HIT LIST

Portland’s 10 Best Patios For Drinking, Rain or Shine

We’ve rounded up our favorite outdoor drinking spaces, new and old, to help you transition from summer to fall.

09/08/2015 By Katie Vaughan

BOOKS

Franzen and Rushdie and Jong, Oh My! See them in PDX this Month

There's a slew of high profile, heavy hitting writers in town this month for readings. Wondering which to attend, and whether you're a natural fit for team Joy or team Jonathan? We can help.

09/08/2015 By Fiona McCann

NEWS

Marijuana Legalization: Where Are We Now?

The chief petitioner of last year's successful legalization measure talks about where we are now—and where we have to go.

09/04/2015 By Marty Patail

NORTHWEST TRAVEL

5 Fantastic Reasons to Visit Yakima This Fall (No, Really!)

From a fresh hop festival to comic con, this forgotten part of Washington has a few things going for it.

09/04/2015 By Katie Vaughan

VIDEOGAMES

Is this How Portland Will Look After the Apocalypse?

A new Fallout video game expansion offers a chilling look at Portland landmarks.

09/04/2015 By Marty Patail

BODY TALK

You Should Probably Throw Out Your Makeup

The local skincare experts at Echo Natural Beauty share when to toss your powders, creams, tints, and mascaras. Hint: it's more often than you think.

09/04/2015 By Allison Jones

STEALS AND DEALS

Your Passport to Portland's Epic Labor Day Sales

You have a three day weekend, might as well spend it getting killer deals on everything from clothing to furniture.

09/03/2015 By Eden Dawn

OKTOBERFEST

Oktoberfest in PDX: The Definitive Guide

As the country’s beer-touting capital, we take the Bavarian festival seriously. Dust off your lederhosen and check out our complete list of Portland's Oktoberfest celebrations.

09/03/2015 By Katie Vaughan

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News

The 'Gusbandry' web series premieres at the Portland Film Festival on Friday. Plus good news for Portland's arts community: there's a new theater space coming to Old Town this fall.

09/03/2015 By Fiona McCann

THEATER

Our Guide to Portland Fall Theater

From World War I–era Bavaria to an ice-bound ship in the Arctic, via Havana under Fidel and the Sacramento Gold Rush, here are 15 plays to put on your fall calendar.

09/02/2015 By Fiona McCann and Ramona DeNies

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend

Winding up summer with the Oregon Symphony's Waterfront Concert, the Portland Film Festival, and Art in the Pearl. And! Ben Harper, Bill Papas, and riot grrrls.

09/02/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Despite a French Menu and Location Nostalgia, Renard is Not St. Jack

The storied corner restaurant's successor brings accessible, vanilla French to Clinton.

09/02/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

TREAT YO SELF

Portland's Back-to-School Spa Specials

The city's kids are back in school—now it's your turn to take a late-summer break.

09/02/2015 By Allison Jones

VIDEO

Corrina Repp's New Video Is Froot Looped Crazy

The new Portland-made video for Corinna Repp's song "Woods" has just been released, and it's all kinds of crazy. We talked to local video maker Jay Winebrenner about the loopy logic behind it, and why it features women with Froot Loops on their faces.

09/01/2015 By Fiona McCann

WE HEART VIDEO

Cute Commercials for Socks?

Sock it To Me releases an adorable indie campaign of funny videos about, you guessed it, socks.

09/01/2015 By Eden Dawn

Food and Drink Events

The Eat Beat Weekly Planner: Food Events for Every Kind of Eater

Pop-ups inside pop-ups, Japanese pickles at Olympia Provisions, couscous at TBA, and much more.

09/01/2015 By Katie Vaughan

BRIGHT IDEA

A Local Nonprofit Offers Health Products to Families in Need

Live. Treat. Heal. Repeat.'s mission? Bringing deodorant, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, and other basic staples to those reliant on SNAP, the nutritional assistance program that doesn't cover these essential goods.

08/31/2015 By Alex Madison

SPECIAL EVENTS

5 Reasons to Check out Rose City Comic Con

Carrie Fisher! Bitch Planet! “Personhood in Battlestar Galactica!” You don't want to miss the fun coming to town September 19-20.

08/31/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

NEWS

For Lummi Nation, a PDX Stop; for Mayor Hales, a Photo Op

A massive totem pole travels up the Columbia River with First Nations protesters, pauses in Portland for a blessing.

08/28/2015 By Alex Madison