Q&A: Home Baking Guru Sam Fromartz

Author of Organic Inc.: Natural Foods and How They Grew bests the baguette in his latest book about bread, In Search of the Perfect Loaf: A Home Bakers Odyssey.

09/09/2014 By Sarah Ostaszewski


See Portland's Crazy Burning Man Fire Ship

A local artist spent nearly a decade building this thing. For Burning Man. Obviously.

08/01/2014 By Nicole Cordier


Q&A with T-Pain, Lord of the Party

The Grammy winning R&B star talks about strip clubs, homophobia, and the endurance of Auto-tune ahead of his Friday performance at Roseland.

07/31/2014 By Marty Patail


Toby, the Baby from Labyrinth, Grows Up to Be a Goblin King—in Portland

“The babe with the power” now works at Laika and is screening a new goblin movie of his own making. He tells us about growing up surrounded by faeries, and what he did the first time he met David Bowie. June 21

06/19/2014 By Aaron Scott


Sarah McLachlan on Portlandia and Her New Album

The decade-defining singer talks about her spin on Portlandia as a piñata, Lilith Fair’s heyday, and Shine On. She performs at Edgefield on June 22.

06/18/2014 By Aaron Scott


A Star Portland MMA Fighter Tells All

Glena “Heartless” Avila, 38, a Portland pro mixed martial arts fighter, mother of two, and the focus of the new documentary Glena that opens the Portland Film Fest. Watch the trailer now!

06/13/2014 By Maya Seaman


Jesse Eisenberg Gets In Touch With His Inner Oregonian

The Social Network star on filming Night Moves in Southern Oregon.

06/02/2014 By Aaron Scott


Why North Korea is Cooler than France

Michael Totten, Portland-based writer for World Affairs, on war zones, Syria, and how Pyongyang beats Paris

04/02/2014 By Nancy Rommelmann


Meet the Moses of Cycling

The Northwest co-author of The Rules: The Way of the Cycling Disciple on creating biking's one true gospel

03/21/2014 By Salish Davis


Ian Doescher Returneth to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

The PDX author of NYT-bestseller "William Shakespeare’s Star Wars" talks about the sequel and giving the space worm a soliloquy. "The Empire Striketh Back" comes out today.

03/18/2014 By Peter Holmstrom


Winn Perry Offers Classic Menswear for the Gentleman Badass

With its revived shop in downtown Portland's West End, a menswear pioneer brings classics from the past into the future.

03/17/2014 By Zach Dundas Photography by Lauren Lark

Books & Talks

Tom Spanbauer: The Godfather of Portland's Writing Scene

Local authors Cheryl Strayed, Chelsea Cain, Monica Drake, and others tell us why Spanbauer is at the heart of Portland's literary world.

03/13/2014 By Aaron Scott


The Inside Look at Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel

Critic Matt Zoller Seitz tells us five things that set the movie apart from Anderson's other films. Opening Friday

03/13/2014 By Lexy Folkes


Q&A: "The Monster-Builder" Playwright Amy Freed

The Pulitzer-finalist talks about why she's debuting her new play at ART and how the comedy is a protest against bad architecture. Jan 28–Mar 2

01/20/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


The Future of Portland Shopping

Tom Cody, developer of Union Way and South Waterfront’s Emery apartments, expounds on place, profit, and how for-profit development can build community.

01/02/2014 By Zach Dundas


Q&A: Gonzo Reporter Chas Smith

The bad-boy, globe-trotting Oregon-native takes on the sordid, drug-addled surf industry in "Welcome to Paradise, Now Go to Hell." He reads at Powell's on Nov. 25

11/20/2013 By Ally Bordas


Q&A: Natural Selection's Chef Aaron Woo

The 2013 Trailblazing Chef Award winner stepped out of the kitchen to discuss his recent win and serve up samples of his innovative dishes.

11/13/2013 By Molly Woodstock


Q&A: Bill Frisell

The innovative jazz guitarist talks about his new album, his feelings about genre labels, and his history of collaborations. He plays the Aladdin Theater on Nov 9.

11/05/2013 By Nathan Tucker


Bright Lights Preview: PICA's Angela Mattox

How the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art's artistic director aims to challenge Rose City audiences.



Q&A: Norfolk & Western's Adam Selzer

The multitalented musician talks about his new graphic novel, which chronicles a lonely seven-week tour supporting a Christian rock band.

10/30/2013 By Nathan Tucker