Q&A: Carson Ellis is In Your House

The Decemberists' style maker and children's book artist pens a new picture book on "homes"—from beehives and birds’ nests to undersea palaces and space stations.

02/26/2015 By Ramona DeNies


This Is How Portlanders Celebrate Decemberists Day

How to prove a city supports one of its biggest bands? Give them an official day, a collaborative art project, and swarm them with adoration.

01/22/2015 By Eden Dawn and Cervante Pope


Review: The Decemberists’ 'What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World'

The local indie kings return from a four-year absence with an infectious, eclectic album that reveals a band all grown up. Out Jan 20

01/15/2015 By Cervante Pope


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: Jan 30–Feb 2

Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis release Wildwood's finale, Dweezil Zappa plays dad's old songs, and Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre takes on an even older Norse legend.

01/30/2014 By Nathan Tucker


February's Lit and Storytelling Events

There’s a lot of book love to go around this month, from lit-power couple Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis to international author Isabel Allende to the bday bash for William Stafford.

01/29/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Kristin Leigh


Win Tickets to Colin Meloy

The Crystal Ballroom closes its centennial with one of Portland's favorite songwriters on Jan 21.

01/07/2014 By Nathan Tucker


Marketing Portland's Music to the Masses

Sara Matarazzo, Chris Funk, and a budding local cluster of music connoisseurs are making Portland a capital for a new music industry, one ad at a time.

07/23/2013 By Aaron Scott


Pete Krebs Update

A pair of benefit shows will raise money to help Portland musician Pete Krebs with medical bills.

02/11/2013 Photography by John Chandler


Ticket Alert: John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders

An all-star fundraiser for Children's Cancer Association with k.d. lang, Colin Meloy, Carrie Brownstein, Ben Gibbard, Peter Buck, and more!

01/09/2013 By John Chandler