Heroes & Villains

Forget Superheroes: These Comics Take On Politicians and Rock Stars

James Comey to Osama bin Laden to Lady Gaga, Portland's TidalWave Productions turns news into comic books.

09/18/2018 By Sam Pape

Hot Wheels

Portland's One Moto Show Celebrates the Motorcycle in All Its Glorious Forms

The annual show, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, features more than 180 bikes from around the world.

09/18/2018 By Sam Pape

Strategies

How One Oregon Couple Creates the Ultimate Halloween Display

Now in its 20th year, Milwaukie's Davis Graveyard is a creepy-wonderful, nationally known destination.

09/11/2018 With Sam Pape and Chris Davis

PDX Index

Oregon's Cider Industry Is Booming

Here are the hard numbers on the state's next booze boom.

09/11/2018 By Sam Pape

Nostalgia

Miss Barack Obama? Here’s a Book of Postcards for You

A Portland couple—she's an illustrator; he's a children's book writer—pay tribute to 44.

08/23/2018 By Sam Pape

Comedy

Chappelle’s Show Cocreator Neal Brennan Says Stand-Up Is More Relevant Than Ever

The comedian brings his new act to Portland, promising all the deadpan hilarity he’s known for.

08/15/2018 By Sam Pape

Music

8 Projects and People Giving Life to Portland Music

An old-school radio mainstay. A record label that gets DIY bands national buzz. An all-local streaming service. Get to know a few vital forces of our sonic scene.

08/14/2018 By Tiara Darnell, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Sam Pape

Music

10 Portland Bands You Need to Hear Right Now

From hip-hop phenoms to sweet-voiced doom rockers, these are the musicians soundtracking our city in 2018.

08/14/2018 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, and Benjamin Tepler

Brand New

A New Home Goods Store Brings Local Furniture and Décor to ADX

MadeHere opens its fourth location within the walls of Portland’s largest community workshop.

08/14/2018 By Sam Pape

Music

20 Reasons to Check Out Pickathon on Its 20-Year Anniversary

2018 marks the legendary music fest’s 20th birthday, and it’s as alive and kickin’ as ever.

08/01/2018 By Sam Pape

Hell on Wheels

Portland's E-Scooter Invasion Has Begun

Rejoice! Or run for your life!

07/31/2018 By Sam Pape

Malls to the Wall

An Iconic Portland Mall Seeks Survival in Movies and Music

In the age of online shopping, Lloyd Center doubles down on entertainment.

07/17/2018 By Sam Pape

Cinematic Sips

Movie Madness Now Has Its Own Beer—and the Liquor License to Serve It

Hollywood Theatre, which helped save the beloved movie store last year, partnered with Ex Novo on a limited-edition pale ale. And you can sip it while browsing Oregon's largest collection of VHS and DVD rentals.

06/26/2018 By Sam Pape

Cinema

Genre Classics Meet Live Drag at Hollywood Theatre's Queer Horror

The bimonthly film series plays '90s classic Scream this Thursday, with a pre-show drag performance. What more do you need?

06/20/2018 By Sam Pape

Summer Eats: Fun in the Sun

11 Amazing Ways to Savor Summer in Portland

Garden bowers. Yacht-side patios. Slurping banana pudding milkshakes and swilling beers with llamas. We’ve got ideas.

06/19/2018 By Karen Brooks, Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, Benjamin Tepler, and Sarah Williams

Secret Sauce

How Burgerville Workers Formed the First Fast-Food Union in the US

The beloved Northwest chain made history this spring, but there's plenty more work ahead.

06/19/2018 By Christine Menges and Sam Pape

Breaking News

Trifecta Tavern Barman Colin Carroll to Open 5 & Dime This Fall

The booze guru will craft cocktails—and dole out morning-after Emergen-C—at his bodega-inspired Foster-Powell bar.

06/14/2018 By Sam Pape

Festival

The First-Ever Northwest Deaf Arts Festival Is Gonna Be a High-Tech Affair

The multimedia show features hip-hop, poetry, and an award-winning deaf dancer.

06/12/2018 By Sam Pape

Sports

An Innovative Grassroots Soccer Tournament Takes on Homelessness

Timbers stars and community activists will kick off in the Portland Social Change Cup, harnessing street soccer for good causes.

05/25/2018 By Sam Pape

Music

Can Black Water Bar Save Portland’s Punk Scene?

With the loss of the Know, the vegan, all-ages, underground music venue steps into the breach.

05/23/2018 With Sam Pape