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The 28 Best Things to Do in Portland This Week: Jun 18-21

Explosions! Dinosaurs! Brown Calculus! PICKLES! DAMN That's One HELL of a Week!

The 28 Best Films to Catch in Portland Theaters This Week: June 15-21

Starring Pee-Wee, the Ghostbusters, and the Muppet Babies!

The 13 Best Ways to Make a Difference in Portland this Week: June 13-19

Juneteenth Parade and Bike Ride, the Trans Pride March, and Prisoner Correspondence Night with Critical Resistance PDX

The 21 Best Ways to Enjoy the Arts in Portland This Week: Jun 13-19

Comedy Powerhouses, Pride Gets Arty, and Ursula K. Le Guin Gets Honored.

The 18 Funniest Things to Do in Portland This Month: June 2018

A Lineup of Laugh-Makers so Potent You're Liable to Literally Laugh Your Head Off.

The 16 Most Delicious Things to Do in Portland This Month: June 2018

You Know What Goes Well with Wings? Drinks! And in June, Your Favorite Drinks All Get Their Own Festivals, Too!

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News »

In the Midst of a Crisis, Metro Takes on Affordable Housing

Will Voters Support the First-Ever Regional Affordable Housing Bond?

Sexual Abuse Victims Push PSU to Complete Investigation into Student’s Conduct

And the Trump Administration’s Relaxed Title IX Guidelines Aren’t Helping

Alt-Right Trolls Put Local Businesses on Edge for Hosting "Reparations Happy Hour"

Where Does This Leave the New Meetup for People of Color?

Parents Accuse Portland Public Schools of Having “Squandered” Community Trust

PPS Will Split Students in the ACCESS Academy Program Between Two Schools. Parents—and Schools—Aren’t Pleased

Music »

Janelle Monáe Takes Her Sex-Positive Sound to the Next Dimension

Her New Album Dirty Computer Is a Defiant Celebration of Marginalized Identities

Record Review: The Lavender Flu, Mow the Glass

The Portland Band’s Sophomore Album Is More Focused (Though Still Chaotic)

Move Over, Big Star—Here’s Zuider Zee

Light in the Attic’s Collection of Unreleased Tracks Gives the Memphis Band Its Due

Film »

With On Cinema Live!, Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington Make Cinema Great Again

How a Goofy Web Series Became One of Our Sharpest Cultural Satires

Incredibles 2 Review: Brad Bird Gets This Close to a Classic

A Solid Sequel to the Best Superhero Movie Ever

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Puts Mr. Rogers on a Pedestal

But Would He Want to Be There?

Food and Drink »

Canard Brings Out the Kid In You

Choose Your Own Anytime-Adventure from Foie Gras, French Toast, Oysters and More

The Enchantment (and Occasional Bummer) of Old Wine

Old Wine, Expectations, and One Big Disappointment

Olympia Provisions Rebrands, Embraces Its Vibe

Meat Magicians of OP Wurst Prove They're More than Just Another Hot Doggery

Dreaming of Dumplings

Great New Choices for Your Dumpling Fix

Cannabis »

New Rules Mean Lots of Red Tape for Medical Cannabis Growers

Growing Pains for the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program

There’s a New Queer in Town »

You’re New, You Need Help. Help Is Here.

Portland Services for the LGBTQ+ Community

Chanti Darling's Light Disco for Dark Times

The Musician Discusses Being a Black Queer Artist in Portland

An Introvert’s Guide to Pride

Being Out and Proud—Without Going Outside

Fashion »

Weekend Gender Bender

A Guide to Portland’s Queer Fashion

Make Way for Thunderpants!

Celeste Sipes Closes Radish Underground to Focus on Underwear Line

Visual Art »

Art Review: Consu Tolosa at Guardino Gallery

Pleasures + Perils Continues Tolosa’s Shift Toward Abstract Painting

S1’s Fourth-Anniversary Weekend

Portland's Partial Gallery, Partial Venue, All Synth Paradise

Local Students Reinterpret MoMA Works in Marvels.

Forging Artwork as a Way of Taking Ownership of the Portland Art Museum

GeekCraft Expo PDX: For Kinder, Gentler Nerds

The Triumphant Return of Portland’s Most Accessible Geek Gathering

Comedy »

Queer Comedy in Portland is Thriving and Hilarious

A Guide to Getting into Portland’s Queer Comedy Scene

Drench Your Comedy Chips with Nacho Gold

The Sketch Comedians from the 3rd Floor Return

The 18 Funniest Things to Do in Portland This Month: June 2018

A Lineup of Laugh-Makers so Potent You're Liable to Literally Laugh Your Head Off.

Books »

The Long Odds of Poe Ballantine’s Whirlaway Pay Off

A Weird, Wonderful Yarn About Horse Races, Record Collectors, and Telepathic Dogs

Jason Heller’s Strange Stars Rehashes the Space-Obsessed ’70s

There's a Starman Still Waiting in the Sky

Islamophobia in the USA

American Islamophobia Reveals Our Nation’s Long History of Prejudice

Deep Inside the Malheur Standoff

Chosen Country Author James Pogue Was Embedded with the Bundys

Theater »

Patrick Buckmaster and Ann Pyne Are Throwing Portland’s Drag Parties

Kai Kais, Kikis and Getting Paid All Year Long

Siobhan O’Loughlin’s “Literally Immersive” Broken Bone Bathtub

O’Loughlin’s One-Woman Show Takes Place In the Tub of a Stranger

Sex, Marriage, Porn, Dildos

Alice Birch’s Hilarious Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

Ballet Is for Closers

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Closer Removes Audience and Dancer Boundaries

Summer In The City »

Our Favorite Patios for Getting a Sunburn While Day-Drinking

A (Wobbly) Step-by-Step Guide to Portland’s Patio Paradise

Here Are Forest Park’s Must-Hike Trails

There’s No Better Time to Enjoy Forest Park

Pressed for Time? Check Out These Portland “Fake-cations”!

From Oxbow Park to Enchanted Forest, Prepare to CHILL THE FUCK OUT

Feature »

Weekend Gender Bender

A Guide to Portland’s Queer Fashion

A Playlist for Pride

Songs from the Queer Artists Who Are Ruling Portland’s Music Scenes

A Two-Spirit City

A Queer Indigenous Guide to Putting Down Roots in Portland