Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 9–12

Funkmasters Ural Thomas and the Pain celebrate their debut LP, Caravan Palace brings electro-swing to the Crystal, Weekend at Bernie's returns to the stage, and Pedalpalooza kicks off a month of bike fun.

06/09/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, Lisa Dunn, and Fiona McCann


How Do You Make White People Laugh? Negin Farsad Has Some Suggestions

The Iranian-American filmmaker and comedian is in town with new book How to Make White People Laugh. She talks about standing out among the "white guys with brown hair and glasses."

06/09/2016 By Lisa Dunn


Portland Vogue Dancers Show You How to Buy Groceries

These stars of Portland’s vogue battle scene are fast going viral with their video of shopping at QFC.

06/09/2016 By Fiona McCann


What the Festival Roars Back For Its 5th Year

Oregon's big little dance party is all grown up.

06/09/2016 By Marty Patail


New Portland Podcast Dives into Food, Race, and Lemon Bars

Chef Soleil Ho and writer Zahir Janmohamed launched Racist Sandwich to give voice to people of color in the local food industry.

06/08/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson


Where to Eat This Week

From Cubanos at the People’s Pig to espresso-spiked milkshakes at Jim & Patty’s Coffee, these are the things you must eat and drink this week.

06/08/2016 By Eat Beat Team


On the Oregon Coast, Hyperlocal Farmers Markets Take Root

From organic beets to fresh Pacific oysters, produce markets in and around Tillamook add snap to your beach weekend.

06/07/2016 By Kailla Coomes


Five Reasons You Should Read Lindy West’s Shrill Like, Yesterday

The sharp-as-a-tack writer cruised through town earlier this month to read from her essay collection, Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman. If you missed her in person, get your hands on the book, stat.

06/07/2016 By Lisa Dunn


The 11 Best Jokes from the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

Funny people flocked to Portland this weekend for the ninth annual fest. Here are the moments that made us laugh longest and hardest.

06/06/2016 By Marty Patail, Rebecca Jacobson, Katie Vaughan, and Lisa Dunn


Verde Cocina Announces New N Mississippi Outpost

The farm-fresh Mexican café will take over the North Light space in late June.

06/03/2016 By Molly Woodstock


Bigwig Chef Collaborations at JolieLaide, Baja Wine Dinners at Xico, and More Portland Food Events

… including a gnocchi fundraiser at Nostrana, cooking classes at Lan Su Chinese Garden, and seafood boils at Teutonic Wine Company.

06/03/2016 By Michelle Porter


12 New Breweries That Got Us Like OMG

With six open right now—and another six set to launch soon—we are seriously about to lose control. (And we definitely like it.)

06/02/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Marty Patail


Portland’s Lost Boys Are Coming to a Screen Near You

A group of this city’s homeless youth are the protagonists of a new documentary, following them as they make their own film version of Peter Pan.

06/02/2016 By Fiona McCann


June: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

From legendary filmmaker and composer John Carpenter to local R&B favorite Kimberly Monique, Portland in June promises a killer lineup of live performances.

06/02/2016 By Lisa Dunn and Rebecca Jacobson


Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 2–5

Hot, hot, hot. Yes, the weather. But also the weekend, stacked with comedy, Afro-Caribbean dance music, murderous barbers, make-believe islands, and nuclear photography.

06/02/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, and Kailla Coomes


Have a Healthy, Happy June with These Local Wellness Events

Practice yoga in Pioneer Courthouse Square, learn the secrets to a great night's sleep, brew your own kombucha, and show off your birthday suit on the World Naked Bike Ride.

06/02/2016 By Kailla Coomes


June Is Here! Style Events and Sales Abound

From fashion installations to a demented dress-up scavenger hunt, here are stylish ways to spend the next two weeks.

06/02/2016 By Claire Colby


Portlanders Pay Tribute to Tumbleweed Boutique Founder Kara Lynn Larson

Portland's fashion community lost one of its founding members last week to cancer. Her peers pay tribute to a designer ahead of her time.

06/01/2016 By Eden Dawn


British Invasion? Delta to Launch Nonstop PDX Flight to London

This time next year, PDX's largest global carrier will debut a red-eye flight to Heathrow.

06/01/2016 By Ramona DeNies


Where to Eat This Week

From fried chicken and roti at Hat Yai to cider flights at Bushwhacker, these are the things you must eat and drink this week.

06/01/2016 By Eat Beat Team