CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—TEDx, Poetry, and Pigs

Plus a new home for NW Dance project and a training program for wannabe theater folk

04/02/2015 By Fiona McCann

HOLIDAY CHEAT SHEET

Portland's Last-Minute Passover Meals

A handful of only-in-Portland options for the food-fueled Jewish holiday.

04/02/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

SPRING FASHION

Fine Print: A Stunning Exploration of Spring Style in Portland

Go bold this spring with vivid prints, from colorful abstracts to delicate florals.

04/02/2015 Edited by Eden Dawn With Sika Stanton

PDX REAL ESTATE 2015

The Ultimate House-Hunter's Letter, Mad-Libs Style

In this market, you gotta charm the seller to have a prayer. We make it easy.

04/02/2015 By Zach Dundas

ON THE TOWN

PoMo Picks: April 2015

This month's best bets for things to see and do, from gender-bending rap to The School for Lies

04/02/2015

CULTUREPHILE

The Story of Washington High School's Boom, Bust, and Rebirth as Revolution Hall

How the long-closed Southeast Portland high school became an ambitious new concert venue.

04/02/2015 By Larisa Owechko

WORD OF MOUTH

Of Course There's a Vietnamese Pop Up in a Pizza Shop in Portland

...plus one cocktail you cannot miss this month.

04/02/2015 By Karen Brooks

RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Barbecue at People's Pig Will Leave You in Hog Heaven

Holy smokes! After perfecting sandwiches, the former food cart is writing its own rules for bombastic barbecue.

04/02/2015 By Karen Brooks

PORTLAND MONTHLY PROFILE

Wendy Red Star Totally Conquers the Wild Frontier

Exploring the native America of a Portland artist on the rise

04/02/2015 By Zach Dundas

GET FIT

Kickstart Your Spring Cycling with a Personalized Bike Fitting

One physical therapist's campaign to get you back in the saddle

04/02/2015 By Allison Jones

FIELD NOTES

Trail of the Month: Mosier Plateau

Wildflowers, waterfalls, and panoramic views—what more could you ask for? Plus 3 springtime travel ideas not to miss!

04/02/2015 By Brian Barker

VENTURES

The Pay-What-You-Want Idea That Could Change Charity

Allow customers to pay what they want, and give to charity? Generous wants your money.

04/02/2015 By Nathan Tucker

ESSAY

Are Portlanders Anti-Science?

From vaccinations to fluoride to GMOs, one biologist argues that Portland needs to get back to the lab.

04/02/2015 By Jason Maxfield

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: April's Best Local Stuff

This month's hottest locally made goods, from locally made ketchup to a wrist strap that hides 25 screwdrivers, wrenches, and openers

04/02/2015

THE TIMELINE

Death & Taxis: A Look Back At Portland's Storied Cab History

It's inescapable—Uber is coming to Portland. We explore the backstory of the city's relationship with paid drivers across the decades.

04/02/2015 By Marty Patail

CUTE ATTACK

One Woman's Crusade to Save the Neighborhood Squirrel

Furry friend or vermin? The line is blurry at this Vancouver-based wildlife rehabilitation nonprofit.

04/02/2015 By Rene Bermudez

INTERVIEW

Local Journalist Reveals the Scandalous History Behind a Major Board Game

Mary Pilon on her new book, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game

04/02/2015 By Marty Patail

ENVIRONMENT

Did a Monstrous Prehistoric Flood Seed Oregon’s Mystery Trees?

How a lone stand of aspens in West Linn reveals the legacy of a massive cataclysmic event.

04/02/2015 By Mary Stutzman

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: April 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from gay rights advocates against Jeb Bush to new governor Kate Brown.

04/02/2015

ARCHITECTURE

The Genius Scandinavian Architects Making Portland’s Public Market

A famed Norwegian design firm promises to turn a patch of asphalt into the James Beard Public Market—using global expertise.

04/02/2015 By Randy Gragg