The Voice

Tra’Renee Chambers on Her New Podcast and Her Purpose

“If I’m not being the light and at least trying to tell the truth, with light and with love, then I have no purpose here.”

09/19/2020 By Eden Dawn

Music

Aminé Speaks

The Portland rapper on his new album, growing up Black in the Pacific Northwest, and leaning into uncertainty.

08/07/2020 By Conner Reed

Food

This Meal Delivery Service Provides Healthy Food to Portland's Sex Workers

Nikeisah Newton’s Meals 4 Heels feeds local dancers late-night protein bowls.

07/17/2020 By Lauren Carlos

Q&A

Dougy Center Director Brennan Wood on Coping With Grief, Loss, and Isolation During the Pandemic

‘Talking openly and honestly with your children about traumatic moments or tragic events creates a foundation of trust, enabling them to come to you in the f...

07/12/2020 By Greg Forbes Siegman

Interview

Oregon's New Poet Laureate on Imagining a Better, Brighter Portland

“The ‘weirdness’ of Portland is that it is a city of strange dichotomy,” says Anis Mojgani. “It’s very inclusive, and at the same time, extremely exclusive.”

07/08/2020 By Conner Reed

Interview

Isaiah Tillman Will Take His Roses Now

The burlesque superstar on how he’s endured Portland’s racism and made his way on the road to fame.

07/02/2020 By Andrew Jankowski Photography by Johnny Nuriel

Interview

"The Whole System Came Down. Let's Fix Everything."

Chef Gregory Gourdet on Top Chef, race, and rebuilding the food nation

06/18/2020 By Karen Brooks

What Now?

An Oregon Historian on What We Can Learn From the 1918 Flu Epidemic

“This is a historical truism for pandemics. Pausing, reflecting, obfuscating, lying, or just not being decisive is always a lot worse. Tell the truth, close ...

06/01/2020 Edited by Marty Patail

Interview

Clementine Is an Oregon-Made Coming-of-Age Thriller That Lingers

The film hits virtual cinemas May 8.

05/07/2020 By Conner Reed

How We're Coping

A Local Therapist Talks Calming Nerves in the Age of COVID

Regina Tricamo is just as scared as her clients right now. So how does she manage to bring them comfort?

04/13/2020 By Conner Reed

Film

Roland Dahwen’s First Feature Film Examines Family Fallout with Intriguing Patience

Borrufa premiered at PIFF last month (before everything went up in flames).

04/03/2020 By Conner Reed

Q&A

Meet the Catlin Gabel Alum Who Produces Shrill

Max Handelman grew up in Portland, married Elizabeth Banks, and now produces one of our city's best cultural exports.

01/24/2020 By Conner Reed

Interview

Catching Up with RACC Leader Madison Cario, One Year In

‘One of the biggest problems and opportunities for Portland is the number of people moving here.’

12/31/2019 By Conner Reed

Theater

This Portland Actor Channels Die Hard's Hans Gruber Every Holiday Season

A Q&A with actor Landy Lamb, who shines as German mastermind Hans Gruber in Funhouse Lounge's Die Hard: The Musical

11/26/2019 By Conner Reed

Q&A

For Portland Filmmaker Todd Haynes, Truth Is Richer Than Fiction

Haynes's new film, Dark Waters, opens in Portland on November 26.

11/25/2019 By Conner Reed

Profile

Portland's 'Chinatown Dance Rock' Band Takes Its Final Bow

Following their final show at the Doug Fir, we take a look back at the music and legacy of the Slants.

11/15/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Interview

Assemblage Founder Rachel Adams Talks Gender Equity in Oregon Winemaking

Tickets go on sale October 28 for the two-day symposium at Linfield College.

10/28/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Interview

Kim Petras on Elvira, the 'Monster Mash,' and Her Dream Collaboration

The rising pop star will come to the Roseland this Thursday to support her Halloween record Turn Off the Light.

10/22/2019 By Conner Reed

Q&A

How Untitled Goose Game Conquered the Gaming World

Panic's cofounder Cabel Sasser talks about game publishing, his company's evolution, and how a humble goose took the world by storm.

10/10/2019 By Marty Patail

Interviews

A Q&A With Anderson Cooper

The CNN anchor talks Portland, deep fakes, and gay fiction ahead of his appearance at the Schnitz.

09/25/2019 By Conner Reed