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

Best Summer Ever

21 Totally FREE Things to Do in Portland This Summer

From movies and concerts in the park to the annual adult soapbox derby to a Willamette River swim with the mayor, here's the guide to your best (and cheapest) summer ever.

06/20/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Pride Month

6 Ways to Get Artsy at Portland Pride

From sci-fi wine tastings and curated club parties to a LGBTQ history walking tour, there are plenty of original ways to celebrate Pride in Portland.

06/12/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Camping Guide: Desert Rambles

5 Essential Hikes in the Eastern Oregon Desert

From red-rock spires to aspen-shrouded hot springs, here's where to trek on the other side of the Cascades.

05/22/2018 By ONDA and Benjamin Tepler

Camping Guide: Wild Country

5 Northwest Backpacking Trips to Take Right Now

Lace up those boots—high-alpine lakes, wildflower-lined trails, and hand-operated cable cars are waiting.

05/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Benjamin Tepler

Television

A New Netflix Documentary Explores the Insane Rajneesh Crisis That Shook '80s Oregon

Six madcap hours delve into the gonzo confrontation between small-town Oregon and heavily armed, orange-robed cultists. It really happened.

03/16/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Urban Futures

Will Robot Cars Rule Portland's Streets?

National thinkers gathered here to ponder what autonomous vehicles will do to our cities. Who's driving this thing?

03/13/2018 By Randy Gragg

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 8–11

Lorde plays the Moda, POWFest turns 11, Bag & Baggage travels to a post-Pinochet Chile, and a Seattleite evangelizes about jazz.

03/08/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

Obituary

Vera Katz Was the First Mayor of the Portland We Know Today

The Oregon political legend has died at 84. Her life was epic.

12/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

History

Meet Mayor Harry Lane, Portland's Funmaker (and Organizer of the First Rose Festival)

A proto-Obama? On the centennial of his death, we hit some of Lane's high points.

05/15/2017 By Elise Herron

LGBTQ

Why the Portland Pride Festival Means Even More in 2017

The LGBTQ fest is now in its fifth decade. Four locals reflect on why we still need it.

05/15/2017 By Zach Dundas

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 30–Apr 2

Saddle up for improv with a side of pie, Regina Spektor, a history of the universe, comedian Ali Wong, a deep dive into the wild world of wine fanaticism, and modern dance set to Elliott Smith.

03/29/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lauren Kershner

The Oregon Woman: History

Meet 6 Badass Dames of Portland Yore

From abortion doctors to black lawyers to vegetarian spiritualists, these women were kicking ass and taking names during our city's formative years.

03/20/2017 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Comedy

Bridgetown Announces Initial 2017 Lineup—Plus Bonus Patton Oswalt Show

In addition to stand-up stalwarts like Janeane Garofalo, Baron Vaughn, and Karen Kilgariff, Oswalt hits the Schnitz for a special pre-fest show.

02/07/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson