Portland http://www.kunc.org en How To Solve A Sky-High Commuting Conundrum http://www.kunc.org/post/how-solve-sky-high-commuting-conundrum <em>This story is part of a series on commuting in America.</em><p>Imagine a hospital on top of a mountain. How would doctors and patients get in and out? In Portland, Ore., commuters don't have to drive up a twisty, two-lane road to get there. Instead, they glide up 500 feet in the air in a gleaming silver gondola.<p>Portland's aerial tram connects the south waterfront down near the river to the Oregon Health and Science University on top of Marquam Hill.<p>For nurse Sara Hone, it has changed her commute. "I love it. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 10:43:00 +0000 51180 at http://www.kunc.org How To Solve A Sky-High Commuting Conundrum Meet Dave, A 19-Year-Old Craft Beer With A $2,000 Price Tag http://www.kunc.org/post/meet-dave-19-year-old-craft-beer-2000-price-tag Hair of the Dog Brewery in Portland, Ore., makes a beer so rare, and so sought after, that it can fetch $2,000 a bottle.<p>It's called Dave. And no, it's not something out of a <a href="http://www.ifc.com/shows/portlandia" target="_blank">Portlandia</a> sketch.<p>Dave is a <a href="http://beeradvocate.com/beer/style/19" target="_blank">barleywine </a>— a strong, dark beer with 29 percent alcohol content. It's been aged for 19 years, first in oak barrels and then glass bottles.<p>According to the beer's creator, Alan Sprints, Dave was designed to get people to think about beer differently. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:25:00 +0000 50582 at http://www.kunc.org Meet Dave, A 19-Year-Old Craft Beer With A $2,000 Price Tag Sandwich Monday: PB&J Fries http://www.kunc.org/post/sandwich-monday-pbj-fries Canadians have given us so much, from the BlackBerry, a kind of phone your parents' older friends used to use, to Leslie Hope, the lady who played Kiefer Sutherland's wife in Season 1 of <em>24</em>. But perhaps towering above all is poutine, which translated from the Quebecois is "stuff poured onto french fries." Usually it's some variation of cheese, meat and gravy, but I was told that in Portland, Ore. (naturally), at a food truck (naturally), you can get peanut butter and jelly on fries. Mon, 19 Aug 2013 17:53:00 +0000 Peter Sagal 48532 at http://www.kunc.org Sandwich Monday: PB&J Fries Pack A Pie For Your Picnic, Right In Your Hot Little Hand http://www.kunc.org/post/pack-pie-your-picnic-right-your-hot-little-hand Late summer is high season for delicious, juicy fruits, from Georgia peaches to Maine blueberries. Naturally, that gets many bakers thinking pie. But taking a big, drippy pie on a picnic can be a pretty sloppy prospect.<p>Kim Boyce, a baker in Portland, Ore., has solved this problem. For picnics, she bakes up hand pies: Sturdy little fruit-filled turnovers that don't require a knife and fork. Boyce makes 60 or 70 a day <a href="http://www.bakeshoppdx.com/" target="_blank">at her bakery</a>.<p>"The fruit has this beautiful tartness, and ... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 08:51:00 +0000 48185 at http://www.kunc.org Pack A Pie For Your Picnic, Right In Your Hot Little Hand Local Sake: America's Craft Brewers Look East For Inspiration http://www.kunc.org/post/local-sake-americas-craft-brewers-look-east-inspiration Most of us are familiar with that hot, musky-smelling, cloudy drink served in teacups at sushi bars and sometimes called, erroneously, "rice wine." In other words, most of us have had bad sake.<p>But finally, Americans are learning to love the good stuff.<p>Imports of high-end sake from Japan are escalating, and countless sake-focused bars and restaurants in cities across the country are carrying hundreds of bottles each. Savvy gourmands are pairing sake with cheese and chocolate. Mixologists are making sake cocktails. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 16:45:00 +0000 47150 at http://www.kunc.org Local Sake: America's Craft Brewers Look East For Inspiration