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

Curl Up

Cold Play

Sure it’s strange, but give the offbeat Scottish sport of curling a chance and it might just sweep you off your feet.

05/19/2009 By Jonathan Fine

Makin' Dough

Flour Power

Making dough without gluten results in dough of another kind.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Sustainability

Greened Spaces

On September 19, Portland will trade parking spots for parks.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

30 Seconds With…

Blind Pilot

Inside Portland's music and entertainment scene with Blind Pilot's bandmembers.

05/19/2009

Mudroom

How To... Make Your Own Beef Jerky

Our own Oregon cowboy gives us the recipe for successful beef jerky.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

INTRODUCING…

Davis Street Tavern

The dining options for us hungry downtown cubicle drones often feel skimpy north of W Burnside Street, in Old Town, where egg rolls and pork-fried rice are the coin of the realm and the prospect of a proper salad seems slim. The good news is that the rece

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Article

A Cup Divine

A Portlander’s guide to coffee shops for caffeine fiends of every ilk.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis, Kasey Cordell, and Eric Gold

Article

A Cup Divine

Five steps to brewing the very best coffee you’ve ever had the pleasure to sip

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Save

How To... Live the High Life for Less

Get more bang for fewer bucks

05/19/2009 By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Article

The Closer

There's one thing Willamette Week reporter Nigel Jaquiss won't do when he's on a story: stop.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Article

Fresh Tracks

Ever wonder what Vail looked like before it became Vail? Head to Tamarack, Idaho, a megaresort in the making.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Smooches

PDXOXO

Happy 150th, Oregon! Here’s a little Valentimeline from the heart of the state.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Sustainability

The Color of Money

For Portland to create a major green economy, we’ll need an influx of bucks and brains.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Now See This

Fine China

Just when January’s relentless gray drizzle threatens to reduce us all to sorrowful puddles, a splash of color and whimsy arrives in the form of the Divine Performing Arts Company.

05/19/2009 By Anna Dukehart

WINTER READING

"Calendar Girl, Arrested. Freed"

The winner of this year's Wordstock short-fiction contest is the story of an infatuated reporter and a mysterious girl who lives in a mall.

05/19/2009 By Kurt Rheinheimer

True Crime

Scammed

The story of the biggest Ponzi scheme in Oregon history.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

THE HIT LIST

Spin City

These local record stores are still rocking.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Article

Forbidden Fruit

McMenamins runs low on one of its signature brews—and it’s all Serbia’s fault.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

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