COMEDY

6 Acts We're Excited to See at the Stumptown Improv Festival

Smart, spontaneous, surprising, spoofy, and bound to sell out, this weekend's fest draws improv acts from Los Angeles to New York to share the stage with local talent. Here's who we're ready to laugh at.

08/12/2015 By Allison Jones

JUST BECAUSE

A Portland Photographer's Amazing Shots from Argentina

Andy Batt traveled to the volcanic deserts of northwestern Argentina—and came back with stunning photographs.

06/12/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

#OREGONWOMAN

Oregon Woman 2015

The inspiring women of our state are writers, brewers, ranchers, politicians, designers, investors, punk rockers, and mothers. They are pioneers, rule-breakers, and innovators. Meet them.

03/02/2015 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

#OREGONWOMAN

Carrie Brownstein: The New Icon of Oregon Feminism

From punk rock to Portlandia to her forthcoming memoir, one of Oregon's biggest superstars opens up about what (and who) inspires her. PLUS: A behind-the-scenes video of our cover shoot.

02/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

COMEDY

What’s in a Name: Bath Night (Because It Sure Beats Angel Tit)

Comedian Sean McGrath explains the difficulty of naming a sketch comedy show—and the five names he rejected. Aug 8–30

08/06/2014 By Aaron Scott

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Apr 24-27

Don't miss OBT dancer Alison Roper's final performance, the Red Dress Party, SNL comic Norm MacDonald, or tickets to Broken Bells, the Head and the Heart, and the Oregon Zoo Concerts.

04/24/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Apr 17-20

Watch ballerina Alison Roper's last dance, laugh till you hurt with Chelsea Handler, catch the best of the NW Filmmakers' Fest, and dive into Theatre Vertigo's pool (no water)—just watch your head!

04/17/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

LONG STORY SHORT

Portland's Veteran Dancer Takes Her Final Bow

A look back at Alison Roper's decades-long career with the Oregon Ballet Theatre

04/02/2014 By Kelly Clarke

CULTUREPHILE

Four Hot Portland Comedy Acts

Our stand-up shows are packed, our sketch troupes are breaking the rules, and the Bridgetown Comedy Festival attracts big names from around the country.

03/13/2014 By Aaron Scott

FEATURE

Spring Arts Guide 2013

A fun-filled guide to the season's 25 most exciting shows with hosts MarchFourth Marching Band.

02/15/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott

FEATURE

OHSU's War on Cancer

How OHSU will use big money, brand new labs, and all-star researchers to launch bold new cancer treatments.

11/17/2012 By Jennifer Abbasi

Article

Concert Preview: The Satin Chaps

Portland octet has no trouble finding a dirty groove.

09/20/2012 By John Chandler

Long Story [Short]

The Refugee

Award-winning Portland author Ismet Prcic offers a glimpse of growing up in war-torn Bosnia, his struggles with PTSD, and the therapeutic power of writing.

05/24/2012 By Taylor Clark

Long Story [Short]

The Straight Shooter

At the end of this year, Portland’s famously ornery city councilman and former fire lieutenant will retire. So...what’s next for Randy Leonard?

04/27/2012 By Sarah Mirk

PEOPLE

The 50 Most Influential Portlanders

Who will define Portland in a new era? We asked around (and around some more) to discover this inspiring collection of movers, shakers, rising stars, and established figures with fresh ideas who are already changing the city.

12/16/2011 With Sarah Mirk, Kasey Cordell, Brian Barker, Rachel Ritchie, Martin Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Randy Gragg, Ramona DeNies, Ashleigh Westmoreland, Meghan Ratliffe, Derek Pettie, Kate Moening, Carl Abbott, and Amanda Waldroupe Edited by Zach Dundas

Culturephile

Little Big Nurse

Portland actress Gretchen Corbet prepares for her role as the infamous Nurse Ratched in Portland Center Stage's upcoming production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

01/14/2011 By Barry Johnson

Finance

Venturing Forth

Swearing he’d never be a banker like his father (and grandfather and great-grandfather), John Haines fled his office in the Wells Fargo Tower to kayak the world’s wild rivers and pioneer new paths in finance. Ten years after an accident confined him to a

09/10/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Dance

Observed

A photo essay about the Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers, not the dance, that captures the private moments between performances.

05/19/2009 By Andy Batt

Article

The Closer

There's one thing Willamette Week reporter Nigel Jaquiss won't do when he's on a story: stop.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell