Home Decor

Q&A: Emily Henderson and The New Design Rules

The Oregon-born blogger and author makes grout treatments and selecting carpet samples relatable in her new how-to book on design and décor.

08/09/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Sustainable Shopping

6 New Vintage Stores Make Old School Cool

These new-to-Portland shops give us the lowdown on how they do vintage—the old-fashioned way.

07/28/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

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

Pride

Catching Up with Two of Portland’s Reigning Queer DJs

Megan Andricos, better known as DJ Sappho, and Silversound, talk about finding space in queer nightlife—and some favorite pump-up tracks.

06/15/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Recipe

Xocotl Juice and Smoothie Bar Blends Latin America and Portland

At the Portland Mercado, tropical smoothie bowls get topped with pistachio butter, and avocado toast meets beet-chipotle hummus and ground grasshoppers.

06/10/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Out and About

The Portland Garment Factory Is Back in Style

Barely a year after a fire burnt down its Montavilla location, the zero-waste clothing and soft good production company debuts its new home in SE Portland.

06/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Pets

Multnomah County Hosts No-Fee Adoption Event with the Humane Society June 4–5

Adoption fees are waived at this weekend event from Multnomah County Animal Services in partnership with the Oregon Humane Society.

06/03/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Public Transit

Take a Transit Trip to Washington Park

We learned the ins and outs of TriMet's new Line 63 bus route, just in time for summer–with links to the shuttle for the Oregon Zoo, Japanese Garden, and more.

06/03/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Portland Parks

Spending a Lazy Day at the Park? Here’s What to Bring

Elevate your visit to a Portland-area park with the perfect picnic blanket, camp chair, sun hat, and more!

05/27/2022 By Shannon Daehnke Photography by Michael Novak

Gift Guide

8 Gifts for the Portland Techie

From a Nike Apple watch to a waterproof speaker to an essential oil diffuser—here are our recs for locally-found tech treasures.

05/23/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Father's Day

10 Gifts for Dapper Dads

Searching for the perfect Father's Day gift? We've got something for the already-fashionable fathers, and those who may need a bit more assistance.

05/23/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Theater

A New Musical Brings a Lost History to the Portland Stage

Vanport the Musical opens at Northwest Children’s Theater, sharing the lost history workers' city in World War II later was destroyed by a 1948 flood.

05/20/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Reproductive Rights

After the Roe v. Wade Leak, a Deluge of Support for Oregon-Based Abortion Funds

One group estimates that Oregon could see a 234 percent rise in the number of out-of-state abortion seekers. These groups are gearing up to help.

05/13/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Health

Oregon’s Menstrual Dignity Act Hits the Right-Wing Outrage Machine

Advocates for the bill, which puts tampons and other period supplies in school bathrooms, say its critics have completely missed the point—it’s about equity.

05/10/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Shopping

9 Portland-Area Malls, Ranked 

Pioneer Place, Lloyd Center, Bridgeport Village, Clackamas Town Center, Washington Square, and more—which is a mall to rule them all?

05/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Visual Art

BanksyLand Is a Worthy (But Expensive) Intro to the Reclusive Street Artist

BanksyLand, despite the ironically high price of admission, is very much worth a visit. The traveling exhibition runs through May 8.

05/04/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Events

What to Do in Oregon in May

Celebrate UFOs in McMinnville, toast rosé season in the Willamette Valley's wine country, and ride a fat-tire bike in Cannon Beach.

05/02/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, and Margaret Seiler

Real Estate

Rent Crawl: Apartments in SW Portland for Under $2K Per Month

We scour apartment listings so you don't have to.

04/29/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Fun!

Portland Night Market Returns With Food, Performances, Stalls, and Crucially Libations Galore

The event in the Central Eastside Industrial District has free admission, and boasts in the region of 150 vendors.

04/22/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Gift Guide

Local Gifts for Crafty Moms

From tools to candle-making kits to journals, if the mothers in your life are makers, we’ve got you covered with a list of Portland-based finds.

04/11/2022 By Shannon Daehnke