Fall Arts Preview: The New Class

Introducing the city's new wave of acclaimed arts leaders, along with our picks for the season's best shows.

09/03/2013 By Randy Gragg, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, and Claire Gordon Edited by Aaron Scott


Top Things To Do This Weekend: August 22-25

Ballerinas spin from trees, dogs fly through the air, ventriloquist dummies impersonate Lady Gaga, and jazz fills Vancouver. You can do it all!

08/22/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Claire Gordon


Top Things To Do This Weekend: August 1-4

Trek in the Park, Opera in the Rose Garden, roots music in the woods, Ian Karmel on Portland—it's time to get out!

07/31/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Claire Gordon


Win Tickets to Band Of Horses

The beloved Seattle band plays the Crystal Ballroom on Aug 7.

07/31/2013 By Claire Gordon


Q&A with Opera in the Parks' Star Soprano, Angela Meade

The star of Verdi's Otello talks about growing up in Centralia, not making it in New York, and her workout playlist Aug 2 & 4

07/26/2013 By Claire Gordon


Typhoon's "Thinking About You" Cover

The Portland indie band takes on Frank Ocean's popular ballad in a powerful way.

07/25/2013 By Claire Gordon


Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 25-28

Whether it's floating down the Willamette in a tube, kicking back for rooftop cinema, or sampling new brews, this weekend offers a plethora of ways to chill out.

07/23/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff and Claire Gordon


Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 18–21

Just about every music festival and artist you want to see is performing this weekend. Take a look at our picks to figure out your sonic and outdoors schedule.

07/18/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff and Claire Gordon


Bluegrass/Jam Band Name Generator (and a Sneak Peek at Northwest String Summit)

In honor of the NW String Summit this weekend and the perpetually outrageous band names, we've created a band name generator to make it easy to start your own.

07/15/2013 By Claire Gordon


2013 Outdoor Summer Concerts and Festivals Guide

Your complete guide for all the sun-soaked concerts and festivals Portland has to offer, including McMenamins Edgefield, the Oregon Zoo, Pickathon, and PDX Pop Now.

07/10/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff With Claire Gordon


Win Passes to the 8-Track Relay

Throw out your iPod. Portland's hottest bands play live for this 24-hour marathon. July 20–21.

07/09/2013 By Aaron Scott With Claire Gordon


First Thursday/Wednesday: July Picks

First Thursday moves to Wednesday this week (due to 4th of July) for a patriotic explosion of fine art.

07/02/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Claire Gordon


Guide to Chamber Music Northwest Summer Festival

We talk with CMNW artistic director David Shifrin about this year's not-to-miss shows. Thru July 28

06/27/2013 By Claire Gordon


Review: 'The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy'

They're creepy, they're kooky, and, boy, can they sing in the touring Broadway production. Thru June 30

06/26/2013 By Claire Gordon


Summer Free for All

Kick off a summer of free outdoor fun with Portland Parks and Recreation's All-Day Party and Peninsula Park Centennial Celebration on June 27.

06/19/2013 By Claire Gordon


Win Tickets to the Dandy Warhols

The Portland veterans play the entirety of 'Thirteen Tales of Urban Bohemia' on its 13th anniversary. June 19–20 at the Wonder Ballroom

06/13/2013 By Claire Gordon


Portland Artists Celebrate Judy Blume

For 'Blumesday,' a bevvy of Portland artists, including China Forbes, Courtenay Hameister, and Laura Gibson, recount their most awkward experiences with the oft-censored writer's books on June 17.

06/12/2013 By Claire Gordon


2013 Drammy Awards

Glitter, glitz, and drama abound at Portland's 34th annual local theater awards.

06/11/2013 By Claire Gordon


The Lumineers Tickets on Sale Now

The toe-tapping radio stars play the Memorial Coliseum on September 22. Also on sale: Death Cab for Cutie, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the National, and more.

06/06/2013 By Claire Gordon


PDX Pop Now! Compilation Release Party

Don't miss this sampling of Portland's best up-and-coming artists, including local favorites Radiation City, Y La Bamba, Wampire, and more! Several perform on June 14 at Backspace.

06/05/2013 By Claire Gordon