Shooting Time: An Exhibition of Photos from US Prisons Opens in Portland

Pete Brook’s Prison Obscura turns a lens on incarceration in America.

03/31/2016 By Fiona McCann

Special Event

Want to Help Close Wikipedia's Gender Gap?

Then this Saturday's Edit-a-Thon, calling on Portlanders to join in a "communal updating" of the online encyclopedia's entries on subjects related to art and feminism, is for you.

03/03/2016 By Fiona McCann


The "World's Greatest Cat Painting" Is Coming to the Portland Art Museum

Long before the masses shared their cat photos on Facebook, aristocrats commissioned oil paintings.

01/22/2016 By Marty Patail


Can Mobile Apps Be Art?

One pioneering PCC course thinks so.

12/31/2015 By Marty Patail


The Art Gallery Inside a Ford Bronco

Why two Portland artists built a mobile gallery in a classic American car.

12/21/2015 By Brandon Staley


Meet the Bosnian Artist Who Watches Over Portland’s Most Valuable Art Trove

By day, Miroslav Lovric is a security guard at the Portland Art Museum; by night, he’s a painter inspired by the masters he guards.

12/10/2015 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


The Art of Miroslav Lovric

By day, Miroslav Lovric is a security guard at the Portland Art Museum; by night, he’s a painter inspired by the masters he guards. See some of the work in his "Soul Catchers" series in our slideshow.

12/10/2015 By Fiona McCann With Images Courtesy Miroslav Lovric


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 3–6

Viva's eye-popping opera (and more fine holiday shows), Modest Mouse and the Portland Cello Project, Live Wire with John Hodgman, and a comic book full of BEER! Our stocking—er, weekend—is officially stuffed.

12/03/2015 By Ramona DeNies


Meet Portland's Hottest Makers of the Moment

From stylish modern macrame to museum-quality vintage poster restoration, Portland's creative class keeps getting cooler.

10/05/2015 By Kelly Clarke, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, and Fiona McCann


Top Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Oct 1–4

Anchorman's David Koechner stands up, Elizabeth Gilbert brings big magic, and musical Cuba Libre sets fire to Stumptown.

09/30/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley


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


Portland's Colorful Mural Festival is Changing the Face of the City

Local and international artists take to the streets for the annual Forest for the Trees festival with 15 new murals.

07/20/2015 By Fiona McCann Photography by Michael Novak

Editor's Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 16–19

It's Obama! (Ok, Tommy Davidson.) And! Nacho Duato, David Hockney, Prokofiev, and some very naughty puppets.

04/16/2015 By Ramona DeNies


Nation's Tallest Cuckoo Clock Now at Portland Airport

Tick tock on the clock.

12/23/2014 By Marty Patail


Portland Windows Shine a Light on Ai Weiwei's Alcatraz Art

What do a Chinese dissident, America’s most notorious federal prison, and energy-conscious Portland homeowners have in common?

11/03/2014 By Marty Patail


Exclusive First Look: Inside PNCA's Stunning New Building by Allied Works

We get a tour of the college's new central hub—set to open in January—and are the first to see the atrium lit by the incredible skylight.

10/09/2014 By Aaron Scott


Taxidermy Like You've Never Seen It Before

Artist Robert Marbury shares picks from his guide to rogue taxidermy art, which includes PDX artist Peter Gronquist. Oct 13.

10/09/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


Upfor Gallery Celebrates Its First Year with Art Superstar Ryan Trecartin

The nascent digital art gallery presents one of the most consequential artists working today. Thru Sept 27

09/18/2014 By Sarah Ostaszewski


Looking Forward to the 2014/2015 Arts Season

Consider this your arts season cliffhanger: a look at what's to come when your favorite arts orgs come back from summer vacation.

07/01/2014 By Nathan Tucker


Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 5-8

The Naked Bike Ride bares PDX, Shine a Light turns the art museum into a party, Jesse Eisenberg stars in a thriller filmed in Oregon, Colin Meloy talks the Pogues, First Thursday sees sun, and more.

06/05/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak