Cinema in the city

Bagdad Theater & Pub 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd. A great example of Portland’s cinematic brewpubs, the Bagdad is part of the McMenamins chain and boasts arguably...

Top 5 PDX music venues

Backspace 115 NW Fifth Ave. 503-248-2900 Though it is not a general favorite of the Portland music scene, Backspace’s all-ages landscape offers what so many other venues...

A night owl’s guide to success

Before you find yourself walking back to the same old bar in the clothes you’ve been wearing to school for two straight days, take these helpful hints into consideration.

Where to go when you come out

When I asked my friends about their top five gay bars in Portland, the first response I got was, “I wouldn’t use the word ‘top’ in reference to them. They are mostly bottoms.” Cute! Anyway, here’s a quick-and-dirty list I compiled with local comedian and self-proclaimed “resident gay” Belinda Carroll.

In the mood for love

Nothing screams pressure like planning a “romantic date” for you and your significant other. Here are the top five romantic havens and date spots for sweeping your partner off his or her feet.

Novelty restaurants

Face it: You’re in a food rut. If you’re really going to throw down $9.99 for a meal—on a college-student budget, no less—why not go somewhere with some pizzazz? Here is a list of five of the best novelty restaurants in Portland, where you can have not only great food but also a memorable experience.

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Arts & Culture

Dutch baby pancakes

A good friend of mine introduced me to the Dutch baby pancake with an Instagram photo of one she’d made. When I asked her...

Opinion

Everyday paparazzi culture: respecting personal privacy in a digital age

Photography has become increasingly popular since the convenience of digital photography and smartphones. However, with the ease of use and sharing of pictures comes...