BEST RESTAURANTS 2013

The Next Top Chefs

A new generation of restaurant talent is rising in Portland. We prowled local kitchens and grilled top chefs to find the best.

11/01/2013 Photography by Stuart Mullenberg By Kelly Clarke

SPOTLIGHT

Local Book Czar Kevin Sampsell Releases Debut Novel

Long a kingpin of the local literary scene, Kevin Sampsell joins the ranks of its novelists with his debut book This is Between Us.

10/23/2013 By Aaron Scott

FEATURE

Light A Fire 2013

Our ninth annual celebration honoring the individuals and organizations who make Portland more prosperous, beautiful, healthful, and sustainable—in a word, better.

10/11/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott By Benjamin Tepler, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, and Kelly Clarke

LONG STORY SHORT

The Story of Timbers Playmaker Diego Valeri

Portland's Argentinian superstar reflects on the City of Roses, his lifelong relationship with soccer, and his teammates

10/01/2013 By Zach Dundas & Marty Patail Photography by Dan Root

CULTURE

Pomegranate, Portland's Modern Priestess

A moderm Portland witch stirs up podcasts and therapy sessions

10/01/2013 By Angela Sanders

CULTURE

How Pink Martini Became a Portland Export Worth Millions

On the occasion of the band's eighth record, Get Happy, we look back on nearly ten years of international musical success

10/01/2013 By Alisha Gorder

CULTURE

OMSI Recreates Sherlock Holmes's HQ

This month, OMSI debuts a touring exhibition exploring the science and history behind fiction's greatest detective. What goes into the show's full-scale "re-creation" of Sherlock's imaginary headquarters at 221B Baker Street?

10/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

PDX INDEX

PDX Index: Ghosts, Vampires and Monsters

A by-the-numbers guide to things that bite and go bump in the night.

10/01/2013 By Emily Gravlin

NEWS

The Perfect Party October 2013

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from track star Mo Farah to Reese Witherspoon.

10/01/2013

SPOTLIGHT

Mapping Elliott Smith's Portland

With sweetly melancholic songs about everything from the Rose Parade to the sidewalks of Alameda, Elliott Smith remains perhaps the closest thing Portland has to a bard.

10/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

CULTUREPHILE

Tending Tradition at the Portland Japanese Garden

The world-class garden's CEO Steve Bloom and curator Sadafumi Uchiyama seek to reinvent an exquisite, endangered art.

10/01/2013 By Randy Gragg Photography by Ashley Anderson

BACKPAGE

Vox Populi: How Portlanders Work (Extended Results)

We asked nearly 1,000 of our readers about their office romances, workplace coffee habits, and most embarrassing on-the-job experiences.

09/13/2013

INTERVIEW

Q&A: Lincoln High School's Peyton Chapman

The veteran principal on youth culture, smartphones, and her own teenage misadventure

09/03/2013 By Michael Zusman

SPORTS

Portland's Disc Golf Paradise

Why an Oregon city sailed to the top of the alt-sport's world, and how you can get in on the fun

09/03/2013 By Emily Gravlin

SPORTS

Triathletes Prove Age is Just a Number

Two local women embrace competitive running, swimming, and biking on a global level.

09/03/2013 By Angela Sanders

CULTURE

Newberg's Drive-In Keeps Americana Alive

How the historic 99W Drive-In keeps an all-American dream flickering for the next generation of movie lovers.

09/03/2013 By Katie Gourley

PORTLAND GLOSSARY

Word on the Street: Line-dancing

What Portlanders are saying—or should be.

09/03/2013

CULTURE

Portland's Globetrotting Blacksmith

Arnon Kartmazov's epic life story is reflected in his custom kitchen knives and metal sculptures.

09/03/2013 By Peter Beland

CULTURE

How the XOXO Festival Charms Cutting-Edge Thinkers

Portland's homegrown ideas fest creates an arts and technology think-tank for the hacker generation.

09/03/2013 By Marty Patail

PDX INDEX

PDX Index: School Lunches

A by-the-numbers guide to what Portland Public School students are eating.

09/03/2013 By Emily Gravlin