Geek spots in Portland

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry 1945 S.E. Water Ave. Universally known as OMSI, this massive, hands-on museum can trace its roots all the way back...

Ground Kontrol’s secret arcade machine history

Ground Kontrol is Portland’s premiere barcade, collecting decades worth of rare arcade cabinets and pinball machines under one roof. With so much history contained...

Portland geek events and meet-ups

Meet-ups Portland Area Bronies http://www.meetup.com/Portland-Bronies/ Do you believe that friendship is magic? You’ll feel right at home among the Portland Bronies. They meet up for game night...

How Portland Indie Game Squad changed the city’s game scene

Most people who play video games at some point have the thought: Wouldn’t it be cool to make a video game? That’s where the...

Costuming 101: tips for beginners

Start small Everyone started somewhere, and no one’s first handmade costume is perfect. Don’t try to do more than you’re capable or are comfortable with....

The top names in local comics to watch for

Slowly but surely, Portland is building a comics empire. Not only is it home to numerous big names in comic publishing like Dark Horse...

No more boring board games

Growing up, board game nights with the family generally consisted of whipping out a battered Scrabble board or throwing Yahtzee dice from a McDonald’s...

News

Arts & Culture

The importance of independent foreign films

The Film Southasia Festival, hosted by Portland State in April and May, showcased rare documentaries and nonfiction films from South Asia. The films brought...

Opinion

Can the swamp drain itself?

With the revolving door of pundits and figures who are metaphorically shooting themselves in the foot, I have to wonder—can the swamp drain itself? “Drain...