Local reads

Nicole Georges and Omar El Akkad Win Big at the Oregon Book Awards

The 31st annual event showcased the breadth and caliber of literature in this state.

05/01/2018 By Fiona McCann

The Oregon Woman: Bookshelf

10 Best New Books by Oregon Women

From dystopian fiction to poetry inspired by Frank Ocean, add these volumes to your shelf.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

The Oregon Woman: Into Their Own Hands

Meet Judith Arcana, a Pioneer of '70s-Era Underground Abortion Work

Before Roe v. Wade, a group called Jane served Chicago women. Arcana, now a writer living in Portland, was part of that clandestine network.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Storytelling

Can Live Storytelling Be an Antidote to Xenophobia?

With an evening of personal tales from immigrants and refugees, Portland Story Theater is betting on it.

04/04/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Books

Your Essential Ursula K. Le Guin Reading List

Here are five must-reads by the late, great Portland writer.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Instafic

A Portlander Writes Instagram Flash Fiction with a Real Estate Twist

Sharlyn Anderson imagines the lives and loves contained within Oregon homes.

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Cannabis

This Adult Coloring Book Celebrates Modern Cannabis in All Its Diversity

The Stoner Babes Coloring Book may be the intersectional weed-related crafts opportunity you've been waiting for.

03/22/2018 By Jagger Blaec

Book Release

This Pacific Northwest Guidebook Is Tailored to Tiny Hikers

From toddlers to tweens, a new hiking manual aims to inspire the next generation of trailblazers.

03/20/2018 By Natasha Tandler

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

Essay

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

Hiking

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

Immigration

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

Books

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

Makers

This Portlander Is Ron Swanson's Favorite Carpenter

Among woodworkers, Gary Rogowski is a legend.

11/20/2017 By Lily Raff McCaulou

Media

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