Best Restaurants 2022

Som Tum Thai Kitchen Offers Papaya Salad Paradise Near PSU

The year-old restaurant in downtown Portland specializes in papaya salads, laab, soups, sausages, and more.

11/07/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Q&A

Ripping the City with Anela Malik

The influencer and entrepreneur voices her opinion on Portland and dishes on her newly discovered favorites in and around the city.

11/07/2022 By Dalila Brent

Food Industry

Help Wanted: The Kitchen Is Hiring

Restaurant jobs are nearly back to pre-COVID numbers and unemployment is lower than ever, but cooks are nowhere to be found.

11/04/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Coffee

Less and More Coffee Is the New Café Downtown Portland Needs Right Now

Blending Chinese and Korean flavors, the kiosk serves everything from straight-up coffee to signature drinks to Bakeshop pastries.

10/21/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Q&A

Ripping the City With Jordan Thierry

The Portland-born author, filmmaker, and creative director shares his Rose City go-tos, and the changes he's looking forward to most in the city.

10/20/2022 By Dalila Brent

Theater

Northwest Children’s Theater Finds a New Home in Downtown Portland

For nearly three decades, NWCT has operated in a former Christian Science church in Nob Hill. In January, it’s moving to Broadway.

09/21/2022 By Conner Reed

Development

O’Bryant Square Garage to Be Demolished in 2023

The downtown Portland plaza, nicknamed "Paranoid Park," is catty-corner to the new Ritz-Carlton, which is set to open next July.

09/16/2022 By Julia Silverman

Review

What to Order (and Skip) at Tanaka, Downtown’s Newest Katsu Sandwich Shop and Japanese Bakery

Thanks to the creators of Afuri Ramen, katsu sandos and miso chocolate chip cookies are now in the office lunch rotation.

08/25/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Q&A

Ripping the City With Bimma Williams

The Portland-based entrepreneur and podcaster dishes on his favorite local spots and the future of the city.

06/07/2022 Edited by Dalila Brent

Tourism

Rose City Rebrand: Translating the Story of a City at a Crossroads to Tourists

Influencers, New York Times ads, and some carefully chosen (and controversial) versions of the city and its people–and why that matters for the rest of us.

05/24/2022 By Julia Silverman

Festival

The Rose Festival Is Back in Portland, in Person, for 2022

The numbers behind the 115-year-old city festival, featuring parades, clowns, Rose Festival Queen drama, and the occasional Oregon Zoo elephant

05/18/2022 By Julia Silverman

Interview

Chef Kristen D. Murray's Last Stand at Måurice

The iconic downtown Portland pastry luncheonette has endured vandalism and financial pandemic-era blows. Now, it's banking on tasting menus for survival and sanity.

04/28/2022 By Karen Brooks

Development

Big Ideas for 3 Prime Portland Parcels

We ask some experts about their dreams for 3 huge prime parcels, which could become affordable housing, health care hubs, or new parks in Portland, Oregon.

04/07/2022 By Karly Quadros

News

The Roxy, Portland's 24-Hour Downtown Diner, Will Permanently Close March 20

Owner Suzanne Hale announced the closure on Facebook Wednesday evening.

03/17/2022 By Thom Hilton

Transportation

How Much Would You Pay to Park Your Car in Portland?

PBOT is proposing to increase metered parking and permit costs to backfill a budget deficit and encourage the use of alternate transportation.

02/21/2022 By Julia Silverman

Development

Think the Portland Metro Area's Done For? These 11 Developments Beg to Differ

New apartment complexes, restored theaters, downtown music venues, and more are in the works for 2022 and beyond.

02/16/2022 By Julia Silverman

Restaurant Openings

Dolly Olive Will Take Over the Former Bistro Agnes Space This Spring

The new restaurant, which features southern Mediterranean brunch and dinner, is part of the Sesame Collective group.

02/01/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Baseball

Baseball's Portland Pickles Open a Team Store Downtown

Find pickle juice, game-worn jerseys, Dillon bobbleheads, and maybe even Dillon himself at the Pickle Jar.

11/15/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Homelessness

At Long Last, Portland Announces 3 Locations For 'Safe Rest Villages'

Only 180 people will be able to move in; three more sites are expected to be announced soon.

09/30/2021 By Julia Silverman

Development

The Portland Hotel Boom Continues Apace

When tourists start flocking back to the city, they’ll have plenty of new lodging options.

09/21/2021 By Cami Hughes