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

FEATURE

Light A Fire 2007

Three years ago, _Portland Monthly_ partnered with the Oregon Community Foundation and created the Light A Fire Awards to celebrate the achievements of the metropolitan area’s lesser-known charities, as well as the volunteers and benefactors who support t

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell and Eric Gold

Call Now

Dr. Right?

What you should know before you go

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

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

Dance

The Purist

When his OBT predecessor was staging edgy ballets set to pop music, Stowell was deepening his commitment to classicism.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Dating Scene

Savvy Sexy Single

A three-step guide to getting exactly what you want.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

People

The Player

He’s ridiculously good looking. He’s got a Harvard M.B.A. His father is the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Last May, Henry Merritt Paulson III ...

05/19/2009 By Jim Gullo

Article

The Beers of Summer

Summer’s here and it’s about beer-thirty

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

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

Article

Tangled Up In You and You and You

Brian is married to April, but he also likes Maggie. April loves Brian, but occasionally snuggles with Bill. And no one is jealous.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Fashion Slideshow

The Getaway

Photographs by Rafael Astorga.

05/19/2009 Edited by Jill Spitznass

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

Article

Hall of Foam

Three vital figures whose inspiration, perspiration and perseverance helped blaze the trail to Beervana.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Article

Hefeweizen

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Article

Burghead Heather Ale

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Local Politics

The Underdog

Sean Cruz, candidate for state senate, has been homeless, jobless, and clincially depressed. In other words, he's perfect for public office. And he'd really like your vote.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

If Only He'd Had....

The Rose Defense

In 1997, a Eugene street kid named Jordan Scott Merrell, age 15, confessed to a killing. It took the jury just an hour to deliver the verdict: guilty of felony murder. But the jury didn’t hear evidence that might have altered the course of Merrell’s life.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Heroes

Recovery Mission

Jim Lommasson's photographs of returning Iraq war veterans attempting to re-establish a domestic life after combat are on view this month. Get details for the Exit Wounds show on our "*Events Calendar*":http://www.portlandmonthlymag.com/arts-and-entertain

08/31/2008 By Jim Lommasson

Family

Mommies Know Best

Nearly 20 years after the seminal children's book "Heather Has Two Mommies" was published, sociologists have begun to ask: Do gay parents have it better? Here in Portland, many same-sex couples say the answer is yes.

08/19/2008 By Stacey Wilson