Fall in (Love with) the City

The Autumn adventure issue! Urban wineries, food cart fun, travel, sports, new music, and more. Plus: A primer on D. B. Cooper, a changing downtown Portland, photography from Ivan McClellan, and more.

In this issue:

Arts & Culture

Culture

Prominent Portland Artists Name Their Favorite Local Creators

We asked some of the Rose City's brightest which Portlanders have helped them through the pandemic.

10/11/2021 By Conner Reed

Film

Todd Haynes’s New Velvet Underground Doc Opts for Immersion over Handholding

The Portland director discusses his first documentary, which throws the uninitiated headlong into the ’60s downtown art world—to invigorating effect.

10/05/2021 By Conner Reed

Culture

On This Day in Portland Art History...

Autumn is a fruitful time for the arts. Here are some key fall-month high points in Stumptown's history.

09/20/2021 By Conner Reed Illustrations by James Heimer

Museums

How Did Portland Become an Art City with So Few Art Museums?

For a city with a creative reputation, we're scant on honest-to-goodness museums.

09/15/2021 By Conner Reed

Museums

5 New Museums Portland Should Open Immediately

We have notes.

09/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Museums

An Ode to Oregon Museums We've Loved and Lost

Rest in Power, National Hat Museum.

09/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Museums

10 Must-Visit Museums in Portland

From stalwarts like OMSI to oddities like the Zymoglyphic Museum, you can make a fruitful day of museum-hopping without ever leaving city limits.

09/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Museums

10 Can't-Miss Oregon Museums Outside of Portland

Could we interest you in the world's largest pig hairball? Perhaps a gravity-defying ‘X-Files’ fixation?

09/08/2021 By Conner Reed, Julia Silverman, Nick Campigli, and Katherine Hamilton

Feature

The Ultimate Guide to Oregon Museums

Highlighting the best of the best in Portland, outside of Portland, in our past, and in our future.

09/08/2021 Edited by Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

10 Can't-Miss Shows Coming to Portland This Fall

John Waters, Hasan Minhaj, and Perfume Genius are coming to town—plus, local favorites like the Portland Book Festival and Time-Based Art Festival return.

08/24/2021 By Conner Reed

Eat & Drink

Wine

10 Unmissable Portland Urban Wineries and Tasting Rooms

From garage chic to airy warehouses, Nordic notes to wacky earth-mother vibes, here are our favorites.

09/09/2021 Edited by By Fiona McCann With Gabriel Granillo, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Marty Patail, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

In Vino Veritas

20 Best Wines to Buy in Portland

We've got the best bottles under $25 and the top splurges, as recommended by our favorite local wine bars and bottle shops.

08/31/2021 By Fiona McCann

Farm to Fork

Asian Veggies Grow at Mora Mora Farm in Gresham

Plus, a beef stir fry recipe from Richard Le of Matta.

08/26/2021 By Jade Yamazaki Stewart Photography by Michael Novak

Coffee

Super Joy Coffee Lab Showcases China through Coffee

The Portland coffee roaster serves Yunnan coffee in osmanthus lattes and Sichuan pepper mochas.

08/25/2021 By Katrina Yentch

Home & Real Estate

Remodel

Old House, New Kitchen

Now cooks can see the famous garden at the Platt House in the West Hills.

09/30/2021 By Brian Libby

Vacation Rental

Meet ‘Cabana,’ a Local Airbnb Built for Fun

Glam Hollywood vibes and the dancing cage from Embers fill this Oak Grove home.

09/24/2021 By Aurora Biggers

News & City Life

Old Portland

That One Time Portland Was in ‘Sassy’ in 1991

30 years ago, teenage girls around the world learned about the Church of Elvis, the Bagdad, and the X-Ray Café.

09/29/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Development

The Portland Hotel Boom Continues Apace

When tourists start flocking back to the city, they’ll have plenty of new lodging options.

09/21/2021 By Cami Hughes

Education

Portland Private Schools, by the Numbers: 2021

Looking for the skinny on the private school scene in Portland? Here's our annual, obsessively detailed look at your choices, just in time for open house/admissions season.

09/16/2021 Edited by Julia Silverman

7 Questions For...

After Extreme Tumult, a New Voice at the Top for Mercy Corps

Tjada D’Oyen McKenna talks about taking the helm at Portland's flagship global humanitarian nonprofit.

09/14/2021 By Fiona McCann

Analysis

When the Topic Is Downtown Portland, the Tone Can Be Toxic

Post-pandemic, downtown Portland has been reeling. Acknowledging that there's a problem is an important step toward fixing it.

09/07/2021 By Julia Silverman

Sports

What Would MLB Bring to Our Local Baseball Ecosystem?

As the Oakland A’s ponder a move, diamond-heads in Portland don’t have to wait to get their game on.

08/27/2021 By Alli Weseman

Soccer

Portland Thorns' Bella Bixby Talks Home Teams and Representation

The team's keeper made her Providence Park home debut this summer, but she's been around these parts for a lot longer .

08/20/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Education

Back to School: Local Black Parents on Making a Tough Call

Nationally, many Black families were hesitant to return to school. One N. Portland school bucked that trend last spring, by building trust among families.

08/17/2021 By Fiona McCann

Back to School

When 'Back to School' Still Means Opening Up a Laptop

The district and others are modeling a future where school is always online and from home.

08/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

Back to School

The Application Boom at Portland's Private Schools

After more than a year of disrupted education, more families are seeking out private alternatives.

08/04/2021 By Julia Silverman

Style & Shopping

Holidays

The Importance of Ofrendas on Día de los Muertos

Plus: We reach out to local Mexican/Mexican American/Latinx creators, makers, and businesses to help decorate our own ofrenda.

10/05/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Shopping

A Custom-Built Trike Empire Grows in Portland’s Old Town

Icicle Tricycles builds everything from activewear to zine trikes.

08/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

Home & Garden

Livingscape Nursery’s New Owners Have Houseplant Tips for You

This Northeast Portland nursery's new owners have all the tips for burgeoning green thumbs.

08/16/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel & Outdoors

Travel

Canada Calling: Our Guide to Adventures Up North

If you feel it's time to dust off your passport and cross borders again, why not start with the closest one?

10/07/2021 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Canada Travel

Bike or Ski the Slopes of Rossland, British Columbia

Rossland, Nelson, and the West Kootenays beckon year-round with trails, history, and ’Roxanne.’

10/07/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Canada Travel

Beers and Beach Walks on Vancouver Island

The number of breweries in British Columbia has exploded in the past decade.

10/07/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Canada Travel

Eat the World in Vancouver and Toronto

From a ’90s izakaya boom to new Tamil tastes, Canada’s world cities are full of flavor.

09/16/2021 By Lee Man and L. Kris Gowen

Photo Essay

At the Reins

Photographer Ivan McClellan talks about his series, 'Eight Seconds.'

09/07/2021 Photography by Ivan McClellan Edited by Marty Patail