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

Music

Jick Magnet

Rocker and literate lyricist Stephen Malkmus talks about yogic singing, fatherhood, and his impending death.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Politics

Operation Oregon

Barack Obama has an army on the ground here. And most of its leaders aren’t even 30.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Art Beat

Bye-Bye, Biennial

Portland Art Museum’s regional art showcase has a new name, a new format, and a new ambition.

05/19/2009 By Chas Bowie

5 Minutes With...

Mighty Mom

American Gladiators inductee Monica Carlson talks about the fantasy—and the reality—of pummeling burly women.

05/19/2009 By Sarah Skidmore

Arts & Events

Hot Pursuit

Inside Andi Kovel’s St. Johns studio, a large furnace belches 2,000-degree heat while the 39-year-old glass artist prepares to transform 600 pounds of gooey, malleable glass glowing hot and bright into three-foot-tall vases.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

BEARDOS

Whiskery History

Trendsetters of the Bearded Northwest

05/19/2009

Slideshow

Slide Show: Terry’s Gift

The late Terry Toedtemeier was the Portland Art Museum's curator of photography. Toedtemeier shaped the Portland art scene during his twenty-three years as a curator and nature photographer and by co-authoring a book, _Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Colu

05/19/2009

Slideshow

Slide Show: Kitchen Ink

The only thing local chefs love more than leaving their mark on our food scene is leaving a mark on themselves.

05/19/2009

Slideshow

Slide Show: Hollywood Knights

Phil Knight famously made a fortune as a founder of Nike. Now the shoe king and his son Travis are vying for a foothold in the super-competitive world of filmmaking with a cartoon girl named Coraline.

05/19/2009

Slideshow

Slide Show: Tattoo PDX

05/19/2009

Slideshow

Slide Show: 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

Slideshow

Slide Show: Whiskery History

Trendsetters of the Bearded Northwest

05/19/2009