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Experience the East

Portland Monthly editor Kasey Cordell takes us with her through Eastern Oregon.

09/11/2009 By Kasey Cordell

FALL TRAVEL

Explore Hidden Oregon

From the sprawling emptiness of southeastern Oregon to the rough tranquility of the Oregon Coast, the state is ripe for exploring. No matter where you're going to, there are some lesser-known gems that can't be missed. We've found 30 such adventures.

09/11/2009 By Kasey Cordell, Randy Gragg, and Rachel Ritchie Edited by Brian Barker

Cellar Notes

Oregon Chardonnay

09/10/2009 By Condé Cox

POUR

Can It

The historically maligned beer can undergoes a craft brew makeover led by Colorado's Oskar Blues Brewery. Will this trend spread to Oregon?

09/10/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

SAVOR

John Taboada's Green-Tomato Parmesan

As we reach the colder winter months, those formerly ripe tomatoes are hanging on to the vine for dear life. Like local chefs, you can take advantage of the new bounty of green tomatoes.

09/10/2009 By Martha Calhoon

PORTLAND PLATED

Whole Hog

"Every part of the pig is edible, except for the oink." This Spanish adage describes the wonderful creativity behind some of Portland's best charcuterie extremely well as farmers twist classic Spanish techniques to make a prosciutto with a taste specific

09/10/2009 By Mike Thelin

FICTION

The Grocery Store Cart

With her short story "The Grocery Store Cart," Marian Pierce won the 2009 short fiction competition of the Wordstock book and literary festival. Chosen by Oregon writer Barry Lopez, this story won her $1,000 and publication in Portland Monthly.

09/10/2009 By Marian Pierce

Currency

Cash for Creativity

The National Endowment for the Arts was granted nearly $20 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Who in Oregon got a piece of the pie?

09/10/2009 By Kasey Cordell and Victoria Nguyen

Mudroom

Good Company

_Business Facilities_ named Oregon as one of the top ten business climates in the United States. Let's take a look into why we ranked so high.

09/10/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Mudroom

Gray Matters

Oregon ranks 13th in the nation in brain health: how did we get there and how can we become healthier?

08/18/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Pairings

Taster's Choice

Portland sommeliers take us through the perfect menus for our top 50 wines.

08/18/2009

Get Yo Grape On

Oregon's 50 Best Wines 2009

Oregon's one of the best wine-growing regions in the world—and we have the guide to finding the best quality and the best value to match it.

08/18/2009 With Randy Gragg By Condé Cox

Mudroom

Home Alone

The unit vacancy caused by the recession in new high rises isn't all bad.

08/17/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Burgers

Portland's Best Burgers

You got the need, the need for beef? Let our guide to Portland's best burgers give you the resources you need to make that educated culinary choice on that most American of dishes: the hamburger. We scoured the city to find the best in nine different ca

07/20/2009 With Martha Calhoon, Randy Gragg, Brian Barker, John Chandler, and Rachel Ritchie Edited by Kasey Cordell

Mudroom

Summer Lovin’

Finish your summer the way it should be finished: a potent Pimm's Cup, a beautiful sunset, a bit of ballet, a scenic staircase, and a lot of luxury.

07/20/2009 By Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker

Mudroom

Light Show

The city addresses possible bottle-necks due to new MAX trains by modernizing traffic signals.

07/20/2009 By Kasey Cordell

If You Build It...

Holst Architecture

A bold new generation of buildings is changing Portland's landscape, the Holst is the architecture is the vision firm behind many of them.

06/26/2009 By Randy Gragg

Architecture

Building Blocks

Jeff Stuhr and John Holmes, the founding partners of Holst Architecture and the architects behind Ziba Design's soon-to-be world headquarters in Portland, are leading a charge of change that encompasses other local firms such as Works Partnership Architec

06/22/2009 By Amara Holstein

PORTLAND PLATED

Gourmet Frontier

In the past year, Portland has become the mobile-cuisine capital of America, its sidewalks punctuated with hundreds of temporary structures serving up culinary delights. The significance of this phenomenon, however, reaches far beyond food and represents

06/22/2009 By Mike Thelin

INTRODUCING...

Ned Ludd

Named after the proletarian hero who inspired the Luddites, Ned Ludd follows in his footsteps by eschewing the comforts of a modern kitchen in favor of a cooking technique that predates modern man: everything at this forty-seat restaurant in Northeast Por

06/22/2009 By Mike Thelin