West End: Oddities

Five Things You'll Find Only in Portland's West End

From strip institutions to periodical paradises, Old Portland is alive and well around here.

05/15/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Books

Staying Gold: S. E. Hinton on The Outsiders at 50

Before her author appearance at Powell’s, she talks Tulsa, Trump, and Rob Lowe.

05/11/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Food Event Spotlight

What Happens When a Tech Journalist Dives into the World of Wine?

At an upcoming Powell's event, PoMo’s own Karen Brooks interviews esteemed journalist and former Portlander Bianca Bosker about her vino-fueled voyage.

03/24/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Books

Portlander Omar El Akkad's Debut Novel Is a Dystopian Antiwar Tale

Drones. Eco-crisis. Civil strife. American War owes more than a little to the present day.

03/20/2017 By Rayyan Al-Shawaf

Poetry

Morgan Parker Turns Beyoncé and Gin-Soaked Olives into Electric Poetry

The New Yorker hits Portland with her new book, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé.

03/07/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Family

20+ Ideas for Family Fun in Portland

We’ve got 10 gold-standard destinations and off-the-radar alternatives that will blow your little ones’ little minds.

01/23/2017 Edited by Fiona McCann By Kelly Clarke, Zach Dundas, and Margaret Seiler

Books

Jon Raymond on Drought, Dilemmas, and Homicidal Rage

The Portland author talks about his new novel, Freebird, ahead of his Inauguration Day Powell’s reading.

01/19/2017 By Fiona McCann

Books & Talks

Feel the Bern in Person, at Powell's

The Oregon Democratic primary winner is Portland-bound.

10/17/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Books

Sex, Drugs, and Masterful Movies: Rome's Sweet 1950s Life

Author Shawn Levy explains how our modern, celebrity-obsessed culture was born in 1950s Rome.

10/13/2016 By Fiona McCann

Weekly Planner

Farm Dinners, a Hot Sauce Expo, and More Portland Food Events

... including Powell’s cookbook readings and boozy summer mini-golf at 19th Hole.

07/22/2016 By Michelle Porter

READ 'EM AND EAT

April Cookbook Events at Powell’s

Two heavy-hitting Portland restaurants and one alt-sugar food writer round out the month’s foodie must-reads.

03/29/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Powell's Expands on Hawthorne

Plus: Portland Art Museum promises Warhol and Rodin, and Pickathon starts the party.

01/14/2016 By Fiona McCann

READ ‘EM AND EAT

Devour These January Cookbook Readings at Powell’s

Four food writers speak in the coming month on cured meats, craft distilling, and the origins of taste.

12/18/2015 By Rachel Grozanick

INTERVIEW

Q&A with Roger Porter: Eating Words Is a Feast of Reading

A new anthology of food writing, coedited by former Portland food critic Roger J. Porter, is an epic collection of food tales by familiar and surprising writers.

12/04/2015 By Karen Brooks

READ EM' AND EAT

See Nigella Lawson and Learn to Bake with Cannabis this Month at Powell’s

Seven cookbooks to check out this month at the city's favorite literary locale.

10/30/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

BOOKS

Franzen and Rushdie and Jong, Oh My! See them in PDX this Month

There's a slew of high profile, heavy hitting writers in town this month for readings. Wondering which to attend, and whether you're a natural fit for team Joy or team Jonathan? We can help.

09/08/2015 By Fiona McCann

Food and Drink Events

The Eat Beat Weekly Planner: Food Events for Every Kind of Eater

Pop-ups inside pop-ups, Japanese pickles at Olympia Provisions, couscous at TBA, and much more.

09/01/2015 By Katie Vaughan

BOOKS & TALKS

The Dream of the 90s? A New Novel Set in Portland in 1992

We spoke to local writer Sara Jaffe about the real and imagined city that forms a backdrop to Dryland.

08/26/2015 By Fiona McCann

READ 'EM AND EAT

Local Beer Books are Invading Powell's in August

Get the scoop on which sudsy stars will be visiting Powell’s for book readings and tell-all Q&A sessions.

07/23/2015 By Allison Jones

BOOK BUZZ

Small Presses Bring Big Literary Talent to Powell's

Twelve writers from all over throw down at Powell's for this year's 8th annual Smallpressapalooza.

03/11/2015 By Larisa Owechko