Outdoors

Oregon's Stupendous, Incredible, Magnificent Lake Country

Where to camp, hike, paddle, float, or just dip your toes in the water

07/13/2021 By Kiva Hanson, Reina Harwood, Fiona McCann, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Benjamin Tepler

Great Little Shops 2019

Workshop Vintage on North Williams Is Piled High with Posh Goods

Come for the vintage, stay to ogle the visual merchandising. (Really).

11/26/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 21–24

White Bird celebrates an old master, Nicole Byer comes to town, and Lisa Jarrett's hair-centric show closes at the Ori.

11/20/2019 By Conner Reed, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Kiva Hanson

Game Changing Project

Meals on Wheels People Made a Hip, Midcentury-Mod Diner for Seniors

The nonprofit café serves community connection along with Reubens and house marionberry pie.

10/23/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Retail

How She Bop Changed the Sex Shop Game

You know we had to call it an “oral history.” Hey, it is one!

10/23/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Menstruation

Period Activists Call For An End to the Tampon Tax

A menstrual equity movement born in Portland goes national

10/18/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 17–20

Portland's own Dodgr hosts an all-star Roseland show, Smokefall opens at Defunkt, and the 8th annual Portland Film Festival continues!

10/16/2019 By Kiva Hanson, Olivia Wolf, Conner Reed, and Alli Weseman

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 10–13

Shaking the Tree updates Euripides, OBT's season opener closes, and buzzy Brooklynite Hank Willis Thomas kicks off his new show at PAM!

10/10/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Kiva Hanson, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, and Olivia Wolf

PDX Airport Guide: Profile

Meet the Father-Daughter Duo Who Keep the Shoes Gleaming at PDX

Lowell and Helene Jackson have freshened up a lot of feet.

09/23/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Podcast

Portland Makes an Eerie Backdrop for This Sci-Fi Audio Drama

HUSK explores interdimensional beings and a mysterious disappearance in the Pacific Northwest.

09/17/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Home Décor

Portland's Chown Hardware Celebrates 140 Years

If you've remodeled your bathroom or living room, chances are you've taken a spin through Chown.

09/13/2019 By Kiva Hanson

TBA

Our Top Picks for TBA 2019

Bossa Nova soundtracks, a pipe organist shredding, group screaming sessions, and a mother musical? That'd be TBA.

09/05/2019 By Kiva Hanson, Fiona McCann, and Conner Reed

Sweet, Sweet Activism

'Big A$$ Bake Sale' Hawks Portland’s Best Goodies to Support Immigrants

More than 40 local bakeries and restaurants gather at Cookshop on Sept. 7 to raise funds for RAICES, a border nonprofit that provides legal services to immigrants.

09/03/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Hometown Pride

Oregon Wins Big at the 2019 American Cheese Society Competition

Plus, the ACS is bringing the fight to Portland in 2020.

08/14/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Hometown Pride

Oregon is the Star of Apple’s New ASMR Video Series

A new set of tingly, audio-relaxation videos from the tech giant harness our state’s natural spaces.

08/13/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Pet News

You Can Now Put Your Dog in a Climate-Controlled Shelter While You Shop

Brooklyn-based DogSpot—a short term Airbnb for your pup—is now available at three Portland-area Zupan's.

08/07/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Event Spotlight

Beacon Quarterly Throws an Eclectic, Art-Filled Summer Barbecue

The Portland-based indie mag celebrates its ninth issue, Tan Lines, with music, meet-and-greets, mini-spa treatments, and conceptual art.

07/23/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Camp Cooking

Fernweh, a New Dehydrated Food Company, Is Changing the Backpacking Game

It’s Portland-based, vegan, sustainably-packaged, and oodles better than Mountain House.

07/08/2019 By Kiva Hanson