RECIPE

Hooked on Chinook

Highly sought-after and often controversial, this perennial Northwest salmon is still the king of spring.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

Portland's Best Breakfasts

B... Is for Bacon

We spent weeks eating breakfast all over the city to bring you a comprehensive roundup of morning eats (and drinks!) at sixty-four restaurants. Portlanders, prepare to grow hungry.

05/19/2009 By Brian Barker, Camas Davis, Nino Padova, Lynette Sanchez, and Bart Blasengame

Grapemaker

Crushed

Cuneo Cellars was thriving until a combination of good faith and bad business lost Gino Cuneo his winery. Now the pioneering Oregon winemaker is back, with his own name and a new brand.

05/19/2009 By Jim Gullo

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

EAT THIS NOW

Malasadas at Oba

If you are a person who tends to forgo dessert, we should warn you: when you visit the Pearl District’s Oba, you may be tempted to change your mind. Oba's fresh take on luxurious banana-and-cream-cheese malasadas (Portuguese doughnuts) is well worth loose

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

Article

We’re Moving to Paley’s Place

Paley's Place is close to our hearts—which are, oh-so-close to our stomachs—this month, the Portland eatery is named among our *"Best Restaurants of 2008":http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/issues/archives/articles/1108-best-restaurants/*. Happ

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

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

The Smile Squad

Top Dentists 2008

From the fluorescent lights in the waiting room to the high-pitched whir of the drill, that twice-yearly visit to the dentist typically isn’t an event that people look forward to. So why not ease your nerves a bit by putting yourself in the capable, latex

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

RECIPE

Pass the Vinegar

A bold winery in the Willamette Valley has become the only producer of true Italian balsamic in the United States.

05/19/2009 By Lizzy Caston

Beyond the Bridges

Snow Bound

Five lodges where you can embrace the wintry weather (or avoid it altogether).

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

THE HIT LIST

Om Sweet Om

Ditch the gym and practice better yoga at a studio. (Your soul will thank you.)

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

SPRING FASHION 2008

Four Native Oregonians Who've Made It Big on the Fashion Runway

They all have that rare mix of looks and moxie that translates into high fashion.

05/19/2009 Edited by Jill Spitznass

Arts & Events

Hot Pursuit

Inside Andi Kovel’s St. Johns studio, a large furnace belches 2,000-degree heat while the 39-year-old glass artist prepares to transform 600 pounds of gooey, malleable glass glowing hot and bright into three-foot-tall vases.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

BEARDOS

Whiskery History

Trendsetters of the Bearded Northwest

05/19/2009

Best of the Best

Top Docs 2009

We purchased a list of nearly seven thousand physicians and nurses and invited them to participate in our online survey. We then posed a simple question to each of them: “Which doctor would you choose if you or a loved one were in need of medical care?”

05/19/2009 Research by Martha Calhoon

Best of the City

Best Restaurants 2008

This year, we’ve taken our 10 favorite restaurants and broken them down by the quintessential measures of any great place to eat: food, chef, service, and atmosphere. Our guide to dining at Portland’s top eateries gives you all the information you need to

05/19/2009 By Camas Davis