WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: February's Best Local Stuff

This month's hottest locally made goods, from a pour-over coffeemaker for large batches to a sexy new way to store your vinyl collection

02/02/2015

BIG PICTURE

This Majestically Decayed Warehouse Is Incubating New Ideas in Food and Business

Could Ecotrust’s new project be a new asset for Portland’s gastro-entrepreneurs and an example of enlightened capitalism?

02/02/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: February 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Portland's Top Chef challengers to the author sometimes known as Lemony Snicket

02/02/2015 Illustrations by Matty Newton

IN THE ZONE

Can “Mindfulness” Boost A Business? One PDX Meditation Hub Wants To Find Out

Northwest Portland's Hush Meditation is demystifying meditation for career movers and the secular zen-curious.

02/02/2015 By Keegan Clements-Housser

SNAPSHOT

That Time Uber Barreled Through Portland

We take a by-the-numbers look at Uber's hit & run with City Hall.

02/02/2015 By Zach Dundas and Catalina Gaitán

THEATER

How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes (On a Stage)

Back from a five-year Portland absence, the innovative company Sojourn turns theater into a social-science laboratory.

02/02/2015 By Matthew Schonfeld

CULTUREPHILE

Is This Man Portland's Best Storyteller?

With his new book, the storyteller cements his status as one of Portland’s finest raconteurs.

02/02/2015 By Kevin Friedman

ARTS & CULTURE

PoMo Picks: February's Best Bets For Things to See and Do

Alton Brown' Edible Inevitable tour, So You Think You Can Dance, RuPaul's Drag Race, and the Portland Jazz Festival hit Portland this month!

02/02/2015

EAT THIS NOW

3 Comforting Dishes to Help You Survive the Late-Winter Drizzle

Hot, Creamy, Cheesy: these gray-day plates will keep spirits high until the sun returns.

02/02/2015 By Benjamin Tepler and Kelly Clarke

EAT HERE NOW

All-Way's Hamburger Time Machine

Broder’s Peter Bro resurrects the diner that time forgot, deliciously.

02/02/2015 By Kelly Clarke

POUR

Townshend's Tea Unveils a New Line of Spirits Distilled from Tea

After tackling bubble tea, chai, and kombucha, a local outfit unveils the world’s first tea-based spirits.

02/02/2015 By Allison Jones

SPREZZATURA!

The Portland Art Museum's Extravaganza of Italian Fashion

With an imported look at Italian style, Portland Art Museum reveals how a scruffy upstart country captured the world’s aesthetic imagination. Sound familiar? (We can dream!)

02/02/2015 By Eden Dawn and Shawn Levy

GIFT IDEAS

8 Places to Find Locally-Grown Flowers for Valentine's Day

Portland florists design Valentine's Day posies and bouquets from locally-grown and organic flowers. Show them the love!

01/30/2015 By Kate Bryant and Allison Jones

TRAVEL NEWS

Check Out the New Spa at Sou'Wester Lodge

The beloved Seaview, WA trailer resort gets a fancy new garden spa and Finnish sauna.

01/30/2015 By Marty Patail

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

How a Portland Barber and a Colorado Engineer Teamed Up to Create the Perfect River Surfing Wave

Can the perfect wave exist hundreds of miles from the ocean?

01/29/2015 By Larisa Owechko

Article

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 29–Feb 1

This weekend, we bring Patton Oswalt a ham sandwich, (boldly) go to the Oregon Symphony's Star Trek, meet piglet starlets, and try a Threesome. You only live once.

01/29/2015 By Ramona DeNies

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 13

Adams comes back from the brink to crush the competition.

01/29/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

TELEVISION

Oregon's Youngest Winery Owner Profiled on FOX Business Network

After ten years as the owner of his family winery, Pascal Brooks is coming into his own—though, legally, still too young to drink his own product.

01/29/2015 By Mary Stutzman

BOOKS

Great Lines from Songwriter Nick Jaina's New Memoir

Out this week, a new memoir on failure from the prolific Portland composer. From errant love songs to Calvin and Hobbes, we share some highlights.

01/29/2015 By Larisa Owechko

WORLD PREMIERE

Threesome World Premiere: It's Not About the Sex

We ask playwright Yussef El Guindi why his new play—opening Jan 30 for its world premiere—aims to mix politics with pleasure.

01/29/2015 By Nathan Tucker