Film

Portland Shines in Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

The Disney+ original, based on books by cartoonist Stephen Pastis, premieres Friday.

02/05/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

Q + A

A Love Letter, and a Wake-Up Call, for Yamhill County, From A New York Times Columnist

'Tightrope' traces the ripple effects of generational poverty in Yamhill, Oregon, and what can be done to break the cycle.

02/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

Trophy Time

Awards Season Hits Oregon

Esperanza Spalding snags her fourth Grammy, and Literary Arts announces the 2020 Oregon Book Award finalists.

01/27/2020 By Conner Reed

News

After New Year's Day Break-In, Passages Bookshop Is Back in Business

Owner David Abel is still looking for the stolen books, including rare works by Andy Warhol and Samuel Beckett.

01/17/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

Arts

2019’s Best Oregon-Born Culture, From Potent Whispers to Vivid Dances to Twitter Comedy

Plus, a play that melted our writer’s face off.

11/26/2019 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann

Book Flap

An E-book Revolt Is Brewing at Your Local Library

A major publishing house wants to embargo its new releases. Librarians are fighting back.

11/21/2019 By Julia Silverman

Book Festival 2019

The Portland Book Festival Is Good for More Than Just Meet Cutes

The event heralded in its 15th year on Saturday, and proved why it’s one of the city’s most essential.

11/11/2019 By Conner Reed

Book Festival 2019

YA Graphic Novelists Owned the Portland Book Festival This Weekend

The kids are all right—and they lined up in droves on Saturday to see Raina Telgemeier, Rainbow Rowell, and more.

11/11/2019 By Julia Silverman

Book Festival 2019

Portland Book Festival Announces 2019 Lineup

More than 100 writers are inbound for the annual bibliophile’s bonanza.

09/06/2019 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS & TALKS

Hit Blog, Girls and Their Cats, Debuts its First Book

Oregonian BriAnne Wills turns her beloved blog into a beautiful new coffee table book.

08/20/2019 By Eden Dawn

Books

Molly Gloss’s New Short Story Collection Takes On Elvis, Earthquakes, and Space Rangers

Unforeseen, out July 16, assembles 17 engrossing tales by the longtime Portland author.

06/25/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Books

Karen Russell’s New Story Collection Is a Wondrous, Wild Imagining

The Portland-based author of Swamplandia returns with Orange World.

04/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

Q & A

Fashion Legend Isaac Mizrahi Is Bringing His Traveling Cabaret Show to Portland

On the heels of a new memoir, the style icon and designer presents his show at Revolution Hall on March 20.

03/04/2019 By Eden Dawn

Television

ABC Orders TV Pilot for Portland-Made Graphic Novel Stumptown

Writer Greg Rucka, along with artists Justin Greenwood and Matthew Southworth, will be executive producers.

01/30/2019 By Marty Patail

Books

A Portland Writer Tracks a Grisly 1849 Murder

Paul Collins's new book, Blood and Ivy, exhumes a once-infamous doctor-on-doctor crime.

07/20/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Book Events

Is Portland the Center of the Women’s Soccer Universe?

Yes, according to a new book by retired pro soccer player Gwendolyn Oxenham. She’ll be at Powell’s with Thorns midfielder Allie Long on September 29.

09/21/2017 By Katelyn Best

BOOKS

Lewis and Clark 2.0? Oregon Author Benjamin Percy Reimagines Discovering the West

Benjamin Percy's latest project? A post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Here, he talks Oregon, the environment, and counting Stephen King among his fans.

07/10/2015 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS

10 Portland Writers Pick Boozy Pairings for their Books

In the countdown to Portland’s annual barhopping books festival LitHop PDX—which takes place this Thursday—we asked ten local authors what drinks paired best with their books.

06/22/2015

INTERVIEW

Portland Author Roger Hobbs on Writing and "Delicious" Suits

The Reed College graduate shares the "very structured form" of writing a thriller.

06/22/2015

THE ESSENTIALS

July's Pop Culture Hot List

The book, the album, and the comic that you can't miss this month

06/22/2015