FEATURE

Light A Fire 2007

Three years ago, _Portland Monthly_ partnered with the Oregon Community Foundation and created the Light A Fire Awards to celebrate the achievements of the metropolitan area’s lesser-known charities, as well as the volunteers and benefactors who support t

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell and Eric Gold

Dating Scene

Savvy Sexy Single

A three-step guide to getting exactly what you want.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Beyond the Bridges

Great Weekend Getaways Near Portland

1 tank of gas. 14 Destinations. From Crater Lake to Whidbey Island, fossil beds to quiet beach towns, here are 48-hour trips made (really) easy.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh and Leslie Heilbrunn

Habitat

Daylight Dapper

A Cedar Hills ranch loses its “’60s fright” look but keeps its sleek lines in the hands of two professional decorators.

05/19/2009 By Nora Robertson

Pinkies Up!

The Insider's Guide to Oregon Wine Country

We Portlanders are lucky to live less than an hour from hundreds of top-notch wineries in the Willamette Valley, and it’s only a few more hours to Southern Oregon’s winemaking region.

05/19/2009 With Stacey Wilson and Megan Callow By Camas Davis and Condé Cox

INTRODUCING …

Firehouse

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

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

CHEAP DATE

Belly Timber

At Belly Timber, set in a purple Victorian on the corner of SE Hawthorne Boulevard and 32nd Avenue, the half-size portions are remarkably plentiful. And even if you do opt for a full serving, not one item is priced over $20.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

RECIPE

Summer Sweets

With names like Sugar Buns and Silver Queen, what’s not to like about this season’s most toothsome and tender corn?

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Desirables

Fine Assets

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

Article

Cool Comfort

At this new eastside bastion of regional American cuisine, the Midwest and the Northwest collude on the plate.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Article

My Thai

A full review of Pok Pok's new indoor dining room, Whiskey Soda Lounge. Pad thai lovers need not apply.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Article

In Like Gin

A small enclave of Oregon distillers–and brewers–have rediscovered the joys of juniper.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Best of the City

Best Restaurants 2007

What does Portland’s culinary revolution taste like? Grab a seat at one of the city’s top 10 hot spots to find out.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

SPRING FASHION 2008

Four Native Oregonians Who've Made It Big on the Fashion Runway

They all have that rare mix of looks and moxie that translates into high fashion.

05/19/2009 Edited by Jill Spitznass

Food News

Remedial Eating

Oregon's farm-to-school program manager convinces schools to buy the best local ingredients—while staying within the school system's very real budget.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

Breakfast

Morning Glory

Four delicious reasons to crawl out from under the covers this weekend.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Article

Charity Case

When we’re feeling generous, we give money to God. And our dogs.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Politics

Operation Oregon

Barack Obama has an army on the ground here. And most of its leaders aren’t even 30.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame