Oregonians don’t have a lot to complain about. With the notable exception of the six months of grey mono-cloud, the state of Oregon provides its residents with ample pleasures, from whale watching to craft beer festivals. In fact, sometimes there’s so much going on that you accidentally let some of the state’s definitive yearly delights […]
From a Cool Wedding to an even cooler negative 30 degrees Fahrenheit, Portland comedian Mikey Kampmann has done it all.
Portland Kids + Comic Books + Outdoor Survival Training = The Best Summer Camp Ever.
At some point Portland went from being a rainy burg to a collective dream of the 90s. Can we place a finger on when (or why) it happened?
Or, it’s frakking awesome here.
No blog, it seems, is complete without a litany of year-end lists on its pages detailing the greatest achievements in music, movies, and pop culture over the past twelve months. Despite the fact that linear time is a drag, and categorizing music into tidy lists is anathema to the sprawling, inclusive energy of the Portland […]
Every once in a while, something comes along in Portland that is so hilariously, patently absurd that it actually makes me squeal with pleasure. Behold, the most delightful thing, the crème de la crème of “Keep Portland Weird,” the sparkling topper on the Christmas tree of the pure, unhinged Portland Id: the alien nativity scene. […]
If we’ve learned anything from Portlandia, it’s that mainstream stuff sucks. And that capitalism is only acceptable if it’s used as a tool for supporting local artisans, fair-trade coffee mongers, and feminist bookstores. That said, it can be tricky to shop for a favorite Portlander—or aspiring Portlander—for the holidays, but fear not: we rounded up […]
What exactly makes the City of Roses so Portland?
The new editor of the “Portlandia” blog speaks out.