The Good, the Bad, and the Cous Cous: Our TBA Recap

We laughed. We cried. Our patience was tested—and often rewarded. There were dances in folk shoes, in forests, and with food, meditations on the end of men and some serious soundscapes. With another TBA behind us, our critics offer their verdicts.

09/22/2015 By Fiona McCann, Eden Dawn, Ramona DeNies, Megan Haverman, and Brandon Staley


This Is the Photo of Timberline Lodge that Inspired The Shining's Overlook Hotel

Beautiful? Yes. Creepy? Hell yes. We look back at Ray Atkeson's haunting shot.



Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 17–20

Natasha Kmeto rocks the Doug Fir, Kraftwerk live, in 3-D, TBA takes a hike, and Wapato Jail gets arty.

09/17/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman


Your Essential Ten-Day Guide to Portland's TBA Festival

Overwhelmed by the plethora of performances? Bamboozled by the endless art? We’ve got you covered with our day-by-day itinerary for the ultimate TBA experience.

09/10/2015 By Fiona McCann, Ramona DeNies, Megan Haverman, and Brandon Staley


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 10–13

XOXO, Portland! Also heating up the weekend: Brandi Carlile, Ursula Le Guin, Salman Rushdie, comics Russell Peters and Jessimae Pelsuo—and so much more (at) TBA!

09/10/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman


Five Portland Art Shows You Can’t Miss this September

First Thursday of fall! We've got you covered with our must-see list of September shows.

09/02/2015 By Megan Haverman


Top Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend

Winding up summer with the Oregon Symphony's Waterfront Concert, the Portland Film Festival, and Art in the Pearl. And! Ben Harper, Bill Papas, and riot grrrls.

09/02/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman


Can a Couple of Americans Transform the Ancient Art of Bonsai?

America's first homegrown bonsai exhibition and competition will showcase 70 trees from across the country.

08/24/2015 By Marty Patail


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 13–16

You'll sound like happy this weekend, with the PDX Synesthesia Festival, Ural Thomas and the Pain, the Stumptown Improv Fest, and the joyous disregard for personal safety at the Adult Soapbox Derby.

08/13/2015 By Ramona DeNies


Garbage in the Gallery and the Art of Dumpster Diving

A group of Portland artists has been combing through the trash to make art from what the rest of us throw away.

08/12/2015 By Megan Haverman


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 6–9

Wilco on the Edgefield lawn, Wicked at the Keller, dancing at Director Park, and everybody, avec bicyclette, soaring across the bridges of Portland.

08/06/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley


St Johns Photography Exhibit Showcases the Many Faces of the Neighborhood

A new pop-up photography exhibition in St John's shows over 300 portraits of the North Portland's neighborhoods residents.

07/30/2015 By Fiona McCann


A New Kind of Paris-Meets-Portland Cultural Exchange is Coming

What happens when a Portland art gallery connects with a Parisian art gallery, and comes up with a novel idea? A cultural collaboration of swapped spaces, trans-Atlantic travel, and Oreo-eating Frenchmen.

07/29/2015 By Megan Haverman


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!

07/23/2015 By Ramona DeNies


New Show Weighs In On The Definition of Art—Through Art!

How do we define art? Seven artists take on the slippery subject in a new show opening at Upfor Gallery.

07/22/2015 By Megan Haverman


Seeing Familiar Faces in Headlights and Grills of Classic Cars

A local photographer captures the spirit of the automobile for America's Car Museum.

07/20/2015 Photography by William Anthony


The PDX Carpet Comes to an Art Gallery Near You

It's been the inspiration for albums full of Instagram photos, the backdrop for thousands of shoe snapshots. And now the old PDX carpet is getting its own gallery show, with art inspired by—and in some cases made from—the one-time airport staple.

07/08/2015 By Megan Haverman


Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 2–5

This weekend, we only want to see you in the Purple Rain. Ok, not true—let's also meet up at First Thursday, the Waterfront Blues Fest, and the Portland Cello Project's (free!) outdoor show.

07/01/2015 By Ramona DeNies

Free Guide

20 Absolutely FREE Things to Do in PDX This Summer

We keep you entertained through Labor Day, all without leaving the city—or spending a cent.

07/01/2015 By Ramona DeNies


Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 18–21

All in one weekend: Australian pop royalty and aboriginal abstract art, free concerts for the summer solstice, wading pools the size of ice rinks, and one very confused private eye.

06/18/2015 By Ramona DeNies