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The 28 Best Things to Do in Portland This (Burger) Week: August 13-16

That's 28 Things to Do Aside from Eating all 50 Burgers Available During Burger Week!

The 17 Best Concerts to See in Portland This Week: August 8-14.

From Hall & Oates to Shabazz Palaces to Chanti Darling’s Record Release

The 34 Best Films to Catch in Portland Theaters: August 10-16

Hobbits! Princes Brides! Damn Dirty Apes!

The 12 Best Ways to Enjoy the Arts This Week: August 8-14

Artful Underestimation, Saving St. Johns Trees, Hameister & Friends Give Fear the Finger, and More!

The 18 Funniest Things to Do in Portland: August 2018

Homecomings Galore, Podcasters and More, an Improv Fest, I, Anonymous' Best, All this and Michelle Wolf, Too!

The 13 Most Delicious Things to Do in Portland: August 2018

Crawdads, Hot Sauce, Radler Fests, Rosé All Day, and of course: BURGER WEEK!

News »

What Happens When Portland's Hub for Mental Health Care Unexpectedly Closes?

Unity Center's Pause on New Patients Sends Providers Scrambling

Hall Monitor: Silent Treatment

The First Amendment Has Become the City’s Excuse for Inaction Against Hate Groups—Rather Than an Opportunity to Condemn Them

Portland Considers a New Disaster Preparedness Model

And It Looks Really Weird!

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.

Music »

Record Review: Chanti Darling, RNB Vol. 1

The Retro-Futurist Soul Outfit Releases Their Debut LP

Summing Up the 20th Anniversary of Pickathon in Nine Lists

The Furthest Corners of the Hall and Oates Universe

Nine Songs the Iconic Duo Should Play on Their Current Tour

Jack White Is Coming to Portland

And with the Help of Yondr, He’s Taking Away Your Phone Privileges

Film »

BlacKkKlansman Review: Spike Lee Tries to Do... a Lot

It’s Difficult to Know What to Make of Lee’s Latest Joint

The Meg Review: Shark Weak

A Dumb Movie That Isn't Dumb Enough

The 34 Best Films to Catch in Portland Theaters: August 10-16

Hobbits! Princes Brides! Damn Dirty Apes!

Detroiters Is the Funniest Show on TV

Sam Richardson and Tim Robinson Bring Detroit to the Rest of the World

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 »

If You’re Not Eating Crawfish, You’re Summering Wrong

Have a Blast at a Cajun-Style Boil

Super Deluxe is Portland’s Answer to In-N-Out

The Man Behind Little Big Burger Returns in a Bid for Burger Supremacy

Bright Colors and Brighter Flavors at Casa Zoraya

Zoraya Zambrano Brings Upscale Peruvian Fare to Piedmont-Kenton Neighborhood

Cannabis »

Reefer Regulations Roll Hard

Hefty Fines for Violations in Oregon and Colorado

Should All Drugs Be Legalized?

A Harvard Researcher Found Economic Benefits. Are Those Enough?

Fashion »

Hot August Nights

Casually Comfortable Summer Cuties

August Style Events

The Art Institute of Portland's Last Fashion Event, Fade to Light, and More

Blithe and Bonny’s Backstory

Visual Art »

The Silent, Shuttered Works of Cathy Wilkes

Pieces From Yale Union’s Current Show Will Be in Next Year’s Venice Biennale

Xander Marrow and Rocket Are Perfectly Paired for Germination

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

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 »

North Coast, White Women, and Big Bang (The Improv Group Not the Famous K-Pop Band)

All the Best Stuff and Even More Best Stuff at the Fifth Stumptown Improv Festival

Amy Miller On Her Third Year Curating Comedy for Pickathon

Pickathon’s NY/LA Comedy Lineup Adds a Portland Show for the Fans

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 »

The Secret Token Exposes the Mythology of the Roanoke Colony

Journalist Author Andrew Lawler Contextualizes One of America’s Favorite Mysteries

Author Q&A with Portland Literary Detective Paul Collins

His Tenth Book Blood and Ivy Investigates a Scandalous Harvard Murder

Author Claire L. Evans’ Broad Band Reveals Women’s Contributions to Tech

A Hidden History of Computing, from the 1800s to the 1990s

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

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

Theater »

How Jenna Bean Veatch Found Love in a Not-Creepy Place

The Not-Creepy Gatherings Grew from Veatch’s Performance Art and Interest in Human Connection

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

Kai Kais, Kikis and Getting Paid All Year Long

Ballet Is for Closers

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s Closer Removes Audience and Dancer Boundaries

Bundy Apologizin’

OPB’s Bundyville Serves Up Bundy Family Kool-Aid Shots

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

Feature »

So You Are a Star? Okay.

Why Hasn’t the Portland Music Scene Embraced Its Original Hitmakers?

In the Arms of the Cuddler

An Excerpt from Courtenay Hameister’s Hilarious and Bittersweet New Book, Okay Fine Whatever

The Asylum Seeker

He Could Be Killed If He's Sent Back to Russia. So Why Won’t a Portland Judge Let Him Stay?

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