ESSAY

So, You Wanna Open a Bar…

The good, the bad, and the sloppy: Fixin’ To owner Bart Blasengame spills all.

04/22/2016 By Bart Blasengame

Everyday Heroes

Crowd Pleaser

An abortion clinic escort at the Lovejoy Surgicenter confronts Portland’s clashing colors.

08/17/2012 By Bart Blasengame

5 Minutes With....

Razor Sharp

Olympic fencer Mariel Zagunis drops her guard to talk about gold medals, swords, and surviving the opening ceremonies.

08/17/2012 By Bart Blasengame

Ho Ho Ho

Self-Help Santa

Keith Hackett is a local Santa Claus who's qualified to give advice all year round.

08/15/2012 By Bart Blasengame

Rip City

On the Rebound

Trail Blazers center Greg Oden dishes on karaoke, Star Wars, and fanatic fans. And (oh, yeah) basketball.

08/15/2012 By Bart Blasengame

Art Stars

Meet Your Makers

The members of our favorite local rock band, Blitzen Trapper. Meet the newest stars of stage, screen, and sculpture.

07/24/2012 By Martha Calhoon, John Chandler, and Bart Blasengame

Mudroom

Guv Watch

Who's kicking around the cash in the race for Governor? Here are the lines on who's donating to candidates in both parties.

05/17/2010 By Bart Blasengame

DUKES UP

Right Turn

Oregon’s conservatives grow a stronger fan base as pundits and militants use red-hot rhetoric to call for revolution. But what will Oregon's conservative uprising look like?

02/17/2010 By Bart Blasengame

High Note

Guided by Voices

The Cappella Romana is the world's preeminent early-music vocal group, brought together by a mutual love of ancient music, shaping notes with more nuances than a fine wine.

01/19/2010 By Bart Blasengame

STAGE

The Shows to Know

These are the shows to see in Portland as the leaves begin to turn.

08/17/2009 With Addoley Dzegede, Kim Winternheimer, Victoria Nguyen, Laura Klairmont, and Keri Miller Edited by Bart Blasengame

Music

New Moons Rising

Viva Voce, Portland Cello Project, Richmond Fontaine, Red Fant, and the Prids are among the bands carrying on the DIY tradition championed by Fred and Toody Cole.

07/27/2009 By Kim Winternheimer, Robert Runyon, Laura Klairmont, and Bart Blasengame

Music

The Ballad of Fred and Toody

Fred and Toody Cole, Portland's rock lifers, continue to make music and stay in love after forty years of marriage and life on the road.

07/21/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Best Burgers 2009

Create the Perfect Burger

In this issue, not only did we judge the best burgers in the city; we gathered some of the top chefs in the city—Tommy Habetz of Bunk, Oswaldo Bibiano of Autentica, and Naomi Pomeroy of Beast—for a no-holds-barred Iron Chef-esque competition to create the

07/20/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Mudroom

PDX Pop Now!

Four can’t-miss bands rock Portland’s favorite all-ages music festival.

06/22/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Get Out

Hikes & Bikes

One of the best things about living in Portland is the ease with which we can escape the city for more rugged delights. So we paged through guidebooks, consulted local experts, and wore a little leather off our own boots...

05/20/2009 Edited by Kasey Cordell With Brian Barker By Kaitlin Johnson, Ariel Bleicher, Victoria Nguyen, and Bart Blasengame

(It's the place to be.)

Green Acres

Brenna Bell is a hippie. “That word has so many meanings,” she says. “But if you mean somebody who’s a free-minded person who lives closely with nature and with other people? That’s what I am.”

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Ahoy!

Hell & High Water

The mouth of the Columbia River is one of the most unpredictable and dangerous stretches of navigable water on the planet. Since 1792, at least two thousand ships have sunk here in the “graveyard of the Pacific”; Kevin Dooney is among only sixteen men and

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

People

Holy Diver

Steven Kimes believes the poor really will inherit the earth. That's why he quit his job, took his family to the streets, and became Portland's most radical servant of the homeless.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

College Ball

Duck Blind

The University of Oregon baseball team returns to the diamond with bravado—and uniforms you can see from Kansas.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

All Lacrosse the World

Stick Figure

Portland Lumber Jax defenseman *Brodie Merrill* talks tough about lacrosse, jet lag, and being mocked by Canadian teenagers.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame