Food News

Vegan Landmark Proper Eats in St. Johns to Shutter at End of April

The old-school vegan eatery will be replaced by another local plant-based icon, Homegrown Smoker Vegan BBQ.

04/12/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Hit List

8 Power Lunch Destinations in Downtown Portland

Hosting foreign executives? Taking the team out for martinis? Just want to wear a suit? We’ve got a crisp-linen tablecloth for you.

04/11/2017 By Elise Herron

Design Week

New Showcase Aims to Prove Macrame Is Cooler Than You Thought

Cotton, linen, wool: as long as it's fiber, it's fair game.

04/11/2017 By Meagan Nolan

Breaking News

Ken Norris Out at Headwaters, the Heathman's Splashy Hotel Restaurant

The ambitious dining room has parted ways with Norris and pastry chef Jeff McCarthy. Owners Vitaly and Kimberly Paley promise bigger fish to come.

04/10/2017 By Karen Brooks

Public Coast

Goodbye, Champagne Sunsets? A State Bill Wants to Outlaw Booze on Oregon Beaches

Nine state representatives (all from non-coastal districts) think your beach drinking should be illegal.

04/10/2017 By Meagan Nolan

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Apr 10–23

March for tax transparency, learn how to protect Mt Hood, catch comedy for Planned Parenthood, and watch films about refugees, coral reefs, and Wendell Berry.

04/10/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 6–9

Mitski, a robot chorus line, opera's greatest hits, refugee tales, a dystopian antiwar novel, and some "sorbet-colored smut." In other words, a good time to get out of the house and do something.

04/06/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lauren Kershner

Music

Yes, Vanessa Carlton Wrote Piano-Pop Classic “A Thousand Miles.” No, That’s Not All.

She's bringing her reinvented career back to Portland.

04/06/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Profile

Jeff Merkley, the Unquiet American

The Oregon politician was a low-key liberal on the Senate’s back benches. Then came Trump.

04/05/2017 By Marty Patail Photography by Andy Batt

Eat Here Now

Where to Eat This Week: April 5–12

Savory-sweet cardamom-ricotta French toast and a feast at Bethany Village are your required eating for the week.

04/05/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Beer Me

These Are All the Beers at the Bend Brewfest

Central Oregon’s premier beer festival just dropped its 200-strong summer tap list. Maybe map this out?

04/04/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Restaurant Openings

Gluten-Free Gem Moves to New Retail Shop on NE Broadway

Portland’s oldest gluten-free bakery has finally opened its first public storefront.

04/04/2017 By Molly Woodstock

International Travel

A Portland Travel Agency for Women Who Want to Change the World

Ecuador. Italy. The Dominican Republic. Sure, this female tour group can arrange some exotic R&R. But you'll also learn how to pick cacao and shear an alpaca.

04/04/2017 By Regan Breeden

State parks

Pro-Rated Parks? Our State Agency Wants to Redistribute Your Love

Oregon's state parks are wildly popular. Well, some of them. A new bill points campers to the park less traveled.

04/03/2017 By Regan Breeden

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Apr 3–16

School yourself on the Middle East and environmental justice, raise funds for Peru flood victims, hear stories from immigrants and refugees, and show your solidarity for survivors of sexual assault.

04/03/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Music

These Composers Channel Our National Parks in Sound

Third Angle presents Solo Hikes: three specially commissioned pieces, two nights, one passion.

04/03/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Breaking News

Boke Dokie to Open inside Rachel’s Ginger Beer on SE Hawthorne

The growing fried chicken mini-chain will open its third location at the end of April.

04/03/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Health News

How Healthy is Multnomah County?

New data reveal how Oregon’s most populous county stacks up against the rest of the state.

03/31/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Geeking Out

Freak Dolls, Fan Art, and a Family Tree: A New Exhibit Digs into Geek Love

Why did Katherine Dunn’s novel develop such a devoted cult following? A Lewis & Clark show could have the answers.

03/30/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Playlist

10 Concerts You Can't Miss in Portland This Month

The cherry blossoms are in bloom and so is this month's music lineup. Here's our playlist of the 10 must-see acts cruising through Portland in April.

03/30/2017 By Lauren Kershner