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25 Ways to Relax, Refresh, and Stay Sane

Hot soup, strong drinks, good books, and cheap massages to get you through the dark times.

12/20/2016 Edited by Zach Dundas

Top Stories

True Crime

Sandy. Burnside. Two Streets at the Heart of Portland’s East Side—and Three Grisly Murders That Reveal Their History

From Native American trail to car mall, the Burnside-Sandy axis has seen a crime-stained past.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

Habitat

This Portland Garden Is Made for Wintry Weather

Northwest gardens don’t have to lie dormant just because the temperature dips.

12/20/2016 By Kate Bryant

Top Docs

Portland's Top Doctors & Nurses 2017

We asked Portland's doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and complementary medicine providers: to whom would you trust the care of your loved ones? Here are their top choices.

12/21/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

The Essentials

Kyle Morton’s Solo Album to Grimm, January’s Pop Culture Hot List

The show, album, book, and TV series you can't miss this month.

12/20/2016 By Fiona McCann

The Bright Side

Meet the Neon Artist Electrifying Portland

Perry Pfister is the king of neon.

12/20/2016 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Dance

In Tahni Holt’s New Work, Dancers of Many Ages Collide

The highly conceptual Portland choreographer unveils a new, intimate piece for six women.

12/20/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Best of the City

Ahhhhh...

25 Ways to Relax, Refresh, and Stay Sane

Hot soup, strong drinks, good books, and cheap massages to get you through the dark times.

12/20/2016 Edited by Zach Dundas

Eat & Drink

First Impressions

Ambitious Wayfinder Beer Is a Work in Progress

The cozy new beer hall and meat den is still figuring it out.

12/20/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Word of Mouth

How Milk Glass Mrkt Got Its Groove

Irresistible baked goods. A killer veggie sando. Retro-mod style. Here’s why the N Killingsworth cafe-market needs to be on your list.

12/20/2016 By Karen Brooks

Restaurant Review

Baker Ken Forkish Masters a New Collection of Outstanding Breads

Crusty levain loaves to butter-crackling spelt croissants, the lord of Ken’s Artisan Bakery has a new swagger at Trifecta Annex.

12/20/2016 By Karen Brooks

Winter Relaxation: For What Ales You

Six-Grain Whiskey to Salted Caramel Stout, 5 Northwest Winter Warmers

Best sipped slowly by an open fire.

12/20/2016 By Kelly Clarke and Marty Patail

Winter Relaxation: Time for a Drink

This Cocktail Tastes Like a Spicy Snickerdoodle Baked Over a Campfire

And it’s the only thing we want to drink this winter.

12/20/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Winter Relaxation: Recipes

Cut the Winter Chill with Spicy Kimchi Stew and Souped-Up Soju

Gettin’ jjigae with it.

12/20/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Fromage Future

Tillamook Cheese to Get a Flashy New Factory

Stronger with cheddar.

12/20/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Endorsements 2017

Unusual times demand unusual measures.

12/21/2016 By Zach Dundas

Health & Wellness

Top Docs

Portland's Top Doctors & Nurses 2017

We asked Portland's doctors, nurses, physician assistants, and complementary medicine providers: to whom would you trust the care of your loved ones? Here are their top choices.

12/21/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Winter Relaxation: Hello Darkness

A Step-by-Step Guide to Float Tanks

Sensory deprivation for dummies.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

Winter Relaxation: Pure Bathing Culture

These Korean Spas Will Heal Everything That Ails You

I-5 North: unlikely route to serenity.

12/20/2016 By Margaret Seiler and Amy Martin

Winter Relaxation: Survival Guide

13 Secrets of Winter Relaxation Every Portlander Must Know

From cheap massages to board games to cuddly kitties, here’s how to survive the season.

12/20/2016 By Eden Dawn, Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Molly Woodstock, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke

Winter Relaxation: Floating World

Welcome to Portland’s Flashiest New Spa

Knot Springs boasts soaking pools, panoramic views, and Pendleton towels.

12/20/2016 By Zach Dundas

Home & Real Estate

Habitat

This Portland Garden Is Made for Wintry Weather

Northwest gardens don’t have to lie dormant just because the temperature dips.

12/20/2016 By Kate Bryant

News & City Life

True Crime

Sandy. Burnside. Two Streets at the Heart of Portland’s East Side—and Three Grisly Murders That Reveal Their History

From Native American trail to car mall, the Burnside-Sandy axis has seen a crime-stained past.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

A Very Clear-Headed, Not-at-All-Cranky Appraisal of TriMet

See where this takes you.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

Winter Relaxation: Marijuana

Best Weed Strains for Winter Bliss

A Portland budtender shares three top picks.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

Long Story Short

The Country's Most Illustrious Squash Player Lives in Portland

After a decade on the pro tour, Julian Illingworth is now a coach at the Multnomah Athletic Club.

12/20/2016 By Stephen Phillips

Explainer

What You Need to Know about Portland’s New Police Contract

From body cameras to the 48-hour rule, we break it down.

12/20/2016 By Webb Wright

Politics

Mayor Ted Wheeler Leads Portland Into an Uncertain World

Meet the other new boss.

12/20/2016 By Zach Dundas

Winter Relaxation: Snow Day

Everything You Need for Portland Snowpocalypse

Sleds to s’mores supplies to snow pants, here’s how to stock up for when the city shuts down.

12/13/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Style & Shopping

Style

Why Designer Andrea Moore Has the Portland Fashion World Buzzing

Call her emerging, but she’s been at this a while.

12/20/2016 By Eden Dawn

Winning Finds

Adorable Kidswear to Hand-Drawn Tarot Decks, January’s Best Local Stuff

Portland makers and shopkeepers throw it down.

12/20/2016 By Eden Dawn

Travel & Outdoors

Winter Relaxation: Hot Springs

Beyond Bagby and Breitenbush: 4 Classic Northwest Hot Springs

Let off some steam.

12/20/2016 By Ko Ricker

Winter Relaxation: Getaways

Fly Direct from PDX to Sun or Snow This Winter

Whether you’d rather snorkel in Hawai'i or ski in Sun Valley, PDX can take you there.

12/20/2016 By Ramona DeNies