Food Event Spotlight

The Fourth Annual PDX Hot Sauce Expo Blazes Through Town This August

Pepper enthusiasts prepare for a searing weekend of sweaty foreheads, spandex-clad wrestlers, and glamorous chihuahuas.

07/30/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Breaking News

Southern-Leaning Stalwart Irving Street Kitchen Overhauls Its Restaurant and Kitchen

The longtime Pearl district eatery will reopen with casual eats, more non-alcoholic cocktails, and regular guest chefs.

07/19/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Science

A Rare, 17-Year-Old 'Corpse Flower' Is Blooming in Vancouver

The 4-foot-tall plant is an endangered plant from Indonesia—and it's open to the public.

07/17/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Cowabunga

How a Rural Washington Grange Birthed a ‘Forest Grunge' Band

Giants in the Trees—Jillian Raye, Ray Prestagard, Erik Friend, and former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic—play Portland Monthly’s Cowabunga food festival on Saturday, July 13.

07/09/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Office Life

New Portland Coworking Space Wants to Set Us Free from the Traditional Work-Life Separation

With an on-site concierge, fitness classes, and a drop-in day care center, Vida is especially focused on supporting working mothers.

07/02/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Pop-Up Pianos

This Organization Brings Rescued Pianos to the Streets of Portland

The orphaned instruments—which are tuned up and then decorated by artists—return for an eighth summer of impromptu, al fresco playing.

06/25/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Event Spotlight

BudFest Eugene Offers Up Music, Merriment, and Marijuana

Kick off summer with a cannabis-centric gathering in bucolic Veneta.

06/19/2019 By Shannon Henderson