EuroTrash is where it’s at

…and trash never tasted so good
Portland is a town that’s known for putting a twist on things. We like our art funky, we like our people weird and we like our food a little more on the interesting side. So when it comes to Portland food carts, we can all rest assured that some places will be just out of the box enough to spark our interest and thrill our taste buds.

Kicking off beer season

Portland International Beer Fest is this weekend
Summer in Portland is more than a break in the clouds—it is a season of beer. One of the more prominent events centered around the region’s favorite beverage is the Portland International Beer Fest, and it lands in downtown Portland this weekend.

Release the doves

John Woo’s The Killer shows at 5th Avenue Cinemas
Few things are certain when Ah Jong enters the room—doves will scatter in flight, candles will be burning and there will be white jackets soon to be stained with blood. This weekend Portland State’s 5th Avenue Cinemas shines John Woo’s The Killer across their big screen.

Destination: Unknown

Snake Oil releases debut album, hates genres
In today’s ever-changing musical landscape, it’s not too often that a band can make a name for itself before releasing an album without churning out cookie-cutter garbage. There was a time in musical history when bands could garner great hype before cutting wax, but that time is long since gone. That said, it baffles the mind how Connecticut-based something-trio Snake Oil has managed to gain a little bit of following before this, their self-titled debut LP.

Feeding Portland’s soul

Sloppy Town offers good old-fashioned soul food
Amongst the cluster of Portland food carts or special diet-tailored food trendsters, finally someone has brought this town what it has been hungry for—good old-fashioned food. But a visit to Sloppy Town is more than a late-night bite, it’s a unique experience.

Unicorns and dumplings

Dumps dishes up great taste on Belmont
Among the stretch of bars on Southeast Belmont stands a majestic white unicorn snarling with fervor and hunger as his magical horn pierces a brilliant golden dumpling.

The times, they are a changing

Page One is much more than a year at the New York Times
Director Andrew Rossi’s documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times, spends one year observing the paper’s operations as it tackles breaking news stories amongst the most trying times in newspaper industry history.

Still not more than meets the eye

New Transformers movie is entertaining, but still not Oscar material
The Autobots have once again been called to duty to “fight the good fight” in director Michael Bay’s latest installment of the Transformers series.

Stickshifts and safetybelts

Portland Art Museum has something under its hood
While some may only consider automobiles a mode of transportation, others consider them a work of art. For the last month, the Portland Art Museum has been showcasing two car-related exhibitions in what they call “The Allure of the Automobile” and “AutoMagic.”

Summer TV primer

How are the networks trying to keep you indoors this summer?
Summer brings warm weather, bathing suits, sunshine and outdoor fun—for some. For the rest of us, it is the dawning of a new television season bearing a mix of shows that recycle premises, cake in witty banter and give us something to do while maintaining a healthy, pale skin tone.

It’s peanut butter and jelly time

Tasty digs for feeling like a kid again
Summer brings about a kind of childhood nostalgia for freedom like no other season can. Let's kick off our shoes, dawn some abnormally high SPF sunscreen to protect our pasty Northwest skin and act like kids again!


Arts & Culture

Portland (& PSU alum) Drag Queen Sugarpill talks queer youth upbringing,...

Sugarpill is the stage name for Portland State alum Alex Horsey. Titles held by the 22-year-old Sugarpill include Rosebud XXXVIII, Power Word: Protest |...


The Eagle Creek wake-up call

I woke up to the fire’s Level One Evacuations only ten miles away and so much smoke that I could barely breathe properly inside...