Broadway

Coming Soon to PDX: Sondheim, Six, Beetlejuice, Tina Turner, and More

Broadway in Portland announces its 2023/2024 season, featuring Company, Les Misérables, and the wives of Henry VIII reimagined as pop princesses.

02/03/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Best of PDX

50 Things to Do in Portland

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

02/03/2023 By Shannon Daehnke, Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and 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.

02/02/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Dining Guide

Portland’s Most Romantic, Date-Worthy Restaurants

Planning a date with that special someone? Peep this list first.

02/01/2023 By Karen Brooks, Katherine Chew Hamilton, and Matthew Trueherz

Cocktails

Mile-High Speakeasy: Straightaway Canned Cocktails Take Flight on Alaska Airlines

Margaritas and old-fashioneds from Straightaway Cocktails are now part of the in-flight programming—reaching 30 million passengers annually.

01/30/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Books

Catching Up with Oregon Book Award Finalist Emme Lund

Across her fiction and essays for the likes of Time magazine and the Rumpus, the Portland author elucidates trans and queer narratives.

01/24/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Oregon Book Awards

Literary Arts Announces 2023 Oregon Book Award Finalists

A time-travel novel set in 2085, personal stories of immigration, queer coming-of-age tales, and more.

01/24/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton, Portland Brings More Than a Taste of Luxury Downtown

After a brisk four-year build, the $600 million hotel tower is nearly open. Here’s what to expect.

01/23/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Wine Bars

Are Wine Bars the New Dive Bars? 

Nil and Company celebrate natural wine, without taking themselves too seriously. They’re both all about the wine, and not about it at all.

01/20/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Dining Picks

Where to Get Lunar New Year Dishes & Treats in Portland

From bánh tét to nian gao, mark the holiday with dumplings, noodles, and more from Vietnam, Korea, China, and beyond.

01/18/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food News

Restaurants from Portland, Maine, Are Popping Up on This Coast

Magna Kusina is throwing a Filipino-sushi mashup tasting-menu dinner, and Eem will host Portland, Maine’s Crispy Gai for bicoastal Thai street food and cocktails.

01/12/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Gallery Openings

Lisa Congdon’s New Show Opens Friday at Chefas Projects

A concurrent group show curated by Congdon features Anis Mojgani, Jen Hewett, and other local and national artists.

01/12/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Light a Fire 2022: Best New Nonprofit

WeShine Builds Small Pod-Villages as an Alternative Approach to Homelessness Solutions

The new nonprofit's microvillages help build community and give residents agency in an alternative approach to homelessness solutions.

12/30/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Year In Review

Our Food Writers’ Best Bites of 2022 at Portland Restaurants

From Sichuan to Haitian to Vietnamese and everything in between, these are our standout restaurant dishes after a year of eating in Portland.

12/29/2022 By Matthew Trueherz, Karen Brooks, and Katherine Chew Hamilton

Year in Review

Portland’s 2022 Restaurant Closures, from Acadia to Ya Ya

Longtime institutions, food carts, and fledgling restaurants all shuttered this year, including Clyde Common, Sunshine Noodles, and Toffee Club.

12/29/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Matthew Trueherz, and Karen Brooks

Light a Fire 2022: Extraordinary Volunteer

This Arts Advocate Reminds Us There’s a Lot Happening in Rural Oregon

Baker City’s Ginger Savage helped steer millions in COVID relief funding to arts groups all over the state, not just to Willamette Valley heavy hitters.

12/29/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Year in Review

The Trends That Drove Portland’s 2022 Restaurant Openings

A return to fine dining, two restaurants are better than one, and wine bars galore, from Kann to Canard to a slice shop from Scottie’s Pizza

12/28/2022 By Karen Brooks, Katherine Chew Hamilton, and Matthew Trueherz

Restaurant Review

Heavenly Creatures Marks a Shift in What We Want from ‘Restaurant Food’

Come to Heavenly Creatures for the wine and warm-lit vibes, stay for the quietly game-changing food menu.

12/22/2022 By Matthew Trueherz Photography by Thomas Teal

Holiday Guide

10 Restaurants Throwing New Year’s Eve Dinners in Portland

Prix fixe menus, caviar with a Peruvian twist, and walk-in wine bashes—there’s plenty going on in town on the last day of the year.

12/22/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Matthew Trueherz

Best Restaurants

Portland’s Top 50 Restaurants

The legends, new voices, and mad-scientist ideas that make Portland a strange and wonderful food city.

12/19/2022 By Karen Brooks, Katherine Chew Hamilton, and Matthew Trueherz