Long Story [Short]

The Queen

The reigning Miss Oregon gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the world of pageantry.

12/21/2010 By Lauren Fox

Article

Election Night: Party Lines

By November 2, Democrat John Kitzhaber and Republican Chris Dudley might wish the Freeks stopped with philosophy instead of inventing democracy. But the combatants in Oregon's bare-knuckle gubernatorial race face one last obstacle: the emotional minefield

10/12/2010 By Lauren Fox

Long Story [Short]

The Trainer

In 2006, Oregon Zoo trainer Philip Fensterer took an unlikely stumble into the big-cat kingdom and never quite made it out of the den.

09/13/2010 By Lauren Fox

Mudroom

Go-to Guys

On November 2, voters will elect either Chris Dudley or John Kitzhaber to be Oregon’s 37th governor. But what we get is the man and the folks who advise him. Here’s a look at some insiders shaping the next guv’s message, if not the candidate.

09/13/2010 By Lauren Fox

News and Notes

Be Good to the Last Drop

A new way to calculate your water footprint

08/18/2010 By Lauren Fox

Things To Do

Rollin' on the River

An intern braves the rapids—your turn!

08/16/2010 By Lauren Fox

The Mudroom

Carbon Crunch

In this month's edition of Vote Watch, we've taken a peek at the carbon footprints of our would-be guvs and Metro presidents.

08/16/2010 By Lauren Fox

The Mudroom

Make Grove, Not War

Portland-based humanitarian organization Mercy Corps are helping to sew the seeds to peace in North Korea, one Oregon apple tree at a time.

08/16/2010 By Lauren Fox

The Mudroom

Follow the LEEDer

Hood River Middle Schools aims are high when it comes to LEED certification and going green.

08/16/2010 By Lauren Fox

Article

Serve St. Helens

Mount St. Helens institute asks avid hikers to treck the trails with intention.

08/03/2010 By Lauren Fox

In Person

30 Seconds With Alexandra Cousteau

The celebrated ocean crusader talks to Portland Monthly about her family’s legacy, water conservation, and pretending to be a mermaid.

07/26/2010 By Lauren Fox

Article

Help a Kid Out

Students ask their community to step up and take a survey.

07/22/2010 By Lauren Fox

Article

All in Agreement

The City and the Forest Park Conservancy draft a plan to tackle the trails together.

07/21/2010 By Lauren Fox

Mudroom

30 seconds with… Jan Haaken

Four questions about Jan Haaken's new local documentary, "Guilty Except for Insanity," answered by the filmmaker herself.

07/15/2010 By Lauren Fox

Portland Plated

Refining Rustic

Three new chefs to the Portland scene—Michael Hanaghan at Ten 01, Chris DiMinno at Clyde Common, and Kristen D. Murray at Fenouil—redefine what it means to experience pure, unabashed flavor.

06/11/2010 By Mike Thelin

NOPO

The New Frontier

NoPo's up-and-coming hip neighborhood, St. Johns, still struggles against its dirty, rough-and-tumble roots. Kind of like Portland's rowdy kid brother, St. Johns strives to legitimize itself, but drugs, crime, and poverty continue to hold it back.

06/10/2010 By Randy Gragg

Portland Spaces: Handbook

Pretty Shady Character

A handy dandy do-it-yourself guide to turning your lamps into photo albums: homemade lampshades fashioned from photos and slides both new and old.

05/27/2010 By Rachel DeSchepper

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

Back Talk

Powering Down

Retiring PGE chief Peggy Fowler on evil CEOS, science, and the inevitable perils of being green.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

High Spirits

The Agency Ultra Sport Lounge

Game-time fixes at The Agency Ultra Sport Lounge

05/19/2009 By John Chandler