Urban Forestry

What Will Become of Portland’s Tree Canopy?

Friends of Trees, the nonprofit that has been greening the city for years, has been released from its city contract. We wondered what was next.

8:00am By Matthew Trueherz

Best Restaurants 2022

Hors d’Oeuvre, Cocktail, Entrée & Dessert of the Year—Our Dream 2022 Meal

These are our top menu picks of the year, from French cheese puffs at St. Jack to the perfect takeout chicken from Mama Bird.

11/28/2022 By Karen Brooks, Katherine Chew Hamilton, and Matthew Trueherz

Best Restaurants 2022

At Tercet, a Scrappy Trio Proves Downtown Portland Can Do Fine Dining

The former staff of Roe is shaking things up in the old downtown space, bringing fine dining without the fussiness.

11/23/2022 By Matthew Trueherz Photography by Thomas Teal

Restaurant Openings

Janken, An Upscale Pan-Asian Restaurant, Opens in the Former Bluehour Space

A Miami transplant chef serves everything from wagyu steaks and caviar to pekin duck and nigiri at his first Portland restaurant.

11/23/2022 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.

11/23/2022 By Conner Reed, Matthew Trueherz, and Margaret Seiler

Book Review

Katherine Dunn’s Posthumously Published ‘Toad’ Cuts Deep

'Toad,' the predecessor to one of Portland's most famous novels, was culled from the archives of Lewis & Clark College, where it sat unpublished for the last 50 years.

11/22/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Best Restaurants 2022

At Bar Cala, It’s Summer 365 Days a Year

The millennial-pink stucco castle is basically a $14 flight to the tropics.

11/22/2022 By Matthew Trueherz Photography by Michael Novak

Holidays

Where to Get Thanksgiving Dine-In and Takeout in Portland

Reservations for tables and takeout packages are going quickly.

11/15/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Isabel Lemus Kristensen, and Matthew Trueherz

Food News

Pizza Pop-Up No Saint Will Open a Restaurant on NE Killingsworth, and a Separate Wine Shop

Veterans of Sweedeedee, Tastebud, and Ava Gene’s are opening a natural wine bottle shop and and a New York-style pizza restaurant.

11/15/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Books

Reese Witherspoon Wasn’t at the Portland Book Festival, Per Se

Taylor Jenkins Reid, Tom Perrotta, and other Witherspoon-adjacent authors came out for the 2022 Portland Book Festival.

11/08/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Food Industry

Help Wanted: The Kitchen Is Hiring

Restaurant jobs are nearly back to pre-COVID numbers and unemployment is lower than ever, but cooks are nowhere to be found.

11/04/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Books

The Best Way to Do the 2022 Portland Book Festival

Portland’s annual literary celebration can get overwhelming. Here’s how we’d tackle it if we were you.

10/31/2022 By Conner Reed and Matthew Trueherz

Veggie Tales

Are You Ready to Join This Pacific Northwest Vegetable Cult?

A chicory-roots organization strives to connect the dots of the food system, and localize your diet. Radicchio is their totem.

10/27/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Books

Your Oregon-Made Fall Reading List

Curl up by the fire with new titles from Lidia Yuknavitch, Colin Meloy, Christine Sinclair, and more.

10/26/2022 By Conner Reed and Matthew Trueherz

Events

'Pop-Up Magazine' Brings Multihyphenate Ryan O’Connell to Portland

The actor and writer will read a short memoir created as part of Pop-Up Magazine’s multi-media live show “Love Stories.”

10/21/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Art

A Designer for Kendrick Lamar and Odd Future Just Opened His First Gallery Show in Portland

Chris Burnett’s ‘Colibri’ is on at Fisk through December 4.

10/19/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Theater

A New Play at Portland Center Stage Examines the Link Between Segregation and Swimming

PCS and ART are tackling the second-ever production of Tony-nominated playwright Christina Anderson’s ‘The Ripple, the Wave that Carried Me Home.’

10/14/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Halloween

7 Pop Culture–Inspired Halloween Costumes You Can Shop for Locally

If you’re panicking as Halloween approaches and you haven’t been stockpiling costume ideas all year, we’ve got you covered.

10/14/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Food News

Ripe Cooperative, the Year-Old Euro-Centric Sidewalk Café in the Former Beast Space, Is Closing

Naomi Pomeroy’s exciting pandemic pivot aimed to show the true cost of running a restaurant. What does its closure mean?

10/12/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Openings

Paniolo in the Pearl: Fools and Horses Slings Hawaiian Cowboy Fare 

The people behind Pink Rabbit open a slightly grown-up, but equally hip spot next door.  

10/06/2022 By Matthew Trueherz