Feature

The Parents’ Survival Guide

When you first reluctantly handed him over to his kindergarten teacher, your heart pounded. When he graduates years from now, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief. After all, the fact that your child is standing there, diploma in hand, is largely because of y

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis, Kasey Cordell, and Maura Flaherty With Brian Barker Edited by Sally Powers

Stay Great

Chez Unique

Hotels for visitors of every ilk

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Fermentation Confirmation

Strong Brew

Traditional kombucha tea promises long life; when it’s bottled by Tazo’s co-founder, it tastes good, too.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Taboo

Li’l Blacked Book

In 2007, Multnomah County Library received requests to ban the following five books on account of their sexual nature

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Winter Wonderland

Finding Frosty

How to build the perfect Portland snowman

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Television

Ms. Rogers

Children of gay and lesbian couples get their own show.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Beasties

Animal Instincts

Since 1969, the beaver has reigned as Oregon’s state animal. And it’s been a good run for 40 years: The bucktoothed little mammal has had a baseball team and an entire suburb named after it.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Libraries

Checked Out

If you’ve looked around your school library lately, you may have noticed something missing. Namely, the librarian.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Health News

Size Matters

Asking the obese to pay higher health insurance premiums sure doesn’t sound fair. So does a “skinny discount” sound better?

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

P.S.... Now!

I Want NY Pizza

Two-Minute Critic

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Yes or No?

Terroir-ism

The restaurant may have served a “taste of the Northwest,” but the website offered a taste of everywhere else.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Article

I’m a Loser, Baby.

And proud of it. A case for keeping youth sports competitive.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Spice of Life

Street Food

Forget the lunch cart. Find grub growing on a sidewalk near you.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

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

Real Estate

Buy, Sell, Rent, Keep?

*Real Estate '09* Even if this twisted economy has you reeling, you could position yourself for a property win. Whether you're a buyer, seller, renter, of keeper, here's real estate news that you can use right now. *PLUS:* Exclusive details on dozens of P

05/19/2009 With Kasey Cordell and Brian Barker By Anna Sachse

Hit List

Say Spaaah

Prime places for a springtime reawakening.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell and Kaitlin Johnson

Tis the Season

Holiday How-To

Ever wondered how to make a perfect Hot Buttered Rum? Or how to beat those dreadful seasonal blues? Find out in our quick and slightly quirky guide to surviving the holidays.

05/19/2009 With Jill Davis, Stacey Wilson, Kasey Cordell, Brian Barker, John Chandler, Nino Padova, Lucas Bradley-Kelly, Jenny Davis, and Anna Dukehart

Higher Education

The 2008 Northwest College Report

You’re the one filling out the application, but the school’s got to meet your criteria, too. And we’re not just talking about SAT scores and financial aid packages. We mean those less quantifiable campus-life kinds of things. In our 2008 NW College Repor

05/19/2009 Research by Martha Calhoon By Kasey Cordell

Article

Mean Girls Like Me

When a friend told me that Portland’s Roller Derby league, a group of eight teams called the Rose City Rollers, would be holding tryouts for its upcoming season, I saw a chance to prove I’m as tough as I tout myself to be and signed up.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell