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Wine Country Weekends

Whether you're a seasoned explorer, or even a Willamette Valley vino newbie, we've got the travel tips.

09/14/2010 By Hannah Wallace

Top Stories

Long Story [Short]

The Trainer

In 2006, Oregon Zoo trainer Philip Fensterer took an unlikely stumble into the big-cat kingdom and never quite made it out of the den.

09/13/2010 By Lauren Fox

NEIGHBS

East Side Rising

While the nightly news bemoans sluggish job-growth rates, stubborn unemployment, and, potentially, a long and irreversible decline, the 700 acres of Portland's Central Eastside are blooming with counter-cyclical optimism.

09/13/2010 By Zach Dundas

Fiction

Grass At My Feet

Gretchen Flesher Duggan’s "Grass at My Feet" is the winner of the 2010 Wordstock Short Fiction Competition.

09/13/2010 By Gretchen Flesher Duggan

FASHION

Shape Shifters

For this month's fall fashion, think of the iconic silhouettes of past decades, redone.

09/15/2010 By Eden Dawn

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Article

Vox Populi

A random Wednesday afternoon survey at Director Park

09/23/2010

Fiction

Grass At My Feet

Gretchen Flesher Duggan’s "Grass at My Feet" is the winner of the 2010 Wordstock Short Fiction Competition.

09/13/2010 By Gretchen Flesher Duggan

Eat & Drink

Web Exclusive

Wine Tasting Day Trips

09/23/2010

Wine Country Weekends: Web Extra

Tasting Notes

Condé Cox provides an oenophile’s wisdom when it comes to Oregon wines in this month’s Web Exclusive.

09/16/2010 By Condé Cox

Wine Country Weekends

Ask a Guru

The questions that matter when it comes to wine tasting in Oregon.

09/14/2010

Wine Country Weekends

For the Foodie

The lush northern Willamette Valley soil is good for growing more than just grapes, so pair your wine tasting with the memorable of meals.

09/14/2010 By Hannah Wallace

Wine Country Weekends

For the Active Traveler

If your wine tasting weekend needs more action than a stroll around the vineyard, the Columbia River Gorge is the place for you.

09/14/2010 By Hannah Wallace

Wine Country Weekends

For the Pioneering Palate

Umpqua and Rogue valley vintages are both less renowned and further away, but the tastes are worth the travel.

09/14/2010 By Hannah Wallace

Wine Country Weekends

For the Newcomer

For newcomers and procrastinators; here are the tastes and activities that should be on every Willamette Valley virgin’s shortlist.

09/14/2010 By Hannah Wallace

Eat This Now

French Onion ‘Zizou’ Burger at Dick’s Kitchen

The menu at new Portland eatery Dick's Kitchen focuses on classic diner fare like burgers, sausages, and sandwiches, but with a twist: beef is local and grass-fed; buns, ketchup, mustard, and special sauces are made in-house; fries are not deep-fried but

09/13/2010 By Rachel Ritchie

Introducing

Fin

Newly opened Fin serves only sustainably-caught Pacific seafood, mixing Mediterranean, Asian, and South American influences to create bold combinations of flavor and texture.

09/13/2010 By Martha Calhoon

Pour

Sweet & Lowdown

The Country Cat serves summer all year long with their Skeet Tea, an uncomplicatedly delicious cocktail made with black tea infused vodka.

09/13/2010 By Deena Prichep

Savor

Perfect Pair

Autumn in Hood River sees a delicately delicious mix of pear harvest and Oregon black cod.

09/13/2010 By Mike Thelin

Mudroom

Porkopolis

With nearly every imaginable bit of the pig finding its way onto Portland restaurant menus, we may have to consider switching the _t_ to a _k_ in our city’s name.

09/13/2010 By Eric Blokland

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note

Homework

Welcome! The Central East side is OPEN.

09/13/2010 By Randy Gragg

Home & Real Estate

NEIGHBS

East Side Rising

While the nightly news bemoans sluggish job-growth rates, stubborn unemployment, and, potentially, a long and irreversible decline, the 700 acres of Portland's Central Eastside are blooming with counter-cyclical optimism.

09/13/2010 By Zach Dundas

Dig

Get ’Em in the Ground: Bulbs

Consider the colors you’ll want to see next spring—because it’s bulb-planting time! Daffodils, tulips, crocuses, and other bulbs grow best when you plant them from late September to October, giving roots time to establish before winter arrives.

09/13/2010 By Kate Bryant

Mudroom

Burb Battle

A new streetcar may divide two of Portland’s toniest bedroom communities. If transit-savvy politicians and developers have their way, by 2017 sleek new streetcars will roll through Dunthorpe and Lake Oswego several times an hour.

09/13/2010 By Zach Dundas

News & City Life

Long Story [Short]

The Trainer

In 2006, Oregon Zoo trainer Philip Fensterer took an unlikely stumble into the big-cat kingdom and never quite made it out of the den.

09/13/2010 By Lauren Fox

Mudroom

Circuit Breaker

In June, Michael Czysz debuted the all-electric MotoCzysz E1pc zero-emission race bike at the TT Zero competition at the renowned Isle of Man TT Races. The E1pc clocked a nearly silent 94.6 mph course average.

09/13/2010 By Eric Blokland

Mudroom

Go-to Guys

On November 2, voters will elect either Chris Dudley or John Kitzhaber to be Oregon’s 37th governor. But what we get is the man and the folks who advise him. Here’s a look at some insiders shaping the next guv’s message, if not the candidate.

09/13/2010 By Lauren Fox

Style & Shopping

FASHION

Shape Shifters

For this month's fall fashion, think of the iconic silhouettes of past decades, redone.

09/15/2010 By Eden Dawn

Corner Shop

Local Chapter

In May, John Brodie and Blair Saxon-Hill opened Monograph Bookwerks, a cozy shop in the Alberta Arts district , stocking an array of books on modern and contemporary art and architecture, out-of-print titles from around the world, and small runs from loca

09/13/2010 By Martha Calhoon

Mudroom

Super Mario

Mario's is one of the trendiest men's fashion boutiques in the city. Find out how owner Mario Bisio has succeeded so magnificently at capturing the upscale men's market in both Portland and Seattle.

09/13/2010 By Kasey Cordell

Travel & Outdoors

Wine Country Weekends

For the Value Hunter

The Eola-Amity Hills AVA offers affordable winetasting with a lot of bang for your buck.

09/14/2010 By Hannah Wallace

Cover Story

Wine Country Weekends

Whether you're a seasoned explorer, or even a Willamette Valley vino newbie, we've got the travel tips.

09/14/2010 By Hannah Wallace

Trail of the Month

Oxbow Regional Park

Located just 30 minutes from downtown Portland, Oxbow Regional Park remains a surprisingly untamed destination. Red foxes, blacktail deer, bald eagles, blue herons—even black bears and cougars—roam among the 1,200-acre expanse. But it’s the wa

09/13/2010 With Brian Barker