V-DAY CHEAT SHEET

Valentine’s Day in Portland: Where to Dine Out

Only a decadent date night will do for your one and only. In Portland, that means beef cheek dumplings, foie gras crème brûlée, and four-course meals—complete with oyster shucking—delivered to your doorstep.

02/03/2016 By Alex Keith

WALLET GUIDE

Best Oregon Bubbles for Valentine’s Day

Ambonnay Champagne Bar’s David Speer shares his favorite local sparkling wines.

02/03/2016 By Emma Mannheimer

MUSIC

Maggie Morris of Genders Gets Personal with Solo Project Sunbathe

The local indie rocker from Genders and the dear, departed Youth has a new solo project, titled Sunbathe, that's already garnering a fan base all its own.

02/03/2016 By Jack Rushall

MUSIC

Smashing Pumpkins and Liz Phair to Kick Off US Tour in Portland

The dream of the '90s will return to Portland when Billy Corgan’s beloved band starts a 19-city tour at the Schnitz in March. Tickets go on sale Friday.

02/02/2016 By Fiona McCann

WEATHER

We Fact-Checked Punxsutawney Phil's Early Spring Prediction for Groundhog Day

A Portland State climate professor takes on the weather-predicting rodent ... with science.

02/02/2016 By Marty Patail

FIT CITY

Unleash Your Inner Ninja with Parkour Strength Training

Portland author Ben Musholt’s third book unlocks the secrets of parkour.

02/02/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

RSVP!

Save the Date: Rocked 2016

Plan your wedding while partying with the best Oregon wedding vendors on February 21.

02/02/2016 With Portland Bride & Groom

DAY TRIPPER

Three Ways to Become a Local Outdoors Expert

A trio of Portland-based conservation organizations offer up tours and field trips to help you master the Great Outdoors.

02/01/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

GIFTS

Our Portland-Centric Valentine's Gift Guide Stabs Romantic Cliché with Cupid's Arrow

Well, anyway—here are some ideas for V-Day that hopefully won't nauseate you or your Special One.

02/01/2016 By Caitlin Collins

URBAN DESIGN

Portland's Proposed Green Loop Could 'Reinvent Outdoor Urban Life'

A Design Week competition will rally competing visions for a carless path through the city center.

02/01/2016 By Caitlin Collins

HISTORY

Here's How Bad the Corruption Was in Prohibition Portland

A new book on local crime and vice makes Portland's modern-day "scandals" seem quaint.

02/01/2016 By Marty Patail

MUSIC

February 2016: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

Troye Sivan visits from South Africa, Julia Holter comes from Los Angeles, and lots of local artists offer lively performances during the month of love.

02/01/2016 By Jack Rushall

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew: February 2016

Hokusei is reborn as Fukami Sushiya, John Gorham to open Shalom Y’all! in Pine Street Market, and Hamlet does ham and cheese to go.

02/01/2016 By Alex Keith

FASHION SHOW

Lace, Cotton, and Satin Hit the Catwalk at Annual Lingerie Fashion Show

Returning on Feb 9 for its fourth straight year, Unmentionable brings sexy back to the Doug Fir.

02/01/2016 By Eden Dawn

FIRST LOOK

Ataula Chefs Open the City’s First Authentic Xurreria, 180

Xurros, xocolata, and xuixos make their Portland debut.

01/29/2016 By Alex Keith

IN FLIGHT

Exotic, Far-Flung Atlanta Now Only a Nonstop Flight Away

Starting June 4, Alaska Airlines is connecting Portlanders directly to the Peach of Georgia.

01/29/2016 By Marty Patail

GET OUT

Get Sweaty with Your Sweetheart at One of Oregon's Valentine's Weekend Races

Give your honey a dose of healthy athletic competition with a 5–50k run.

01/29/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

BREAKING NEWS

Salt & Straw Launching Soft Serve Ice Cream Concept, Wiz Bang Bar

It’s Dairy Queen turned upside down, Portland-style. Eat Beat has the first details on Kim and Tyler Malek’s new sit-down soft serve experience inside Pine Street Market, opening April 1.

01/28/2016 By Karen Brooks

BEER

Hammerhead Ale is Turning 30

McMenamins is throwing a birthday bash in honor of its classic Portland ale.

01/28/2016 By Marty Patail

DAY TRIPPER

Winter Is the Best Time to Get a Wrap at a Classic Northwest Spa

Because who doesn’t like warm hugs?

01/28/2016 By Margaret Seiler