PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 20–23

Solange headlines Soul'd Out, Marc Maron takes the mic, the XX plays the Coliseum, and powerhouse shows about race and Rodney King hit the stage. Also? Salt-N-Pepa and Vanilla Ice are in town.

04/20/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Meagan Nolan

Theater

Hip Hop Meets Theater in Spiritrials

A personal tale packs political punch in Dahlak Brathwaite's solo show.

04/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Restaurant Openings

Celebrate Earth Day at Off the Griddle's Grand Opening

The long-defunct food cart returns as a brick-and-mortar on SE Foster. Drop by on April 22 for veggie burgers and vegan Jell-O shots.

04/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Television

Wanna Be in a New HBO Show with Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter?

Here, Now is being shot in Portland, and the casting director needs extras, stat!

04/19/2017 By Eden Dawn

Body Talk

Decolonize Body Positivity with Gloria Lucas of Nalgona Positivity Pride

How do historical trauma and modern-day oppression relate to eating disorders? Find out at this intersectional workshop on Friday, April 28.

04/19/2017 By Emilly Prado

Food Event Spotlight

Chefs Week PDX Takes a Breather—But Still Has Two Big Dinners in the Works for 2017

Gregory Gourdet's annual four-day blitz is going on vacation. Eat Beat has the lowdown on the two major events planned in its absence—and where to get your tickets.

04/19/2017 By Karen Brooks

Eco-Travel

This Portland Nonprofit Saves Sea Turtles, One Tourist at a Time

Wandering a tropical bazaar? Put down those beach-perfect sunglasses: the frames could be made from a critically endangered species.

04/18/2017 By Elise Herron

Natural Path

Urban Homesteading for Beginners, from Cheese Curds to Candle Making

Discover DIY opportunities for apartment-bound city dwellers and novices with bountiful backyards.

04/18/2017 By Regan Breeden

Read 'Em and Eat

America’s Test Kitchen Tackles Plant-Based Recipes in Vegan for Everybody

Jack Bishop shares the biggest surprises and successes of the brand’s first vegan cookbook, including a dairy-free nacho cheese that satisfies carnivores.

04/17/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Oh, the Places Journalists Will Go

Have pen. Will travel.

04/17/2017 By Zach Dundas

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Columbia Sportswear Magnate Gert Boyle?

We size up Oregon's "tough mother."

04/17/2017 By Marty Patail

The Essentials

From Bridgetown Comedy Fest to PDX Supergroup Eyelids, May's Pop Culture Hot List

The comedy shows, record, and play you can't miss this month

04/17/2017 By Fiona McCann

Books

The West, Two Ways: An Excerpt from Jenny Forrester's New Memoir

In Narrow River, Wide Sky, the local writer mines her childhood culture shock in Colorado.

04/17/2017 By Jenny Forrester

In-Flight Entertainment

The Portland Airport Opened a Mini-Movie Theater—and It’s Packing Houses

Buckle up for a different kind of pre-flight screening at the Hollywood Theatre's PDX outpost.

04/17/2017 By Fiona McCann

Eat Here Now

Güero No. 1 Tortas Goes Brick-and-Mortar

The venerated Mexican sandwich cart outgrows its pod—and adds mescal margaritas.

04/17/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Pour

5 Oregon Beer Pairings to Complement Spring's Bounty

Lucy Burningham picks pints to go with spring produce and fresh catches.

04/17/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Word of Mouth

This Portland Cookbook Might Put Meat Out of Business. It's That Good.

Joshua McFadden's Six Seasons sees vegetables through fresh eyes.

04/17/2017 By Karen Brooks

Dining Guide

13 Portland Restaurants Worth the Splurge

Sick of dirty fries and Velveeta? Spend your hard-earned cash at these spots.

04/17/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Travel

Your Essential Travel Guide to Central and Eastern Oregon

Barn cinemas. Desert hot springs. Extreme eclipse preppers. There's more to this state than the Left Coast and I-5 corridor. Head east.

04/17/2017 Edited by Margaret Seiler