Insider's Guide 2019

75 Things Every Portlander Must Do

We tapped art aficionados, food fanatics, entrepreneurs, and outdoor enthusiasts for their picks of things every Portlander must do.

03/26/2019 Edited by Fiona McCann

Insider’s Guide 2019: Sports

What Does Glenda Goldwater Love as Much as Art? Baseball.

The bon vivant is a fixture at arts events—and at Hillsboro Hops games.

03/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Visual Art

A Portland Artist Asks What We'll Never Know About Our Partners

In a new exhibit at Nationale, Shohei Takasaki asks his audience to reflect on the mysteries of our loved ones.

03/11/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Visual Art

How Maps, Migration, and Soccer Inspire Artist Ronny Quevedo

The Ecuador-born, New York–based artist brings a solo exhibit, Every Measure of Zero, to Portland's Upfor Gallery.

03/07/2019 By Jackson Main

Visual Art

Portland Artist Josh Keyes Paints a Beastly City

Foxes, rhinos, and bears push up against the built environment in Keyes's wild paintings.

02/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

Design

This Duo Makes Some of Portland's Most Eye-Catching Signs

J&S Signs paints the town.

02/26/2019 By Kelly Clarke

True Colors

This Portland Tattoo Artist Specializes in Surprise Ink

Mark Dugally of Inkbus Tattoo gets under your skin—and then inks it.

02/26/2019 By James Stevens

Arts & Crafts

Just Look at These Awesome, Metalhead Teapots

The Oregon College of Art and Craft will stop handing out degrees in May, but its amazing craft works live on.

02/22/2019 By Wriik Maui

Visual Art

A New Exhibit Spotlights Art from Across the Pacific Northwest

The Portland Art Museum's The Map Is Not the Territory roves from Oregon to Alaska to explore history, decolonization, and indigenous identity.

02/13/2019 By Jackson Main

Wellness: In the Cards

These 6 Tarot Decks Take Divination to the Next Level

Looking for some insight into life's daily snags? Pick up one of these locally designed tarot decks.

01/29/2019 By Allison Place

Millennials

These Miniature Skeletons Lead Instagram-Perfect Lives

They're literally dead.

01/29/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Visual Art

This Portland Artist Is Inspired by Vintage Images and Kittens

In Karen Wippich's new gallery show, felines become fanciful art.

01/02/2019 By Allison Place

Power Point

This Oregon-Born Photographer Snapped the Most Famous Presidential Moments

From Nixon to Clinton to Obama, West Linn High School grad David Hume Kennerly shot them all.

11/20/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Photography

This Jewish Photographer Captured Life in a World War II Ghetto

Nearly 300 photos taken by Henryk Ross land in Portland.

10/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Travel

8 Reasons to Winter in Palm Springs

From jet-set art to vintage gems, the Coachella Valley is a cultural oasis.

10/17/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Eden Dawn, Zach Dundas, and Fiona McCann

Style Spotlight

Portland's Inaugural Textile Month Is in Full Swing

Inspired by NYC's citywide shindig, Portland's first-ever fabric fest runs through the end of October. Here are five events to hit.

10/08/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais and Eden Dawn

Higher Ed

PNCA Unveils a Design Program for Busy People

The new MA in Design Systems barely cuts into a 9-to-5 grind.

09/18/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Letter Man

How One Portland Designer Creates Entrancing Typography

Recently transplanted from Cape Town, Jordan Metcalf rewrites the alphabet.

09/18/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Flashback

In 1975, Portland Played Home to an Incredible Black Fashion Project

Photographer Bruce Forster recalls shooting 60 rolls of film. Forty years later, he tracked down his original models.

09/18/2018 By Eden Dawn Photography by Bruce Forster

Visual Art

Who Knew Jif Could Make Such Compelling Art?

Portlander LeBrie Rich pays homage to the foods of her childhood—while examining their capitalist origin stories—in her fuzzy, felted Wolff Gallery show.

09/12/2018 By Emma Luthy