Arts & Culture

Q&A

Ripping the City with Sa’rah Sabino

The footwear designer and artist dishes on her favorite spots in Portland and the future of the city.

08/18/2022 By Dalila Brent

Interview

Portland Tattoo Artist Alena Chun on Social Media Cred, Why Her Shop’s Not for Everyone, and More

Owner and Portland tattoo artist Alena Chun discusses her relationship to the American Traditional style and why her shop's not for everyone.

08/11/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Home Decor

Q&A: Emily Henderson and The New Design Rules

The Oregon-born blogger and author makes grout treatments and selecting carpet samples relatable in her new how-to book on design and décor.

08/09/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Footwear

The Best Photos from Sneaker Week PDX 2022

The annual event, taking place August 4–10, brings out the city’s most cultured and creative enthusiasts in the footwear industry.

08/09/2022 By Dalila Brent

Television

This Oregon Couple (and Their Goat) Star in a New Discovery+ Series

Chad, Cate, and Frankie make for lovely company on episode three of animal-centric docuseries ‘The Bond.’

08/05/2022 By Conner Reed

Music Festivals

Pickathon Is Back (and Vibier Than Ever) After a Three-Year Hiatus

The 10,000-person Happy Valley festival returns, and it’s bigger and weirder than we remember.

08/04/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

visual art

Julian Gaines Isn't Under the Radar in Oregon Anymore

The body of work, on display at the Russo Lee Gallery August 4-27, explores blackface, Oregon history, and our connotations with the American flag.

08/03/2022 By Dalila Brent

Pop Culture Deep Dive

A List of Things Less Gay Than Beyoncé’s Renaissance

The superstar’s seventh album is a glittering tribute to queer dance music through the ages, making it a hell of a lot gayer than, say, a bachelorette party at Darcelle's.

08/01/2022 By Conner Reed

Events

What to Do in Oregon in August

Pig-N-Ford races at the Tillamook County Fair, Chicks concerts in Bend, the Oregon State Fair, Hood to Coast relay race, and more

08/01/2022 By Michelle Harris and Margaret Seiler

Audio

Bill Oakley’s Space: 1969 Is an Absurd, Rewarding Sci-Fi Romp

The Natasha Lyonne-starring “audiobook” imagines an alternate future where Kennedy was never assassinated.

08/01/2022 By Conner Reed

Bicycling

Are You Ready for World Naked Bike Ride on Saturday, July 30?

The DIY, volunteer-run, bare-as-you-dare, pro-community, anti-oil-dependency ride is a Portland classic.

07/29/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Interview

Denial Presents a Compellingly Low-Key Vision of Post-Revolution Portland

The latest book from author/screenwriter Jon Raymond depicts transformative climate action ... and then whatever comes next.

07/22/2022 By Conner Reed

Q&A

Ripping the City With Brennan Scarlett

The NFL player and founder of Big Yard Foundation, a Portland non-profit, discusses growing up in the Rose City and dishes on his favorite local spots.

07/22/2022 By Dalila Brent

Bicycles

5 Things to Know about Portland’s World Naked Bike Ride

The 2022 event happens Saturday, July 30, starting at Peninsula Park in North Portland.

07/21/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Visual Art

Perspectives at PAM Helps Metabolize Portland's 2020 Protests

The Portland Art Museum exhibition features photographs from six artists that challenge the notion of a fixed takeaway from the city's uneasy moment in the spotlight.

07/20/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Movie Theaters

How the Clinton Street Theater’s New Owners Are Bringing It into the Future

The 107-year-old Southeast Portland punk palace is getting a light makeover—but its spirit is staying the same as ever.

07/19/2022 By Conner Reed

Hollywood

If Jennifer Lopez Is Going to Marry a Costar, Does It Have to Be Ben Affleck?

With his upcoming Nike movie, he’s got Portland cred, but let’s just imagine some of the alternatives: Jesus, Voldemort, George Clooney…

07/19/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Food on TV

What Do Portland Chefs Make of Hulu’s The Bear?

“A chef finally took the time to show what it's really like in a kitchen,” says Melissa McMillan, owner of Portland's Sammich restaurant.

07/14/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Events

20 Totally FREE Things to Do in Portland This Summer

Music, movies, plays, and more: you can catch ’em all for an unbeatable price at these in-city events.

07/12/2022 By Matthew Trueherz, Michelle Harris, and Conner Reed

Pop Culture Deep Dive

Mid-Year Pop Culture Report

From Big Thief to Marcel the Shell to a kinetic new take on Chekhov, these are the pop culture nuggets that have spoken to us most directly.

07/08/2022 By Conner Reed