Pomo Picks

What to Watch, Read, and Listen to to Take Your Mind Off the Apocalypse: Week of May 20

The Portland Monthly team shares the non-pandemic content keeping us sane this week.

05/21/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

How We’re Coping

A Portland Public School Teacher (and Award-Winning Graphic Novelist) on Being There for His Students Onscreen

Aron Nels Steinke talks virtual education and how to support your local indie bookstore.

04/09/2020 By Julia Silverman

Books

Q&A: Film Director and Novelist John Sayles

Before his February 27 appearance at Powell’s, the writer talks about Dickens, Dickinson, and his favorite Scottish thrillers.

02/26/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Art

CULT Wants You to See the Value in Objects

The new Pearl District shop features rare books, toys, sneakers, and more

02/18/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

The Land of Bart & Karl

Bookstores and Ball Games in Berkeley and Beyond

Swap MAX for BART with a weekend in the East Bay.

01/21/2020 By Alli Weseman

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

Books & Talks

Broadway Books Honors Late Writer Brian Doyle

The bookstore will dedicate Wednesday, May 31 to the memory of the Lake Oswego author.

05/30/2017 By Anyi Wong-Lifton

Books

10 Must-Visit Portland Indie Bookstores

Whether you're seeking pristine stacks of new titles or dusty antiquarian finds, these local treasures have you covered.

04/27/2017 By Lauren Kershner

BOOKS

Passages Bookshop Opens Its Doors . . . Again!

After basement beginnings and a recent eviction, Portland's beloved purveyor of rare books is back.

01/28/2016 By Fiona McCann

SHOP LOCAL

Portland's Best Bookstores that Aren't Powell's

Find your personal page paradise with our guide to the city's under-the-radar literary hideaways—plus a few record shops to further your analog bliss.

09/21/2015 By Fiona McCann

BOOKS

Franzen and Rushdie and Jong, Oh My! See them in PDX this Month

There's a slew of high profile, heavy hitting writers in town this month for readings. Wondering which to attend, and whether you're a natural fit for team Joy or team Jonathan? We can help.

09/08/2015 By Fiona McCann

PORTLAND ARTS 101

A Beginner's Guide to the Portland Literary World's Major Landmarks

Mapping the gateways to the city's writing and reading scene—from the coffee shop most frequented by writers and poets to the Portland Poetry Slam

03/02/2015 By Kevin Sampsell

BOOKS

Two Portland Bookstores, One Room

Passages Bookshop and Division Leap join forces to create Portland's "highest"—and rarest—of literary havens.

01/23/2015 By Mary Stutzman

SHOPPING LIST

Gift Guide: 5 Intellectual Books for Your Bibliophile Bestie

Mother Foucault’s Bookshop on SE Morrison Street is a heady hub for global literature and philosophy.

12/01/2014 By Kate Goodling

BOOKS & TALKS

June's Killer Literary Events

LitHop and Poetry Press Week, PDX's best new lit happenings, kick off a crazy month that also includes Tom Robbins, Blumesday, and some local debuts.

06/04/2014 By Danielle Klenak

REPORT

The Scoop on Powell's Books' Downtown Remodel

Portland's beloved bookstore overhauls its Burnside flagship with the future in mind.

01/21/2014 By Zach Dundas

CULTURE

How to Save the Bookstore

Author Ann Patchett returned independent bookselling to Nashville—and has some tips for the rest of America's bibliophiles

11/01/2013 By Emily Gravlin

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

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

Slideshow

Slide Show: Treasures from Portland's Boutique Bookstores

The owners of Portland's finest small bookstores share a few of their favorite items for your holiday hunting.

11/16/2012