The Essentials

12 Things to See and Do in Portland: January 2018

Photographer Pete Souza makes us nostalgic for the Obama days, the Oregon Symphony mashes up Brahms and Radiohead, and Oliver Twist gets a hip-hop spin.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Podcasts

A New Portland Podcast Talks Motherhood vs. Music

On Midnight Lightning, singer-songwriter Laura Veirs interviews fellow musicians about juggling career and parenthood.

12/28/2017 By Tiara Darnell

Television

Portlandia Is Ending. Did the Show Really Ruin the City It Spoofed?

Welcome to the last days of Fred and Carrie.

12/28/2017 By Fiona McCann

Live Long & Prosper

A Beautiful New Portland-Penned Book Celebrates the Power of Older Women

For artist and author Lisa Congdon, aging means gaining value.

12/28/2017 By Allyson Marrs

Development

Will These Massive Skyscrapers Actually Get Built in Portland?

A starchitect's proposal aims to raise rooflines on the waterfront.

12/28/2017 By Randy Gragg

Hand & Soul

Portland's Letra Chueca Brings Printmaking Back to the People

The local press, which aims to "decolonize" print media, makes greeting cards and posters with a strong political bent.

12/28/2017 By Emilly Prado

Sustainability

This Portland Start-Up Makes a More Sustainable Port-a-Potty

Nature Commode: flush with success.

12/28/2017 By Ramona DeNies

PDX Index

2018! Power Ranking the Year Ahead

Buckle up.

12/28/2017 By Marty Patail

Science

Is OHSU Ushering in the Era of Designer Babies?

No. But we’re closer than we think.

12/28/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: I Almost Followed in the Skate Tracks of Tonya Harding

The champ, the mall, and me.

12/28/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Top Docs

Portland's Top Doctors 2018

Here are the city's best doctors, physician assistants, and complementary medicine providers, according to their peers.

12/28/2017 By Ramona DeNies

The Vegans Are Coming

Salt & Straw Debuts All-Vegan Ice Cream Menu This January

Happy dairy-free new year to all!

12/28/2017 By Kelly Clarke

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 28–Jan 31

It's the last weekend of 2017. Pressure's on.

12/27/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Eleanor Van Buren, and Hannah Bonnie

Year in Review

Portland's 10 Biggest Restaurant Openings and Closings of 2017

We take stock of the whirlwind year in food.

12/27/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Trends of an Edible Nature

Office Taste Test: The Cookie Dough Cafe

“I was hoping it would be better.”

12/27/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Travel Journal

Here Are the 10 Best Trips We Took in 2017

From high desert landscapes to high design in Honolulu, this past year of travel stole our hearts.

12/22/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Politics

In 2017, Portland Politics Was All About the #Resistance

Pink hats marched. Our senators stepped up. Progressive reform took shape in the heart of the solid-blue West Coast. Will it make a difference? We'll keep you in suspense.

12/22/2017 By Zach Dundas

Holiday Survival Mode

Where to Take Out-of-Towners over the Holidays

We've got insider's guides to three of Portland's most show-offable neighborhoods.

12/21/2017 By Kelly Clarke

New Year's Eve

7 Ways to Ring In the New Year (That Don’t Involve Sleeping through It)

Get ready to shoo out 2017 for good and stuff your face/dance your head off/drown your sorrows while you’re at it.

12/21/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Hotel News

Portland's New Grove Hotel Is Now Owned by a London Developer

Bob Naito's ambitious hospitality project looked ready to open. Then a sudden ownership flip delayed the launch—and signaled that big money is now betting on still-seedy Old Town.

12/20/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren