Long-time Wieden + Kennedy producer and friend, Jeff Selis, interviews Nike’s VP of innovation and designer/architect, Tinker Hatfield. Tinker is one of the most amazing and influential shoe designers of our time. For Revel In, he chooses Portland’s Naked Bike Ride as one of his “Portland picks”. Makes sense. We can totally imagine thousands of folks riding across the Burnside bridge in nothing but a pair of Nikes.  Suggestion- Tinker should design a shoe for the Naked Bike ride this year and have Nike donate the proceeds to youth in sports. 

Long-time Wieden + Kennedy producer and friend, Jeff Selis, interviews Nike’s VP of innovation and designer/architect, Tinker Hatfield. Tinker is one of the most amazing and influential shoe designers of our time. For Revel In, he chooses Portland’s Naked Bike Ride as one of his “Portland picks”. Makes sense. We can totally imagine thousands of folks riding across the Burnside bridge in nothing but a pair of Nikes.  Suggestion- Tinker should design a shoe for the Naked Bike ride this year and have Nike donate the proceeds to youth in sports. 

Revel’s new shop site launches today with advance printed copies of the book for sale— makes for a really cool stocking stuffer gift. Interviews, pictorials and personal picks from some of Portland’s most interesting and multi-facted talent. 

Portlandia’s 'Winter in Portland' airs tonight. Coincidence? Maybe. We do love the attention Carrie and Fred have brought to our city, and yeah, Portlandia also recently published their own Portland(ia) guidebook for visitors— but Revel in Portland is an arts and culture guide about the city and its people—not the show. Personal interviews, pictorials, 72 recommendations on where to eat, drink, explore, and shop around town.

It was tough choosing only ten featured subjects for Volume1, but we hope you’ll like our selections. Keep checking back for added content, features and more personal picks from other interesting Portland characters. We’ll frequently be adding something new up here for locals and travelers alike.

Let’s start off by introducing you to filmmaker, Lance Bangs- also our cover subject. Heather Larimer interviews Lance. He credits Michael Stipe/REM with giving his career a kick start as a filmmaker. His incredibly diverse body of work includes music videos for indie rock luminaries such as Sonic Youth, Sleater-Kinney, Pavement, and The White Stripes. His documentarian work includes a Maurice Sendak film “Tell Them Anything You Want” (with Spike Jonze) and HBO’s “The Lazarus Effect”, about the radical health improvements brought to AIDS patients in sub-Saharan Africa.

He also launched a cultural phenomenon by capturing the crazy stunts of “Jackass”, and continues to explore work in comedy.  Lance is super intelligent with a great sense of humor-he  didn’t flinch when asked to where a gilly suit and walk around the supermarket.  

One of our favorite Portland picks by Lance: Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade. “Art Santana’s managerial style keeps the games glowing and thumbs blistering.”

Revel In Portland, Volume 1, has arrived! Featuring Lance Bangs, Jeff Kovel, Carson Ellis, Tinker Hatfield- and many more intriguing, creative talent from Portland, OR, with 72 different venues, local joints, eats, and more— all with a great reason why we think you should go there. We’ll start rolling out some of the content next week, with our new site launching next Friday. You can buy the book there or get lucky and pick one up for free during the month of December around Portland. Stay tuned..

Revel In Portland, Volume 1, has arrived! Featuring Lance Bangs, Jeff Kovel, Carson Ellis, Tinker Hatfield- and many more intriguing, creative talent from Portland, OR, with 72 different venues, local joints, eats, and more— all with a great reason why we think you should go there. We’ll start rolling out some of the content next week, with our new site launching next Friday. You can buy the book there or get lucky and pick one up for free during the month of December around Portland. Stay tuned..




PICA’s TBA FESTIVAL Sept. 6-16th
Early September is always packed with loads of cool stuff going on around town. Our pals at PICA put on their annual Time Based Arts festival Sept. 6-16th. This year marks their 10 year anniversary. Congrats!
Revel pick for first week- LIFE COACH, Andrew Dickson at Mark Spencer Hotel

PICA’s TBA FESTIVAL Sept. 6-16th

Early September is always packed with loads of cool stuff going on around town. Our pals at PICA put on their annual Time Based Arts festival Sept. 6-16th. This year marks their 10 year anniversary. Congrats!

Revel pick for first week- LIFE COACH, Andrew Dickson at Mark Spencer Hotel

Revel MFNW picks.  Starts tonight!
Tonight, 7pm,  Mission Theater: Don’t Follow me (I’m Lost) A film about Bobby Bare Jr.
Friday, 3:15, LeftBank Annex: (speakers? umm, ok. ) Reinventing Independent Music (Larry Crane, Jackpot! Tape Op; Maggie Vail, CASH Music..and more)
Friday, 10pm,  Crystal Ballroom:  Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Saturday, 11pm,  Roseland: Dinosaur Jr.
Saturday, 1am,    Ted’s Berbati: Blouse (photo)

Revel MFNW picks.  Starts tonight!

  • Tonight, 7pm,  Mission Theater: Don’t Follow me (I’m Lost) A film about Bobby Bare Jr.
  • Friday, 3:15, LeftBank Annex: (speakers? umm, ok. ) Reinventing Independent Music (Larry Crane, Jackpot! Tape Op; Maggie Vail, CASH Music..and more)
  • Friday, 10pm,  Crystal Ballroom:  Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Saturday, 11pm,  Roseland: Dinosaur Jr.
  • Saturday, 1am,    Ted’s Berbati: Blouse (photo)