Culture Cheat Sheet: Books

The Essential Portland Bookshelf: 32 Books That Define Our City and State

Sometimes a Great Notion to Geek Love, these are the texts that express, entertain, and enlighten us.

11/14/2016 By Fiona McCann

Culture Cheat Sheet: Movies

The Ultimate DIY Oregon Film Festival

Clear your weekend. Here’s a seven-movie crash course on Beaver State screentime.

11/14/2016 By Fiona McCann

VIDEO

'Wild' Author Cheryl Strayed Calls on Millennials to Step Up on Climate Change

Portland's own Queen of Letters Cheryl Strayed has lent her voice to a new video on climate change, an environmental call to arms for millennials .

07/07/2015 By Fiona McCann

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Anthony Bourdain is Portland-Bound!

Plus Cheryl Strayed, Arts Tax winners, Portland Center Stage, and Boom Arts

04/16/2015 By Fiona McCann

SLIDE SHOW

The ‘Wild’ Movie Premiere Transformed NW Portland into a Little Hollywood

Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Cheryl Strayed, and many more from the movie turned out for a premiere like Portland has never seen. We have a recap and slide show.

12/09/2014 By Aaron Scott With Eden Dawn Photography by Arthur Hitchcock

FILM

Cheryl Strayed Talks About Filming 'Wild' with Reese Witherspoon (And Meeting Channing Tatum)

We ask the best-selling author about watching Reese Witherspoon act out her life, getting the fateful call from Oprah, and what's next. The film opens Dec 12.

11/18/2014 By Aaron Scott

WE HEART VIDEO

Reese Witherspoon Needs Her 'Wild' Danner Boots

For the upcoming film Wild, producers asked local boot company Danner to outfit Witherspoon with a very special shoe.

11/05/2014 By Eden Dawn

FILM

Reese Witherspoon Gets Oscar Attention for 'Wild' and Announces New Film with Todd Haynes

The filmed-in-Oregon feature is charming critics and audiences from Telluride to Toronto, and Witherspoon and Haynes will team up for a future Peggy Lee biopic.

09/10/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: May 15-18

A trio of great plays, a trio of great authors (Ursula K. Le Guin, Cheryl Strayed, and Lidia Yuknavitch), and tickets go on sale to Lauryn Hill (sans Fugees trio).

05/15/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

Books & Talks

Tom Spanbauer: The Godfather of Portland's Writing Scene

Local authors Cheryl Strayed, Chelsea Cain, Monica Drake, and others tell us why Spanbauer is at the heart of Portland's literary world.

03/13/2014 By Aaron Scott

NOD TO NOSTALGIA

10 Unforgettable Moments from 2013

We look back on a year of Portland theater, books, music, and comedy—plus a naked bike ride to remember.

12/02/2013

FILM + Slideshow

Reese Witherspoon Goes Wild on Twitter

The actress is filming Cheryl Strayed's 'Wild' in Oregon and sharing it via Twitter. We've got a slideshow of her journey so far.

11/14/2013 By Ally Bordas

Slideshow

Slide Show: Reese Witherspoon Gets Wild

The actress is filming Cheryl Strayed's 'Wild' in Oregon and sharing it via Twitter. We've got a slideshow of her pictures thus far.

11/14/2013

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

Mudroom

The Perfect Party: April 2012

Clint Eastwood makes our day, Packy the elephant ages gracefully, and Cheryl Strayed spills the sugar at our Perfect Party table.

03/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas

Now Read This

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Portland author Cheryl Strayed finds herself on the Pacific Crest Trail in a new memoir.

02/23/2012 By Brian Barker