence Gardens benefit for Zenger Farm’s Urban Grange Thursday, August 15.

08/08/2013 By Kristin Belz

SCENE & HEARD

Portland's Wheelchair Fencing Champion

Who: Leo Curtis, a wounded Iraq War veteran who now pursues global glory on wheels

08/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

NEWS

The Portland Pulitzers

As the Oregonian sheds reporters and editors*, we bestow the first (and last) awards for the journalistic voices Portland will miss.

08/01/2013 By Randy Gragg

NEWS

Union Cab's Driver Owned Fleet

A portrait of Portland's visually and politically bold new cab co-op

08/01/2013 By Branden Andersen

PORTLAND GLOSSARY

Word on the Street: Glamshackle

What Portlanders are saying—or should be.

08/01/2013

NEWS

Drink Water's Campaign to Hydrate Sports

A tiny Portland branding company takes on the energy drink giants with a simple message.

08/01/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

PDX INDEX

PDX Index: Fire in the City

A by-the-numbers guide to the hottest emergencies in Oregon

08/01/2013 By Alisha Gorder

RAINMAKER

Marketing Business-to-Business Tools in Portland

At McClenahan Bruer, Kerry McClenahan masters selling tech to techies.

08/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

NEWS

The Perfect Party August 2013

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people

08/01/2013

NEWS

The Joy of Cooking Invasive Species

From backyard aquaponics to grilled nutria, the next local food movement will put weirdness on the menu.

08/01/2013 By Virginia Gewin

Style & Shopping

PRET-A-PORTLAND

Fashion World Finds, Made in PDX

Three Portland clothing manufacturers stitch together an alternative to factories abroad.

08/01/2013 By Eden Dawn

DESIGN

Pattern People's Prints Take Over Portland Design

How a local studio crafts fashion-forward patterns for walls, clothes, and beyond.

08/01/2013 By Alisha Gorder

TROPHY CASE

Trophy Case: August's Best Local Stuff

August's best handmade stuff, from photos of women on hogs to picnic-ready sangria in a bag

08/01/2013

Travel & Outdoors

INSIDER GUIDE

Oregon’s Best State Parks

From fantastic seashore cabins to a brand-new high desert escape, stake your claim to our spectacular camping commonwealth.

08/01/2013 By Branden Andersen, Gino Cerruti, Sam Coggeshall, Alisha Gorder, Ketzel Levine, and John Shewey

BACK PAGE

Oregon Demerit Badges

"Awards" for the outdoorsy misdeeds committed at neighboring campsites

08/01/2013

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway

Oregon's newest scenic bikeway offers 50 miles of horse pastures, pioneer cemeteries, and wetlands.

08/01/2013 By Brian Barker