PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 8–11

The inaugural Portland Black Music Festival, a slew of new plays, the return of comedian Shane Torres, and a pop-up art museum at Pioneer Courthouse Square—put your weekend pants on.

09/08/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Kailla Coomes, Michelle Porter, and Fiona McCann


Take a Tour of Eight Elaborate Portland Catios

These cute little backyard playgrounds aim to contain your death-dealing little furball.

09/02/2016 By Kailla Coomes

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 1–4

Fireworks and Tchaikovsky. A "truth booth" video confessional. Ages and Ages in a hometown show. A century-spanning collection of black art. Ready to send summer out, Portland?

09/01/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Kailla Coomes

Get Out

A Transgender Biking Group Hits the Portland Pavement

Transgender Riders United gives trans Portlanders a place to share their passion for cycling.

08/25/2016 By Kailla Coomes

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy September with These Local Wellness Events

Run with an Olympic marathoner, celebrate the harvest at People’s Co-op, and practice downward dog with an actual dog.

08/25/2016 By Kailla Coomes

Hotel Makeovers

How Five Old-Guard Portland Hotels Plan To Keep Up

Portland's tourism boom means an impending glut of shiny new hotels. What are the veterans doing to stay fresh?

08/17/2016 By Kailla Coomes


Are Crickets the Protein of the Future?

Oregon’s Poda Foods makes cricket powder that is edible, sustainable, and nutritious (and, apparently, mild in flavor).

08/15/2016 By Kailla Coomes

Food Event Spotlight

The Best Local Food Festival You’ve Never Heard of

The Bounty of Yamhill County celebrates August 26–28 with hot air balloon rides and Pinot.

08/11/2016 By Kailla Coomes


Hike, Bike, and Paddle across the Region with Best Outdoor Adventures Near Portland, Oregon

Local author Adam Sawyer teams up with Falcon Guide to explore the great outdoors.

08/04/2016 By Kailla Coomes


Dead Guy Talking: Stand by Me’s Ray Brower Tells All

He's a Portlander who happened to try out for a movie looking for photo doubles. Now he’s forever the dead guy in Stand by Me, which turns 30 this month.  

08/04/2016 By Kailla Coomes

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy August with These Local Wellness Events

Bike across Portland’s bridges, grow your own produce, sip on organic beer, and make a plan to explore Crater Lake.

07/27/2016 By Kailla Coomes


Are Portlanders Doomed to Be Vitamin D-Deficient?

Climate change notwithstanding.

07/12/2016 By Kailla Coomes


Feast on Summer’s Bounty at This Weekend’s Oregon Berry Festival

These superfoods can help prevent cancer, arthritis, heart disease, and memory loss… and they taste great in coffee cake, too!

07/11/2016 By Kailla Coomes


Twelve Weeks of Free Fitness in a Park near You

From Tai Chi to circuit training, it’s time to get your sweat on in the sunshine.

07/08/2016 By Kailla Coomes


Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 7–10

Float the Willamette. Ask Cheryl Strayed for love advice. Welcome back comedian Amy Miller for a live album recording. Party on at the Mississippi Street Fair. We see you, weekend.

07/07/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Kailla Coomes, and Lisa Dunn


Harvest Your Backyard Bounty for Herbal Medicine

Can a flower really make you feel better?

07/05/2016 By Kailla Coomes


Have a Healthy, Happy July with These Local Wellness Events

Float down the Willamette, run through wine country, learn to pickle those summer veggies, and ride up to Rocky Butte.

06/30/2016 By Kailla Coomes


Kailash Ecovillage Offers a Sustainable Way of Living

Equipped with solar panels, rainwater channels, gardens, and humanure composting, this sustainable housing complex just might be the community of the future.

06/16/2016 By Kailla Coomes


Father’s Day Gifts for the Green Dad

Impress your papa with these environmentally friendly presents.

06/10/2016 By Kailla Coomes


On the Oregon Coast, Hyperlocal Farmers Markets Take Root

From organic beets to fresh Pacific oysters, produce markets in and around Tillamook add snap to your beach weekend.

06/07/2016 By Kailla Coomes