Authors

A Local Editor Remembers Oregon Author Brian Doyle

One Long River of Song, Doyle’s posthumous essay collection, comes out December 3.

11/26/2019 By Jessica Murphy Moo

Books

A New PDX-Grown Book Series Tackles Tough Topics for Kids

Read-alouds on racism, feminism, money and more that you can't buy on Amazon.

11/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

Book Flap

An E-book Revolt Is Brewing at Your Local Library

A major publishing house wants to embargo its new releases. Librarians are fighting back.

11/21/2019 By Julia Silverman

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

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Reading?

We size up our bookish habits.

10/23/2019 By Marty Patail

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

Books

Did Portland’s Cigarette Bans Go Too Far?

One local author thinks so, making the case in his new book The Rediscovery of Tobacco.

10/07/2019 By Mark Fogerson

Podcast

Portland Makes an Eerie Backdrop for This Sci-Fi Audio Drama

HUSK explores interdimensional beings and a mysterious disappearance in the Pacific Northwest.

09/17/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Book Festival 2019

Portland Book Festival Announces 2019 Lineup

More than 100 writers are inbound for the annual bibliophile’s bonanza.

09/06/2019 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS & TALKS

Hit Blog, Girls and Their Cats, Debuts its First Book

Oregonian BriAnne Wills turns her beloved blog into a beautiful new coffee table book.

08/20/2019 By Eden Dawn

Summer Fiction

Raised in Captivity: A Brand-New Short Story by Chuck Klosterman

The Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs author—now a Portlander!—has just released a new book. Here’s a peek inside.

07/19/2019 By Chuck Klosterman

Q&A

Kristen Arnett Talks Dark Humor, Taxidermy, and Queer Narratives

The author comes to Powell's with her smash-hit novel, Mostly Dead Things.

07/18/2019 By Eden Dawn

Books

Molly Gloss’s New Short Story Collection Takes On Elvis, Earthquakes, and Space Rangers

Unforeseen, out July 16, assembles 17 engrossing tales by the longtime Portland author.

06/25/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Spotlight

Zanele Mutepfa-Rhone Wants to Give Working Women a Platform

The Here to Stay series celebrates diverse business women through panel discussions and party vibes.

06/17/2019 By Eden Dawn

Television

Watch Cobie Smulders Jump Over the Broadway Bridge in ABC’s Stumptown Trailer

The Portland-set graphic novel adaptation dropped its kinetic first footage last Thursday.

05/22/2019 By Conner Reed

The Oregon Woman 2019

On Vailey Oehlke’s Watch, the Multnomah County Library Is Anything But by the Book

The library's director has built our system into a cutting-edge program envied the world over.

04/23/2019 By Beth Slovic

Books

Karen Russell’s New Story Collection Is a Wondrous, Wild Imagining

The Portland-based author of Swamplandia returns with Orange World.

04/23/2019 By Fiona McCann