Interview

We Can All Learn So Much From Betty White

In How to be Golden, author Paula Bernstein discusses the beloved actress's magnetism and the lessons we might learn from her long career.

09/29/2021 By Cami Hughes

Books

The Portland Book Festival Announces Star-Studded 2021 Lineup

National names like Brandon Taylor and Maggie Nelson will join local heavy-hitters like Willy Vlautin and Emilly Prado for a hybrid virtual/in-person bonanza.

09/22/2021 By Conner Reed

Books

In Easy Crafts for the Insane, the Inventor of “Adulting” Rebuilds Herself One Paper Star at a Time

Kelly Williams Brown had a terrible 700 days. In a new memoir, she talks about how paper folding helped her through it.

07/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Summer Reads

Three Sisters: A Short Story by Guadalupe García McCall

"Maria tossed her hair out of her face and sat up with a jerk. She leaned forward, distorting her image on the screen. Her lips became pale, and her left eye...

07/14/2021 By Guadalupe García McCall

Summer Reads

Niyi and the Tan Stucco House: A Short Story by Olufunke Grace Bankole

"Stomping-boot-by-stomping-boot, Niyi cracked down the sidewalk. At the pink house with blue trim, he bent forward to smell the pine tree smell, as his baba ...

07/14/2021 By Olufunke Grace Bankole

Books

10 Great (Recent) Books by Oregon Writers

From dystopian novels to nihilistic comedy to multi-continental short stories, we bring you our favorites from local authors from the past 5 years.

03/11/2021 By Fiona McCann

Spring Arts: The Essentials

9 Things to See and Do in Portland: March 2020

The shows and events we love this month.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Q&A

Cookbook Celebrity Samin Nosrat on Writing, Eating Healthy, and Trader Joe's Frozen Food

The James Beard–award winning author and host of the Netflix's Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat comes to Revolution Hall on Monday, March 11.

03/08/2019 By Jackson Main

BOOKS

This Oregon Author Wrote a Book about a Family of Latvian Gravediggers

And it’s earning her rave reviews. We caught up with the award-winning Gina Ochsner before her Powell’s reading on Wednesday.

06/29/2016 By Fiona McCann

PROFILE

Ursula K. Le Guin Is Breathing Fire to Save American Literature

At 85, she may be Portland’s greatest writer. She may also be the fiercest.

07/20/2015 By Taylor Clark

ON OUR BOOKSHELF

What is Good Food?

Margaret Wittenberg's newly revised "Essential Good Food Guide" delivers the facts behind the fads for healthy eating at home.

08/23/2013 By Kristin Belz

Interview

5 questions for: PAUL GERALD, a morning meal maestro

The author and breakfast buff banters about the second edition of his book, Breakfast in Bridgetown, and gives insider tips on where and what to eat now.

12/06/2010 By Anna Sachse

Literature

Writer's Block

We Portlanders like to call ours a literary city. The trouble is, we have a hard time putting our money where our mouths are.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh