Smooth Operator

A $4 million restaurant debuts on a lonely stretch of the South Waterfront. But is the food as opulent as the décor?

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Green City

The Ripple Effect

And we've got *15 BIG IDEAS* that prove it: crushed-glass countertops, a greener carpet cleaner, solar-powered wineries, a planet-healing hospital, shoes from soda bottles, a better microprocessor, and more ideas that are changing our world.

05/19/2009 By Christian DeBenedetti, Camas Davis, and John Chandler Edited by Kasey Cordell


Wild Things

More than 600 people flocked to the Oregon Zoo for the ninth annual Zoolala bash.


Beyond the Bridges

Close Range

12 Northwest mountain escapes where you'll find plenty of powder—and none of the crowds.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Arts & Culture

The Shape of Memory

As Maya Lin creates seven landscape installations retelling the Lewis and Clark story from the perspective of Columbia River tribes, the legacy she charts is partly the region's, and partly her own.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Cover Story

A Shameless Peek at Portland's Money

To our great surprise, in spite of Portland’s rep as a city given to monetary modesty, people talked. From lottery millionaires to a drag queen with a penchant for vodka martinis and a family who made a pact to buy nothing new for an entire year (not even

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis, Stacey Wilson, Randy Gragg, and Kym Croft Miller

Onward & Upward

Project Me

The totally unregulated business of life coaching wants you to leave your past behind and barrel into the future as an ever-perfectible you.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann


Review: Broder

A quiet and quaint Scandinavian oasis of a café awaits.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis



Nutshell is no mere vegan slop house.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis


Shaky Ground

When a fine dining establishment called Terroir opens three blocks north of a Popeye's, it's got a lot to live up to. Or does it?

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis


Sel Gris

The chef and the friendly staff have executed their dining mission with crystal-clear execution.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis


Soon Doobu at Toji Korean Grill House

Brought to the table in a hot clay pot, the classic Korean tofu soup known as soon doobu comes bright red and bubbling

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Eat This Now

Tailored Tapas

Does the latest Spanish-inspired eatery to hit Portland pass muster? It does if you customize your meal just right.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Pinkies Up!

Bubble Up

Domestic sparklers don’t even come close to trumping a superb bottle of champagne

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis


My News Shoes

Being a television news reporter in Portland requires fancy footwork. And sensible footwear.

05/19/2009 By Jamie Wilson


Lamb Tacos at El Brasero

Think lamb shoulder that’s been braised until it’s falling off the bone.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis



05/19/2009 By Camas Davis



Good, cheap food. Good, cheap drink. Dark wood.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Mana From Heaven?


Is Portland’s newest, swankiest vegan restaurant only an herbivore’s paradise, or can carnivores dig the vibe too?

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

All Class

Kitchen Chemistry

A new culinary movement trades pots and pans for pipettes.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis