CLASSICAL MUSIC

Chamber Music NW's Winter Festival is the Cure for Short Days and Dark Nights

Promising 15 "thrilling" masterpieces spread across five concerts, Artistic Director David Shifrin kicks off the annual festival with Beethoven and concludes with Brahms. Our preview has more.

01/22/2015 By Ramona DeNies

Weekend Away

The Region's Most Romantic Retreats for Valentine's Day

V-Day falls on a Saturday this year, the perfect chance for a weekend escape. Rekindle (or spark) love at one of these Cupid-approved local escapes.

01/22/2015

TECH

Techtown Portland Aims to Lure Nation's Talent

The group's slick new promotional video seeks to bring more tech talent to Portland's thriving startup scene.

01/22/2015 By Marty Patail

NORTHWEST EVENTS

Stout Month is Back!

Once again, Astoria's Fort George Brewery celebrates the coziest of winter brews this February with a month of good beer and cheer.

01/22/2015 By Cervante Pope

HOMETOWN PRIDE

Top Chef Recap: Episode 12

Gourdet narrowly slips into the finale; Adams in limbo.

01/22/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

GOOD EATS

Portland-Made Pantry Staples to Kickstart Your Metabolism

Reverse that winter weight gain with the help of these eight great local products.

01/22/2015 By Molly Woodstock

THEATER REVIEW

What Would Chekhov Really Think of Twitter?

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike gets its uproarious dark humor right and its cultural analysis wrong.

01/22/2015 By Nathan Tucker

MUSIC

This Is How Portlanders Celebrate Decemberists Day

How to prove a city supports one of its biggest bands? Give them an official day, a collaborative art project, and swarm them with adoration.

01/22/2015 By Eden Dawn and Cervante Pope

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 22–25

With Miranda July's breakout novel, the doo-wop of La Luz, new plays from PCS and Shaking the Tree, and a star turn from Oregon Symphony concertmaster Sarah Kwak, we're fully booked! And you?

01/21/2015 By Ramona DeNies

TRAVEL NEWS

This Portland Woman’s Travel Group is Taking Off

Living Big takes small groups of awesome ladies on pre-planned travel adventures to international and local destinations.

01/21/2015 By Larisa Owechko

OM BASE

Portland’s Hot Yoga Studios Want to Make You Sweat

Stay warm and active all winter long with these heated yoga classes.

01/21/2015 By Allison Jones and Molly Woodstock

BREAKING NEWS

Davenport Goes Pop-Up: Five Nights, Five Chefs, Five Menus

Chefs from Le Pigeon to Biwa join a cast of guest cooks ready to transform East Burnside’s humble house of fine food and wine into an incubator of culinary fun for one week only.

01/21/2015 By Karen Brooks

HIT LIST

The 10 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2015

Our hottest restaurant prospects for the new year (March is going to be a big one).

01/21/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT THIS NOW

La Panza Cafe Debuts Take-Home Tamale Tuesdays

Craving some New Mexican comfort food? La Panza's blue corn calabacita green chile or red-chile marinated pork tamales are waiting for you.

01/20/2015 By Allison Jones

GOOD EATS

4 Questions for Oregon's First Cricket Flour Entrepreneurs

Are you ready for cricket flour french toast? The founders of Portland-based cricketflours.com give us the lowdown on the dawn of the bug-eating era.

01/20/2015 By Allison Jones

ALBUM PREVIEW

Ferocious Love: You Can Now Listen to Sleater-Kinney’s “No Cities to Love”

With their first new album in ten years, the legendary band reunites and high kicks it on Letterman, on Conan, and into your heart.

01/20/2015 By Ramona DeNies

DEEP STEEP

Tea Bar Brings Hot Blends to NE Killingsworth

With Lavender London Fog lattes, European and Asian-influenced design, and "Magic" kombucha, Erica Indira Swanson's chic new teahouse is a must-try for tea lovers.

01/20/2015 By Allison Jones

HAPPENINGS

Love Good Design? Then Do These Things in January!

New stores and galleries opening! An OMSI fashion show! Steals and Deals! We have it all in January's roundup.

01/20/2015 By Eden Dawn

GOOD EATS

Bula Kava Launches Fresh-Pressed Juice, Acai Bowl, and Smoothie Menu

SE Division's mellow hangout adds fruit and veggie love to its offerings of relaxing (and tongue numbing) kava.

01/20/2015 By Allison Jones

URBAN FUTURES

What Will Portland Be Like After a Massive Earthquake?

A bracing preview of how the city will recover from the Cascadia Subduction Zone quake.

01/19/2015 Edited by Zach Dundas