POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 17–20

Rumi's in the house, y'all! Whirling dervishes, an apocalyptic library, Typhoon turns 10, plus Fernando, Death Cab for Cutie, and one hell of a light show at Disjecta.

12/17/2015 By Ramona DeNies

FILM

Portland Writer Daniel H. Wilson's Sci-Fi Vision Nets Major Movie Deal—Again

First there was Robopocalypse, with DreamWorks snapping up the movie rights and Steven Spielberg signing on to direct. Now local writer Daniel H. Wilson has done it again, with a major deal with Fox for his still-unfinished novel Avtomat.

12/17/2015 By Fiona McCann

MUSIC

Ring in a New Year With the Helio Sequence

Their eponymous sixth album got a critical thumbs up, they’ve been remastering old work, and mixing albums for other artists. It's been a big year for the Helio Sequence, one that wraps up this New Year's Eve at Revolution Hall.

12/17/2015 By Fiona McCann

OM BASE

Move Over, Bikram! There’s a New Hot Yoga Style in Town

Hot Yoga for Life’s Kelly Suttell chats about inventing KinetiK yoga and replacing Bikram with her own hatha sequence.

12/16/2015 Photography by Molly Woodstock

EAT THIS NOW

Three Things to Eat at Fremont’s Every Diet-Friendly Thrive Sauce & Bowls

The healthy truck caterer settles into its brick-and-mortar space with vibrantly sauced rice and bean bowls for gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and, gasp, meat-eaters, too.

12/16/2015 By Kelly Clarke

NATURAL PATH

Can Fixing That Leaky Faucet Cure Seasonal Anxiety?

A local naturopathic physician explains how small changes can lead to major stress reduction.

12/16/2015 By Dr. Samantha Brody

HIT LIST

10 Awesome Chocolate Bars for the Holidays

We snapped open bars from Portland and beyond to answer your stocking stuffer prayers. Or keep them for yourself. We won’t tell.

12/15/2015 By Karen Brooks

READ 'EM AND EAT

The Best Local Cookbooks of 2015

From groundbreaking charcuterie tomes to giftable picnic handbooks, these are the year’s must-read Portland recipe collections.

12/15/2015 By Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Kelly Clarke

GOOD EATS

Win Your Holiday Party With These Crowd-Pleasing Cookie Recipes by Portland Pros

Our favorite bakers dish on their most delicious cookies—they’re allergy-friendly and healthy(ish), to boot!

12/15/2015 By Molly Woodstock

POP UP

The Holiday Pop-Up Shops Return!

Four new temporary shopping oases in Old Town mark the return of downtown’s pop-up program, now in its sixth year.

12/15/2015 By Eden Dawn

MUSIC

Pink Martini's New Seasonal Spectacular Is Coming to a Radio Near You

Get behind me, Scrooge: Portland’s musical royalty bring a blast of full-throated festivity with a new NPR show for the holiday season.

12/15/2015 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS AND TALKS

Ursula K. Le Guin’s World-Conquering Year

Catch Portland’s sci-fi pathbreaker reading from her new book of poetry tonight at Mississippi’s Another Read Through, and then read our profile of Portland’s literary dragon for a reminder of why she’s breathing fire.

12/14/2015 By Fiona McCann

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew: December 2015

The year’s end brings a landslide of closures, including Levant, Marmo, and Hawthorne Lobster House; Lardo opens a new bottle shop.

12/14/2015 By Rachel Grozanick

WEEKEND GETAWAY

5 Dramatic Destinations for Storm Watching on the Oregon Coast

'Tis the season! Here are best places to witness the Pacific Ocean's majestic winter fury.

12/14/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

GOOD EATS

Portland Contest Proves Cooking With Crickets Isn't Crazy, After All

Test your culinary chops with award-winning recipes for cricket flour nut bread, cricket chocolate s'mores, and cricket & apple tart.

12/14/2015 By Molly Woodstock

PORTLAND BUCKET LIST

Are You a Real Portlander?

Have you sprinted up Tabor? Gone commando at the World Naked Bike Ride? Consumed *all* the beer? Take our quiz to find out if you’re (nearly) native—or just got off the bus.

12/11/2015 Edited by Marty Patail With Karen Brooks, Ramona DeNies, Allison Jones, Fiona McCann, Rachel Ritchie, and Benjamin Tepler

SHOPPING

Let the Holiday Bazaars, Sales, Pop-Ups, and Pheasant Fetes (?!) Continue!

Two more weekends of artisanal Portland revelry and retail await.

12/11/2015 By Alex Madison

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

Pip’s Doughnut Bake Sale, Burnside Brewing’s 5th Anniversary, and More Portland Food Events

…including Stone Barn’s open house, complete with pinot noir port, nocino, and a full lineup of fruit liqueurs, from quince to pear.

12/11/2015 By Rachel Grozanick and Benjamin Tepler

GOOD EATS

We Tried Portland’s New “Kitchen Vessel” Delivery Service—Here’s What Happened

Did Terra’s Kitchen’s climate-controlled healthy meal kits make the grade?

12/11/2015 By Katelyn Best

AVANT GUARD

Meet the Bosnian Artist Who Watches Over Portland’s Most Valuable Art Trove

By day, Miroslav Lovric is a security guard at the Portland Art Museum; by night, he’s a painter inspired by the masters he guards.

12/10/2015 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg