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A NEW HOPE

How A Couple of Portland Guys Saved Star Wars

OK, we exaggerate. By a lot. But when JJ Abrams calls to chat about his movie, it’s natural to jump to hyperbole.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 11/23/2015

BOLD PLANS

Can Keen Save America's Endangered Wilderness with a Single RV?

Five major national wilderness areas—including Eastern Oregon's Wild Owyhee Canyonlands—are at risk. One Portland shoe company wants to do something about it.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 09/21/2015

DISPATCH

How the Oregon Dunes Inspired Sci-Fi Classic 'Dune'

50 years ago, Frank Herbert's cult-classic novel got its start along the Oregon coast.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 07/20/2015

BEST BEER

The Law that Changed Oregon's Beer Culture Forever

Thirty years ago, a political battle made the craft brew revolution possible.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 06/22/2015

INTERVIEW

Goonies Never Say Die! Sean Astin Looks Back on 30 Years of the Truffle Shuffle

Newsflash: 1985 was THREE DECADES AGO. Take in this shocking fact during a trip down memory lane.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 05/26/2015

TELEVISION

New Portland TV Show Starring Rainn Wilson Slated for January 22

Fox announced that its new darkly comic police procedural starring 'The Office' actor will air after 'American Idol' on Jan 22.

  • By Peter Holmstrom and Aaron Scott
  • Published 12/03/2014

HISTORY

100 Years Ago This Month, Oregon Made the Worst Decision Ever

On most issues, we're proud of our local stance as early adopters. When it comes to Prohibition? Not so much.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 12/01/2014

NEWS

Disney Destroys Portland's Star Wars Empire!

As Dark Horse loses Sci-Fi's most famous franchise, whole plot lines and characters disappear.

  • By Peter Holmstrom and Dark Horse Comics
  • Published 09/02/2014

BEER BULLETIN

A Photo Tour Through Bend Brewfest

Get a play-by-play of the weekend's best pours, including some local newbies making a big splash in the Central Oregon beer scene.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 08/20/2014

NORTHWEST EVENTS

Beer Me, Bend!

Your complete guide to enjoying the 11th annual Bend Brewfest, August 14–16

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 08/06/2014

TELEVISION

Portland: Coming to a Small Screen Near You

Three new television series join Grimm and Portlandia to bring our city center screen this season. We've got the trailers.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 07/14/2014

JUST BECAUSE

Ninja Turtles... in Astoria!

Before Michael Bay's dubstep-tastic reboot next month, we revisit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, when Astoria doubled as ancient Japan.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 07/11/2014

BE PREPARED

The Big One: A Northwest Earthquake Survival Guide

The Cascadia Subduction Quake is coming. How bad will it be? Bad. (Maybe the worst natural disaster in US history.) Can we prepare? YES!

  • By Peter Holmstrom, Nomad, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 07/01/2014

SEE THIS NOW

Guide to Ashland's Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2014

Ashland's OSF hits its zenith in July with nine shows, ranging from Bard classics to world premieres.

  • By Peter Holmstrom and Aaron Scott
  • Published 07/01/2014

BIG PICTURE

Would You Swim in the Willamette? Prove it.

Why the annual Big Float challenges Portlanders to dive in to the river that runs through us.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 07/01/2014

BEER BULLETIN

Get Ready for the 10th Annual Organic Brewers Fest

Ecologically minded brewers come together for a weekend of organic beer at Overlook Park.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 06/12/2014

BOOKS & TALKS

Q&A: Ira Flatow on Science Friday and Portland Innovation

Science Friday will record live at OMSI on June 18. The host talks about cameos on The Big Bang Theory, why Portland teens should be trusted with nuclear reactors, and how Dr. Jane Goodall believes in Sasquatch.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 06/11/2014

SLIDE SHOW

Jedi Knights and Manga Characters Invade Beaverton Supermarket

Fans of cosplay dress up as their favorite fictional characters for a meetup at Uwajimaya. We caught it on camera.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 06/09/2014

INTERVIEW

Tales of a Late-Blooming Novelist

We sit down with local writer Polly Dugan, whose debut book So Much a Part of You appears this month.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 06/02/2014

THE GRAPEVINE

Portland, Where Coffee Meets Wine in a Single Cup

How one local roaster unites Portland’s favorite drinks.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 06/02/2014
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