Summer Reads

Summer Reading 2017: Fresh Short Stories and Poems from Top Portland Writers

We've got brand-new stories from Omar El Akkad, M. J. Zellnik, and Karen Munro, plus poems from Trevino L. Brings Plenty, Hajara Quinn, and Cindy Williams Gutiérrez.

07/10/2017 Edited by Fiona McCann

Summer Reads 2017

Summer Reading 2017: 3 New Poems by Top Portland Poets

Fresh verse from Trevino L. Brings Plenty, Hajara Quinn, and Cindy Williams Gutiérrez

07/10/2017 By Trevino L. Brings Plenty, Hajara Quinn, and Cindy Williams Gutiérrez

Summer Reads 2017

The Flame: A Short Story by Karen Munro

In the absolute silence of King Kerr’s house, she heard slow, quiet creaks cross the living room. The dog squirmed.

07/10/2017 By Karen Munro

Summer Reads 2017

Easy Mark: A Short Story by M. J. Zellnik

Silver hair framed an elderly face, but what caught my eye was the brooch affixed to her evening coat.

07/10/2017 By M. J. Zellnik

Summer Reads 2017

Trail: A Short Story by Omar El Akkad

"Fine," he said. "You want to feel like an American? Let's go get shot."

07/10/2017 By Omar El Akkad

Design

This New Book Will Change the Way You Think about Playgrounds

Design Museum is on a mission to create better places for play across the country.

06/29/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Healthy Events

A Local Doctor Shares the Stories of Homeless and Impoverished Portlanders

Hear Dr. Patricia Kullberg read from her memoir, On the Ragged Edge of Medicine, on Monday, June 26.

06/15/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Travel News

A New Portland Digital Travel Magazine for—and by—Women of Color

On She Goes, backed by Portland ad agency Wieden & Kennedy, offers tips on queer dating abroad, biking while brown, and even a POC-focused guide to Portland.

06/12/2017 By Caitlin Medearis

The Essentials

From Boone Howard to a New Graphic Memoir by Nicole Georges, July's Pop Culture Hot List

The book, festival, record, and dog you can't miss this month

06/12/2017 By Fiona McCann

Books

6 Young Adult Books by Oregon Authors to Read This Summer

School’s out, sun’s out. From tales of resistance to interplanetary travel to a trailer park in Eugene, this crop of local young adult writers has summer reading covered.

06/12/2017 By Fiona McCann

DIY Publishing

3 Top Bets for the 2017 Portland Zine Symposium

For the first time, people of color and those who are trans or nonbinary will dominate the two-and-a-half day exhibition.

06/12/2017 By Courtney Eldridge

Books & Talks

Broadway Books Honors Late Writer Brian Doyle

The bookstore will dedicate Wednesday, May 31 to the memory of the Lake Oswego author.

05/30/2017 By Anyi Wong-Lifton

The Essentials

From Beth Ditto to Wonder Woman, June's Pop Culture Hot List

The records, dance show, and books you can't miss this month

05/15/2017 By Fiona McCann

Books

A New Portland Project Blows Up the Bookshelves

De-Canon puts the spotlight on writers of color.

05/15/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

West End: Oddities

Five Things You'll Find Only in Portland's West End

From strip institutions to periodical paradises, Old Portland is alive and well around here.

05/15/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Books

Staying Gold: S. E. Hinton on The Outsiders at 50

Before her author appearance at Powell’s, she talks Tulsa, Trump, and Rob Lowe.

05/11/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Holy Inclusiveness, Batman!

David Walker Pens First Comic Series Starring a Superhero with Down Syndrome

With Superb, the Portlander behind Marvel's Power Man and Iron Fist fights for a broader definition of “super.”

05/10/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Om Base

Yoga Star Jessamyn Stanley Talks Queerness, Fat Acceptance, and Deleting Social Media

Meet the Instagram celebrity and Every Body Yoga author at Powell’s on May 8.

05/03/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Books

10 Must-Visit Portland Indie Bookstores

Whether you're seeking pristine stacks of new titles or dusty antiquarian finds, these local treasures have you covered.

04/27/2017 By Lauren Kershner

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