Bottoms Up

Drink Your Way Through the Best New Bars in Portland

Swank speakeasies, scotch-soaked lounges, music nerd paradises: 10 temples of booze you need to visit.

02/25/2020 Edited by Benjamin Tepler Photography by NashCO Photo

Top Stories

Comfort Zone

A Congee Crawl Through Portland’s Jade District

Want in on the porridgey goodness? You just have to know where to look.

02/25/2020 By Amy Lam Photography by Celeste Noche

(Re)Emerging Designer

Portland Fashion Veteran Elizabeth Dye Is Doing Whatever the Hell She Wants

After 20 years in the city's fashion scene, the wedding gown designer embraces color.

02/25/2020 By Eden Dawn Photography by Christopher Dibble

Spring Arts: Film

First Cow Gently Wrestles with Oregon’s History

The new film from Kelly Reichardt opens March 6.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

What’s Next?

We Asked 5 Portland Tech Insiders about the Future of the Industry

Portland’s tech scene is steadily growing and morphing, ushering in economic, cultural, and physical change to our city as it does.

02/25/2020 By Fiona McCann and Marty Patail

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Spring Arts 2020

A Guide to Portland's Arts Scene This Spring

From a heavy-hitting film to a frothy TV procedural and a new chapter for the symphony, springtime in Portland means big time for the arts.

02/25/2020 Edited by Conner Reed

Spring Arts: The Essentials

9 Things to See and Do in Portland: March 2020

The shows and events we love this month.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Spring Arts: Stage

One Year In, Artists Rep Reflects on Life without Space

“Collaboration can be challenging,” says artistic director Dámaso Rodríguez.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Spring Arts: Music

Meet Gabriel Kahane, the Oregon Symphony’s New Creative Chair

The Brooklyn-based composer brings an agenda to the brand-new role.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Spring Arts: TV

Stumptown: The Good, the Bad, and the Portlandia

We take a look at ABC’s Rose City–set procedural.

02/25/2020 By Jason Cohen

Spring Arts: Film

First Cow Gently Wrestles with Oregon’s History

The new film from Kelly Reichardt opens March 6.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Dead Air

An Oregon Reporter’s Obsession with a 30-Year-Old Murder Is Your Next Podcast Binge

'Murder in Oregon' asks who really killed the state’s former corrections department chief.

02/25/2020 By Zach Dundas

Eat & Drink

Sing King

Why Did Mobile Karaoke King Baby Ketten Put Down Roots?

Convenience, mostly. And community.

02/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Something Old, Something New

How the Lombard House Became an Instant St. Johns Institution

A bar of the people, by the people.

02/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Mocktail Magic

What Does It Take to Make a Great Zero-Proof Drink?

Quaintrelle’s Camille Cavan has the answers.

02/25/2020 By Karen Brooks

Last Call

Living as a Young Queer in Post-Vaseline Alley Portland

Where have all the gay bars gone?

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Bottoms Up

Drink Your Way Through the Best New Bars in Portland

Swank speakeasies, scotch-soaked lounges, music nerd paradises: 10 temples of booze you need to visit.

02/25/2020 Edited by Benjamin Tepler Photography by NashCO Photo

Cover Story

Portland's Best New Bars of 2020

From basement speakeasies to rock-themed party palaces, the bar scene is hotter than ever.

02/25/2020 Edited by Benjamin Tepler Photography by NashCO Photo

Comfort Zone

A Congee Crawl Through Portland’s Jade District

Want in on the porridgey goodness? You just have to know where to look.

02/25/2020 By Amy Lam Photography by Celeste Noche

Review

Fermenter Is the Plant-Based Future We’ve Been Waiting For

Otherwise known as vegan, hard-core, and rotten good.

02/25/2020 By Karen Brooks Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Beyond Bagels

Searching Portland for Bialys, the Onion-Flecked Polish Cousin of the Bagel

You’ll find them at Ben and Esther’s in Roseway, but only early on Saturday mornings.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Savor

Two Portland Cooks Give Burmese Food a Fresh Voice

Pop-up Rangoon Bistro doesn't play by the rules.

02/25/2020 By Marty Patail

Editor's Note

Saucy Boy

Portland Is a Drinking Town Through and Through

The evolution of boozing in a city otherwise known as Beervana.

02/25/2020 By Marty Patail

Home & Real Estate

Spring Arts: Design

This Portland Cemetery Is an Unsung Example of “The Earliest American Art Form”

Local historian John Doyle will lead a tour of River View Cemetery in April for Design Week.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

News & City Life

What’s Next?

We Asked 5 Portland Tech Insiders about the Future of the Industry

Portland’s tech scene is steadily growing and morphing, ushering in economic, cultural, and physical change to our city as it does.

02/25/2020 By Fiona McCann and Marty Patail

Wheelhouse

This Portland Entrepreneur Wants to Pay You $250/Month for Space in Your Backyard

In exchange, a tenant in a tiny house on wheels gets to live there.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

Wide Open Races

Sizing Up the Contenders for Greg Walden’s Soon-to-Be-Vacant Congressional Seat

Spoiler: the real race is on the GOP side.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

The Long View

How Oregon’s Racist History Can Sharpen Our Sense of Justice Right Now

Writer Walidah Imarisha on eight years of talking about the brutal history of race in Oregon.

02/25/2020 By Walidah Imarisha

Holding Court

What’s It Going to Take for Portland to Get a WNBA Team Again?

Unpacking why, despite a rabid fan base for women’s sports, the city’s not likely to get a new shot at the WNBA any time soon.

02/25/2020 By Jason Cohen

THE SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal with the Portland Timbers?

The upsides and downsides of the city’s men’s soccer team, whose 10th MLS season begins on March 1.

02/25/2020 By Marty Patail and Margaret Seiler

Style & Shopping

(Re)Emerging Designer

Portland Fashion Veteran Elizabeth Dye Is Doing Whatever the Hell She Wants

After 20 years in the city's fashion scene, the wedding gown designer embraces color.

02/25/2020 By Eden Dawn Photography by Christopher Dibble

Poler Thaw

How Poler Came Back from Bankruptcy Death

Shuttered in November 2018, the #campvibes brand is back in action.

02/25/2020 By Eden Dawn

Travel & Outdoors

Hostel Takeover

Want to Sleep with Strangers? Here’s a Handy Guide.

The modern hostel has come a long way, baby.

02/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Index

Wanna Play in Oregon’s Great Outdoors This Spring? It’ll Cost You.

Kayakers, hikers, anglers, and RV’ers: prepare to cough up.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman