plant of the week

Lawn Crocus

Crocus tommasinianus – a classic English technique for dressing up a dull lawn

02/07/2011 By Kate Bryant

I'm Special

Private Shopping Party at Yo Vintage

Get in on some exclusive vintage in a super Portland way.

02/07/2011 By Eden Dawn

things to do this weekend

Spring Garden Book Soiree & Hellebore Open House

02/04/2011 By Kate Bryant

Fashion Frenzy

PDX Fashion Synergy is Dead

A good-hearted fashion group calls it a day.

02/03/2011 By Eden Dawn


Patton Zingers

Patton Oswalt hits Portland with a joke-and-book one-two punch.

02/02/2011 By Anne Adams

plant of the week

Sweet box

Sarcococca (that’s pronounced sar – co – co – kah!)

01/31/2011 By Kate Bryant

the traveling gardener

Desert Garden Succulents of San Diego’s Balboa Park

- a photographic paean

01/27/2011 By Kate Bryant


Five Questions With Vin Shambry

Superior Donuts’ frontman talks shop about acting fresh, conjuring courage, and breaking his own heart backstage.

01/21/2011 By Anne Adams

Behind Bars

People’s Party

Democrat Jesse Cornett becomes a publican

01/14/2011 By John Chandler


5 questions for: wine country wizard ERIC BECHARD

Thistle’s dashing defender of local pigs dishes about the upcoming Community Plate and other places to eat good in his neighborhood.

01/14/2011 By Anna Sachse

I'm Special

Valentine’s Photos

Get yourself or significant other a feisty editorial gift.

01/13/2011 By Eden Dawn

I'm Special

The Art of Weddings

This bridal blast comes but once a year.

01/04/2011 By Eden Dawn

Q & A

Locket 2 You

Five questions with local locket makers.

12/30/2010 By Eden Dawn

phile under: world wise

New Year Holidays From Here To China

January 1 marks the Western New Year, but not the only one. Why not enjoy Portland’s later-breaking international festivities?

12/30/2010 By Anne Adams


Visions of Sugarplums, Part II

Portland Festival Ballet’s Nutcracker

12/28/2010 By Anne Adams With Nic Cavanaugh

Stocking Stuffers

The Year’s Sweetest Spot: Alma Chocolate

Northeast Portland’s outstanding chocolate shop is now a stronghold of hot chocolates and edible art—and the gift that keeps on giving.

12/22/2010 By Karen Brooks

book update

Terrarium Craft

- a progress report

12/17/2010 By Kate Bryant

Food News

Stalk Market

When the price of wheat soars, there are winners (Oregon grain growers) and losers (you).

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Real Estate

Buy, Sell, Rent, Keep?

*Real Estate '09* Even if this twisted economy has you reeling, you could position yourself for a property win. Whether you're a buyer, seller, renter, of keeper, here's real estate news that you can use right now. *PLUS:* Exclusive details on dozens of P

05/19/2009 With Kasey Cordell and Brian Barker By Anna Sachse