FIT CITY

Four New Portland Gyms to Get Your Butt in Shape

From self-defense-focused training to a boot camp run by yogis, these new studios offer something for everyone.

10/26/2015 By Katelyn Best

ROAD TRIP

Disney’s Halloweentown Comes Back to Life in Oregon

The filming location of the 1998 Disney Channel Original Movie “Halloweentown”—St. Helens, Oregon—steps into costume for the month of October, and wants you to do the same.

10/23/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

THE GRAPEVINE

Oregon Winemakers and Growers Report on 2015 Season

Get the scoop on the year’s hot, hot, hot growing season from the experts—and find out what it may mean for the wine to come.

10/22/2015 By Katie Vaughan

THE ESSENTIALS

October's Pop Culture Hot List

A book about swimming and coming of age in Portland, some big-riffed rock songs, and several stately beasts: We've got the books and albums you can’t miss this month.

10/22/2015 By Fiona McCann

RAP

Is Shakespeare Getting a Bad Rap? Not if MC Lars Has His Way

MC Lars does literary rap (think of it as a nerdcore subgenre). He's in town next week to share the flow of Poe and why rapping about beat poets is a natural fit.

10/22/2015 By Fiona McCann

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 22–25

We are Cho (as in Margaret) looking forward to this weekend, you guys! Joan Armatrading, YACHT, Carrie the Musical, Lise de la Salle on Liszt, Eyebeam's future art at Upfor, and Northwest Dance Project's New Now Wow.

10/22/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley

LIGHTING DESIGN

Buckminster Fuller Inspired These Aggressively Angular Portland-Made Lamps

North for the Summer debuts a lighting line that channels the great midcentury design thinker.

10/21/2015 By Alex Madison

THEATER

Moby Dick in the Dark With Hammocks? Sign Us Up!

Fancy going to see a play you can’t actually, well, see? We've got the skinny on PETE’s “sightless play” All Well.

10/21/2015 By Megan Haverman

OM BASE

Hush Meditation Reopens In the Heart of the Pearl District

After a temporary shutter and an owner shuffle, the modern meditation hub will offer a full schedule of mindfulness classes in November.

10/21/2015 By Allison Jones

SOCCER

The Buzzsaw: Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids

After an instantly legendary win in LA, the Timbers are in control of their playoff destiny.

10/21/2015 By Mike Schwartz

FILM

Hey, McFly—the Future is Now!

One Portlander is traveling (two hours) into the future as part of her Back to the Future Day observance. What have you got planned?

10/21/2015 By Margaret Seiler

RESTAURANT AND BAR UPDATES

Portland News to Chew: October 2015

PDX dominates Wild About Game, Amazon offers 1-hour delivery for restaurants and groceries, and John Gorham plans a rotisserie chicken tapas bar in Pine Street Market.

10/21/2015 By Rachel Grozanick

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Introducing Our 2015 Light a Fire Winners

Light A Fire is Portland Monthly’s annual showcase of local individuals and organizations making Portland a better place to live, love, give, and grow.

10/21/2015 By Portland Monthly Magazine

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Pastaworks Hawthorne to Shutter; Reopen Inside Upcoming Providore Fine Foods

The 32-year-old specialty grocer will move to Providore when it opens at the end of January.

10/21/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

How to Give Back to the Best Portland Nonprofits

Get the lowdown on what your donation means to our 2015 Light a Fire winners.

10/20/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Lifetime Achievement: Jean DeMaster of Human Solutions

Providing low-income housing, utility assistance, employment training, and eviction prevention for Portland families

10/20/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Exceptional Community Contribution: Stoel Rives for I Have a Dream Oregon

The local law firm believes in I Have a Dream Oregon, to the tune of $800,000

10/20/2015 By Marty Patail

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Extraordinary Volunteer: Eleanore Rubinstein of Store to Door

Helping seniors and those with disabilities live full, independent lives

10/20/2015 By Margaret Seiler

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Most with the Least: Rebuilding Together

Tapping the power of community volunteers to rehab homes around the city for those in need

10/20/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Game-Changing Project: Right Brain Initiative

Demonstrating the need for art in the classroom, every day

10/20/2015 By Ramona DeNies