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An Imaginary Oregon

Early Map Makers Had No Idea What Was in the Pacific Northwest—But That Didn’t Stop Them from Making Stuff Up

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The 33 Best Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Jul 20-22

PDX Pops NOW, Cathedral Park Gets Jazzy... It's Festival Overload and it is GLORIOUS!

The 34 Best Films to Catch in Portland Theaters This Week: Jul 20-26

From Vertigo on 70mm to Half Baked on the Roof of a Parking Garage

The 13 Best Ways to Make a Difference in Portland this Week: July 18-24

Party for Social Justice at the Zodiac Kiki Ball, Build Sleeping Pods for R2D2, and Volunteer with Trailkeepers of Oregon

The 18 Best Ways to Enjoy the Arts in Portland: Jul 18-24

Portland's Funniest Person! The Portland Opera! And Portland as Drag Dangerzone!

The 13 Funniest Things to Do In Portland This Month: July 2018

Celebrate Sketch Comedy, Stay Fruit Forward, and Get Some Summer Love with Lez Stand Up

The 12 Most Delicious Things to Do in Portland This Month: July 2018

We Got Tea Fests, Beer Fests, Vegan Fests, Kriek Fests, and Yes... PICKLE FESTS, Too!

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A Band-Aid Solution for Portland’s Cycle of Evictions

A Pilot Program Works to Keep Low-Income Tenants in Their Homes. It's Working—for Now.

Oregon’s Weak Hate Crime Laws Have Left Victims Disillusioned

"The process is inherently unsatisfying."

Hall Monitor: Paradigm Shift

Mayor Wheeler's Response to Homelessness Isn't Working

Music »

PDX Pop Now! Sets a Standard for Accessibility in Art

The Always Free, Always All-Ages Festival Celebrates Its 15th Year

Buffalo Springfield, Again and Again

Neil Young and Stephen Stills’ First Band Gets Reissued in Mono and Stereo

Film »

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot Review: Gus Van Sant Takes on John Callahan

And the Results Are Good—If Tamer Than Expected

The Equalizer 2: Just Get to the Equalizing Already!

We’re Here for Equalizing, Not Exposition

The King Explores Elvis and America Through Obvious Metaphors

A Rolls-Royce Symbolizes Capitalism! (And Other Self-Evident Truths)

Craft Beer Issue 2018 »

Rosenstadt Brewing Keeps Up Tradition, Untraditionally

And Now There's a Permanent Place to Drink Their Line of German-Style Beers

Little Beast’s Beer Garden Is a Feast for the Senses

The Farmhouse-Style Brewery Also Has a New Production Facility

Thirsty Monk Spreads the Gospel of Belgian Beer

Food Flights and Unique Brews in the Former Bazi Bierbrasserie Space

Beer Crawl: Sipping in Richmond

Southeast Hawthorne and Division

Food and Drink »

Small is Beautiful for Oregon’s Winemakers

Just a Taste of Some the Region’s Stand-Out Micro-Producers

Either/Or Is A Very Good Bar/Restaurant/Coffee Shop

Coffee Cocktails, Baller Breakfast Tacos and Espresso Flights On North Williams

The All Day Food Cart

Bloodbuzz and Breadbox Cement Prost! Marketplace's Spot on the Map

Drink Up! It's the Portland Mercury's Craft Beer Guide

Our Favorite New Places to Drink, Neighborhood Beer Crawls, and More

Cannabis »

Why Wine Drinkers Could Switch to Weed

Particularly Women Wine Drinkers

California Cannabis in Crisis

The Golden State’s Rollout for Legal Weed Has Already Hit Big Problems

Fashion »

Ice Ice Baby: Therapy at Negative 184 Degrees

Wherein I Freeze My Butt Off in the Name of Wellness... and LIKE it.

Party Wave PDX Was Wavy

Summer Lookbooks Are Comin’ in Hot

These Lookbooks Don’t Disappoint

Visual Art »

Xander Marrow and Rocket Are Perfectly Paired for Germination

The Two-Person Photography Show Explores Intimate History and Artistic Development

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

Comedy »

Year Two of Portland’s Sketch Comedy Fest Brings It—Internationally, Nationally, and Locally

Don’t Miss Brunch, the Aces, Nacho Gold, and Patsy

Interview: Yedoye Travis Headlines Minority Retort

Talking Problematic Favs, Hard to Pronounce Names, and Seeing Your Future Self on Stage with Yedoye Travis

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

Books »

Genevieve Hudson’s Pretend We Live Here Boldly Makes Queerness the Norm

Hudson’s Fierce Debut Finds a Fitting Home at Future Tense Books

Bad Moms and Brutal Honesty in I Will Be Complete

Glen David Gold’s Memoir Recounts a Singularly Awful Upbringing

The Floor Pooping in My Year of Rest and Relaxation Feels Completely Normal

Interview: Ottessa Moshfegh on Her New Novel’s Deadpan Spin-Out

Our Picks for Tin House’s Free Summer Reading Series

Listen to These Authors Read in an Outdoor Amphitheater at Magic Hour

Theater »

Portland Playhouse Extends Its Run of August Wilson’s Fences

The Play About Father/Son Dynamics Is Not to Be Missed

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.

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

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

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An Imaginary Oregon

Early Map Makers Had No Idea What Was in the Pacific Northwest—But That Didn’t Stop Them from Making Stuff Up

Cheap Lunches!

Sixty Places to Get Inexpensive Noontime Eats

The Disappearing Food Cart

Cheap Lunches are a Portland Food Cart Staple, But Is Rampant Development Signaling the Death of the Pod?

Raising the Salad Bar

Searching for a Reasonably Priced Salad Should Not Be This Hard