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Thumbnail for - Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 30–Nov 2
Head to the haunted houses or hair-raising corn mazes to celebrate All Hallows' Eve, but don't forget Dreamgirls' closing night, or that the Black Keys are coming through town.
Thumbnail for - The World's Best Beards and Mustaches Compete In Portland (and Defy the Laws of Gravity)
SLIDE SHOW
The burliest beards from around the world converged on PDX, and a Portlander took home the prize. Check out our slide show of the winners and facial wonders.
Oct 27, 2014, 2:55pm
Thumbnail for - The Decemberists' Colin Meloy Announces New Album from a Brooklyn Street Corner
ARTS NEWS
The Portland indie folk rockers have a new album on the way, or so the lead singer said to an impromptu audience gathered on a Williamsburg corner before playing one of the new songs.
Oct 24, 2014, 12:03pm | 1 comment
Thumbnail for - Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 23–25
EDITOR'S PICKS
Start your Halloween week with a haunted house or bloody dance show, check out the power of wax at the World Beard and Moustache Championships, and hear 'Wild' author Cheryl Strayed speak about the...
Oct 23, 2014, 11:32am
Thumbnail for - Lois Leveen on Rewriting ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in 'Juliet's Nurse'
BOOKS & TALKS
The author retells the iconic love story from the viewpoint of Juliet’s nurse, which involved researching the sex lives of 14th century women and why people were so into fighting. She speaks at...
Oct 23, 2014, 10:23am | 1 comment
Thumbnail for - Boom Arts Brings the World to Portland Theaters
THEATER
The upstart theater presenter stages dynamic takes on international theater (with live piglets!). Its third season kicks off with 'The Golden Dragon' Oct 25–26.
Oct 22, 2014, 4:17pm
Thumbnail for - PoMo Halloween Guide 2014
HALLOWEEN EVENTS
Haunted houses, theater of the macabre, and freaky dance parties—Portland has it all for this thrilling holiday. We break it down by ghoulish delights.
Oct 21, 2014, 2:38pm
Thumbnail for - Sage Sohier's Portraits of 1980s Same-Sex Couples At Blue Sky Gallery Catch the Eye of the 'New York Times'
ART
Sage Sohier's series, on display at Blue Sky Gallery, takes us into the homes of same-sex couples during the most defining decades of the gay rights movement. Thru Nov 2
Oct 21, 2014, 11:16am
Thumbnail for - 'Bob: A Life in Five Acts' Offers a Wild Ride through All-American Pit Stops
THEATER REVIEW
Theatre Vertigo’s ambitious season opener serves up misfits, mayhem, and a side of melodrama. Thru Nov 15
Oct 21, 2014, 9:44am
ON THE TOWN
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