The Lewis and Clark expedition spent the winter of 1805-06 at Fort Clatsop near Astoria, Oregon.

In Astoria, Oregon, visit the 'Goonies' house and more

“Goonies” locations and charm abound in scenic, sleepy Astoria, Ore., which is also near the end point of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

about 15 hours ago

 Ronald Lawrence, the local chapter president and a founding member of 100 Black Men of Western Pennsylvania, talks to students during a meeting of the group at Allegheny County Community College on the North Side.

Jefferson Awards: Volunteer works to inspire black youth

Ronald Lawrence, who learned a strong work ethic from his parents, passes on those skills to black youth in the Pittsburgh area.

about 15 hours ago

 The Zimba Twist Snare collection is inspired by the designs of Art Institute of Pittsburgh fashion design student Hayley Stewart and is made with actual confiscated snare wire.

Art Institute of Pittsburgh student raises awareness of poaching crisis with jewelry collection

Hayley Stewart, 20, won the Dsenyo Design for Change competition for her designs that mix snare wire with semi-precious stones.

about 15 hours ago

 Ahmaree Osborne, 5, and his mother, Ashona Osborne. Ms. Osborne works an irregular work schedule at an Arby’s restaurant.

Irregular work schedules: efficient for employers, but tough for workers

Uncertainty can exact its own cost as the push for higher wages continues.

about 15 hours ago

Wildlife: Jousting jakes fight for dominance, if not for a hen

About two weeks ago I heard the first turkey gobble of the year. It’s such a distinctive sound that even a child can recognize it.

about 15 hours ago

App helps travelers connect with locals

Apps for encounters of the local kind are the latest to help travelers connect with a city’s residents.

2 days ago

Travel Q&A: Don't overlook possibilities for fun solo travel

Many options available to those who travel on their own.

about 15 hours ago

Fees for minors flying alone continue to climb

Special fee for unaccompanied minors traveling alone on airlines keep climbing.

about 15 hours ago

Eurail offers kids free travel

Eurail offers new options that open up free travel for children across Europe.

about 15 hours ago

 Latasha and Charlie Batch,  Best of the Batch volunteers and 2014 Jefferson Award winners.

Previewing the 2015 Jefferson Award finalists

Seven Pittsburghers are among 48 Jefferson Award winners who will be recognized as super volunteers at a ceremony on May 4.

about 15 hours ago

 A life-size replica of the famous woman assembly line worker from the "We Can Do It!" poster greet visitors at the Heinz History Center's exhibit on Pittsburgh during World War II.

'We Can Do It!' at Heinz History Center looks at homefront, battlefront

Visitors to the “We Can Do It!” exhibit at the Heinz History Center will hear the voices of Pittsburgh people who helped win World War II.

1 day ago

Stylebook: FGI Pittsburgh to hold fall/winter trend preview

Plus, vintage and bridal trunk shows, a derby party, bespoke goods for sale and more from the Pittsburgh fashion and beauty front.

1 day ago

 Rob Dulabon helps train Ultimate Frisbee player Micah Ziff, 15, of Fox Chapel, at his RODU gym in Larimer.

Flick that Frisbee like a pro

As Ultimate Frisbee gains popularity at all age levels, Pittsburgh welcomes its first indoor training facility in Larimer.

1 day ago

 A stained-glass welcome to Biddle's Escape, a new coffee shop at Biddle and Trenton in Wilkinsburg.

5 things we are loving this week

A coffee lover’s escape and a vinyl record hero are in the house.

1 day ago

Teams, camps available for Ultimate Frisbee players

Pittsburgh offers a robust community for Ultimate Frisbee players of all ages.

1 day ago

  SLUG: letseat0425  CAPTION: Grilled Steak with Chimichurri Rub  CREDIT: Gretchen McKay/Post-Gazette

Let's eat: Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Dry Rub

Now that the weather’s nice, it’s time to fire up the grill.

1 day ago

 A gold variety of sedum planted with red Sempervivum.

Allegheny Chapter of Rock Garden Society hosts 47th annual show

Contrary to Pittsburgh belief, a hillside with painted rocks is not a rock garden. Come and see what a real rock garden is at annual show.

1 day ago

 Built in 1895, this half-timbered Tudor home designed by Longfellow, Alden & Harlow is for sale for $1.275 million

Buying Here: Living like the McKnights in Glen Osborne

The next owner of this 120-year-old Tudor Revival in Glen Osborne will appreciate the efforts of its past owners/caretakers.

1 day ago

 Black-eyed Susans decorated the backyard of Eric D'Ambrogi's garden, last year's winner in small garden category of the Great Gardens Contest.

Show us your garden: 2015 Great Gardens Contest kicks off

Today we begin accepting entries for the 2015 Great Gardens Contest sponsored by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Pittsburgh Botanic Garden.

1 day ago

 Tamari restaurant, at 3519 Butler St. in Lawrenceville, is closing in early May.

Tamari restaurant in Lawrenceville to close in May

The restaurant that had been one of the pioneering businesses in the neighborhood's revival will hold its last service May 2.

2 days ago

 Kevin Sousa talks in February about the greenhouse in Superior Motors, a new restaurant scheduled to open in Braddock.

Pittsburgh restaurateur Kevin Sousa facing more legal troubles

The owners of the property where Kevin Sousa operated Station Street Hot Dogs have sued the chef and his wife for a total of $60,425.98.

2 days ago

 Del's Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo in Bloomfield will close May 2.

Del's Bar & Ristorante DelPizzo in Bloomfield to close

The DelPizzo family sold the building, at 4428 Liberty Ave., to Herky Pollock, an executive vice president with CBRE.

2 days ago

 Brazilian pianist and composer Andre Mehmari will perform at The Andy Warhol Museum at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The Hot List events for the coming weekend - April 23-26

Texas Tenors, Todd Rundgren, Andre Mehmari, Patricia Halverson, Scott Pauley

3 days ago

Let's talk about science: Edwin Hubble

The Hubble Space Telescope was named after the astronomer who said countless galaxies exist beyond our own Milky Way galaxy.

3 days ago

 Pirates great Willie Stargell.

Let's learn from the past: Willie Stargell

Pirates slugger Willie Stargell epitomized the great Pittsburgh teams of the 1960s and ’70s.

3 days ago

 Portabella and wild mushroom pizza at Gianna Via's in Whitehall.

Munch goes to Gianna Via's Restaurant & Bar in Whitehall

Munch goes to Gianna Via’s and finds big piles of fried zucchini and lovely personal pizzas.

3 days ago

My Generation Health: The mung bean, a small but mighty green machine

They are easy to digest, so they’re a perfect post-illness food. And they are a dieter’s dream — low in calories and high in fiber.

3 days ago

  The small beer sample glasses at the Milkman Brewery will soon pass into history. The brewery is closing at the end of the month.

Beer: Milkman Brewing Co. is down to its last days

Partners are accepting offers for the Strip District business and its assets

4 days ago

 Chicken Pot-Roasted in Milk, Bay and Nutmeg from "A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood" by DIana Henry.

Diana Henry's latest cookbook goes to the birds

The Northern Ireland native is the author of nine cookbooks, including  “A Bird in the Hand: Chicken Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood.”

4 days ago

Spirits: The (not-so) good earth

Pittsburgh’s soil and growing season might not be ideal for agricultural production — but perhaps it was ideal for producing Mon Rye.

4 days ago

 Chris Fennimore.

The Food Column: Celebrating Chris Fennimore

Chris Fennimore is honoree at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh International Culinary School’s James Beard Culinary Tribute fundraiser.

4 days ago

 Emily's Bread & Butter Pickles.

Spring Pittsburgh Food Swap: unite and exchange your goodies

Emily Catalano of the blog Good Food Pittsburgh is hosting a free food swap on May 9 in East Liberty: bring something, get something.

4 days ago

 Craig McCloud passes out small samples of his Popsburgh frozen treats.

Popsburgh is popping up all over Pittsburgh

Craig McCloud is taking the frozen treats from the Pittsburgh Public Market and will be selling them from a bicycle-pulled cart.

4 days ago

Ask Natalie: Strike out bad behavior at ballgames

How to behave at a baseball game? Let go of the online romance? Ask Natalie.

5 days ago

 Crispy Black Bean and Quinoa Burritos.

Marathon ready: Crispy Black Bean Quinoa Burritos

A protein-packed meal you can hold in your hand.

5 days ago

Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products

The company “cannot say with certainty” how the bacteria was introduced to its facilities, Blue Bell’s chief executive Paul Kruse said.

5 days ago

 From left, Dawn Fleischner, Bill and Carolyn Byham and Harris Ferris.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s season finale gala held at the Benedum

Roughly 230 guests celebrated the PBT’s 45th year with a gala, and a surprise announcement.

6 days ago

 Fashion designer Kiya Tomlin at her junior prom at Morristown High School in New Jersey.

Dance diaries: Pittsburghers share prom night memories

Fashion designer Kiya Tomlin, KDKA’s Kristine Sorensen, singer Chris Jamison and Pittsburgh Ballet’s Julia Erickson share their memories.

6 days ago

Stylebook: NCJW Spring Designer Days to offer affordable prom wear

Plus, consignment sales, H&M is coming to Westmoreland Mall, new stores slated for Ross Park Mall and more in Pittsburgh fashion.

6 days ago

 Kathy and Morgan K. O'Brien, gala honoree.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation hosts 23rd Rainbow Gala

More than 700 supporters attended the Rainbow Gala held at the Westin Convention Center.

6 days ago

 Dr. Tony DiGioia, Susan Koeppen and Brett Keisel.

Art Rooney Award dinner held at the Westin Convention Center

Roughly 500 partygoers supported the 42nd annual Art Rooney Award Dinner & Auction to benefit The Catholic Youth Association of Pittsburgh.

6 days ago

 Roger and Regina Humphries.

Familylinks hosts Just Jazz III

More than 200 jazz enthusiasts came out to tap their feet and show support for Familylinks and to honor local jazz legend, Roger Humphries.

6 days ago

 From left, Theodora Polamalu, Liz Murphy and Melanie Gefert-Azur.

Irene’s Dream Luncheon benefits the Bartko Foundation

Roughly 245 fashionistas shopped ‘til they dropped at the Fairmont Hotel, Downtown, to benefit the Bartko Foundation.

6 days ago

 The Great Debate: Peggy Outon, Grant Oliphant, Heather Arnet and Thomas Ryan.


Many fun things happened over the weekend that didn’t fit in the paper, including the JFilm Festival, POWER Promises and The Great Debate.

6 days ago

 From left, Jay and Bonnie Mangold, Jennifer Hoerster and Jerry Dickinson.

Beer event raises funds for HEARTH

More than 350 guests came out to support HEARTH to help end homelessness and support at-risk families.

6 days ago

Stargazing: First major meteor shower

Lyrid meteors can be seen any time after midnight when the constellation Lyra is well above the horizon.

6 days ago

 The Moulin Rouge (literally, the "red mill") in Paris in the red light district on the Boulevard de Clichy.

Lots of ooh la la at the Moulin Rouge in Paris

For more than a century, the Parisian attraction has provided a show that has evolved into Las Vegas on steroids.

1 week ago

 Laura West, one of the co-founders of Trusst Lingerie, sews in their office space located in Alphalab in East Liberty.

Stylebook snapshot: Trusst Lingerie on mission to make better bras for range of sizes

The brand’s designers are working to re-engineer the bra so that it provides more support, particularly for women with larger bust sizes.

1 week ago

 Pianist-composer Frederic Rzewski performs Saturday at Wholey's in the Strip District.

Rzewski plays Wholey's: The renowned pianist performs his signature composition in the fish emporium

The eminent composer Frederic Rzewski performed his “The People United Will Never Be Defeated” at Wholey’s, where one of his sons works.

1 week ago

 It's artichoke season in Rome, says Elizabeeth Minchilli.  The season lasts through May.  Locals eat them deep-fried and braised, or served in lasagna and risotto.

Dine: Two new books illuminate the ways of Italians and Italian regional cuisine

“The Italians” and “Eating Rome”: Two books to better understand Italians and the art of eating like one

1 week ago


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