Due South

Portland Opens Back Up to Travelers with a Few New Twists

Find the Hotel Grand Stark, the Lot at Zidell Yards, new restaurants like Oma's Hideaway, and a new vibe in a city that feels more grown up than ever.

09/24/2021 By Allison Williams

Oompah Yourself

Oktoberfest Is Still On in the Northwest

Where to drink German beers and celebrate the Bavarian fall tradition near Seattle. Plus, what happened to Leavenworth's famous Oktoberfest?

09/14/2021 By Allison Williams

TV Recap

Top Chef Portland Episode Four Recap: Shota's Loose Center

Things get raw in an episode covertly sponsored by a swarm of bees.

04/23/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

TV Recap

Top Chef Portland Episode Two Recap: Shota Rocks Lobster

“I looked left and right, no one locked eyes with me. And then I looked down and I saw Shota.”

04/09/2021 By Allecia Vermillion

Doing Good, Doing Better

What Do More Equitable Arts Nonprofits Look Like?

Controversy and big change at local organizations has the nonprofit sector imagining a better future.

10/12/2020 By Stefan Milne

Brew News

The Rightfully Hyped Great Notion Brewing from Portland Plots a Ballard Location

With award-winning hazy IPAs in tow.

11/22/2019 By Rosin Saez

Steakation (All I Ever Wanted)

Cowabunga Brings Meat and Music to Portland This Weekend

Did you know Seattle Met's annual three-day food bender has a doppelganger to the south?

07/11/2019 By Allecia Vermillion

Dreaming of Noodles

Portland’s Gado Gado Pops Up at the Whale Wins This Weekend

Gado Gado, an “Indonesian soul food” restaurant that’s become a standout in Portland’s crowded restaurant scene, will make a Seattle cameo this Sunday.

02/14/2019 By Philip Kiefer

New Music

Ural Thomas Has Northwest Soul

Today, the 78-year-old Northwest soul singer releases his first LP of all original material.

09/28/2018 By Stefan Milne

Breaking News

Passengers Killed After Amtrak Train Derails onto I-5

The Amtrak train was on its way to Portland when it derailed off a bridge over I-5 near Olympia.

12/18/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Road Trip

13 Reasons to Spend a Weekend in Portland

It’s been a long time since Portland was defined by double-­decker fixie bikes and put-a-bird-on-it jokes. From breweries to bridges, here's what to see in the city next door—from a 15-year Portland veteran.

11/01/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Ticket Alert

Feast Portland Releases Its 2016 Lineup

It's a food festival worth crossing state lines—and events sell out fast.

05/20/2016 By Allecia Vermillion

Critic's Notebook

March Is Portland Dining Month

Been considering a food weekend in our gastronomically glorious neighbor to the south? Tomorrow kicks off the best month for it.

02/29/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Get Out of Town

Northwest Travel Destinations, Spring 2016

Where, why, and how to take a spring vacation.

02/29/2016 By Allison Williams

Get Out Of Town

Northwest Travel Dispatch: Winter 2016

Where you’ll want to go, and what’s happening there.

12/07/2015 By Allison Williams

Trends

Why Don't More Portland Restaurants Expand to Seattle?

The impending arrival of Rose City pizzeria Sizzle Pie bucks an unspoken trend.

10/28/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Destinations

Northwest Travel Dispatch, Fall 2015

Where you'll want to go, and what's happening there.

08/27/2015 By Allison Williams

Weekend Pass

Summer City Getaways: Portland vs. Vancouver

North or south? Vancouver or Portland? If your idea of summer vacation is scorching sidewalks and urban energy, choose your own adventure.

07/06/2015 By Allison Williams

Travel Dispatch

Northwest Travel News, Summer 2015

Where you’ll want to go, and what’s happening there.

06/10/2015 By Allison Williams

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Catch an Exclusive Screening of "Arresting Power"

Today's picks for civic nerds

05/19/2015 By Atoosa Moinzadeh