Soak It Up

A Pocket Guide to Pacific Northwest Hot Springs

From a one-hour drive from Portland to a weekender destination, beat winter chill with a soak at one of these nine natural hot spots.

10/13/2016 By Ko Ricker

Top Nonprofits

Meet Our 2016 Light a Fire Winners

Celebrating the nonprofits that make Portland a better place to live, love, give, and grow.

10/10/2016 Edited by Marty Patail By Kelly Clarke, Claire Colby, Eden Dawn, Ramona DeNies, Lisa Dunn, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Benjamin Tepler, and Regina Winkle-Bryan

Light a Fire 2016: Game-Changing Project

Friends of Nadaka Unites a Gresham Neighborhood to Create a Park

Complete with bird walks, play spaces, and a community garden—and soon Gresham’s first handicapped-accessible swing.

10/10/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Fruit Fables

The Curious Case of the Hidden Rose

Pruning back the convoluted story behind Oregon's thrice-named, red-fleshed apple.

10/04/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Hot Springs

A Soak at Bonneville Hot Springs

Banish stress at one of the Columbia Gorge's most deluxe day spas—just an hour from Portland!

09/30/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 29–Oct 2

Trevor Noah. Lydia Loveless. A smut-filled theater festival. Jonathan Safran Foer. A symphonic spin on David Bowie. Ready for this?

09/29/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Regina Winkle-Bryan, and Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 22–25

German films, Wanda Sykes, a Portland-set crime novel, Latin jazz, Art Garfunkel, a landmark August Wilson play—fall is here.

09/22/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Regina Winkle-Bryan, and Michelle Porter

Books

A Naturalist's Six Tips for Soaking Up Autumn on the Oregon Coast

Robert Steelquist wrote a fact-packed guide to exploring the Northwest's shores. We asked him for a little cold-weather knowledge. (Hint: hug the estuaries.)

09/20/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Happenings

September’s Best Brunch, Bargains, and Bubbles

From our Maker Mixer to autumn-inspired trunk shows, there’s plenty to celebrate as fall sneaks in.

09/15/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

PDX Index

Urban Coyotes Are Thriving in Portland

But not eating as many cats as you think.

09/13/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

HAPPENINGS

September Steals, Deals, and Style Events

From Labor Day sales to lingerie parties, September is happening.

09/02/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Architecture

Simple Builds Itself Some Fancy New Digs

After opening a new office this spring, the banking startup is still growing at breakneck speed.

08/26/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

FILM

Get Your Glitter On with These Portland Burlesque Dancers

Portland’s bad-ass burlesque community is headed for the big screen in Glitter Tribe, a new documentary from Jon Manning. Take a look at this trailer to see how.

08/17/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Weekend Getaway

A Late-Summer Stay at Oregon's "Secret" National Monument

Central Oregon's Newberry Caldera has great swimming, hiking, and hot springs. Oh, and also the widest variety of volcanic features of any national park or monument in the United States.

08/17/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

HAPPENINGS

Our Picks for Fashion and Design This August

Summer means deep discounts (and parties!) as new boutiques launch and old favorites commemorate anniversaries.

08/11/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Bike Share

Biketown: Are We (Finally) Ready to Bike Share?

It's been a long time coming, and it's not even our first try. After 10 years of planning, Portland's Nike-sponsored bike share program is live.

07/21/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

THEATER

What Happens When 7 Black Playwrights Take On Race and Police Violence in America?

In the wake of the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Hands Up is more important than ever.

07/14/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Day Trip

Cycling Mosier's Twin Tunnels

Find sun and stunning vistas on this gentle, car-free stretch of the Historic Columbia River Highway Trail—spandex optional.

07/13/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

NEWS

After Dallas, Portland Community Leaders Rally at City Hall

Mayor Charlie Hales says America's gun violence has got to stop.

07/08/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

ARTS NEWS

Faced with Quadruple Rent, Independent Publishing Resource Center Forced to Move

The beloved DIY institution is on the hunt for a new home, making this weekend’s Portland Zine Symposium a last chance to visit the center’s SE Division space.

07/07/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan