Portland Halloween celebrations of yore

Vangourd history: Old Portland does Halloween There’s no doubt about it: Portland loves Halloween. Despite the gloomy October weather, when the week of the 31st...

Deadliest mass shooting in Portland history fading from memory

If you’ve ever eaten at Pine Street Market, you’re dining near one of the most deadly tragedies in recent Portland history, and you would...

Halloween movies for a night in

Who needs parties, booze and a bunch of college kids dressed up as bunnies and Harley Quinn when you could be chilling in your...
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Video: The Making of VanGourd Special 2017

This year's special October edition PSU VanGourd 2017 features a a corn-u-creepia of all things October-y, creepy, Halloweeny and definitely not pumpkin-spicy. Watch this behind-the-scenes footage of a...

Get to know your friendly local apparitions

As All Hallow's Eve creeps upon us, are you ready to check out the spookiest places in R.I.P. City? Portland is famously rife with...

Salem Saberhagen: the cat, the myth, the GIFs

In the spirit of Halloween, the Vanguard has decided to publish a selection of GIFS featuring our favorite, beloved black cat: Salem Saberhagen. If you're...

Flying saucers seen in Oregon skies!

We all know about the Roswell UFO incident, but do you know about the UFOs in your own cloudy Pacific Northwest sky? In Oregon,...

McMenamins’ haunting obsession

For most people, former sights of bloodbaths and turmoil would dissuade them from purchasing a property where they hope to grow their hopes and...

Spooky origins: le chat noir

Oh, Halloween. It's that time of year when our spooky friends and neighbors delight in the wondrous Halloween season: bats, pumpkin heads, skeletons, and...

Picking the perfect pumpkin

Portland Pumpkin Patches It’s officially fall! We all know that that means: it’s time for pumpkin everything. But before you can adorn your porch (or...

By the lore of the moon

The moon mystifies many with its arcane powers. When roads are full of inept drivers or pets start to act weird, the phrase, “It’s...

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