Editor's Note

From the Editor: Coffee as Commodity and Connector

The bean brings us together in more ways than one.

02/20/2017 By Zach Dundas

The Essentials

From a New Shins Album to a Blitzen Trapper Musical, March's Pop Culture Hot List

The album, book, musical event, and poetry collection to know this month

02/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Music

Meet Kevin Burke, Portland's Giant of Traditional Irish Music

For 37 years, the fiddle player has called the Rose City home.

02/20/2017 By Stephen Phillips

First Impressions

Danwei Canting Brings Beijing's Melting-Pot Flavors to Southeast Portland

From Chongqing egg noodles to Xianjiang lamb skewers, the SE Stark Street spot serves up a best-of playlist.

02/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

Oui Presse Puts the Coffee Back in Coffee Cake

Coffee and pastry collide in this espresso-soaked sour cream cake, topped with a toffee-flavored moonscape of whole nuts and batter scraps.

02/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Night Out

Rally Pizza Brings Portland-Level Pies to Vancouver

A Ken's Artisan alum gives Portlanders an excellent reason to cross the Columbia.

02/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Word of Mouth

Slurp Your Way through Some of Portland's Finest Soups

Yes, there's the ramen boom. But that's a whole other story. Right now, Portland soup makers excel at small-batch Vietnamese, remodeled classics, and poetic season expressions. Here are a few favorites.

02/20/2017 By Karen Brooks

Dance

With Fresh Talent and Energy, Oregon Ballet Theatre Makes a Big Leap

OBT was all but pronounced dead near the start of the decade. Now, very much alive, it forges ahead into a bold, ambitious future.

02/20/2017 By Fiona McCann Illustrations by Nick Iluzada

Profile

Male? Female? Jamie Shupe Battles for a Third Option.

Portlander Jamie Shupe is the first person in the US to be legally recognized as nonbinary.

02/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Coffee Guide

The Ultimate Guide to Portland Coffee and Pastries

Here's where to go, what to drink, and what to eat in a city obsessed with great beans.

02/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

The Shakedown

The Shakedown on Starbucks

Does the mermaid measure up?

02/20/2017 By Marty Patail

Coffee Guide: International Bakeries

Pastries without Borders: 6 Globe-Trotting Portland Bakeries

Swedish cinnamon knots to Japanese kare doughnuts, butter is a universal language.

02/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke, Karen Brooks, and Benjamin Tepler

Coffee Guide: Explainer

Espresso Explainer: What's That Drink You Just Ordered?

Americano. Italiano. Cortado. We break it down.

02/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Coffee Guide: Morning Glories

Portland's 10 Best Pastries

Canelé to croissants, crostata to coffee cake, this is why we get out of bed.

02/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler, Kelly Clarke, and Karen Brooks

Coffee Guide: Nice Package

6 Portland Coffee Roasters with Primo Packaging

From mason jars to arabesque fonts, these beans stand out on our city's crowded coffee shelves.

02/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Coffee Guide: Only in PDX

5 Coffee Shops Keeping Portland Weird (and Wired)

Need the kind of caffeine fix you really can't get anywhere else? We've got you covered.

02/20/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Coffee Guide: Hallowed Ground

9 Neighborhood Coffee Shops We Love

No matter your quadrant, the best coffeehouse is the one closest to you.

02/20/2017 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

Coffee Guide: Cream of the Cups

5 Coffee Drinks Worth a Drive across Town

From thirst-quenching coffee soda to a decadent s'mores mocha, it's time to abandon that Americano order.

02/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Coffee Guide: Standout Shops

16 Places in Portland to Drink Coffee Right Now

From hand-roasted beans to double-decker buses to scene-stealing décor, these destinations are in a class of their own.

02/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, and Rebecca Jacobson

Long Story Short

Why Movie Madness Owner Mike Clark Doesn't Feel Threatened by Netflix

Belmont's beloved 26-year-old video store stocks the largest VHS and DVD rental collection in Oregon.

02/20/2017 By Jason Buehrer