Local Color

Made In Portland

Gus Van Sant might just be the least hip local icon you’ve ever met. “I’m very uncool,” he says. He’s OK with this, and so are we.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Interview

Master of the Universe

Official Star Wars artist Steve Anderson talks fanboy celebrity, lightsabers, and the secretive life of working for George Lucas.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

RECIPES

Soul Stew: Pozole Blanco

Suffering from midweek malaise? Chef Oswaldo Bibiano soothes us with his family’s Thursday night tradition.

05/19/2009 By Tracy Howard

Aging

Golden Age

Country club or retirement home? At Terwilliger Plaza, sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

En Garde

Call to Arms

I caught sight of a photo of Iron Maiden lead shrieker Bruce Dickinson, in a storefront window in St. Johns. He was decked out in all-white fencing gear, brandishing a different kind of heavy metal—a foil.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Bottoms Up

Best Bars 2009

When the crack of cold creeps into the evening air and it's dark by dinner, we know it's time to re-acquaint ourselves with Portland's best bars. Snuggle into a booth, belly up to the bar, and while away some rainy nights.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis, Stacey Wilson, Camas Davis, John Chandler, and Bart Blasengame With Brian Barker

Article

The Hidden Coast

Leave the tourist traps for the Winnebago set and explore The Hidden Coast. Follow our mile-by-mile guide to those wonders of the Oregon Coast that can be found only off the beaten path.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Coffee News

Northern Migration

Stumptown Coffee Roasters flies the coop for Seattle. Well, sort of.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

5 MINUTES WITH ...

Neil Diamond

Does the man really need an introduction? Over the course of his 42-year career, Neil Diamond has sold some 120 million records, contributed more than his fair share of hits to the American songbook (“Sweet Caroline” and “Cracklin’ Rosie” among them), and

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Play

High-Tech Hunt

The sport of geocaching puts space-age technology in the palm of your hand and transforms a simple hike into a quest for treasure.

05/19/2009 By Christopher Van Tilburg

5 Minutes With....

Claims Adjuster

Tenacious crusader Brenda Eichelberger talks about her battle with cancer, insurance companies, and the importance of hope.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Interview

Keeping His Cool

Legendary punk David Allen trades in his bass for a blog.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

THE HIT LIST

Om Sweet Om

Ditch the gym and practice better yoga at a studio. (Your soul will thank you.)

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

RECIPE

The Licorice Myth

Bright and refreshing, Florence fennel is the subtle cousin to its stronger, anise-flavored brethren.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Article

The Beers of Summer

Summer’s here and it’s about beer-thirty

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Article

Tangled Up In You and You and You

Brian is married to April, but he also likes Maggie. April loves Brian, but occasionally snuggles with Bill. And no one is jealous.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Music

The Day the Music Died

*EVERYTHING I LEARNED* about the Pacific Northwest, I learned from MTV. If not for the fact that I grew up in Arkansas, where the dearly departed oracle of underground rock 120 Minutes was one of the few cultural outlets available, I might be ashamed of t

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Music

Jick Magnet

Rocker and literate lyricist Stephen Malkmus talks about yogic singing, fatherhood, and his impending death.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Article

Mr. Feel Good

Busting manly myth No. 17: Spas are just for chicks.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame