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!

Cocktails, Alpacas, and Cherry Blossom Photo Ops Await at the Portland Night Market This Weekend

The event in the Central Eastside Industrial District has free admission, and there will be around 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

Gift Guide

Local Gifts for Fashionista Moms

From handmade jewelry, to funky totes, to vintage pieces, we've got stylish moms covered for Mother's Day.

04/11/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Gift Guide

Everything You Need for a Portland Staycation

From wool clogs to spa getaways to handmade mugs, these Portland-area finds are for those who like to keep it cozy.

04/11/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Music

Inside Portland's Booming House Show Scene

DIY home venues are back in full swing as omicron recedes. Can they handle the influx of fun-starved partygoers?

04/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Events

What to Do in Oregon in April

Festivals this month celebrate Shakespeare in Ashland, Oregon cheese in Central Point, tulips in Woodburn, crab at the coast, and more!

04/01/2022 By Dalila Brent, Shannon Daehnke, Michelle Harris, and Margaret Seiler

Live Music

Review: British Pop Star Dua Lipa at the Moda Center

The ‘Levitating’ and ‘New Rules’ singer’s Future Nostalgia tour, postponed since 2020 due to the pandemic, brought all kinds of fans

03/30/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Food News

A Filipino Brunch Debuts, a Vegan Grocery Store Lives On, and More Food News

PDX airport opens a themed bar, Precious Pizza cart closes, and Portland pop-ups to check out this week.

03/24/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Service Trips

Breitenbush Offers Discount Lodging in Exchange for Restoration Work

The Oregon hot springs resort is still recovering from the 2020 forest fires, and guests are invited to help during service weeks.

03/23/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Style

Craft Work: Portland Clothing Line Maya Meyer

Designer Maya Dahlgreen dropped her day job for a new fashion line with salvaged fabrics, inclusive sizing (maternity, too!), and ethical production.

03/23/2022 By Shannon Daehnke