Housing Trends

The Home Front

Seven trends that are shaping how and where we live

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson, Kasey Cordell, and Camela Raymond

Real Estate

Buy Here Now: Real Estate 2008

You probably already have plenty of reasons for building your nest in Portland: a vast network of bike-friendly streets, a 60-minute drive to the slopes or the surf, and nearly 30 farmers markets, to name a few. But in our annual real estate roundup, we w

05/19/2009 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

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

Arts & Culture

The Shape of Memory

As Maya Lin creates seven landscape installations retelling the Lewis and Clark story from the perspective of Columbia River tribes, the legacy she charts is partly the region's, and partly her own.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Philanthropists

The $150,000 Question

When Oregonian Pete Seda met Saudi Soliman al Buthe in 1997, the two Muslims became fast friends. Over coffee, they founded the only U.S. chapter of al Haramain, one of Saudi Arabia's largest Islamic charities. Now Seda's under house arrest and al Buthe's

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

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

Cycling

Roll With It

Clever Cycles caters to the commuter cyclist.

05/19/2009 By Ethan Smith

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

Article

Rolls of Engagement

What's the difference between a "sushi chef" and a sushi chef? The answer may lie in chef Hiro Ikegaya's nigiri.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

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