Mudroom

30 Seconds with... Greg Craven

Portland science teacher Greg Craven talks global warming.

06/23/2009 By Kaitlin Johnson

INTRODUCING...

Jade Teahouse & Patisserie

Nestled in the Southeast Portland haven of Sellwood is the bright and airy Jade Teahouse & Patisserie. Open since last fall, Jade Teahouse offers restaurant goers a rare blend of French-Vietnamese cuisine along with its famed pastry case.

05/26/2009 By Kaitlin Johnson

Hit List

All in the Family

From kites to rodeos to cherry picking, there's something for everyone this summer. Here's your guide to Portland's family-friendly summer events.

05/21/2009 By Kaitlin Johnson

Get Out

Hikes & Bikes

One of the best things about living in Portland is the ease with which we can escape the city for more rugged delights. So we paged through guidebooks, consulted local experts, and wore a little leather off our own boots...

05/20/2009 Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker By Kaitlin Johnson, Ariel Bleicher, Victoria Nguyen, and Bart Blasengame

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

Deck the Walls

You Need Art

That Georgia O'Keeffe poster in your foyer, the one you bought in 1989 to cheer up your college dorm room? That's so not grown-up décor.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Habitat

Lake Escape

"Remodel" would be an understatement for the overhaul that Bob and Stevie Burke gave to their spectacularly sited Lake Oswego home.

05/19/2009 By Harriet Klein

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

Cool Cocktails

And Now, Meet Your Makers

Oregon's microdistilling scene followed the microbrewery boom of two decades ago. Now, five of eight local craft distilleries are located in Portland's city center, near SE Seventh Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard, an area that is already becoming known as

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell, Paige Williams, Kaitlin Johnson, and Bart Blasengame With Brian Barker

Cool Cocktails

Happy Hours

It's the revival of vodka, gin, and whiskey. These spirits are being brought back to life thanks to Portland's distillery movement. Here's a guide to 24 of the most delicious—and more.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell and Bart Blasengame With Brian Barker and Kaitlin Johnson

Article

PDX Index: Barbecue

The skinny on Portland's BBQ scene.

05/19/2009 By Kaitlin Johnson

Article

PDX Index: Green

05/19/2009 By Kaitlin Johnson

Hit List

Say Spaaah

Prime places for a springtime reawakening.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell and Kaitlin Johnson

Article

PDX Index: Rain

05/19/2009 By Kaitlin Johnson

Hit List

Recession-Friendly Spring Break

Kick back close to home.

05/19/2009 By Kaitlin Johnson and Isaac Darnall

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

Get Out

Choose Your Own Adventure

It's short. It's sweet. It's summer. And there's nothing worse than wasting these sun-filled days by logging hours behind the wheel just to reach some far-flung peak. (Plus with today's gas prices, who can afford it?) So we give you this: 18 ultimate outd

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon, Stacey Wilson, Camas Davis, and Christopher Van Tilburg Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker