Meet the Pianist Bringing Classical Music into the Oregon Wild

For his In a Landscape series, Hunter Noack performs Schubert and Chopin at some of this state's most breathtaking outdoor locations.

08/18/2016 By Fiona McCann


Must-See Shows at Chamber Music Northwest’s 2016 Summer Fest

Beethoven string quartets? Buenos Aires tango? Local musician Ron Blessinger weighs in on the best of the five-week fest.

06/23/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan


Chamber Music NW's Winter Festival is the Cure for Short Days and Dark Nights

Promising 15 "thrilling" masterpieces spread across five concerts, Artistic Director David Shifrin kicks off the annual festival with Beethoven and concludes with Brahms. Our preview has more.

01/22/2015 By Ramona DeNies


PoMo Picks: January's Best Bets For Things to See and Do

The Decemberists release a new album, pop culture meets Chekov, and Chamber Music Northwest brings back record-breaking numbers of classical fans

01/05/2015 By Aaron Scott and Matthew Schonfeld


Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 31–Aug 3

Pabst sells tickets to Modest Mouse on the cheap, Pickathon rocks out, and the Great Horror Campout terrifies thrill-seekers for 12 straight hours.

07/31/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan


Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 3–6

The Waterfront Blues Fest kicks off a Summer of Soul, Lauryn Hill never grows old, First Thursday brings the sun, and comedy's prodigal son Ian Karmel returns.

07/02/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan


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


5 Portland Arts Ensembles With Global Followings

We may take them for granted, but some of Portland’s best artists and ensembles are beloved around the world.

05/01/2014 By Aaron Scott


Review: Pianist Stephen Hough

While standing ovations are virtually pro forma at Portland concerts, the one given to this acclaimed British pianist was well deserved.

04/08/2014 By Thomas Cobb


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 13–16

Zombies in love, launch party, steamy tango, ticket alerts, and Live Wire turns 10 with Fred Armisen, Sherman Alexie, and Sallie Ford and her new band.

03/13/2014 By Aaron Scott


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Feb 6–9

A series of Portlander potraits goes viral, the Pixies rock the Schnitz, snow falls on First Thursday, and everyone sings William Stafford "Happy Birthday."

02/06/2014 By Erik Maurer


Top Things To Do This Weekend: Dec 5-8

Holiday shows continue to launch, First Thursday ignores the chill, and three veteran bands show rock isn't just for the kids.

12/05/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker


Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 3–6

First Thursday, Wordstock, Samurai's at the art museum, Steve Martin, and the Pet Shop Boys makes the weekend too much to handle.

10/03/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott and Nathan Tucker By Portland Monthly Staff


Slide Show: Fall Arts Guide 2013

We asked the arts organizations included in our Fall Arts Guide to step inside the photo booth, and here are their crazy results—–knives, wigs, babies, and all!



Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 11–14

Robots! Monsters! Tiki drinks! Cellos! Fruit! Festivals! Pace yourself because there are entirely too many worthy happenings this weekend.

07/11/2013 By John Chandler


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


Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 20–23

Cute cats! Classical culture! Fears and phobias! The Builders and the Butchers! It's going to be a busy weekend.

06/19/2013 By John Chandler


Piano Virtuoso and Style Icon Lola Astanova Heats Up Portland

Check out a slide show of the young Russian-American’s propensity for flair. She plays the Gerding Theater June 10.

06/04/2013 By Claire Gordon


Ida Haendel's Stringed Saga

A brief look at the amazing 85-year career of the accomplished violinist

05/01/2013 By Gino Cerruti


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