Outdoors

This Month, Portland Monthly Explores—and Helps—Forest Park

Every copy sold benefits the city’s 5,200-acre icon of urban wilderness.

05/19/2017 By Zach Dundas

Fashion

18 Artists Unleash Wild, Expressive Embroidered Patches

The favorite self-labelling device of punk youth and Army grunts gets a gallery show.

05/19/2017 By Eden Dawn

Photoshoot

Ready, Steady, Snap: Photographers Take to the Streets for PDXSquared

The annual photography contest unleashes contestants for 24 hours on downtown Portland.

05/18/2017 By Anyi Wong-Lifton

Food Event Spotlight

Win Tickets to Field & Vine’s Beacon Hill Farm Dinner

For its fifth year, the plein air farm dinner series pairs up Oregon chefs, artisan producers, farmers, and wineries for charity.

05/17/2017 By Caitlin Medearis

Mental Health

How One Portland Nonprofit Helps Foster Kids Thrive

We visited Kinship House to commemorate Foster Care Awareness Month and Mental Health Awareness Month.

05/17/2017 By Olivia Wickstrom

Brand New

Natural Materials and Modern Style Abound in This Sleek New Pearl District Shop

Room & Board makes its Portland debut with a commitment to make the functional beautiful.

05/17/2017 By Caitlin Medearis

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 18–21

Comedian Amy Miller returns to town, LGBTQ docs hit the screen, the UFO Festival celebrates all things extraterrestrial, and Aminé and the Last Artful, Dodgr play the Crystal.

05/17/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Meagan Nolan

Restaurant Openings

Peruvian Rotisserie Chicken Spot La Leña Will Roost on SE Hawthorne in June

Pollo a la brasa, comida criolla specialties, and fresh juices from a Navarre vet and his Lima-born wife are coming soon.

05/17/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Dispatch

This Portlander Could Become Canada's Next Astronaut

Ground control to Major Thomas.

05/17/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Volcanic Birthdays

On the Anniversary of an Eruption, Mount St. Helens Is a Study in Resilience

The National Volcanic Monument turns 35. Thanks, Reagan!

05/16/2017 By Meagan Nolan

Hit List

6 Portland Barbecue Joints We Love

Whether you were weaned on South Carolina pork butt with mustard sauce or pure Lone Star brisket, there’s a smoky heap of meat waiting for you somewhere in the city.

05/15/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Earthshakers

Two Types of Quakes Bigger Than the Big One

In the Pacific Northwest, your world is far more likely to be rocked by these bad boys.

05/15/2017 By Meagan Nolan

Forest Park: Boozy Backyard

Skyline Tavern: The Forest Park Block Party

If Pioneer Courthouse Square is Portland's living room, this hideaway is its boozy backyard.

05/15/2017 By Kelly Clarke

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with the Rose Festival?

Sizing up our annual civic celebration, 110 years old this month

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

The Essentials

From Beth Ditto to Wonder Woman, June's Pop Culture Hot List

The records, dance show, and books you can't miss this month

05/15/2017 By Fiona McCann

Photography

A 1970s-Era Federal Photography Program Gets Resurrected in Portland

Newspace revisits Documerica for the 21st century.

05/15/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Books

A New Portland Project Blows Up the Bookshelves

De-Canon puts the spotlight on writers of color.

05/15/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Music

Newly Landed Portlander Justin Townes Earle Makes Country Relevant

The son of folk legend Steve Earle abandons the South for freer-thinking territory.

05/15/2017 By Fiona McCann

Eat Here Now

Beeswing Is Cully's Cozy New Brunch Hive

Don't miss the standout sourdough waffles.

05/15/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Dining Guide

17 Portland Burger Joints Better Than Your Backyard

From all-American to Chinese street-style to a Mexican hamburguesa, here's where to score some of the city's top burgers.

05/15/2017 By Eat Beat Team