Summer Trends

Growing Pains

Does our blossoming burg still have room for the Rose Festival?

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Cool Jobs

A Novel Affair

Media guide Sandra Rafalik ensures visiting authors have what they need—like socks.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Now Hear This

Music Review: Rainy-Day Requiem by Viva Voce

Viva Voce's latest album, Rose City, reveals itself to be a sublimely sweet love letter to Portland.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Now Hear This

Music Review: Mean and Sober by Weinland

Adam Shearer’s nasally whine still has a hard time working itself into anything approaching a snarl, but on Weinland’s second album, _Breaks in the Sun,_ the rest of the band has been given more room to serve the underlying themes of heartbreak and drunk

05/19/2009 By Randy Gragg

Music

Rock Locally

Bono is, like, so bourgeois. Get your groove on with new music by one of these homegrown rock stars instead.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Local Color

Made In Portland

Gus Van Sant might just be the least hip local icon you’ve ever met. “I’m very uncool,” he says. He’s OK with this, and so are we.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Behind the Scenes

How'd You Get That Gig?

Ah...Life on the set on a Hollywood movie. The glitz, the glam—the sixteen-hour days, the freezing cold, the 3 a.m. call times. Making movies might be the toughest job a person could ever love, and these five Portlanders should know.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Slideshow

Tattoo PDX

Tatts and good grub: would Portland be Portland do without 'em?

05/19/2009

Interview

Master of the Universe

Official Star Wars artist Steve Anderson talks fanboy celebrity, lightsabers, and the secretive life of working for George Lucas.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

WE LIKED IT…

Little Sue

It’s been almost five years since country songstress Susannah Weaver released her last album under the moniker *Little Sue*. But that doesn’t mean Weaver hasn’t been bus

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

NOW SEE THIS:

Self-Interest

Local performance-art troupe the Collective of Geniuses has fashioned its debut production by inviting fledgling playwrights to its website for some direct i...

05/19/2009 By Jenny Davis

5 MINUTES WITH...

Amanda Palmer

Arresting rock singer Amanda Palmer keeps her show on the road.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Tis the Season

Holiday How-To

Ever wondered how to make a perfect Hot Buttered Rum? Or how to beat those dreadful seasonal blues? Find out in our quick and slightly quirky guide to surviving the holidays.

05/19/2009 With Jill Davis, Stacey Wilson, Kasey Cordell, Brian Barker, John Chandler, Nino Padova, Lucas Bradley-Kelly, Jenny Davis, and Anna Dukehart

Poochlandia

Lucky Dogs

The Dog Day of Summer dinner hosted people and pooches to benefit the DoveLewis Emergency Animal Hospital.

05/19/2009

Gamble On

Best Bet

*Portland Center Stage* (PCS) and the *Portland Pearl Rotary Club* joined forces for the inaugural “Bet on the Pearl” fundraiser to drum up support for both organizations.

05/19/2009

Now See This

Women on the Verge

Back for the second year, the Siren Nation Festival, an arts and music gathering whose goal is to improve commercial opportunities for women artists of all kinds, is also expanding its cultural focus.

05/19/2009 By Jenny Davis

Article

Mean Girls Like Me

When a friend told me that Portland’s Roller Derby league, a group of eight teams called the Rose City Rollers, would be holding tryouts for its upcoming season, I saw a chance to prove I’m as tough as I tout myself to be and signed up.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Article

Comics 101

This month Portland State University and Dark Horse Comics open the country’s first comic book archive.

05/19/2009 By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Article

Rebound Relationship

Jilted Sonics fans may well turn their adoration to the Blazers this season. Help them make the transition.

05/19/2009 By Benjamin Golliver

Dance

The Purist

When his OBT predecessor was staging edgy ballets set to pop music, Stowell was deepening his commitment to classicism.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond