News & City Life

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The Flax Man

Is flax the fashionable fabric of the future?

06/29/2011 By Zach Dundas

Beer Tech

Apps on Tap

Now your favorite brew is only a click away

06/21/2011

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Army of Ones

Do Portlanders really need lessons in being even more unconventional?

05/20/2011 By Audrey Van Buskirk

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Hot Wheel

The micro-cycle might be the next big thing in urban commuting.

05/20/2011 By Melanie Glass

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Gridiron Dreams

Amateur football in these parts sports a different kind of celebrity.

05/20/2011 By Martin Patail

Read This

A Chicken-Keeping Primer

Always had a hankering to raise a few hens and enjoy fresh eggs straight from your backyard? This new book from local owners of the Urban Farm Store will he...

05/06/2011 By Amara Holstein

Made in PDX

Lovely Woolly Laptop Cases

Local company The Good Flock makes stylish cases for laptops, iPhones, and iPads, while keeping everything organically modern.

05/03/2011 By Amara Holstein

Out & About

Portland AIGA Invites Local Designers to Talk Sustainable

Ten five-minute talks by local printers, packagers, and book designers who are all finding a better way to work and live, April 21 at the Ecotrust Building.

04/18/2011 By Teri Gelber

Events/Classes

Flower Class with Frolic!

Take a flower-arranging class on April 30 with Chelsea Fuss of the whimsical and wonderful blog Frolic! and learn to make fresh spring blooms from your garde...

04/12/2011 By Amara Holstein

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Five Questions for Isabella Rossellini

Distractions are everywhere as we follow Isabella Rossellini. New to the Discovery Channel's Planet Green, Animals Distract Me airs April 22nd. Spend an evening with Philanthropist Isabella on April 6!

03/09/2011 By Zach Dundas

Beer Bulletin

It's the Water

Brewers pay it forward

02/15/2011

Ax Season

Ax Season

Welcome to Portland Timbers 101. Here is an introduction to everything you need to know about the coach, the players, and the fans so that you'll be ready this spring as the Timbers make their Major League Soccer debut.

02/15/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

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The Team

Some of the players to look out for in the Timbers' first MLS season. There are eight returning players from the Timbers minor league team and a plethora of rookies, vets, and foreign imports.

02/15/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Slideshow

Slide Show: The Team

Some of the players to look out for in the Timbers' first MLS season. There are eight returning players from the Timbers minor league team and a plethora of rookies, vets, and foreign imports.

02/15/2011

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The Fans

With the Timbers' first MLS season approaching, the Timbers Army is ready and willing to take on new members. It all started with a group of 10 raucous fans in 2001 and has now grown into a full-blown, organized army.

02/14/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

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Portland Soccer: An Expanded History

A timeline of soccer history in Portland. From the Timbers' humble beginnings to the opening MLS game.

02/14/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

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A Timbers Cheatsheet

A Timbers cheatsheet for fans who want to get on board but may know much about the MLS. We'll tell you who the mascot is, who to look out for, and who we need to beat.

02/14/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

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The Coach

Portland Monthly's interview with Timbers' head coach, John Spencer. The Scotland native talks about his take on the American game, his hopes for Portland as a soccer city, and, of course, Oregon's beer and wine.

02/14/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Editor’s Note

Golden Goals

With the Portland Timbers' first season as an MLS team fast approaching, over 10,000 season tickets have been sold. The question is, can the low-budget "Timbers Army" fan base that has been with the team for 10 seasons in an obscure second-tier league sur

02/11/2011 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail

Portland Monthly Presents

Private Schools Guide 2011

Finding the right hallowed hall for your child isn’t an easy process. But we can help you get started with stats on more than 100 area private schools, and profiles of 12 that are excelling in everything from science to community service.

01/19/2011 Edited by Kasey Cordell