Pearl's Fat Head's Brewery will satisfy hungry hop heads

Pearl's Fat Head's Brewery will satisfy hungry hop heads

Their motto may well be “Go big or go home.” Fat Head’s Brewery has done...

Portland reels in filmmakers

Portland reels in filmmakers

38th annual festival brings world's best cinema to city's screens Feb. 5-21 It’s a 38-year...

Foreign fashion without a passport

Foreign fashion without a passport

PAM celebrates 70 years of Italian style and substance “The way it flows off the body is so...

Vlautin's writing reflects his rural roots

Vlautin's writing reflects his rural roots

'The Free' author is a finalist for Ken Kesey fiction award Willy Vlautin thumbs through books at...

Symphony, youth choir boldly going where no music has gone before

Symphony, youth choir boldly going where no music has gone before

You hear the music during a movie, but do you really hear it? Or feel it? Well, you won’t be...

The cat's meow

The cat's meow

Annual show makes for purrfect weekend Dogs had their day at the recent Rose City Classic Dog...

'Hulk' to make smash at Comic Con Portland

'Hulk' to make smash at Comic Con Portland

Ferrigno, other fantasy fan faves to appear Jan. 23-25 When the feeling hits, the emotions grow...

Creativity takes root on Portland stages

Creativity takes root on Portland stages

Polished or in progress, Fertile Ground's new works are noteworthy The Fertile Ground Festival of...

Slice of heaven

Slice of heaven

Bread & Brew: Portland sees rise in bakeries, bread shops What is it about Portland and...

Born to write book about The Boss

Born to write book about The Boss

White cruises back streets for 'Springsteen: Album by Album' When Ryan White was 10 years old in...

Fertile fields

Fertile fields

Artists in all genres plant creative seeds, watch them grow on Portland stages There’ll be...

'Office' star mines comedy in crime

'Office' star mines comedy in crime

Rainn Wilson plays cranky detective in 'Backstrom,' TV show set in Portland Two things will be...

Comet, eclipses on deck for 2015

Comet, eclipses on deck for 2015

Mt. Hood college planetarium to explore comet, eclipses, more Skygazers rejoice! The coming year...

Barlow twists Prohibition-era classics

Barlow twists Prohibition-era classics

Bread & Brew We drink cocktails for all sorts of reasons — just one of which is the...

Bits & Pieces: Running down a dream

Bits & Pieces: Running down a dream

A Portland tribute band has won a top honor for the second year in a row. Petty Fever, a...

Duck fans flock south

Duck fans flock south

UO success means more team followers, ticket and retail sales The Oregon Ducks are flying south...

Live music had Portland rocking in 2014

Live music had Portland rocking in 2014

If you’re a fan of hearing music live, 2014 offered an eclectic selection of chances to do...

Good-natured art

Good-natured art

Hilary Pfeifer applies her imagination to the natural world to create playful works In her...

Playing Scrabble with champ spells disaster

Playing Scrabble with champ spells disaster

I’m sitting across the table from Conrad Bassett-Bouchard of Portland, with a Scrabble board...

A pool of their own

A pool of their own

The Oregon Zoo looks forward to its pachyderms using the new Elephant Lands pool during warm...

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Portland's Features

January 29, 2015

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
Lots of stuff happening (not including a certain big football game on television on Sunday, Feb. 1), so here’s an extra long Short List: STAGE ‘Late Night Catechism’ The long-running play, now…
January 29, 2015

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Jan. 30 A guitarist’s outer limits Bill Frisell has played his guitar through all kinds of effects units, but keeps coming back to one in particular. “The strongest effect is your own…
Photo Credit: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Members of the Krayon Kids Elite Travel Troupe get ready for a musical number on the Oregon Trail. Pictured at left, Micheal Meier and sitting, Zak Stevens and Ellie Grenfell; back row, Mason Hegardt and Danielle Hill.
January 28, 2015

All aboard! Krayon Kids take musical journey across America

by Ellen Spitaleri
Climb aboard “The American Express,” and take a journey through the musical history of the United States with the Krayon Kids Elite Travel Troupe. But be aware, this train only makes one local…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF JENNA SAINT MARTIN PHOTO - With Threesome, Portland Center Stages Chris Coleman again found something a little different.
January 27, 2015

Three's company ... and then some

by Jason Vondersmith
Chris Coleman takes hard, but funny look at sexism, identity Every year certain stage works strike a chord with Chris Coleman, artistic director of Portland Center Stage. At the 2013 JAW…
January 27, 2015

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “Strange Magic”; “The Boy Next Door”; “Mortdecai” This week Jan. 23 “Project Almanac” (Paramount), PG-13, 120 minutes About — Things fall apart for teenagers who build a time machine;…
Photo Credit: TATA MOTORS - The Jaguar XJL is one of the most beautiful cars on the road today.
January 23, 2015

2015 Jaguar XJL 3.0 AWD: Who could ask for more?

by Jim Redden
At first glance, outfitting Jaguar's largest car with a V6 engine would seem to be mistake. The XJL — the long wheelbase version of the top-of-the-line XJ — is over 17 feet long and weighs more…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF FICTIONIST - Fictionist, performing at the Doug Fir Lounge on Jan. 22, plays an insistent yet friendly combination of synth pop, art rock and 90s Brit rock.
January 22, 2015

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Jan. 22 Stranger than truth Provo, Utah, band Fictionist combines synth pop, art rock and '90s Brit rock sounds to write catchy, bouncy music that echoes MGMT with hints of the Killers, Franz…
January 22, 2015

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MISC. ChocolateFest The newspaper USA Today recently named it one of the top 10 Novelty Food Festivals in the country. It’s a fundraiser for the World Forestry Center, and the 10th annual event…
Photo Credit: TIMES PHOTO: JAIME VALDEZ - A painter, writer, activist, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Miriam Greenstein is also a Holocaust survivor. However, it is the combination of these things that define her, not one singular item.
January 21, 2015

Casting a bright light on shadows

by Caitlin Feldman
What do you remember of your life prior to your 10th birthday? Stop. Think. Do you remember what you did for fun and the names of your best friends? Do you remember the titles of your parents’…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF THOMAS HYDE - The 1790s-era replica Lady Washington, the official state ship of Washington, will be voyaging up the West Coast for the next five months and going on tour up the Columbia River in July and August.
January 20, 2015

Tall ships on the horizon

by Jason Vondersmith
Historic fleet will chart Columbia waters this summer If, come July or August, you see what looks to be old wooden ships sailing up the Columbia River, just remember one thing: It’s not 1792,…

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Photo Credit: COURTESY OF BRENDAN MEADOWS/FOX - Kristoffer Polaha plays Sgt. Peter Niedermayer in Backstrom, a Fox comedy crime show set in Portland.
Jan 20, 2015

Polaha upbeat on cop comedy

by Jason Vondersmith
'Backstrom' political incorrectness sure to raise some eyebrows The new Fox comedy crime procedural “Backstrom,” set in Portland and starring Rainn Wilson as an uncouth and once-exiled…
Jan 20, 2015

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “The Wedding Ringer”; “Paddington”; “American Sniper” This week Jan. 23 “Strange Magic” (Touchstone/Lucasfilm Ltd.), PG, 99 minutes About — It’s an animated film (written by George…
Photo Credit: VOLVO CARS NORTH AMERICA, LLC - The redesigned 2015.5 Volvo S60 is, dare we say it, sexy.
Jan 16, 2015

2015.5 Volvo S60: Back in the fight

by Jim Redden
The upgraded Volvo S60 is an excellent entry level luxury sport sedan — stylish, comfortable, reassuring to drive, and thousands less than some of its competitors. But interested buyers are…
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Jan 15, 2015

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
STAGE The Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents’ Theatre Vertigo presents the Lukas Barfuss dark comedy, directed by Bobby Bermea, about Dora, a girl who becomes a woman and goes off tranquilizers,…
Photo Credit: CHAD_KAMENSHINE - Electronica duo Beacon, playing Holocene on Jan. 22, brings a cohesive and melodic sound to the stage.
Jan 15, 2015

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Jan. 17 Prophet’s margins As a member of legendary proto-Americana band Green on Red and as a sideman and solo artist, Chuck Prophet is one of those cats who keeps real rock ‘n’ roll alive,…
Jan 15, 2015

Bits & Pieces: Book awards

by Jason Vondersmith
The finalists and fellowship recipients have been announced for the 28th annual Oregon Book Awards, which will be held April 13 at the Gerding Theater. Mitchell Jackson, author of “The Residue…
Jan 13, 2015

The Big Screen

by Jason Vondersmith
Last week “Taken 3”; “Inherent Vice”; “Selma” This week Jan. 16 “The Wedding Ringer” (Screen Gems), R, 101 minutes About — A groomsman-for-hire throws a wrinkle into nuptials, creating a bromance;…
Photo Credit: SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. - The Sunaru Impreza was slightly restyled and outfitted with more standard equipment for 2015.
Jan 09, 2015

2015 Subaru Impreza: Ideal affordable daily driver

by Jim Redden
In many respects, the Subaru Impreza is the ideal affordable daily driver for the Pacific Northwest, which is probably why you see so many of them around. For one thing, it is the least…
Photo Credit: COURTESY PHOTO - The gritty and rootsy Lyman Louis will be among the guest performers at Park Place Cafes Local Song Crafters Series kickoff, Jan. 10.
Jan 08, 2015

Live Music

by Rob Cullivan
Jan. 9 No. 1 in Sweden Portland’s 1960s-influenced power popsters The Cool Whips recently were feted by a Swedish Web radio show called Ice Cream Man Power Pop on Radio Andra from Goteborg. The…
Photo Credit: COURTESY OF MATTHEW MURPHY - Jillian Mueller (Baby) and Samuel Pergande (Johnny) star in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story on Stage, which plays in Portland Jan. 13-18.
Jan 08, 2015

The Short List

by Jason Vondersmith
MUSIC ‘Ravel’s Bolero’ The Oregon Symphony, led by music director Carlos Kalmar and accompanied by virtuoso pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin, plays the classic as part of its program. 7:30 p.m.…