CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Oregon Play Premiere Receives National Acclaim

Plus a hunt for magazine stories, grant time for visual artists, and two resignations on the Portland arts scene.

08/20/2015 By Fiona McCann

MUSIC

The Pros and Cons of the New, Mostly-Instrumental Album from 'Battles'

We caught up with Battles’ Ian Williams ahead of the band's MusicFestNW appearance on Saturday and to find out what organic chicken has to do with music.

08/20/2015 By Brandon Staley

BOOKS AND TALKS

From Buffy to Bookstores: Geek Queen Felicia Day's Fantastical Life

You may know her from her appearances on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but Felicia Day is also the woman behind Geek and Sundry and a reformed gaming addict. We talked to her about writing, web series and World of Warcraft.

08/20/2015 By Megan Haverman

HOT WEATHER EATS

Doughnut Shop Pip’s Original Debuts Pip’s Pop and Newly Expanded Space

Fremont’s mini-doughnut mecca keeps cool with a new line of chai and coffee toddy popsicles—and a lot more elbow room for its fans.

08/20/2015 By Kelly Clarke

SOCCER

The Buzzsaw: Portland Timbers vs. Houston Dynamo

Friday's game comes with huge playoff implications.

08/19/2015 By Mike Schwartz

FOOD AND DRINK EVENTS

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

Vitaly Paley and Béla Fleck team up for charity, Flying Fish smokes up a storm, and Tri-Met’s orange-themed picnic comes with new Salt & Straw ice cream flavors and fireworks.

08/19/2015 By Katie Vaughan

DESIGN NEWS

Portland's Biggest Interactive Design Event is Back (and Wants Your Ideas)

Content is returning to the Ace Hotel and, for the first time, is open to public submissions. Be part of the party!

08/18/2015 By Eden Dawn

OUTDOOR NEWS

Love the Outdoors and Extreme Sports? Here's Your Dream Job

Think you've got what it takes to go on a six-month international adventure?

08/18/2015 By Marty Patail

ARCHITECTURE

Can Architecture Save the Planet—Or, At Least, Your Power Bill?

An exhibit at AIA Portland delves into the complexity and potential of energy-efficient architecture.

08/17/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

FASHION SLIDE SHOWS

The Best of Portland Monthly's Fall Fashion Picks

Our seasonal style blow-outs will kick your autumn into gear.

08/17/2015 By Zach Dundas

BEER

5 Beers We're Drinking at the North American Organic Brewers Festival

In case you hadn't noticed, beer festival season is still in full swing.

08/14/2015 By Marty Patail

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 13–16

You'll sound like happy this weekend, with the PDX Synesthesia Festival, Ural Thomas and the Pain, the Stumptown Improv Fest, and the joyous disregard for personal safety at the Adult Soapbox Derby.

08/13/2015 By Ramona DeNies

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Unknown Mortal Orchestra on Seth Meyers

Plus NW Dance Project’s Ching Ching Wong’s major national award, and last call for POWFest submissions.

08/13/2015 By Fiona McCann

SOCCER

The Buzzsaw: Portland Timbers at Real Salt Lake

Danger: Sitting in 8th place, seven points behind Portland, RSL will see this game as must-win for their playoff push.

08/13/2015 By Mike Schwartz

THEATER

RIP Old Portland: A Funeral for the City That Was

Portland has experienced a lot of changes in the 25 years since Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho. Now Hand2Mouth are offering you a chance for you to pay your respects for what’s been lost.

08/13/2015 By Fiona McCann

TREND WATCH

Are Tomato Leaves Portland’s Hottest New Ingredient?

The fragrant nightshade greenery is popping up all over the city. We’ve got the scoop on where to find it.

08/13/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

COMEDY

6 Acts We're Excited to See at the Stumptown Improv Festival

Smart, spontaneous, surprising, spoofy, and bound to sell out, this weekend's fest draws improv acts from Los Angeles to New York to share the stage with local talent. Here's who we're ready to laugh at.

08/12/2015 By Allison Jones

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew

Broder Soder, North Valley Vineyards, and Hop Dog are open, Coquine and Nomad.PDX expand their hours.

08/11/2015 By Katie Vaughan

GOOD EATS

2 Crazy Delicious New Ways to Make Corn on the Cob

Move beyond butter with a pair of creative recipes for the summer staple.

08/11/2015 By Allison Jones

MUSIC

From 1967–2015: Ural Thomas Then And Now

Ural Thomas is releasing a new version of his hit "Pain is the Name of Your Game" over 50 years after it first came out. The new track—recorded with The Pain— is a departure from the 1967 original. It's not all that's changed between then and now...

08/11/2015 By Katie Vaughan