May 2014
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From poetry to poutine, from high tech to high fashion, we celebrate what makes our city the best anywhere.
Features
Thumbnail for - 5 Portland Bands You Need to Hear Now
These incendiary acts may be new to the scene, but they’ve already locked into solid grooves of their own. Best of all, you can still catch them at intimate venues—but probably not for long.
Thumbnail for - A Wild and Playful Portland Garden
Crafted humor, whimsical color, and seriously lush horticulture blend in one of the city's greatest backyards.
Portland Monthly's executive editor reflects on 15 years of learning to love this crazy town.
Portlanders are turning your favorite greasy, sugary, salty snacks into artisan masterpieces.
The new Division Street outpost of Troy MacLarty's Indian street food hub offers bright spices and international supplies in a cinematic setting.
At this Northwest Portland dining institution, one perfectly gooey dessert never gets old.
At this Park Blocks perch, wine gurus Dan Beekley and Josh Wisenfeld offer a liquid prescription for whatever ails you.
Rare finds from the local waters meet French condiments at the bouchon's new Northwest Portland digs.
From poetry to poutine, from high tech to high fashion, we celebrate what makes our city the best anywhere.
These incendiary acts may be new to the scene, but they’ve already locked into solid grooves of their own. Best of all, you can still catch them at intimate venues—but probably not for long.
An Oregonian spin-off of New York's famous photoblog reveals a portrait of a city unlike any other.
We distilled a magazine's worth of stories onto a single page. See the condensed awesomeness!
We may take them for granted, but some of Portland’s best artists and ensembles are beloved around the world.
Whitney Houston Tribute, Lizzie Borden's ax-wielding musical, the World Horror Convention, and the rest of the month's best bets for things to see or do
Ten years ago, we proclaimed that these fresh young designers would be the next big thing. (Look at them now!)
It's wildflower season! Celebrate with some of our favorite floral displays in the region.
This challenging trail offers spring wildflowers, waterfalls, and wilderness—all just 45 minutes from Portland.
A controversial campaign aims to take Bull Run away from City Council.
How Portland's quirky tastes are secretly influencing food-court culture.
A by-the-numbers look at the high-speed option that could change the way Oregonians access the internet.
Can the flight aficionados at the Tillamook Air Museum save this giant cargo plane built to transport rockets, school buses, and giraffes from Africa?
We asked elected officials to toss invites to great Portlanders, and they came up with this all-star fantasy guest list.
An in-depth look at the life and times of our city's above-average rodents
Once a month, a bunch of nice ladies (and a few gents) gather for Chinese food and civilized banter about violent crime.
Portland’s fertile silicon soil has nurtured winners like Chirpify, VendScreen, Simple, and Puppet Labs. Here are five fast-growing start-ups signaling the next wave.
Go to an arts event: an experimental performance, a symphony gala, or the latest gallery opening. You’ll nearly always see Glenda Goldwater, impeccably dressed, white hair reaching above the crowd, horn-rimmed glasses turning her eyes into a diptych.
From brunch lines to our terrible drivers, we balance our May issue love fest with a little bit of whine.
Crafted humor, whimsical color, and seriously lush horticulture blend in one of the city's greatest backyards.