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ROAD TRIP

Northwest Wine Country Weekends

From Southern Oregon’s golden fields to the desert oasis of Walla Walla to the Willamette Valley’s verdant hills, the region's vineyards are ripe for exploring.

09/26/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie With Aaron Scott, Emily Grosvenor, and Marty Patail

Top Stories

THE GRAPEVINE

Oregon's 50 Best Wines 2014

It takes a village to taste and rank more than a thousand bottles of wine. Luckily, we’ve got lots of friends.

09/26/2014 Edited by Allison Jones

THE CRUSH

Behind the Scenes of Oregon's Wine Country Harvest

We follow independent winemaker Brianne Day’s captivating journey from the vine to the bottle in the Willamette Valley.

09/30/2014 Photography by Stuart Mullenberg By Rachel Ritchie

GROUP THINK

Ziba Made Your Ketchup Bottle—Now It's Remaking Itself

For 30 years, the storied design firm Ziba has created pioneering products for the world’s biggest companies. The most crucial project yet: moving forward.

09/26/2014 By Zach Dundas

STYLE

Fall Fashion: Into the Woods

Embrace autumn’s chill with rugged styles that blend fashion and function.

09/26/2014 Edited by Eden Dawn

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

REPORT

How Oregon Ballet Theatre Pivoted from Near Bankruptcy to Full Flight

Two years ago, OBT almost closed its doors forever. Now it's launching an ambitious 25th anniversary season full of surprises (Pink Martini!). What happened?

09/26/2014 By Aaron Scott

FILM

New Elliott Smith Documentary Combines Unreleased Songs With Memories

35 new interviews make Heaven Adores You one of the most personal portraits of the late singer-songwriter yet.

09/26/2014 Photography by Schuyler Keenan

ON THE TOWN

PoMo Picks: October 2014

Kinky Boots, "solid light films," Diavolo's architectural dance company, and more of the month's best bets for things to see and do in Portland

09/26/2014

CULTUREPHILE

How Blue Sky Gallery Became a Northwest Photography Mecca

39 years of luck, pluck, and Tuesday meetings turned Blue Sky into one of the nation’s leading exhibitors of photography.

09/26/2014 By Randy Gragg

BOOKS & TALKS

Your "Locals Only" Fall Reading List

Four new releases from Portland authors explore fundamentalism, Hollywood, and a retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

09/25/2014 By Schuyler Keenan

Eat & Drink

PHOTO ESSAY

The Crush

We follow independent winemaker Brianne Day's captivating journey from the vine to the bottle in the Willamette Valley.

07/01/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

PDX INDEX

Candy Cravings in Oregon, By the Numbers

As the nation's sweet season approaches—hello, Halloween—we take a look at the state's sugar consumption.

09/26/2014 By Nicole Cordier

VOX POPULI

How Oregonians Really Feel About Wine

We asked 896 of our readers about quantity, quality, corkscrews, boxes, and bottles. Here's what we discovered.

09/26/2014

ANATOMY OF A DISH

Deconstructing Clyde Common's Crispy Pork Trotter

Chef Carlo Lamagna serves up his personal culinary history in a single decadent dish—hoof and all.

09/26/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

WORD OF MOUTH

3 Things You Must Eat in Portland This October

Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the month.

09/26/2014 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Davenport's Food Nerd Paradise

At Davenport, two shy dudes geek out on pristine ingredients, insider wines, and the coolest glasses on the planet.

09/26/2014 By Karen Brooks

ROUNDUP

Willy Wonka’s Got Nothing on Quin Candy

Trick or treat! Jami Curl re-imagines childhood classics with Northwest flavors, while keeping the nostalgia intact.

09/26/2014 Photography by Benjamin Tepler

THE GRAPEVINE

Oregon's 50 Best Wines 2014

It takes a village to taste and rank more than a thousand bottles of wine. Luckily, we’ve got lots of friends.

09/26/2014 Edited by Allison Jones

ROAD TRIP

Northwest Wine Country Weekends

From Southern Oregon’s golden fields to the desert oasis of Walla Walla to the Willamette Valley’s verdant hills, the region's vineyards are ripe for exploring.

09/26/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie With Aaron Scott, Emily Grosvenor, and Marty Patail

FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT

Four Reasons to Get Excited About the Portland Fermentation Festival

On the eve of next month’s fifth annual “stinky wonderful” tasting event at Ecotrust, we tapped local author Liz Crain for four of her favorite ferments.

09/16/2014 By Kelly Clarke

POUR

The Bitter Housewife Is On a Mission to Help Home Bartenders

Portland's home bar heroine wants you to spice up your liquor cabinet—and shares her recipe for brandied cherries.

09/16/2014 By Kelly Clarke

Editor's Note

EDITORS' NOTE

What's Not to Love About Portland in October?

Pumpkin patches, hot soup, and scarves. Summer may be the Rose City's easiest sell, but true Oregonians cherish the fall.

09/26/2014 By Zach Dundas

News & City Life

ARCHITECTURE

The Epic Political Backstory Behind the (In)famous Portland Building

The clashing visions behind downtown’s most controversial building

03/12/2015 By Caleb Diehl

THE CRUSH

Behind the Scenes of Oregon's Wine Country Harvest

We follow independent winemaker Brianne Day’s captivating journey from the vine to the bottle in the Willamette Valley.

09/30/2014 Photography by Stuart Mullenberg By Rachel Ritchie

MOVERS & SHAKERS

Perfect Party: October 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from a celebrity bartender to an NBA power player

09/26/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

LONG STORY SHORT

Portlandia's Mayor Turns to the Bottle

Kyle MacLachlan's Walla Walla winery Pursued by Bear is earning accolades from oenophiles nationwide. Here's how it came to be.

09/26/2014 By Matthew Halverson

GROUP THINK

Ziba Made Your Ketchup Bottle—Now It's Remaking Itself

For 30 years, the storied design firm Ziba has created pioneering products for the world’s biggest companies. The most crucial project yet: moving forward.

09/26/2014 By Zach Dundas

Style & Shopping

FASHION INSPIRATION

Textile Hive's Fabric Fantasia

A vast textile archive exposes local designers to the world’s patterns.

09/26/2014 By Nicole Cordier

STYLE

Fall Fashion: Into the Woods

Embrace autumn’s chill with rugged styles that blend fashion and function.

09/26/2014 Edited by Eden Dawn

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: October's Best Local Stuff

This month's hottest locally made goods, from a designer toolbox to grass-fed beef tallow

09/25/2014

Travel & Outdoors

INTO THE WILD

Mapping Portland's Urban Predators

Coyotes, cougars, and bears—oh my! We take a look at the creatures that share this wilderness we call home.

09/26/2014 By Virginia Gewin

HIKING

Trail of the Month: Indian Heaven Trail No. 33

Packed with glassy lakes, serene meadows, and alpine vistas, Southwest Washington’s Indian Heaven Wilderness is indeed divine.

09/26/2014 By Brian Barker

Web Exclusives

INTERVIEW

Q&A: Oregonian Emily Harris, NPR's Jerusalem Correspondent

The ex-host of Think Out Loud—OPB’s popular hour-long meditation on national and regional issues—reported from the front lines of the war in the Gaza Strip.

09/11/2014 By Zach Dundas and Aaron Scott

INTERVIEW

Could Mushrooms Offer the Cure for Cancer?

A Q&A with Paul Stamets, one of the nation’s leading mycologists (mushroom scientists)

09/10/2014 By Nicole Cordier