READ EM AND EAT

Foodie Book Events in May

The City of Books is at it again, bringing headlining culinary stars to PDX for another month of book readings and tell-all Q&A sessions.

04/25/2013 By Allison Jones

BOOKS

Review: Benjamin Percy's 'Red Moon'

The local author's second novel returns to the gothic landscape of the Pacific Northwest to explore themes of terrorism, race, and identity.

04/12/2013 By Genevieve Hudson

BOOKS AND TALKS

Q&A with Benjamin Percy, Author of 'Red Moon'

The novelist chats about Oregon, our fears, and men with fangs.

04/10/2013 By Genevieve Hudson

BOOKS AND TALKS

2013 Oregon Book Awards Madcap Recap

Storm Large is a literary tourist, Cheryl Strayed is Meryl Streep, Larry Colton is an a-hole, and Portland is the winner in the category of colorful literary characters.

04/09/2013 By Aaron Scott

IN YOUR BAG

Tour Your Own Town With the Help of the New Book "Walking Portland"

Becky Ohlsen's new book featuring 30 short walking tours of Stumptown debuts at bookstores this week.

04/08/2013 By Kasey Cordell

BOOKS & TALKS

Q&A: Pulitzer-Nominated Writer Karen Russell

The author of Swamplandia! talks about her new book about lemon-juice sucking vampires in preview of her reading at Powell’s Books Cedar Hills Crossing on April 4.

04/01/2013 By Genevieve Hudson

BOOKS AND TALKS

Review: 'The Next Scott Nadelson'

The Oregon Book Award–winner reads on March 29 from his memoir that balances humor and the pathos of an agonizingly unmoored life.

03/26/2013 By Corey Fawcett

BOOKS

Review: Monica Drake's 'The Stud Book'

Monica Drake’s second novel fearlessly takes on the subject of parenthood.

03/22/2013 By Emily Chenoweth

GARDENING

Foraging the Streets of Northeast Portland

Rebecca Lerner's new book reveals the food and medicine in our gutters.

03/22/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

BOOKS & TALKS

Q&A: Author Sam Lipsyte on "The Fun Parts"

The "novelist of his generation" talks about his bitingly funny new collection of short stories in preview of his Powell's appearance on Mar 13.

03/07/2013 By Genevieve Hudson

BOOKS AND TALKS

Q&A: "Animal Wise" Author Virginia Morell

Ants vote, birds make art, and elephants grieve. Morell talks about the science of animal minds in preview of her Powell's reading on Feb 27.

02/21/2013 By Aaron Scott

BOOKS AND TALKS

Q&A with Ghostman Author Roger Hobbs

The Reedie scored a book and movie deal for his dark criminal thriller, in addition to his diploma

02/13/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

BOOKS

Q&A: Cheryl Strayed on Dear Abby

"Wild" author and Dear Sugar advice columnist Cheryl Strayed reflects on Dear Abby writer Pauline Phillips, who died this month.

01/30/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

BOOKS

Book Review: Ghostman

An explosive debut crime thriller by 24-year-old recent Reed college alum Roger Hobbs

01/24/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

BOOKS

2013 Oregon Book Awards Finalists Announced

Nominees include Cheryl Strayed, Storm Large, and Brian Doyle—twice. Ceremony takes place April 8.

01/07/2013 By Aaron Scott

BOOKS

2012's Best Books

Local lit we gave our stamp of approval to this year.

12/20/2012 By Portland Monthly Staff

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Q&A: Jonathan Franzen

The award-winning novelist discusses fame, David Foster Wallace, birding, and his recent essay collection.

12/17/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

BOOKS

Book Review: Calling Dr. Laura

Nicole J. Georges's charming graphic memoir follows the search for her father.

12/17/2012 By Arthur Bradford

THE GIFT OF ART

Top Picks for Arty Holiday Shopping

There's no more memorable a gift than a piece of art or handmade craft. We round up the top places to find them this season.

12/04/2012 By Aaron Scott

READ EM AND EAT

5 Questions with Hop In The Saddle Author Lucy Burningham

One of the authors of Hop in the Saddle: A Guide to Portland's Craft Beer Scene by Bike shares her favorite bits of the book, available now.

11/26/2012 By Allison Jones