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

People

The Player

He’s ridiculously good looking. He’s got a Harvard M.B.A. His father is the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. Last May, Henry Merritt Paulson III ...

05/19/2009 By Jim Gullo

5 MINUTES WITH ...

Neil Diamond

Does the man really need an introduction? Over the course of his 42-year career, Neil Diamond has sold some 120 million records, contributed more than his fair share of hits to the American songbook (“Sweet Caroline” and “Cracklin’ Rosie” among them), and

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Article

Bridge Club

Beneath the arches of the St. Johns Bridge, the Jazz Festival began its three-day run on July 18.

05/19/2009

WE LIKED IT

Earth to the Dandy Warhols

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Good Reads

Book Smarts

So you call yourself a Portlander? Not unless you own a dog-eared copy of every one of these classic titles.

05/19/2009 By Christian DeBenedetti

Fly High

Water Wings

During Flugtag, you don’t need a pilot’s license to fly over the Willamette—just a costume, a contraption, and some courage.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

PASSING THROUGH

Home Bass

Jazz superstar Esperanza Spalding returns to her Portland roots. (For one night, at least.)

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Interview

Keeping His Cool

Legendary punk David Allen trades in his bass for a blog.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Gardening

Perennial Favorites

When lovers of salvias and slime molds crave a good book, they turn to horticultural publisher Timber Press.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Hometown Pride

Twilight Ours

Twilight was shot in Portland early this year. The teenage vampire series--based on a book of the same name-- is so bloody popular that it’s spawned Twilight pilgrimages, in which fanatics trek across the country to visit sites from the book. Here are fiv

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Music

The Day the Music Died

*EVERYTHING I LEARNED* about the Pacific Northwest, I learned from MTV. If not for the fact that I grew up in Arkansas, where the dearly departed oracle of underground rock 120 Minutes was one of the few cultural outlets available, I might be ashamed of t

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame