High Spirits

Portland's Best Bars 2018

Raise a glass to reimagined wine bars, revelatory cocktails, and beer halls with brass.

08/14/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler Photography by NASHCO PHOTO

Top Stories

Politics

The Strange Rise of Greg Walden, Oregon's Only Republican Congressman

His climb keeps getting weirder and weirder. So what's the cost?

08/14/2018 By Nigel Duara Illustrations by Max-O-Matic

Music

10 Portland Bands You Need to Hear Right Now

From hip-hop phenoms to sweet-voiced doom rockers, these are the musicians soundtracking our city in 2018.

08/14/2018 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, and Benjamin Tepler

Top Dentists

Portland's Top Dentists 2018

In need of a polish? Here are the metro area’s finest specialists, as chosen by their peers.

08/01/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Fall Arts

20 Can't-Miss Portland Shows in Fall 2018

From Young Fathers to aquatic romance, Ukrainian puppets to Drake v. Tchaikovsky, here's what you have to catch this season.

08/14/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Music

8 Projects and People Giving Life to Portland Music

An old-school radio mainstay. A record label that gets DIY bands national buzz. An all-local streaming service. Get to know a few vital forces of our sonic scene.

08/14/2018 By Tiara Darnell, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Sam Pape

Music

10 Portland Bands You Need to Hear Right Now

From hip-hop phenoms to sweet-voiced doom rockers, these are the musicians soundtracking our city in 2018.

08/14/2018 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, and Benjamin Tepler

Television

Simpsons Creator and Portland Native Matt Groening Has a New Show

On Disenchantment, the TV vet goes medieval.

08/14/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Eat & Drink

Dining Guide

15 All-Time Favorite Places to Drink in Portland

From tiny tiki bars to underground cocktail bunkers to German beer halls, here are a few of the city's best spots to imbibe (with great food, to boot).

08/14/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Word of Mouth

'Wine Dive Bar' Sardine Head Is Changing the Way Portland Drinks

With natural wine, tinned fish, and zero pretension, there's no place quite like this.

08/14/2018 By Karen Brooks

Review

Duane Sorenson's Holiday Is the Portland Restaurant Surprise of 2018

The Stumptown founder overhauls Roman Candle and reinvents himself in the process—vegan, juiced up, and high on life.

08/14/2018 By Karen Brooks

Strategies

Attention, Portland: Stop Lining Up to Order a Drink at the Bar

This cannot go on, people.

08/14/2018 By Marty Patail

Feast Mode

How Feast Makes Portland Food Sexy as Hell

The food festival has become a national act. How does it stay tasty?

08/14/2018 By Ramona DeNies

The Mad Hattar

For River Pig's Ramzy Hattar, It's Been a Broken Path to the Restaurant Biz

The saloon owner has seen some hard knocks.

08/14/2018 By Chad Walsh

High Spirits

Portland's Best Bars 2018

Raise a glass to reimagined wine bars, revelatory cocktails, and beer halls with brass.

08/14/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler Photography by NASHCO PHOTO

Best Bars 2018: The Next Round

Portland's 15 Best New Bars

Natural wine in every neighborhood. Wild cocktails from hotshot bartenders. A real Irish pub. Cheers, Portland.

08/14/2018 By Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Best Bars 2018: Where To...

From Sipping Sake to Swilling with Surfers, a Portland Bar for Every Occasion

Here are nine spots that have nailed a niche.

08/14/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

Best Bars 2018: Oh Happy Day

A Perfect, Day-Long Pub Crawl in North Portland

Prepare for burgers, Corpse Reviver Jell-O shots, and vegan tiki.

08/14/2018 By Samantha Bakall

Best Bars 2018: Our Bars, Ourselves

Want to Understand Portland? Get to Know These 10 Bars.

There are many great bars in this town, but these help you make sense of it.

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

From the Editor: What We Talk about When We Talk about Portland

Has our town gone to hell? Let's discuss.

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

Health & Wellness

Top Dentists

Portland's Top Dentists 2018

In need of a polish? Here are the metro area’s finest specialists, as chosen by their peers.

08/01/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies

News & City Life

Parent Trap

Inside Portland's Most Heated Parent Facebook Group

Six years ago, some data geeks with a camera joined forces online to try to make the local school district more transparent and fair. Here’s what happened.

08/15/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Politics

The Strange Rise of Greg Walden, Oregon's Only Republican Congressman

His climb keeps getting weirder and weirder. So what's the cost?

08/14/2018 By Nigel Duara Illustrations by Max-O-Matic

The Shakedown

Portland's Music Scene Has All the Fans. But Is It ... Good?

What’s all this racket?

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

Facts of Life

How Three Portland High School Kids Are Reinventing Sex Ed

A "herpes pillow" and plush "Sammy the Sperm" all make appearances.

08/14/2018 By Hannah Wallace

Time Out

Kids of Color Get Punished More Than White Kids. One Portland School Is Changing That.

A couple of simple tweaks (and a lot of conversation) are paying off.

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

Science

A Reed College Grad Discovers Plastic-Eating Microbes

Nom nom, garbage gobblers.

08/14/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Kidding Around

The Belmont Goats Need (Another) New Home

Portland's favorite caprine residents have to leave Lents in October. Where will they go next?

08/14/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Hell on Wheels

Portland's E-Scooter Invasion Has Begun

Rejoice! Or run for your life!

07/31/2018 By Sam Pape

Style & Shopping

Trophy Case

This Portland-Made Bracelet Has One Wild Backstory

Involving a waterlogged bronze babe and a full-on police investigation.

08/14/2018 By Alena Willbur

Travel & Outdoors

Travel

Fly Direct to Anchorage for Axes and Pancakes, Surfers and Straight Talk

Need a tonic to Portland preciousness? Alaska keeps it real.

08/14/2018 By Julia O'Malley

The Greater Outdoors

Can a New State Office Get More Oregonians Outside?

It'll have to balance feedback from all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts, from environmental activists to ATV lovers.

08/14/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais