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Happy 50th Birthday, Marquam Bridge

Here’s everything you need to know about Portland’s ugliest crossing.

09/13/2016 By Brandon Staley


These Portland-Made Gold Certificates Could Be an Alt-Currency Treasure Trove

A way to accumulate gold, for the rest of us.

06/13/2016 By Brandon Staley


Will Lewis Leads a New Generation of Gamers

With the Portland Indie Game Squad and Pixel Arts Game Education, a new community is born.

01/25/2016 By Brandon Staley


What Makes Everyday Objects Art?

One Portland art show takes a deep dive into the commonplace to explore relationships, memory transference—and goblets!

01/05/2016 By Brandon Staley


The Art Gallery Inside a Ford Bronco

Why two Portland artists built a mobile gallery in a classic American car.

12/21/2015 By Brandon Staley


Why Have the Dandy Warhols Become Synonymous With Christmas in Portland?

Behold, four reasons why Portland’s living musical tradition has survived nearly two decades and seemingly consumed McMenamins' holiday programming.

12/10/2015 By Brandon Staley


The Comics Artist Who Was So Self-Obsessed, He Made a Book About It

Sina Grace bares all in his new memoir about family, sexuality, the pettiness of youth, and owning all of it. We caught up with the LA-based comics artist to find out about why he decided to put everything out there.

12/03/2015 By Brandon Staley


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 25–29

Storm Large's Holiday Ordeal, Bag&Baggage's 1940s "radio massacre," Blitzen Trapper, RAC, and Ian Karmel, plus Dirty Revival at the Doug Fir while drones take over the Clinton.

11/25/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley


What the Sale of Stumptown Coffee and Big Pink Mean for Portland Business

In 2015, five huge deals vaulted the Portland economy into a new era.

11/23/2015 By Brandon Staley


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 19–22

SNL's Tim Meadows, Melissa Etheridge, AND the very jazzy Hugh Masakela! Plus, we go "wild" at an art auction, step up for Riverdance, and get handsy at a puppet slam.

11/19/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley


Broaden Your Horizons: Art Offerings Outside the City Limits

City saturated? These six arts organizations and venues outside the Portland area will have you thinking twice about staying put all winter.

11/19/2015 By Brandon Staley


Five Reasons You Should Head for the Living Dead Horror Convention

Horror actors and creators from around the world bring their craft to Portland this weekend for a brand new horror convention—hell, Dana Ashbrook of Twin Peaks is going to be there. We've got five reasons you should, too.

11/12/2015 By Brandon Staley


Viva La Gente: Edna Vazquez's Mass-Funded Music

Portland's onetime mariachi queen wrote a record about loneliness—but it was a community of supporters that brought it to life. Next week she releases her new album at the Old Church. We caught up with her during the making of Sola Soy.

11/11/2015 By Brandon Staley


Portland Photographer Turns His Lens on Gender and Policing

A new photographic exhibition at PSU explores trans and queer identities in the context of mass incarceration, through the art of absence.

11/05/2015 By Brandon Staley


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 22–25

We are Cho (as in Margaret) looking forward to this weekend, you guys! Joan Armatrading, YACHT, Carrie the Musical, Lise de la Salle on Liszt, Eyebeam's future art at Upfor, and Northwest Dance Project's New Now Wow.

10/22/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley


YACHT’s Claire L. Evans on Coming Back to a Changed Portland

Electro-experimenters YACHT are back on their old stomping ground this weekend. We caught up with singer Claire L. Evans ahead of their Wonder Ballroom gig.

10/20/2015 By Brandon Staley


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 15–18

Just mix and match these epic options! John Hodgman, Cameron Esposito, Kurt Vile, Con Bro Chill's "neon dance pop," OBT and White Bird, Remme's Run, and Sex with Strangers. (Yeah, you heard right!)

10/15/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley


A Puppeteer's Monsters Bring a Fantasy Nightmare World to North Mississippi

His day job involves work on the likes of Portlandia, Star Trek, and Robocop, but in his free time, Portlander Matthew Hopkins makes monsters—a whole world of them. And they're coming to North Portland this week...

10/08/2015 By Brandon Staley


Top Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Oct 1–4

Anchorman's David Koechner stands up, Elizabeth Gilbert brings big magic, and musical Cuba Libre sets fire to Stumptown.

09/30/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley


Elizabeth Gilbert is Way More than 'Eat, Pray, Love'

Her self-helpy travelogue dominated bestseller lists and garnered her fans across the globe. But there’s more to Elizabeth Gilbert than pasta in Italy.

09/29/2015 By Brandon Staley