Music

Legendary Portland Singer Shirley Nanette Brings Sequins and Soul to Holocene

At 71, the dynamo entertainer returns to the stage to perform her 1973 album, Never Coming Back, in its entirety.

04/09/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Education

Meet the Longest-Serving Principal in Portland

With Rosa Parks Elementary, Tamala Newsome helped shape a neighborhood.

01/29/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Beer

Widmer's North Portland Brewpub Closes After Almost 23 Years

"With ... increased competition, we have struggled to make the pub financially sustainable," the company said in a Facebook post.

01/22/2019 By Marty Patail

Music

‘70s-Era Portland Soul Icons Take the Stage in Historic Concert

The Albina Soul Revue showcases some of the best of the city's musical past.

11/13/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Development

Can This Radical Plan Reinvent the Rose Quarter?

Right now, the community-born Albina Vision Trust may be just a dream. But it's quite the dream.

09/18/2018 By Zach Dundas

Best Bars 2018: Oh Happy Day

A Perfect, Day-Long Pub Crawl in North Portland

Prepare for burgers, Corpse Reviver Jell-O shots, and vegan tiki.

08/14/2018 By Samantha Bakall

Streets & Hoods

6 Essential Portland Neighborhoods for Newcomers to Explore

Shop, eat, and play your way across the metro area.

08/03/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke and Margaret Seiler

Architecture

A New Housing Concept on N Williams Aims to Change How Some Portlanders Age

The 70-unit Canyons building is all about aging in place—and staying out of the nursing home.

06/14/2018 By Emily Davis

Design

The Hidden History of North Portland's Flower-Powered Peninsula Park

With its sunken garden and lusty pink blooms, the park was part of our young city's frenzy for roses.

05/22/2018 By Kate Bryant

Spotlight

At Dos Hermanos, Two Yucatán-Born Brothers Work Bakery Magic

Gabriel and Josue Azcorra fuel N Williams with great baguettes and sugar-showered Mexican pastries.

04/24/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Visual Art

A Year after a Controversial Art Gallery Coup, Disjecta Focuses on the Positive

New director Blake Shell aims for more diverse representation—and a revival of the nonprofit's art dinners.

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Education

Does Jefferson High School Need a New Name?

A ’61 graduate of the historically black school says it should be named for a woman, an African American, or an abolitionist—not a slaveowner.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Checking In

Same, Same but Different: Philippe’s Bread Is Now Dos Hermanos Bakery

A pair of Yucatán-born brothers keep the North Williams spot’s great baguettes and add killer, sugar-showered ham-and-cheese Mexican pastries.

03/06/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Visual Art

A New North Portland Gallery Gives Space to Queer and Trans Artists of Color

Ori aims to redefine "the white cube."

01/30/2018 By Fiona McCann

True Blood

Portland’s Lo-Fi, DIY Pro Wrestling Scene Keeps It Extremely Real

Vince McMahon? The Rock? This is the antidote.

12/28/2017 By Leah Sottile

Holiday Survival Mode

Where to Take Out-of-Towners over the Holidays

We've got insider's guides to three of Portland's most show-offable neighborhoods.

12/21/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide: N Mississippi/Williams

Where to eat, drink, play, explore, and more in this eclectic, swiftly changing swath of North Portland.

11/01/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Mississippi/Williams: Insider Picks

Where N Mississippi/Williams Insiders Really Eat, Drink, and Play

These are the storied parks, backyard bars, and oddball food carts where the neighbors hang out.

11/01/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Mississippi/Williams: Oddities

5 Places That Exist Only in Portland's N Mississippi/Williams Neighborhood

You want tiny orchestras, storied toilets, and beverages that forecast the future? This area’s got you covered.

11/01/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Mississippi/Williams: Activities

5 Places to Play in Portland's N Mississippi/Williams Neighborhood

It’s all about board game battles, great bands, and boxing rings.

11/01/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff