Favorite books read in 2014 by some of our favorite local writers.
The Wilds by Julia Elliott: a very
well-written book of short stories that are creepy and weird in the good
way. In the title story, a girl wearing a homemade crown of bird skulls
tells of getti
2014 was Barmageddon in Portland. You don’t have to stay home, but you can’t go here.
was ending. Some wept openly, one woman danced the worm so hard she
thinks she might have shattered her knee, and the next night at least
two people had sex in the basement. We’ve all
Forget taxis, Ubers, MAXs, DDs and DUIs. Why not party where you live this New Year’s Eve?
Click on the image below for a (much) larger version of the map!1. St. Johns: Reggae dance music
[YEAH MON] Marijuana will be legal in
Portland next year, and this just might be the perfect way t
As winemakers say about extraordinary vintages, “It was a
very good year.” 2014 gave us a mother lode of materially and
thematically engaging visual-arts shows. Month to month, the most
Our food writers dish on their favorite tastes of 2014.
Food Reviews & Stories
A friend is leaving Kachka as we’re
getting seated. “You’ve got to order these,” she says, and snakes her
arm over my shoulder to point to the Siberian pelmeni on the
Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s been a lousy year for multiplexes. Ticket sales are
down. On-demand services are on the rise. Mark Wahlberg wants to make
more Transformers movies—and be a cop. Annie was leaked,
Q & A
Origin: Bozeman, Mont., via Modesto, Calif.
Jason Lytle seemed reluctant to leave his Northeast
Portland neighborhood to meet me. He likes to stay on the edge of town,
near an “escape hatch”
Q & A
Origin: Lemon Grove, Calif.
Fact: Straight Talk starring Dolly Parton is one of the greatest films of all time.
For those unfamiliar,
Parton plays Dr. Shirlee, a call-in radio host who wins the h