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...

A response to ‘Afros, sombreros, and racial stereotypes? Hell no!’

There are just some things in this article that I can't help but disagree with. I'll point them out, and I'd truly be interested...
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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...

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Events September 18-24

Tuesday 9/18 Comedy Feminist Forward Comedy Show Crush 7 p.m. $8 21+ Voted best LGBT bar in Portland for the last four years, Crush hosts a night of feminist comedy.   Food Science...

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Opinion

Intrinsic motivation as a lifestyle

In education and work settings, we are expected to work faster, harder and better when extrinsic factors such as material gains, money, status, increased...