Breaking: New Gallery to Open in Pearl

Theo Downes–Le Guin (the son of Ursula K. Le Guin) will open Upfor in September, focusing on digital and new media.

07/25/2013 By Aaron Scott and Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Preview: JAW Playwrights Festival

The director of Portland Center Stage's annual play-development fest explains why we should be chomping at the bit to see this year's selections.

07/24/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Win Tix to Steve Martin with the Symphony

The comedian plays banjo—yes, he does that—with the Oregon Symphony and bluegrass combo Steep Canyon Rangers Oct. 3. We've got two tickets to give away.

07/22/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


How Performance Art Turned Into a High-Concept Business

Jennifer Armburst's intuitive approach to creative consulting.

07/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Finding Fernet

Train your taste buds for the esoteric world of this minty, medicinal amaro with these local cocktails.

07/01/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Review: Artists Rep’s ‘Ithaka’

The world premiere tells the mythic story of a recent veteran’s Odyssean voyage home. Thru June 30

06/03/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Review: 'Happy Talk' by Richard Melo

A rollicking, and occasionally surreal, tale of nurses, surfers, and a film crew in Haiti

06/03/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Review: Coho's 'Crooked'

A wonder of a play as magically packed with big ideas about reason and faith as Mary Poppins's carpetbag. Thru June 8

05/27/2013 Photography by Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Review: Vertigo’s ‘Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls’

Theatre Vertigo bids adieu to Theater! Theatre! with a strongly performed, if incongruous, snowglobe of a show. Thru June 8

05/19/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Review: PCS's "The Whipping Man"

Portland Center Stage's mighty production draws inspired parallels between the Jewish and African-American experiences of slavery. Thru Mar 23.

03/04/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Review: Artists Rep's "Red Herring"

This slapstick spy story is really a saccharine love story in disguise. Thru March 17.

02/21/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


This Week in Local Music: Regular Music, Summer Cannibals

A local-music family including space-y electronica trio Regular Music plays Rontoms; SoHiTek hosts young-but-promising rockers Summer Cannibals.

02/13/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


This Week in Local Music: Wampire, Rock 'n' Roll Prom

Be able to say "I saw Wampire when..." and don your bobby socks for Rontoms's Valentine's retro dance party.

02/08/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Roundup: Valentine's Day

Whether you hate the holiday or hate planning dates for the holiday, we've got something you want to do Feb 14.

02/06/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra's II

The nationally emerging Portland trio's new album offers well-studied and finely crafted psych-pop.

02/05/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Review: Venus in Fur

Portland Center Stage's taut, psychological new production leaves viewers puzzling over questions of power, gender, and sex.

02/05/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


This Week in Local Music: Hustle & Drone, Malt Ball

Our new column picks the best local-music shows-to-see every week. Next up: Hustle & Drone and Malt Ball.

01/30/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Q&A: Cheryl Strayed on Dear Abby

"Wild" author and Dear Sugar advice columnist Cheryl Strayed reflects on Dear Abby writer Pauline Phillips, who died this month.

01/30/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Fertile Ground Fest Field Guide

Our updated reviews and picks for the final weekend of the new-works smorgasbord. Thru Feb. 3.

01/30/2013 By Aaron Scott and Jonathan Frochtzwajg With Genevieve Hudson


Q&A: Tosca's Tosca

The soprano playing the title role in Portland Opera's new production talks Puccini and Pok Pok.

01/29/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg