Portland Fashion Week celebrates the city’s style

Portland Fashion Week brings together designers, industry insiders, and fashionistas to celebrate the Rose City’s sartorial verve. Photo courtesy of the Portland Fashion Council
By Nick Mattos, PQ Monthly

Fashionistas, take note: Portland Fashion Week is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a …

Shine on

A candlelight vigil Aug. 8 in downtown Portland served as a celebration of the life of HIV/AIDS activist Sean Sasser. Photo by Byron Beck, http://byronbeck.com/

Perhaps we’re in a perpetual state of denial, but it’s hard to believe two full decades …

News Briefs: August/September 2013

AIDS activist Sean Sasser (left), seen here with former Portland Mayor Sam Adam and Sasser’s partner Michael Kaplan at AIDS Walk 2012, died Aug. 7. Photo by Byron Beck
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Sean Sasser, an AIDS activist and one-time Portlander who appeared on “Real …

‘Tranny Thursdays’ debate exposes culture divide

A new play party is facing criticism for its characterization of trans women, but host Sasha Scarlett describes the response as positive.
By Erin Rook, PQ Monthly

Criticism of a new Portland play (read: sex) party called “Tranny Thursdays” is exposing tensions …

Why we walk, redux: Stories on and about AIDS Walk

Each year, more than 10,000 people converge in downtown Portland to support Cascade AIDS Project and its varied efforts surrounding HIV/AIDS prevention, education, and related services. Photo by Jules Garza, PQ Monthly
By Daniel Borgen, PQ Monthly

Sometimes the best laid plans …

Get Out! Calendar of events: August/September 2013

Want more? We’ll give you everything. Check out our online calendar of events, submit your own events, and peruse photos from your reporters-about-town. Also, remember to carefully examine our weekly weekend forecast — with the latest and greatest events — …

Arts Briefs: August/September

Fuse Theatre Ensemble presents “A Midsummer Night’s Sonambulism,” a camp-out production of the Bard’s work that gets wild in the wild.

Need some wabi-sabi in your life? The Portland Japanese Garden (611 SW Kingston Avenue, Portland) makes it accessible with their …