Holidays 2016

Handmade Rugs to Repurposed Rings, Your Essential Holiday Gift Guide

Grab a nog. With these 12 locally made gifts, your shopping is done.

11/14/2016 By Eden Dawn

Ventures

Versi Carves Out a Bigotry-Free Space for Latino Digital Commerce

Founded by a trio of Mexican-born entrepreneurs, the Portland start-up is a Spanish-language digital Yellow Pages.

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail

Essay

Why We Need Portland’s Burgeoning Hip-Hop Scene Now More Than Ever

A retired local rapper reflects on the young talent and activism currently boosting the city’s scene.

11/14/2016 By Mac Smiff

Tao of Meow

Meet the Man Using Data Sets to Map Portland’s Feline Friends

Want to know where the city’s finest cats live? Follow computer programmer Max Ogden on Instagram.

11/14/2016 By Amy Martin

Star Trek

14 Portlanders Who Made It Big in Tinseltown

Clark Gable to Christina Hendricks, these screen stars all passed through Portland on their way to Hollywood.

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail

Politics

Why Did Oregon Ban Rent Control?

Rent control is a hot-button topic today, but the story goes back to 1985.

11/14/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Oregoniana

Travel Back to 1846, the Year Oregon Became American

In other words, that time we were dumped by the Queen of England.

11/14/2016 By Zach Dundas

Next-Level Bodega

Mini Mini Reimagines the Convenience Store

The East Burnside mini-mart elevates the utilitarian corner store to a haven of Helvetica, crowlers, and niche snacks.

11/14/2016 By Jason Buehrer

PDX Index

Portland Thorns 2016: A Remarkable Season Ends One Game Too Soon

All the soccer stats you need to know.

11/14/2016 By Ko Ricker

Dispatch

Is There a Secret Lake on Mount Tabor?

Investigating the extinct volcano’s mysterious springs.

11/14/2016 By Aaron Gilbreath

First Look

Chef Naoko’s Bento Café Gets a Redesign from Star Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma

We’ve got a first look at the farm-fresh eatery’s new digs.

11/14/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

We're the Best

The Willamette Valley Is Wine Enthusiast's Region of the Year

The international publication ranks Oregon wine country ahead of regions like Champagne, Sonoma, and Provence.

11/11/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Food News

La Moule Tackles Brunch

SE Clinton’s mussels-and-fries nightspot reaches beyond Belgium for its morning menu.

11/11/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Fashion News

Three More Portland Retail Shops to Close (Because 2016 Hasn't Done Enough)

With several local shops already having shuttered this year, we sadly add three more to the list.

11/11/2016 By Eden Dawn

Self-Care

25+ Ways to Take Care of Yourself When Everything Isn’t OK

Here's how to feel a little bit better when your world is falling apart.

11/10/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Basketball

Give Thanks for the Trail Blazers at Ripsgiving

Because we all need something to celebrate right now.

11/10/2016 By Webb Wright

Throwback Radio

Radio Days Return with Tesla City Stories

A night of audio entertainment puts a fresh twist on an old medium.

11/10/2016 By Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 10–13

The Beach Boys get around (round, round, get around), the Oregon Symphony rocks out to Raiders of the Lost Ark, Late Night Action closes up shop, and local filmmakers show off their chops.

11/10/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Jason Buehrer

Thanksgiving Planning

Where to Get Thanksgiving Pie in Portland

Our list of the city’s best flavors, classic and unorthodox, with options for any kind of eater.

11/10/2016 By Rachel Grozanick and Arlo Voorhees

Politics

The Election Party for Portland’s Outsider City Council Winner Turned Surreal

But Chloe Eudaly’s longshot bid provided an oasis of hope for liberal Portland.

11/09/2016 By Arlo Voorhees