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What's the Deal with Star Wars?

Weesa sizin’ up the sci fi franchise that drops a new movie on December 20.

11/26/2019 By Marty Patail

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What's the Deal with Reading?

We size up our bookish habits.

10/23/2019 By Marty Patail

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Okay, What's the Deal with Wine?

We size up Oregon's grapiest beverage.

09/23/2019 By Marty Patail

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What’s the Deal with the Portland Winterhawks?

On the ice with our junior hockey team, who start their 44th season September 21

08/27/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

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OK, What's the Deal with Pink Martini?

We size up Portland’s adult contemporary party band, 25 years in.

07/24/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

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IPA... Why Does Portland Love It So?

A hard look at Oregon’s signature craft brew

06/25/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

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The 2019 World Naked Bike Ride Happens June 29

We take a look (maybe not too close a look, OK?) at the annual Pedalpalooza event.

05/28/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

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So What's the Deal With Morning, Anyway?

We size up the earliest time of day.

04/23/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

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Tax Day Is Upon Us. This Again?

To fund or not to fund the government?

03/26/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

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What's the Deal with Rain, Anyway?

We size up that drizzle from the sky.

02/26/2019 By Marty Patail

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What's Up with Valentine's Day, Anyway?

Let's size up this romance business.

01/29/2019 By Marty Patail

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What's the Deal with Doctors?

We size up those so-called medical experts.

12/21/2018 By Marty Patail

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Good Riddance, 2018

We size up the year that even tried to take away your La Croix.

11/20/2018 By Marty Patail

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What's the Deal with Thanksgiving?

We size up the annual family feast.

10/17/2018 By Marty Patail

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What's the Deal with Knute Buehler?

We size up the Republican challenger in the Oregon governor's race.

09/11/2018 By Marty Patail

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Portland's Music Scene Has All the Fans. But Is It ... Good?

What’s all this racket?

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

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What's the Deal with Portland Locals?

We've got some thoughts and feelings.

08/03/2018 By Marty Patail

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Is the Oregon Coast Really All It's Cracked Up to Be?

We size up our beachfront property.

07/17/2018 By Marty Patail

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Hiking Happens in Oregon. Should It?

We size up hitting the trail.

06/19/2018 By Marty Patail

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Ugh. It's Tourist Season in Portland.

Let's size up these annual summer invaders.

05/22/2018 By Marty Patail