Benevolent ghosts of Portland benefactors

Not all ghosts are created equally scary. There are a few local spirits who had great lives during their time in Portland and have...

Spooky Halloween day trips

Yes, autumn is here and the leaves are falling, but that doesn't mean it's too late for some kick-ass day trips. So grab your...

Costumes to clown your friends

October is winding to a close and chances are you’re waiting until the last minute to throw together some half-assed Halloween costume. Whether your...

Portland State Ghost and Mystery Department

The sun has left us, the rain has found us, and the return of the pumpkin spice latte has forced us to officially map...

Bloody Delicious StumpedTown Recipes

During these uncertain times of an orange clown running for president and killer clowns running the streets, one thing is certain: Halloween is sure...

Scientific insanity in Portland proper

I, a vigorous and scientific man, disavow such mutterings of haunted superstition and mystery within these pages. Horror and terror—Ha!—signs of a fragile mind....

Crazy clowns all around

What is up with this crazy clown thing? No, really, what's the deal? We're seeing clowns on the street, clowns in the bushes, even...

Halloween’s International Roots

Ah, Halloween! That wonderful day of ghosts ruining crops, bonfires, turnips and the return of loved ones to the home! Wait... did I say turnips?...

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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...