Burgers

Portland's Best Burgers

You got the need, the need for beef? Let our guide to Portland's best burgers give you the resources you need to make that educated culinary choice on that most American of dishes: the hamburger. We scoured the city to find the best in nine different ca

07/20/2009 With Martha Calhoon, Randy Gragg, Brian Barker, John Chandler, and Rachel Ritchie Edited by Kasey Cordell

If You Build It...

Holst Architecture

A bold new generation of buildings is changing Portland's landscape, the Holst is the architecture is the vision firm behind many of them.

06/26/2009 By Randy Gragg

Architecture

Portland's Rising Stars

A tour of buildings designed by Portland's up-and-coming architects.

06/26/2009 By Randy Gragg

EDITOR'S NOTE

Referee in Eden

06/25/2009 By Randy Gragg

Portland's Best Water

Oregon's 6 Essential Rivers

Six rivers. Twenty-seven adventures. Endless options for a wild and scenic summer.

06/22/2009 With Randy Gragg, Ariel Bleicher, and Frederick Reimers By Alexis Rehrmann

FEATURE

Party Power

Every August, the residents of SE Malden Street in Sellwood transform their street, sidewalks, and yards into one big fantasy: Maldenfest. Here are tips to bring _your_ community together this summer.

06/22/2009 By Randy Gragg

Mudroom

Memorial Lane

Of the many civic battles that have shaped Portland over the decades, few match the one over Memorial Coliseum and the debate that began fifty-seven years ago about where to build it in the first place. A half century later, Mayor Sam Adams and Commission

05/26/2009 By Randy Gragg

Comedy

Laughs on Hawthorne

More than 100 extremely funny folks—including Janeane Garofalo and David Koechner—will hold court on upper SE Hawthorne Boulevard for four days of high hilarity during the second annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival, April 23–26.

05/19/2009 By Randy Gragg

Aging

The New Old

If you must grow old (and sorry, you must), you may be living in the right place. As the number of seniors doubles, Portland is poised to show the rest of the country what it really means to age gracefully. "*Vital Signs*":http://www.portlandmonthlyma

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan, Randy Gragg, and Camas Davis

Article

Mother’s Helper

Award-winning doula Christy Hall talks about jailhouse births, modern feminism, and the postpartum watercooler.

05/19/2009 By Randy Gragg

Cover Story

A Shameless Peek at Portland's Money

To our great surprise, in spite of Portland’s rep as a city given to monetary modesty, people talked. From lottery millionaires to a drag queen with a penchant for vodka martinis and a family who made a pact to buy nothing new for an entire year (not even

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis, Stacey Wilson, Randy Gragg, and Kym Croft Miller

5 MINUTES WITH...

Brian Greene

If you hear about a speech titled “Cosmology at the Frontier” and your mind wanders to space-age lip liner, don’t be ashamed. But Brian Greene is no Mary Kay.

05/19/2009 By Randy Gragg

Now Hear This

Music Review: Mean and Sober by Weinland

Adam Shearer’s nasally whine still has a hard time working itself into anything approaching a snarl, but on Weinland’s second album, _Breaks in the Sun,_ the rest of the band has been given more room to serve the underlying themes of heartbreak and drunk

05/19/2009 By Randy Gragg