EAT UP

Tools of the Trade

Three different locales are highlighted for those who are in dire need of crockery supplies, such as knife sharpening or restaurant quality porcelain.

02/15/2010 By Mike Thelin

EAT UP

A Baker’s Dozen

A history lesson in the artisan bakery trade of Portland. Listings include different pastry shops and the variety of treats they offer.

02/15/2010 By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg

Locavore

Ranch to Table

Buy your meat from local Portland farms, or butchers, or farmer's markets, using this resource guide to get started.

02/03/2010 By Hanna Neuschwander

Q&A: JOE SACCO

Behind the Lines

Joe Sacco has gone to warzones such as Goražde, Palestine, and Sarajevo and reported what he found in a series of critically acclaimed books, inadvertently helping to create comics journalism. He takes a break from preparing his newest, _Footnotes in Gaz

11/09/2009 By Randy Gragg

Cheap Eats

$20 Is The New $50

We scoured the Portland metro area to find a dozen culinary steals, ranging from the nationally-lauded Le Pigeon, to Sanchez Taqueria, a foodie pitstop in Tigard.

10/09/2009 By Mike Thelin and Eva Hagberg

BEST RESTAURANTS: AN APPENDIX

Snack Track

This guide will take you through the best and most wallet-friendly eateries and cafés within walking (or streetcar) distance of downtown.

10/09/2009 By Thomas Cobb and Eva Hagberg

POUR

Autumn on the Rocks

Take a little inspiration from the Czech Republic to find the right drink to bridge the seasons in the city.

10/09/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

Portland Plated

Smaller, Cheaper, Faster

As the economy changes, Portland restaurants are forced to adapt or become extinct.

08/18/2009 By Mike Thelin

Portland Plated

Club Sandwich

With restaurants increasingly seen as shaky ventures, some of the city's most talented chefs have tossed aside their white coats and fancy kitchens to tinker with the lowly sandwich in the culinary equivalent of the tree house. But craftsmen like Ken Gord

05/26/2009 By Mike Thelin

Get Out

Hikes & Bikes

One of the best things about living in Portland is the ease with which we can escape the city for more rugged delights. So we paged through guidebooks, consulted local experts, and wore a little leather off our own boots...

05/20/2009 Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker By Kaitlin Johnson, Ariel Bleicher, Victoria Nguyen, and Bart Blasengame

(It's the place to be.)

Green Acres

Brenna Bell is a hippie. “That word has so many meanings,” she says. “But if you mean somebody who’s a free-minded person who lives closely with nature and with other people? That’s what I am.”

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Cornershop

Parallel

Parallel aligns itself with Portland's shopping hot spots.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass

All Lacrosse the World

Stick Figure

Portland Lumber Jax defenseman *Brodie Merrill* talks tough about lacrosse, jet lag, and being mocked by Canadian teenagers.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Article

12 Revolutionary Companies

Transforming the city that works (and yes, they're hiring.)

05/19/2009 By Sally Powers

Prost

Heavy Drinking

A high-octane combination of age and alcohol makes barley wine an effective antidote to winter.

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova

Play

Toy Story

Four small shops that play big

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Article

Snurf’s Up

A sports revivalist brings snowtrashing to Mount Hood.

05/19/2009 By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore

Basketball

Calling the Shots

So he replaced the "Jail Blazers" with a squad of do-gooders, including superstar Greg Oden. Now that Oden is benched, will Portlanders stay in Pritchard's court?

05/19/2009 By Jason Cohen

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

Sweets

Clearing the Bar

Once you’ve tasted the otherworldly chocolate offerings at Cacao, there’s no going back to those emulsifier-laden bars that lurk near checkout counters.

05/19/2009 By Jill Spitznass