FOOD NEWS

Gruner to Shutter; Ox to Open a Second Restaurant

The alpine institution will close its doors after six years, with Ox’s Argentine grill-masters taking over the space in March.

10/29/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

BOOKS AND TALKS

Writer John Irving on Religion, Reading, and Returning to Portland

He appeared at the first Wordstock, and ten years later he’s back for its relaunch. We spoke to the World According to Garp author about his new book, Portland, and what he’d like to say to Shakespeare.

10/29/2015 By Fiona McCann

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 29–Nov 1

Boo! The Oregon Symphony gets scary, alongside Shakey Graves, horror improv at the Brody Theater, the Decemberists' Jenny Conlee, and a wild piano ride with the ghost of Fats Waller.

10/29/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman

BREAKING NEWS

Bunk’s Tommy Habetz to Open Pizza Jerk

We’ve got opening dates and menu details for the sandwich king’s long-awaited pizza parlor.

10/28/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

MUSIC

EL VY’s Brent Knopf on Touring, Trusting Yourself, and Taylor Swift

For his latest project, the former Menomena member partnered with the National front man Matt Berninger to form a brand-spankin’-new alt-rock duo. We’ve got the 411.

10/28/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

MUSICAL THEATER

Cuba Libre: Two Critics Weigh In on One Sizzling Show

A Portland production of Broadway scale, with a budget of $600,000 and 21 performers: Cuba Libre has all the ingredients. Does this Artists Rep show pull it off?

10/27/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Fiona McCann

SOCCER

The Timbers Made The Playoffs! Here’s What You Need to Know

The Timbers' 2015 playoff campaign kicks off at Providence Park on Thursday evening. So far so good.

10/27/2015 By Mike Schwartz

INSIDER EATS

Where Do Portland’s Best Chefs Eat on Their Own Time?

From hearty Italian spreads to Balkan stews and cheap salt-and-pepper squid, our chefs devour the city.

10/27/2015 By Kelly Clarke

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Portland Food Star Nong to Compete on Chopped: Impossible

The chicken-and-rice food cart superstar returns to the Food Network for an ultimate championship round.

10/27/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

EDITORS' NOTE

Why a Rainy Fall Feels Extra Necessary in Portland This Year

Our executive editor meditates on the joys of autumnal hibernation after a summer for the record books.

10/27/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

WEEKEND AWAY

Head to the North Coast for Mushroom Foraging 101

With a full schedule of mushroom info hikes at Fort Stevens State Park and a few choice vacation rentals, you have no excuse not to stay on the North Coast this fall.

10/26/2015 By Allison Jones

FASHION

Teen Fashionista and Rookie Queen Tavi Gevinson in PDX

The Rookie editor dishes on style, feminism and Voodoo Doughnuts.

10/26/2015 By Eden Dawn

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Le Pigeon Goes Italian, Organic Pumpkin Patches, and More Portland Food Events

...including Olympia Provision's culinary exploration of Switzerland and Tapalaya's Dia de los Muertos celebration.

10/26/2015 By Rachel Grozanick

SEASONAL EVENTS

Boo! Five Halloween Events to Trick or Treat You

Frightening flicks, scary suds, deathly dances: We scoped the season’s spook-scene and found the five best Halloween happenings.

10/26/2015 By Megan Haverman

FIT CITY

Four New Portland Gyms to Get Your Butt in Shape

From self-defense-focused training to a boot camp run by yogis, these new studios offer something for everyone.

10/26/2015 By Katelyn Best

ROAD TRIP

Disney’s Halloweentown Comes Back to Life in Oregon

The filming location of the 1998 Disney Channel Original Movie “Halloweentown”—St. Helens, Oregon—steps into costume for the month of October, and wants you to do the same.

10/23/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

THE GRAPEVINE

Oregon Winemakers and Growers Report on 2015 Season

Get the scoop on the year’s hot, hot, hot growing season from the experts—and find out what it may mean for the wine to come.

10/22/2015 By Katie Vaughan

THE ESSENTIALS

October's Pop Culture Hot List

A book about swimming and coming of age in Portland, some big-riffed rock songs, and several stately beasts: We've got the books and albums you can’t miss this month.

10/22/2015 By Fiona McCann

RAP

Is Shakespeare Getting a Bad Rap? Not if MC Lars Has His Way

MC Lars does literary rap (think of it as a nerdcore subgenre). He's in town next week to share the flow of Poe and why rapping about beat poets is a natural fit.

10/22/2015 By Fiona McCann

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 22–25

We are Cho (as in Margaret) looking forward to this weekend, you guys! Joan Armatrading, YACHT, Carrie the Musical, Lise de la Salle on Liszt, Eyebeam's future art at Upfor, and Northwest Dance Project's New Now Wow.

10/22/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley