Columbia Sportswear Takes On Gore-Tex

Can the Portland company topple the industry juggernaut?

10/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler


What Should Come Next for Portland's Downtown Parks?

Legendary landscape architect Douglas Macy will talk about a key thread of the city's urban DNA on Tuesday, Oct 11.

10/07/2016 By Randy Gragg


Oregon Food Bank Gets a Brand-New Logo and Look

Industry and Nike worked pro bono to refresh the 20-year-old nonprofit's brand.

10/06/2016 By Marty Patail


Portland Designer Sarah Donofrio on Her Drama-Free Project Runway Debut

“I just wanted to sew, not get pulled away to talk drama."

10/06/2016 By Enid Spitz

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 6–9

Wildly athletic dancers and grisly fairy tales, Andy Warhol prints and runway shows. Get out there.

10/06/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Jason Buehrer

All Jane Comedy Festival

Comedian Dulcé Sloan Tells the Truth. But Funny.

The LA-based comic is in Portland for All Jane. She talks activism, visibility, and her failure to avoid her fate.

10/05/2016 By Lisa Dunn

Health News

Oregon Women Face Higher Rates of Rape, Violence, Depression, and Wealth Disparity

A new report by the Women’s Foundation of Oregon spotlights the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of being female in our state.

10/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Breaking News

Biwa to Reboot as Two Eateries: A Sashimi Chef’s Counter and a DJ-Spinning Japanese Bar

On October 16, Portland’s DIY Japanese pub pioneer moves down the hall to become Biwa Izakaya. The original space will become Parasol Bar in November.

10/05/2016 By Karen Brooks

Hit List

They Dunk; You Drink: The Best Bars for Watching the Trail Blazers

Where to drink in Rip City during the 2016-17 season.

10/05/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy October with These Local Wellness Events

Taste 60 varieties of apples, dozens of fermented foods, and hundreds of vegan treats this month—or ride handmade bikes and run across town in full Halloween garb.

10/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock


Come Stare into the Mouth of Madness at Portland’s 21st Annual Lovecraft Film Festival

Here's what to watch at the 21st CthulhuCon.

10/05/2016 By Jason Buehrer


Local Furniture Designers Star at ShowPDX 2016

A celebration of the best local chairs, tables, and lamps—everything but the kitchen sink, and maybe that, too.

10/04/2016 By Marty Patail

Fruit Fables

The Curious Case of the Hidden Rose

Pruning back the convoluted story behind Oregon's thrice-named, red-fleshed apple.

10/04/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Health News

Here's What You Need to Know about Lead

Should Portlanders be worried about lead pipes and paint?

10/04/2016 By Webb Wright

Breaking News

First Look at Tokyo's Cult Afuri Ramen, Opening Soon in Southeast Portland

In mid-October, Afuri unveils an ambitious showcase for Japanese cooking in SE Industrial—noodles to sake and skewers—anchored by a key Oregon-only ingredient and major international chef talent.

10/03/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Hot Springs

A Soak at Bonneville Hot Springs

Banish stress at one of the Columbia Gorge's most deluxe day spas—just an hour from Portland!

09/30/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Good Eats

Three New Gluten-Free, Vegan, Women-Owned Businesses We Love

These divine local treats will satisfy your sweet tooth and your healthy side.

09/30/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Fashion News

Mabel & Zora to Close after 10 Years

The decade-old Pearl District boutique will shutter in October, allowing owner Tiffany Bean to focus on her own clothing line.

09/30/2016 By Eden Dawn


October: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

From the ferocious and danceable music of Peaches to the simple sound of RY X, October promises killer music nearly every day.

09/29/2016 By Lisa Dunn and Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 29–Oct 2

Trevor Noah. Lydia Loveless. A smut-filled theater festival. Jonathan Safran Foer. A symphonic spin on David Bowie. Ready for this?

09/29/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Regina Winkle-Bryan, and Jason Buehrer