If You Don’t Love Aretha Franklin’s 'Ain’t No Way,' You’re Probably a Robot

We talked to beloved Portland record producer Tucker Martine, ahead of Songs We Love Live—Tiny Desk Concerts' touring show—coming to the Doug Fir on May 9.

05/05/2016 By Lisa Dunn


Why Are Portland Millennials So Theater-Averse?

Portland theater has an age problem. But some of the city's most established companies are looking for ways to bring in younger audiences.

05/05/2016 By Jack Rushall


Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 5–8

Bike-themed movies hit the Hollywood, the Oregon Symphony takes on the Back to the Future score, and a slew of art galleries open fresh shows. We're happy to see you, May.

05/05/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, Sylvia Randall-Muñoz, and Jack Rushall


A Beginner’s Guide to Biking in Portland (or Anywhere)

Our city's cycle culture can be intimidating. Here’s how to stay safe and avoid ticking people off.

05/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock


Once Upon a Time: Katie Chase's Short Stories Have No Happily Ever After

Portlander Chase's debut collection of dark and twisty tales has already earned her the attention of Publisher's Weekly, which dubbed her work "consistently provocative." She reads May 12 at Powell's on Hawthorne.

05/04/2016 By Fiona McCann


Teutonic Urban Winery and the Wild Hunt: A German-Nordic Match Made in Heaven

The folks behind Viking Soul Food shack up with one of Oregon’s hottest small-production urban wineries.

05/04/2016 By Benjamin Tepler


Don't Forget a Present for Mom!

Mother's Day is upon us. Before Sunday's brunches and flowers arrive, pick up something special for mom.

05/04/2016 By Claire Colby


Nomad.PDX Moving to New Location with Dinners in the Kitchen—Literally

As PoMo’s “Rising Star" modernist pop-up closes in on a brick-and-mortar lease, chefs Ryan Fox and Ali Matteis begin a new chapter inside the former Bowery Bagels kitchen.

05/03/2016 By Karen Brooks


Outside Wants to Crown America's Best Outdoors Cities. That Throne Is Ours!

The magazine's gamified contest is based on trails, restaurants, public lands, and, yes, beer—and yet to date Portland has barely made the quarterfinals.

05/03/2016 By Michelle Porter


Thorns Take It Up a Notch against Boston Breakers

The Portland Thorns pick up three points against Boston in their strongest performance yet.

05/03/2016 By Katelyn Best


Portland Food News To Chew

Lincoln’s Jenn Louis is arrested, Coco Donuts expands to North Williams, and Edible Portland will rise again.

05/03/2016 By Sarah Hopwood


Portland Comes Home Empty-Handed at the 2016 James Beard Awards

Washington takes Best Chef Northwest for the second year in a row.

05/03/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Summer Race Guide

Bike, Run, Stumble, and Jump: Our Guide to 30 Great Summer Races

UFO-themed dashes, ultra-awesome ultras, and scavenger hunts inspired by The Amazing Race—we pick our 30 favorite summer challenges. Mark your calendars—and go!

05/03/2016 By Caitlin Collins, Ramona DeNies, and Molly Woodstock


Mother’s Day in Portland: Salumi Picnics, Cascadian Spas, and High Tea

Don’t let Mother’s Day (May 8) sneak up on you. We’ve got fail-proof options for everyone, from conservative eaters to Champagne and caviar lovers.

05/02/2016 By Sarah Hopwood


PODCAST: Ted Wheeler On Why He Should Lead Fast-Growing Portland

Everyone says he’s the frontrunner in the race to become the city’s next mayor. So, seriously: how would Ted Wheeler, longtime local political star, guide Portland’s lightning-fast transformation?

05/02/2016 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail With Sika Stanton


Why Breasts Are like a Bowl of Oatmeal

A local ob-gyn weighs in on the latest in breast cancer prevention: genetic testing, exams, and mammograms.

05/02/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz


May Is Upon Us: Top Style and Design Things to Do

Boutique birthday-bash sales and launch parties and pop-up shops, oh my! Kick off May with two weeks of stylish entertainment..

04/29/2016 By Claire Colby


Five Places Beach House Brought Us Last Night

The Baltimore–based band went for a journey via their Crystal Ballroom show on Thursday, and invited Portlanders along for the ride.

04/29/2016 By Emma Mannheimer


Can Art Save a Neighborhood? The Creator of Houston's Project Row Houses Speaks

Rick Lowe, an artist/activist, transformed 22 shotgun shacks into a haven of community-minded creativity. Can Portland learn from his work?

04/29/2016 By Randy Gragg


Rodeo Town Pendleton Aims to Lasso Hipsters Year-Round

A peek inside a new tourism campaign targeting Portland millennials.

04/29/2016 Photography by Caitlin Collins