Interview

Oregon's New Poet Laureate on Imagining a Better, Brighter Portland

“The ‘weirdness’ of Portland is that it is a city of strange dichotomy,” says Anis Mojgani. “It’s very inclusive, and at the same time, extremely exclusive.”

07/08/2020 By Conner Reed

Essay

Fight for Your Rights

Award-winning writer and Portland native Mitchell S. Jackson reflects on the sneaky power of protest.

06/10/2020 By Mitchell S. Jackson

Q&A

A New Book Aims to Provide Alternatives to Talk Therapy

Amid coronavirus, 'How to Heal' helps us understand and release our trauma.

05/09/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Drop Everything And Read

Demand for E-Books and Audiobooks Has Gone Bonkers at the Multnomah County Library

Tops on Portlander's list of required pandemic reading? Cozy old favorites, how-to and self-help tomes, and wise words from Michelle Obama.

05/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Poetry

You Might as Well Write a Haiku About the Columbia Gorge for Poetry Month

We can't go there now/Instead, write of waterfalls/From a safe distance

04/09/2020 By Conner Reed

Cook the Book

The 5 Best Portland Cookbooks for Quarantine Cooking

Bonus: they’re all available in digital form.

04/08/2020 By Eat Beat Team

The Muckrackers

A Love Letter, and a Wake-Up Call, for Yamhill County

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, and how public policy has failed us

04/01/2020 Edited by Julia Silverman

Corona for kids

Portland Publisher's New Book Helps Kids Understand Coronavirus

A kids book about COVID-19 is available for download from the website—and it’s free.

03/19/2020 By Fiona McCann

Social Distancing

All the Things You Can Do with Your Library Card That Aren't Going to the Library

Audiobooks, archives, music, and a mind-blowing film selection are yours, courtesy of an internet connection and library card number.

03/17/2020 By Conner Reed

Binge TIme

Oregon-Made Books, Films, TV, and Music to Binge Right Now

Chances are, you're about to be home for a while. Here are some Portland-centric picks to add to your queue.

03/14/2020 By Fiona McCann and Conner Reed

Q & A

The Montenegro Sisters Want You to Fix Your Clothes Instead of Tossing Them

The duos new book Mending Life walks newbie sewers through the process of mending their clothing in visible, stylish ways.

03/04/2020 By Eden Dawn

Books

Q&A: Film Director and Novelist John Sayles

Before his February 27 appearance at Powell’s, the writer talks about Dickens, Dickinson, and his favorite Scottish thrillers.

02/26/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Dead Air

An Oregon Reporter’s Obsession with a 30-Year-Old Murder Is Your Next Podcast Binge

'Murder in Oregon' asks who really killed the state’s former corrections department chief.

02/25/2020 By Zach Dundas

Politics

Want to Know How to Get Rid of Trump? Dan Pfeiffer Has Some Ideas

Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again sets out a clear blueprint for ridding the country of its current administration.

02/21/2020 By Fiona McCann

Q + A

A Love Letter, and a Wake-Up Call, for Yamhill County, From A New York Times Columnist

'Tightrope' traces the ripple effects of generational poverty in Yamhill, Oregon, and what can be done to break the cycle.

02/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

News

Justice Adrienne Nelson Shares Some 2020 Wisdom

“The founding fathers were not thinking about me. Not as a woman or as a person of color. But think how much I’ve enriched this country.”

02/02/2020 By Eden Dawn

News

After New Year's Day Break-In, Passages Bookshop Is Back in Business

Owner David Abel is still looking for the stolen books, including rare works by Andy Warhol and Samuel Beckett.

01/17/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

Music

The New Harry Styles Album Pays Tribute to... Oregon Poet Richard Brautigan?

Fine Line's second single might be an ode to a Tacoma-born, tall-hat-wearing, Eugene-living beat poet.

12/17/2019 By Conner Reed

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