Children's Books

Musician Laura Veirs Switches Gears for New Kids' Book on Elizabeth Cotten

The Portlander talks research, the power of art, and the need for cultural respect when telling people's stories.

03/15/2018 By Sarah Hutchins


How Frank Ocean Became One Portland Poet's Muse

Shayla Lawson reflects on the mixtape, the message, the man.

02/27/2018 By Shayla Lawson


This Oregon Guidebook Spotlights Two Coastal Forests

The Sierra Club wants you to fall in love with the Clatsop and Tillamook State Forests.

02/20/2018 By Catherine Johnson


An Ex-Border Patrol Agent on the Futility of Building a Wall

Memoirist Francisco Cantú discusses the need to translate empathy to action ahead of his upcoming reading at Powell’s.

02/14/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Arts News

Literary Arts Announces 2018 Oregon Book Awards Finalists

From Portland to Ashland to Sisters, writers from across the state were shortlisted for the best local books.

01/31/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Cannabis: Rolling Papers

This Portland-Based Cannabis Magazine for Women Is Wonderfully Weird

Broccoli is fun to read in any state of mind. But, you know.

01/30/2018 By Zach Dundas

In Memoriam

Oregonians Pay Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin

The Portland literary legend, renowned for her science fiction and fantasy, died this week at 88.

01/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

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


Oregon’s Best New Children’s Books

The recent crop boasts poetry, biographies, and a Mo Willems stamp of approval.

11/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Holiday Gift Guide 2017

8 Portland Cookbooks for Every Kind of Food Lover

From Pok Pok to Pix to pickles, local chefs and writers share DIY secrets.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler


This Portlander Is Ron Swanson's Favorite Carpenter

Among woodworkers, Gary Rogowski is a legend.

11/20/2017 By Lily Raff McCaulou


A 'Touring Newspaper' Launches in Portland

The new publication, created by Corvallis-raised designer Corbin LaMont, aims to connect artists and explore a difference place each month.

11/16/2017 By Kayla Brock

Literary Festival

Who Are the Writers Psyched to See at Wordstock?

The day-long lit fest hits Portland this Saturday. We asked four participating authors who they're most excited to see.

11/08/2017 By Fiona McCann


Pop-Up Magazine Is Back and Everyone Is Pumped

Um, so what is it, anyway?

10/19/2017 By Fiona McCann


A Smart New Portland-Based Magazine Covers Travel for Women of Color

Backed by advertising giant Wieden & Kennedy, On She Goes already has a lot going on.

10/16/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson Illustrations by Lisk Feng


100 Years Ago, the Bolsheviks Seized Russia. Portland’s Most Notorious Journalist Was There.

"Awful beyond words," John Reed once wrote of Portland.

10/16/2017 By Zach Dundas

Books & Talks

George Saunders Talks Fear, Joy, and Getting 'More Precisely Manic'

We caught up with the Lincoln in the Bardo author in advance of his Portland visit.

10/10/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson


Meet the Women at the Forefront of the Northwest's Cannabis Industry

Head to Holocene on Wednesday, September 27 for a free cannabis community fair and the launch of how-to book Grow Your Own.

09/22/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Book Events

Is Portland the Center of the Women’s Soccer Universe?

Yes, according to a new book by retired pro soccer player Gwendolyn Oxenham. She’ll be at Powell’s with Thorns midfielder Allie Long on September 29.

09/21/2017 By Katelyn Best

Reading List

3 Portland Design Titles for Your Nightstand (or Phone Screen)

From architectural history to DIY stencils.

09/21/2017 By Zach Dundas