Secret City

Hidden Portland

Bizarre museums, secret parks, ghost cinemas: There's so much more to this city than meets the eye.

12/21/2018 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Top Stories

Spirited Away

A Century Ago, Portland's Elite Were Obsessed with the Occult

From a Mallory Hotel matron to Fred Meyer himself, this city was home to Ouija-crazed weirdos.

12/21/2018 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Urban Achiever

This Rising Political Star Could Redefine the Portland Region

And you probably don’t even know her name. (It’s Lynn Peterson, and she’s taking over Metro.)

12/21/2018 By Randy Gragg Photography by Nicolle Clemetson

Top Docs

Portland's Top Doctors & Nurses 2019

Here are the city’s best doctors, nurses, and physician assistants, according to their peers.

12/21/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: January 2019

Radical Canadian dancers, a London R&B queen, Andy Borowitz, and a quadrumvirate of Portland poets are on the calendar this month.

12/21/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Q&A

One Year In, Portland's Creative Laureate Sounds Off

Subashini Ganesan weighs in on the state of the arts.

12/21/2018 By Fiona McCann

Theater

What Happens When You Put the Stories of Police Officers Onstage?

After tackling racial profiling and police violence, Portland's Red Door Project takes on a new challenge.

12/21/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Hidden Portland: Reel Estate

Portland's Forgotten Movie Houses

From downtown's gutted Guild Theatre to NE MLK's Egyptian, what's become of the city's early cinemas?

12/21/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Hometown Hero

The Newest DC Comics Superhero Is a Girl of Color from Oregon

Meet Naomi, a new character created by Portland writers Brian Michael Bendis and David Walker.

12/21/2018 By Fiona McCann

Last Glimmer

Portland Literary Magazine Glimmer Train Blinks Out

After nearly 30 years, the magazine will publish its last issue in October.

12/21/2018 By Anya Rehon

Eat & Drink

Word of Mouth

Portland's High Priest of the Cheese Counter Offers Her Top Fromage Tips

Meet Katie Eshleman, your cheese consigliere.

12/21/2018 By Karen Brooks

Recipes

Make Sweedeedee's Legendary Corn Cakes at Home

No brunch lines required.

12/21/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Review

At Bernstein's, a Pair of Musical Nerds Make the Best Bagels in Portland

They're each slow-risen, hand-rolled, boiled, blistered, and good enough to step into the ring on the Lower East Side.

12/21/2018 By Karen Brooks

Eat Here Now

Little Italy Lands at a New Bakery in Lents

Bella's Italian Bakery and Market brings Godfather-level pastries and focaccia to Southeast Portland.

12/21/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Hidden Portland: Eat This Now

4 Under-the-Radar Portland Food Scores

Lobster rolls to Indian spices, don't sleep on these finds.

12/21/2018 By Brian Barker, Fiona McCann, and Benjamin Tepler

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

An Editor's Life in Letters

A Hollywood marquee, a swaying ladder, and some big hunks of plastic were once part of Portland’s tapestry.

12/21/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Health & Wellness

Top Docs

Portland's Top Doctors & Nurses 2019

Here are the city’s best doctors, nurses, and physician assistants, according to their peers.

12/21/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Home & Real Estate

Bowled Over

This New Seasons Impulse Buy? It's Local.

Land Bird's tiny porcelain vessels are hand-thrown in Wren, Oregon.

12/21/2018 By Kelly Clarke

News & City Life

Spirited Away

A Century Ago, Portland's Elite Were Obsessed with the Occult

From a Mallory Hotel matron to Fred Meyer himself, this city was home to Ouija-crazed weirdos.

12/21/2018 By Heather Arndt Anderson

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Doctors?

We size up those so-called medical experts.

12/21/2018 By Marty Patail

Urban Achiever

This Rising Political Star Could Redefine the Portland Region

And you probably don’t even know her name. (It’s Lynn Peterson, and she’s taking over Metro.)

12/21/2018 By Randy Gragg Photography by Nicolle Clemetson

Secret City

Hidden Portland

Bizarre museums, secret parks, ghost cinemas: There's so much more to this city than meets the eye.

12/21/2018 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Hidden Portland: Where Is This?

Can You Identify These 12 Portland Sights?

Time to test your knowledge of this city.

12/21/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Hidden Portland: Insider Tips

4 Portlanders Reveal Their Favorite Haunts

From a members-only flower market to an Oregon City burrito joint, here's where these locals like to hang.

12/21/2018 By Margaret Seiler and Eden Dawn

Hidden Portland: Little Lots

A Peek into Portland's Pocket Parks (and Other Wee Wonders)

This city's mini greenspaces are just a stroll away.

12/21/2018 By James Stevens, Margaret Seiler, and Rebecca Jacobson

Hidden Portland: Remember & Celebrate

The Weirdest, Most Wonderful Memorials and Museums in Portland (and Beyond)

Whether you dig planes, trains, or the insane, there's a place for you.

12/21/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Margaret Seiler, and Allison Place

Hidden Portland: Secret Spots

Portland's Best Basements, Back Rooms, Attics, and Hideaways

Here are some of the city's most out-of-the-way spots to eat, drink, or just be mysterious.

12/21/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

Strategies

How to Get in the Way (Even When Things Are Terrible)

Want change in 2019? Keep showing up.

12/21/2018 By Sarah Mirk

Out Back

How Lesbians Saved Portland’s Favorite Car

Subarus weren't always so popular. But two decades ago, the company hit upon a key demographic.

12/21/2018 By James Stevens

Coooooooch

Why Is Couch Street Couch Street?

A product of the Great Renaming of Portland streets, Couch has an unexpected vowel sound. There’s a reason, and it’s not just to play spot-the-tourist.

12/21/2018 By Daniel Couch

History

7 Infamous Oregon Crimes (Besides D. B. Cooper)

From murders to bank robberies, we take a peek at the state's grisly past.

12/21/2018 By Allison Place

Crime

How a Botched Oregon Heist Led to the Birth of FBI Forensics

Back in 1923, three brothers staged a not-so-great train robbery.

12/21/2018 By Michelle DeVona