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

Beyond the Bridges

Town of Plenty

Corvallis isn’t all dive bars and Beavers anymore.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Slideshow

Tattoo PDX

Tatts and good grub: would Portland be Portland do without 'em?

05/19/2009

Article

Peperonata

05/19/2009

Meow

Pets in Portland

The Results of Our Readers' Choice Pets Survey

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis, Jill Spitznass, John Chandler, and Jenny Davis

Introducing...

Chez Joly

The owners of Chez Joly, a new French bistro on the corner of NW Broadway and Davis Street, took a risk by becoming the first restaurant to open on Broadway in a long time.

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis

CHIN HAIR 101

Beardos

Lately we've noticed scruff on more than just a few faces. In fact, Portland may be the beardiest city in America right now. Here's our proof.

05/19/2009 By Paige Williams

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

Gamble On

Best Bet

*Portland Center Stage* (PCS) and the *Portland Pearl Rotary Club* joined forces for the inaugural “Bet on the Pearl” fundraiser to drum up support for both organizations.

05/19/2009

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

Article

Behold, an Oasis

Hidden amid Portland's concrete and barbed wire, blue herons hunt fish and chorus frogs sing in waters that are cleaner than they have been in years. Plus: How to explore these gems yourself.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

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

FEATURE

Light A Fire 2007

Three years ago, _Portland Monthly_ partnered with the Oregon Community Foundation and created the Light A Fire Awards to celebrate the achievements of the metropolitan area’s lesser-known charities, as well as the volunteers and benefactors who support t

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell and Eric Gold

Beyond the Bridges

Great Weekend Getaways Near Portland

1 tank of gas. 14 Destinations. From Crater Lake to Whidbey Island, fossil beds to quiet beach towns, here are 48-hour trips made (really) easy.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh and Leslie Heilbrunn

Habitat

Daylight Dapper

A Cedar Hills ranch loses its “’60s fright” look but keeps its sleek lines in the hands of two professional decorators.

05/19/2009 By Nora Robertson