BIG PICTURE

Zen and the Art of Typewriter Maintenance

Ace Typewriter, one of America’s last typewriter specialists, keeps hitting return.

01/02/2014 By Christina Cooke

BEST OF 2013

Word on the Street: Portland’s 2013 Glossary

Language is a constantly evolving beast, growing alongside the people who speak and use it. What new words were added to the Portland vernacular this year?

12/12/2013

SPORTS

Dog Stars of the Eagle Cap Extreme

Oregon's answer to the Iditarod drives two- and four-legged racers to the snow-capped Wallowa Mountains for 4 unforgettable days each January.

12/02/2013 By Rachel Ritchie Photography by Sol Neelman

CULTURE

The Cruciverbalist

Portland's global crossword puzzle star is deeply tied to the world of wordcraft.

12/02/2013 By Angela Sanders

CULTURE

Dude, Where's My Accent?

Why the California Vowel Shift may have us all by the tongue

12/02/2013 By Chris Lydgate

NEWS

The Perfect Party December 2013

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Ronald McDonald to a venerated Portland-born photographer

12/01/2013

HABITAT

Tailoring Thomas

Thomas Lauderdale's famously cluttered loft was a fitting perch for the eclectic bandleader, collector, and historian. Then Philip Iosca arrived.

11/01/2013 By Randy Gragg Photography by Lincoln Barbour

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

CULTUREPHILE

How Carli Davidson is Reinventing Pet Photography

A local photographer goes from blogs to book deal with her photos of dogs midshimmy.

11/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

BUSINESS

Oregon's Food Innovation Legacy

From tater tots to Tofurky, Oregon invents tasty futures.

11/01/2013 By Marty Patail and Marco España

ONE SENTENCE STORIES

Marijuana Bandits, Rooftop Goats, and Space Chickens

It's another installment of the shortest stories in journalism—because there's simply no time for details.

11/01/2013

CULTURE

How to Save the Bookstore

Author Ann Patchett returned independent bookselling to Nashville—and has some tips for the rest of America's bibliophiles

11/01/2013 By Emily Gravlin

INTERVIEW

Bright Lights Preview: PICA's Angela Mattox

How the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's artistic director aims to challenge Rose City audiences.

11/01/2013

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

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

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

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

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