Books

10 Must-Visit Portland Indie Bookstores

Independent Bookstore Day is Saturday, April 29. Get thee down to these local treasures.

04/27/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Comedy

Bridgetown Comedy Festival Returns—Maybe for the Last Time

Cofounder Andy Wood is considering calling time on Portland’s best-loved comedy fest.

04/27/2017 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 27–30

The Tempest meets Cuban operetta, Joseph plays the Crystal, spoken-word poets vie for top lyrical laurels, dance hits the big screen, and Patti Austin pays tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.

04/27/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Meagan Nolan

Habitat

How Portland-Born Architect John Yeon Gave the Northwest Its Signature Style

A major new exhibit at the Portland Art Museum explores Yeon's legacy.

04/27/2017 By Zach Dundas

Books

Literary Arts Announces Oregon Book Award Winners

Awards went to Tracy Daugherty, Walidah Imarisha, and Joyce Cherry Cresswell, among others. Read on for the full list.

04/25/2017 By Fiona McCann

Film

Timberline Lodge Plays Host to a New Horror Film Festival

The Overlook Film Fest takes over the historic Mt Hood lodge with 37 new and classic horror flicks. Here are our top picks.

04/20/2017 By Elise Herron

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

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

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

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

Gaming

The Creators of Acclaimed Video Game Gone Home Head for Deep Space

Portland studio Fullbright goes intergalactic with Tacoma.

04/17/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Q&A

This Wild Mural Will Wrap around an Entire Portland Office Building

Los Angeles artist James Jean talks about his plans for the Fair-Haired Dumbbell, rising at the Burnside Bridge's east end.

04/17/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Theater

Why You Should See This Show about Rodney King (Before It Hits Netflix)

Roger Guenveur Smith’s solo show ends its four-year run right here in Portland, and it's more relevant than ever. He tells us why.

04/13/2017 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 13–16

Canadians stage a sing-along at the Aladdin, Kyle Kinane hits Helium, Laura Gibson plays a hometown show, OBT celebrates the earth, and the Portland Art Museum closes the curtain on Rodin.

04/13/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Meagan Nolan, Lauren Kershner, and Fiona McCann

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