Community Service

Where to Help Out This MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is on Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Here's where and how to volunteer for service throughout Portland, Oregon.

01/14/2022 By Karly Quadros

Film

A New Documentary Traces MLK's Legacy in Portland

Portland film ‘Keep Alive the Dream’ celebrates and traces the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s civil rights activism.

01/14/2022 By Karly Quadros

Dining Picks

Where to Eat and Drink on Heated, Covered Patios

From restaurants to bars to food cart pods, these spots are sure to come in clutch during this pandemic winter.

01/13/2022 By Karly Quadros and Shannon Daehnke

Health

Portland Blood Banks Are Running Out of Blood

The Red Cross and Bloodworks Northwest are asking for donors to step up.

01/06/2022 By Karly Quadros

Books

The Best Oregon Books of 2021

Works from Michelle Zauner, Omar El Akkad, Willy Vlautin, Eli Saslow, and many others provided necessary escapes in a weird year.

12/31/2021 By Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, and Karly Quadros

News

At PDX, Omicron and Snow Delays Are Snarling Holiday Travel

Amid winter weather and COVID-related staff shortages, at least one major airline is asking that you postpone nonessential flights.

12/30/2021 By Karly Quadros

Travel & Outdoors

12 Oregon Adventures for 2022

Drive the Oregon Coast, snowshoe at Mount Hood, marvel at the Painted Hills, and more. 2022 is yours for the taking.

12/28/2021 Edited by Gabriel Granillo By Karly Quadros, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Fiona McCann, and Margaret Seiler

Holidays

Where to Ring in the New Year in Portland

Greet 2022 in style, with the Dandy Warhols, a night of dancing, or a Haitian cooking class

12/27/2021 By Cami Hughes and Karly Quadros

Film

The 50 Essential Oregon Films

From ‘The Goonies’ to ‘Twilight’ and (way) beyond, these are the movies that define the Beaver State.

12/23/2021 Edited by Conner Reed By Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, Cami Hughes, Karly Quadros, Gabriel Granillo, Fiona McCann, Katherine Hamilton, Julia Silverman, Jacob P., and Rich Reece

Skating

Oaks Park Gay Skate Is on a Roll

The monthly LGBTQ event, one of Portland's few all-ages queer mixers, has ridden roller skating's bump in popularity from TikTok.

12/21/2021 By Karly Quadros

Q & A

Shea Ernshaw’s New Novel Explores the ‘Line between Paradise and Madness’

The latest from the Oregon author follows a string of missing people to a reclusive community buried deep in the forest.

12/15/2021 By Karly Quadros

Holidays

Oh Tannenbaum? Are You Out There, Somewhere?

Christmas tree shortages have affected Portland residents, who are paying more than ever for trees.

12/13/2021 By Karly Quadros

Housing

Help for Oregon Renters Facing Eviction Could Be on the Way

Lawmakers meet in Salem next week to hammer out a plan. But what happens when emergency funding runs out?

12/10/2021 By Karly Quadros

Winter Sports

Everything You Need to Know About Oregon's Upcoming Snow Season

Season openings and the goings-on at Mt. Hood Meadows, Hoodoo Ski Resort, Willamette Pass, and more.

12/09/2021 By Karly Quadros

Gear

Pacific Northwest Winter Essentials

Whether you're bombing a hill or cozying up by a fire, here are the best coats, gloves, and more to get you ready for winter.

12/06/2021 By Karly Quadros

Food & Film

Hawthorne’s 4th Wall Blends Café and Movie Theater

The new Southeast Portland spot slings coffee, snacks, and movies all day long.

12/02/2021 By Karly Quadros

Light a Fire

4 Organizations Fighting for Equity throughout Oregon

Unite Oregon, Equitable Giving Circle, Brown Hope, and Don't Shoot Portland are training leaders and providing direct aid with racial justice at the fore.

11/30/2021 By Karly Quadros and Conner Reed

Style

A New Ethical Fashion Festival in PDX Aims To 'Put People First'

Sustainability and ethics never looked so good

11/26/2021 By Karly Quadros

Profile

For Belinda Carroll, Comedy and Activism Go Hand in Hand

Activist Belinda Carroll has been shaking up Portland's comedy and gay scenes for years.

11/19/2021 By Karly Quadros

Feud

The World's Richest Edgelord Targets Oregon Senator

Elon Musk, world's richest edgelord, picked a fight with Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden. Here's what happened in the ensuing Twitter war.

11/15/2021 By Karly Quadros