PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 24–27

Catch Iggy Pop, Nas, and Lizzo on the waterfront, ponder climate change at the theater, watch This Is Spinal Tap on a downtown roof, and eat dumplings and empanadas in Montavilla.

08/23/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Anyi Wong-Lifton

Beer Me

Hopworks and Deschutes to Open PDX Airport Locations in 2018

Goodbye, Rogue and Laurelwood.

08/23/2017 By Marty Patail

Healthy Events

Have a Happy, Healthy September with These Local Wellness Events

Portlanders can surf, run, ferment, bike, stretch, rock climb, and give back to Oregon’s public lands.

08/23/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Weekly Planner

Naomi Pomeroy Cooks at Teutonic, a Fruit Tart Festival, and More PDX Food Events

… including a Georgian dinner at Ray, Elizabeth Beekley's lemon pies, and High-Proof PDX author Karen Locke.

08/23/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

First Impressions

Beyond Muffins: Brunch at Water Avenue Coffee

The local roaster steps up with massive hotcakes, espresso mole, and chorizo-egg sandwiches.

08/23/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Parks

Happy 100th Birthday, International Rose Test Garden!

Celebrate the Portland park—100 years old this summer—that inspired writer Katherine Dunn's cult classic Geek Love.

08/22/2017 By Ramona DeNies and Rachel Wilson

Everyday Activism

Fighting Food Waste Just Got Easier, Thanks to Imperfect Produce

The Bay Area–based delivery service launched in Portland in mid-August, offering “ugly” fruits and veggies for bargain prices.

08/22/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Health News

Oregon Just Passed the Most Progressive Reproductive Health Policy in America

The newly signed Reproductive Health Equity Act guarantees copay-free legal abortion (and vasectomies) for all, among other provisions.

08/18/2017 By Molly Woodstock

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 17–20

The eclipse is coming. Here's how to survive the last days before total meltdown.

08/17/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Anyi Wong-Lifton

Fashion Show

Fade to Light Is Back with 10 Local Designers in One Fun Fashion Show

The city's most theatrical show returns with looks from newbies and Portland favorites like Sonia Kasparian and Veil & Valor.

08/15/2017 By Eden Dawn

Interview

6 Questions for Celebrity Chef and Cookbook Author Chris Cosentino

We sit down with the Top Chef: Masters star and new Portland chef to dish on his upcoming cookbook, Offal Good.

08/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Dispatch

Will a 200-Mile Trail Come to the Columbia River Gorge?

Imagine a seamless loop spanning both sides of the Columbia.

08/14/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Environment

Meet the Oregon Attorney Suing President Trump over Climate Change

Julia Olson's clients? The kids who will have to live through it.

08/14/2017 By Ciara O'Rourke

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Portland Public Schools?

We size up our local educational overlords.

08/14/2017 By Marty Patail

Fall Arts

20 Shows You Can't Miss in Portland in Fall 2017

From Joe Biden to George Saunders, cash-register exorcisms to garbage paintings, here's what you have to catch this season.

08/14/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Profile

Portland Artist Arvie Smith Paints the Black Experience in Blazing Color

As he nears 80, Smith—easily one of the city's most technically skilled painters—confronts race with sardonic humor and fantastic beauty.

08/14/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Art of Resistance

In the Age of Trump, Portland Artists Clap Back

From a climate change song cycle to a drag queen in a Trump mask, here's how local creators resist.

08/14/2017 By Fiona McCann

The Great Escapes

Second Homes, Vacation Pads, & Getaways: 10 Ways to Dream of a Little Shack on the Side

From rustic yurts to labor-of-love seaside shanties, Portlanders live the dream, one weekend at a time.

08/14/2017 Edited by Zach Dundas

The Great Escapes: How-To

Want to Rent Your Vacation Home? Your Extra Bedroom? Your Hand-Built Treehouse?

The options are mindboggling. Here's where to start.

08/14/2017 By Caitlin Medearis

The Great Escapes: Hunt & Gather

So, You Want to Buy a Second Home

Experts weigh in on how (and whether) you should get it.

08/14/2017 By Bryanna Briley