Books

A New Supervillain Warlord Hits Oregon—and Purrs

Meet Klawde, Feline High Commander of the planet Lyttyrboks and protagonist of a new middle-grade series by Portland's Emily Chenoweth and New Jersey's Johnny Marciano.

02/20/2019 By Wriik Maui

Block Buster

How One $50,000 Bust Revealed an Underworld of Portland Lego Crime

We investigate the teeny black market, brick by brick.

01/29/2019 By Marty Patail

Film

Portland's Sam Elliott Nabs Oscar Nom for A Star Is Born

Before fame and fortune, Elliott graduated from David Douglas High School in 1962.

01/22/2019 By Marty Patail

Film

Travis Knight's Transformers Movie Has 93% on Rotten Tomatoes

Bumblebee, directed by the Laika CEO, apparently doesn't suck.

12/26/2018 By Marty Patail

Hometown Hero

The Newest DC Comics Superhero Is a Girl of Color from Oregon

Meet Naomi, a new character created by Portland writers Brian Michael Bendis and David Walker.

12/21/2018 By Fiona McCann

Booze

Ryan Reynolds Drops Hilarious New Ad for Portland-Made Aviation Gin

"An American original ... now owned by a Canadian."

12/13/2018 By Marty Patail

Monster Banquet

Anthony Bourdain’s Final Graphic Novel Is a Grisly, Ghostly Tale

Hungry Ghosts, cowritten with longtime collaborator Joel Rose, was released by Dark Horse Comics four months after Bourdain’s 2018 death.

12/05/2018 By Fiona McCann

Cult Hit

Here’s What Netflix Left Out of Wild Wild Country

The Emmy-winning doc turned the absurd chaos of Oregon's Rajneeshpuram into a pop culture phenomenon. We followed up.

11/20/2018 By Michelle DeVona Illustrations by Michael Byers

Visual Art

Who Knew Jif Could Make Such Compelling Art?

Portlander LeBrie Rich pays homage to the foods of her childhood—while examining their capitalist origin stories—in her fuzzy, felted Wolff Gallery show.

09/12/2018 By Emma Luthy

Festivals

3 Things to Do at Rose City Comic Con This Weekend

Portland’s biggest celebration of fandom, comics, and cosplay starts tonight.

09/07/2018 By Allison Place

Music

10 Portland Bands You Need to Hear Right Now

From hip-hop phenoms to sweet-voiced doom rockers, these are the musicians soundtracking our city in 2018.

08/14/2018 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, and Benjamin Tepler

Television

Simpsons Creator and Portland Native Matt Groening Has a New Show

On Disenchantment, the TV vet goes medieval.

08/14/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Q&A

Hip-Hop Phenom and LA Native The Last Artful, Dodgr Pulled a Classic California Trick...

... by advancing her art with a move to PDX. Win for us!

08/03/2018 By Fiona McCann

Video Gold

This New Decemberists’ Video Is Life-Affirming Brilliance

The music video for "Once in My Life" is a seven-minute celebration of being different.

07/19/2018 By Fiona McCann

Music

R&B Phenom Chanti Darling Invites Portland to the Dance Floor

On his debut LP, Chanticleer Trü blends electro-soul, boogie-funk, and house, anchoring it all with his classically trained voice.

07/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

In Memoriam

The Northwest Music World Floods the Internet with Tributes to Richard Swift

Oregon musician and producer Richard Swift died July 3 at age 41. Online, his community mourned the loss.

07/06/2018 By Eden Dawn

History

52 Years Ago, the Biggest Movie Flop in the West Was Filmed in Oregon

Even with Clint Eastwood and the Wallowa Mountains, Paint Your Wagon was a real cow patty.

06/19/2018 By Doug Kenck-Crispin

Film

In a New Film, a Father and Daughter Go Off the Grid in Forest Park

Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace chases a real-life Portland mystery.

06/19/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Film

Gus Van Sant’s New Film Resurrects Legendary Portland Cartoonist John Callahan

Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Jonah Hill, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot chronicles the life of the provocative quadriplegic artist.

06/19/2018 By Jason Cohen

Film

Watch the Rollicking Trailer for the New Oregon-Set Western The Sisters Brothers

Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riz Ahmed go full Wild West.

05/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson