Dining Picks

12 Favorite Budget-Friendly Dishes Under $12

Inflation got you down? From panuchos to burgers to fried chicken, these are our go-tos for filling Rose City meals that won’t break the bank.

08/05/2022 By Matthew Trueherz and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Music Festivals

Pickathon Is Back (and Vibier Than Ever) After a Three-Year Hiatus

The 10,000-person Happy Valley festival returns, and it’s bigger and weirder than we remember.

08/04/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Event Calendar

Things to Do in Portland This Week

Looking for something to do in Portland, Oregon? Here's a list of upcoming Portland-area events, activities, exhibits, shows, and more.

08/04/2022 By Conner Reed, Matthew Trueherz, Michelle Harris, and Margaret Seiler

Food News

Berlu’s Summer of Ice Cream

The Vietnamese fine dining restaurant puts a pause on their tasting menus, making way for extended bakery hours and a Saturday afternoon ice cream window.

08/03/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Wine

Can You Moonlight as a Winemaker?

While holding down a day job at World Foods, Tyler Magyar vinified 20,000 pounds of grapes last year.

08/02/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Trending Food News

What Would You Do for a Gluten-Free Plant-Based Choco Taco?

They might not be served out a truck next to Rocket Pops and Drumsticks, but just about everyone in town is riffing on the 1984 classic.

07/29/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Inflation

Are $5 Cheeseburgers Gone for Good?

Fryer oil, the latest soaring food cost, puts local independent food carts like Mid-City Smash Burger and latke seller Sweet Lorraine's in a tough place when it comes to menu prices.

07/29/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Swimming

Portland Is a Beach Town. It's True.

But which in-the-city river beach or dock—Poet’s, Audrey McCall, Sellwood, Cathedral, Tom McCall Bowl, or Duckworth Dock—is right for you and your crew?

07/27/2022 By Margaret Seiler, Michelle Harris, and Matthew Trueherz

Openings

New, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+-Focused Food Cart Pod to Open in Southeast Portland

It's the first project from the new restaurant group Win Win, from the owners of soup dumpling spot XLB

07/26/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Real Estate

Every Portland Suburb in a Nutshell

Beaverton to Wood Village, Camas to Wilsonville.

07/26/2022 By Julia Silverman, Matthew Trueherz, Conner Reed, and Dalila Brent

Visual Art

Perspectives at PAM Helps Metabolize Portland's 2020 Protests

The Portland Art Museum exhibition features photographs from six artists that challenge the notion of a fixed takeaway from the city's uneasy moment in the spotlight.

07/20/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Agriculture

It's Not Your Imagination—This Is a Tough Year for Oregon Summer Fruit

A warm January, April's unexpected frost and an exceptionally rainy spring is making for watery strawberries and low yield orchard fruit.

07/15/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Food on TV

What Do Portland Chefs Make of Hulu’s The Bear?

“A chef finally took the time to show what it's really like in a kitchen,” says Melissa McMillan, owner of Portland's Sammich restaurant.

07/14/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Dining Picks

Portland's Best Ice Cream

Our go-to shops for scoops, sundaes, frozen pops, gelato, and vegan ice cream, with Cloud City, Kulfi, Lovely’s Fifty Fifty, and, of course, Salt & Straw

07/13/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Julia Silverman, and Matthew Trueherz

Events

20 Totally FREE Things to Do in Portland This Summer

Music, movies, plays, and more: you can catch ’em all for an unbeatable price at these in-city events.

07/12/2022 By Matthew Trueherz, Michelle Harris, and Conner Reed

Food and Drink

Yes, Pix Patisserie is Closing. That Doesn't Mean It's Going Away

Owner Cheryl Wakerhauser says the iconic spot is reinventing itself, as it always has.

07/08/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Best of PDX

The Ultimate Portland Bucket List

From markets to movie houses to museums, here's your expert list of the absolute best things to do in this city.

07/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Matthew Trueherz

Brunch Talk

The Truth about Brunch, from the Restaurant Workers Who Make It Happen

Toki chefs, a Broder owner, and other veterans of the most trying restaurant service talk all-day eggs and hair of the dog.

06/16/2022 By Matthew Trueherz Illustrations by Chris Danger

Father's Day

9 Father's Day Gifts for Foodie Dads

Whether Dad is a chef or a professional appreciator of the culinary arts, we’ve got PDX-made gifts for your family’s gourmand.

05/23/2022 With Matthew Trueherz

Father's Day

Local Gifts For Outdoorsy Dads

Portland-based gifts for dads that put an impressive amount of miles on their Subaru and consistently choose tents over hotels.

05/23/2022 By Matthew Trueherz