Book Festival 2019

The Portland Book Festival Is Good for More Than Just Meet Cutes

The event heralded in its 15th year on Saturday, and proved why it’s one of the city’s most essential.

11/11/2019 By Conner Reed

Book Festival 2019

YA Graphic Novelists Owned the Portland Book Festival This Weekend

The kids are all right—and they lined up in droves on Saturday to see Raina Telgemeier, Rainbow Rowell, and more.

11/11/2019 By Julia Silverman

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 7–10

The Portland Book Festival returns, BodyVox tackles Shakespeare with Death and Delight, and Cherokee Nation member Brenda Mallory opens a new show at Upfor.

11/07/2019 By Conner Reed, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

Fashion Show

A Supergroup Fashion Show to Benefit the Children's Cancer Association

Twenty of Portland's most familiar names team together to do an all purple fundraising runway show.

11/07/2019 By Eden Dawn

Inspiring Creativity

Bringing Music Education Back to Oregon Schools

Through her nonprofit Music Workshop, Portlander Amy Richter harnesses the power of technology to lighten the load for strapped educators.

10/23/2019 By Brendan Nagle

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Reading?

We size up our bookish habits.

10/23/2019 By Marty Patail

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: November 2019

Carla Rossi clowns around, Sleater-Kinney shreds at the Crystal, and national treasure Nicole Byer hits Helium.

10/23/2019 By Conner Reed, Fiona McCann, and Rebecca Jacobson

Feature

Meet the Poets Who Defined a Portland Era—and Are Still at It

“Poets value relationships. They value falling in love. They value things that don’t have money attached.”

10/23/2019 By Leanne Grabel

Old Joy

A Pair of Portlanders Wrote the New Joy of Cooking

Nearly century-old recipes and a fresh global pantry make this classic kitchen tome a holiday go-to for all. Plus: a go-to recipe for fig and brown butter spice cake.

10/23/2019 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Books

How Tin House Changed the Game for Portland Writers

20 years in, we take a look at the Portland lit mag-slash-publishing house.

10/23/2019 By Conner Reed

Music

One of Portland’s Best Musicians Is Dropping Her First Album in 6 Years

Amenta Abioto’s latest examines what it means “to not take pain so seriously.”

10/23/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Interview

Kim Petras on Elvira, the 'Monster Mash,' and Her Dream Collaboration

The rising pop star will come to the Roseland this Thursday to support her Halloween record Turn Off the Light.

10/22/2019 By Conner Reed

Frighteningly Fun

The Disney Channel’s Halloweentown Exists in Real Life… 45 Minutes North of Portland

St. Helens’ Spirit of Halloweentown event celebrates the hamlet’s TV movie alter-ego. (Psst: Twilight also shot there.)

10/22/2019 By Alli Weseman

Review

Defunkt's Smokefall Beguiles, Befuddles, and Lingers

The Portland premiere of Noah Haidle's hallucinatory, imperfect show is a stimulating if uneven watch.

10/21/2019 By Conner Reed

Review

The View from Fuse Theatre Ensemble's Bridge is Bright, Indeed

Fuse's production of A View from the Bridge, staged in a warehouse north of Slabtown, will run for one more weekend.

10/18/2019 By Conner Reed

Music

Rising Portland Hip-Hop Star Dodgr Headlines at the Roseland

She'll appear alongside fellow Portlander Maarquii at a show hosted by Portugal. The Man.

10/17/2019 By Conner Reed

Music

Brian Hall, Marketing Man Turned Musician

After releasing its second album, Hall's Band Tents will end its tour at Bunk Bar on Thursday.

10/16/2019 By Alli Weseman

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 17–20

Portland's own Dodgr hosts an all-star Roseland show, Smokefall opens at Defunkt, and the 8th annual Portland Film Festival continues!

10/16/2019 By Kiva Hanson, Olivia Wolf, Conner Reed, and Alli Weseman

The Framers

Two Veteran Portland Artists on Finding the Perfect Frame

Bob Nadeau and Efraín González frame art—everything from high-end masterpieces to your preschooler’s handprinted hot mess.

10/16/2019 By Fiona McCann

Trophy Case

3 Amazing Local Greeting Card Designers—for Any Occasion

No matter the sentiment, there's a locally crafted card for it.

10/16/2019 By Marty Patail