Beer Me

What Does It Take to Pass the Ultimate Beer Test?

In a new book, Portland writer Lucy Burningham details her quest to become a Certified Cicerone. We asked how she passed a test harder than bar exams, what trends she loves, and why Portland's brew scene needs more women.

11/02/2016 By Ramona DeNies

BEST BEER

A Portland Beer Expert Shares Lessons from Belgium

Studying to become a "Certified Cicerone"—the beer equivalent of a sommelier—Lucy Burningham takes notes for local brewers.

06/22/2015 By Lucy Burningham

OREGON BEER GUIDE

Mapping Beervana’s History [Infographic]

Like any civilization, our city of beer can get complicated. Here’s a guide to its founders and the paths they paved.

07/01/2013 By Lucy Burningham

Mudroom

Adams & Eden

Sam Adams pulls up his deepest roots in his latest beautification project.

04/27/2012 By Lucy Burningham

FEATURE

Light A Fire 2011

Our annual celebration of giving highlights the extraordinary work of 14 nonprofits and individuals working to better our community, from farmers who donate millions of pounds of food to fight hunger to high school students who help immigrants become Amer

10/14/2011 By Lucy Burningham

Portland Spaces: Handbook

Reaching Higher Ground

Add height to your garden or outdoor entertaining space by building a freestanding trellis. Learn how with our easy guide to smart, long-lasting design.

05/27/2010 By Lucy Burningham

Hit List

iPhone Home

Local iPhone apps help you find the beer at pubs, savings at restaurants and shops, recipes, and bus schedules.

08/18/2009 By Lucy Burningham

Pedicabs

Spoke City

Pedal-powered taxis compete to sweep shoppers off their tired feet.

05/19/2009 By Lucy Burningham