Marijuana Strain Review: Blue Dream

A great batch from soFresh Farms now available at Oregon’s Finest in the Pearl District.

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Features
Some remember Blue Dream as the bud at hand during their most cherished memories—the secret ingredient to a solid bonding night with housemates, the sesh before giving the best Maid of Honor speech in history. Maybe this mild strain was the first bud you ever smoked, or a nostalgic reminder of your first gravity bong in the dorms. One thing’s for sure: everyone loves Blue Dream.Bred to be the perfect ...   More
 
Friday, July 25, 2014 Mary Romano

Safe and Sane Fireworks, Ranked


Headout
Well, it’s here. This week, America will celebrate its birth for the 238th time. In Portland, the Fourth of July is traditionally marked by honoring Article I of the Constitution, which provid   More
 
Wednesday, July 2, 2014 TREE PALMEDO

Small-Town Oregon Shows Portland Up with Amazing Cronut

Sandy’s Joe’s Donuts fries a whole croissant then covers it in glaze—it’s ridiculously delicious.

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Food & Drink
New York, and much of the rest of the country, is pretty much over the cronut craze.Come now, surely you recall the cronut? The fried croissant that took the fooderazzi by storm back in the spring of 2013—heady days defined by Pope Ratzinger's shocking resignation and Pitbull’s "Feel This Moment"—which was subsequently imitated far and wide.All the while, Oregon lagged behind.Despite the Cronut ...   More
 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 by Martin Cizmar

Put a Label On It

It’s Oregon’s turn (again) to debate the labeling of GMO foods.


News Stories
There’s much to talk about in Ashland—a southern Oregon winter so dry that, for the first time in 50 years, the local ski mountain failed to open, or the fare at this year’s Oregon Shakespea   More
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 NIGEL JAQUISS

Buy Local: Avant Garden

Cutting-edge local tools to make your spring ruts bear fruit.


Culture Features
In a city of backyard plots and community gardens, it shouldn’t surprise you that there’s also a bumper crop of local companies making tools for our own particular gardening needs—whether    More
 
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 SAVANNAH WASSERMAN, KATHRYN PEIFER

Winemakers of the Willamette Valley

More boxed than bottled.


Books
In conversation with Oregon oenophiles, California is a curse word. John Vincent and Vivian Perry capitalize on this fiery state pride with Winemakers of the Willamette Valley: Pioneering Vintners   More
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 ENID SPITZ

Paul Stanford Files Pot Initiative For 2014: Updated

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News
The politics of marijuana are going to get a lot more complicated. Paul Stanford, a longtime marijuana activist whose legalization effort, Measure 80, failed in 2012, yesterday filed an initiative petition for 2014, seeking to change the constitution to legalize pot.During the current legislative session, powerful interests from around the country came to Oregon to move towards the kind of legalization ...   More
 
Friday, June 7, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

Yellow Bellies

Which local mustards pass muster?


Food Reviews & Stories
Most shelves at the Made in Oregon store are stocked with the obvious: Jams made from native berries, our famous wines and cheeses, the blankets our pioneers traded to indigenous people before s   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 MARTIN CIZMAR

Ries Above

Testing 11 grocery-store-bought Oregon rieslings.


Drank
Oregon rieslings are not like German rieslings. Grown in the cool climates along the Rhine river, traditional German rieslings are sweet and fruity. Though the Willamette Valley is also known fo   More
 
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 KAITIE TODD

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