Entertaining Guide

12 More Awesome Ways to Party in Portland

From axe-throwing contests and rooftop get-downs to wine-and-cheese platters and pizza parties, there's really no excuse not to throw an epic party.

08/27/2019 By Heather Arndt Anderson, Kelly Clarke, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Conner Reed, and Benjamin Tepler

Video Games

Portland App Maker Unveils New Handheld Game Console—With a Hand Crank

Indie developer Panic's new Playdate console looks like a yellow box of joy—and it's already a source of controversy.

05/30/2019 By Marty Patail

Cars

A Rally of Gas-Guzzling Junkers Is Cleaning Up Oregon’s Backcountry

The now-global Gambler 500 road race is cheap, weird, and totally from here.

05/28/2019 By Marty Patail

Television

How to Get Ready for Game of Thrones the Portland Way

From wine pairings to a pug crawl, here are 5 local events to get you in the mood for the final season of ice and fire beginning April 14.

03/29/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Fun & Games

Can a New Portland Game Fight Fake News?

Theory Gang’s Werk wants its players to think.

03/26/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Video Games

A Portland Game Studio Makes Its Debut with an Anime-Inspired "Puzzle Battler"

Rose City Games releases The World Next Door on March 28.

03/13/2019 By Ryan Ashby

TV Legend

Local ‘Jeopardy’ Contestants React to Alex Trebek’s Big News

The longtime host, now fighting cancer, did not want to be asked about his mustache.

03/12/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Spring Road Trips: Pit Stops

10 Kitschy Roadside Attractions to Visit in Oregon

Collect 'em all!

02/26/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Strategies

How to Use March Madness to Fight the Patriarchy

Help close the enthusiasm gap with a little (probably illegal) gambling.

02/26/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Hit the Road

It's been a long winter. Shake it off.

02/26/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Oregoniana

How Many Oregon Towns Can You Guess from This Old Quiz?

The quiz features 42 rebuses. It's harder than you'd expect.

02/12/2019 By Marty Patail

Wellness: Get Smart

Welcome to Portland's Brainiest Bar Trivia Nights

Added bonus? They all benefit local nonprofits.

01/29/2019 By Rachel Saslow

Pop-Up Music

This Guy Will Write You Your Own Custom Theme Song

Tiny Anthems is all about mythologizing you.

01/29/2019 By Sydney Dauphinais

Hidden Portland: Where Is This?

Can You Identify These 12 Portland Sights?

Time to test your knowledge of this city.

12/21/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Long Story Short

Portlander Zoë Vrabel Is One of the Globe's Best Pinball Players

Her pro tip? Bump some Cardi B.

11/20/2018 By Sam Pape

Trophy Case

These Are the Board Games the Decemberists Obsessively Play on Tour

Guitars: check. Keyboards: check. The Settlers of Catan: check.

11/20/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Gaming

Magic: The Gathering Players Take Over the Oregon Convention Center

The tournament, set to draw thousands of attendees, proves that this classic nerdy card game is here to stay.

11/20/2018 By Sam Pape

Trophy Case

Upgrade Your Backyard Bash with This Portland-Perfect Stuff

Giant party games and wood-burning chimineas help get the party started.

06/19/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Cards for Humanity

A Portland-Made Card Game Reveals Just How Well You Know Your Friends

Ami Baio's new game is basically cards for humanity.

05/22/2018 By Emma Mannheimer