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BOOKS & TALKS

Anthony Bourdain Roasted Guy Fieri (and Food Allergies) at Portland Tour Stop

On break between seasons of CNN's Parts Unknown, the notorious food personality reveals his secrets (and not-so-secret opinions).

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 07/30/2015
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POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do in Portland this Weekend: July 30–Aug 2

From prix fixe to Pickathon, Redbull's Flugtag to the very hairy 48 Hour Film Project, the first weekend of August is proof that summer fun in Portland ain't even close to slowing down.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 07/30/2015
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BOOKS

What's it Like to Travel the Oregon Trail in a Covered Wagon in the 21st Century?

When Rinker Buck decided to hit the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon, he didn't realize what he'd signed up for. The author of The Oregon Trail holds forth on near death experiences, pioneer tales, and the truth about America's westward trail.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/29/2015
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BOOKS & TALKS

After Forty Days: Jessica Walsh on Love, Work, and Life as a Viral Phenomenon

Her relationship experiment—'40 Days of Dating'—was viewed by millions. Two years and one happy ending later, New York designer and internet star Jessica Walsh is en route to Portland.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/28/2015
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POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 23–26

Each week throughout the summer, we’ll share dozens of ways to make the most of your days off! This week: the Portland Geek Olympathon, the Oregon Brewers Festival, Lents Street Fair, and PDX Pop Now!

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 07/23/2015
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BOOKS

Check Out this Awesome Map of American Literary Road Trips, Including 'Wild'

Planning a road trip this summer? You could follow in the footsteps of any number of literary luminaries—including our own Cheryl Strayed—with the help of this marvelous new map from Atlas Obscura.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/22/2015
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PROFILE

Portlander Ursula K. Le Guin is Breathing Fire to Save American Literature

At 85, she may be Portland’s greatest writer. She may also be the fiercest.

  • By Taylor Clark
  • Published 07/20/2015
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DISPATCH

How the Oregon Dunes Inspired Sci-Fi Classic 'Dune'

50 years ago, Frank Herbert's cult-classic novel got its start along the Oregon coast.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 07/20/2015
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BOOKS

'My Whole Life is Kind of a Feminist Directive'

The acclaimed writer and critical thinker Maggie Nelson talks to Portland Monthly about gender fluidity, motherhood, and why the notion of a book about family is “super bleugh”

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/16/2015
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BOOKS

Lewis and Clark 2.0? Oregon Author Benjamin Percy Reimagines Discovering the West

Benjamin Percy's latest project? A post-apocalyptic reimagining of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Here, he talks Oregon, the environment, and counting Stephen King among his fans.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 07/10/2015
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