TELEVISION

Portland: Coming to a Small Screen Near You

Three new television series join Grimm and Portlandia to bring our city center screen this season. We've got the trailers.

07/14/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

JUST BECAUSE

Ninja Turtles... in Astoria!

Before Michael Bay's dubstep-tastic reboot next month, we revisit Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, when Astoria doubled as ancient Japan.

07/11/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 10–13

Wes's World takes us on a trek through cinema history, hundreds gather to watch the World Cup finals, and 'The Book of Mormon' takes a stab at everything sacred.

07/10/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

FILM

'The Discoverers' Puts an Oregon Spin on the Dysfunctional-Family Indie Comedy

Starring Griffin Dunne and Stuart Margolin, the story of a family dropped into a Lewis and Clark reenactment trek thrives with sharp, and sometimes heartwarming, dialogue. Now at the Fox Tower.

06/25/2014 By Schuyler Keenan

FILM

Toby Froud’s New Puppet Film Returns Us to the Magical World of ‘Labyrinth’ and ‘The Dark Crystal’

The baby from ‘Labyrinth’ grew up to make his own film, and if the world premiere is any indication, audiences are ready to return to the enchanting realm of puppet goblins, faeries, and imagination.

06/23/2014 By Aaron Scott

FILM

Toby, the Baby from Labyrinth, Grows Up to Be a Goblin King—in Portland

“The babe with the power” now works at Laika and is screening a new goblin movie of his own making. He tells us about growing up surrounded by faeries, and what he did to David Bowie the first time they met.

06/19/2014 By Aaron Scott

COMEDY

New Comedy Takes Marriage Seriously

Produced by the cofounder of the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, Jason Nash is Married offers a hilarious—and profound—look at marriage. Released June 24

06/19/2014 By Marty Patail

FILM

Internet Cat Video Fest Returns

The third annual traveling kitty rumpus pounces into town June 13 & 14. We choose our 5 favorite videos.

06/10/2014 By Danielle Klenak

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 22-25

Hugh Laurie serenades you, Lizzy: The Musical and Macbeth cover you in blood, and James Broughton incites you to "follow your own weird" (long before it was a Portland tagline), plus plenty more to fill a Memorial Weekend spent in town.

05/22/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

NORTHWEST EVENTS

Goonies Day is Almost Here!

Starting June 6, Astoria pulls out the stops to celebrate the '80s cult classic. Yes, it's a thing.

05/15/2014 By Nicole Cordier

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: May 15-18

A trio of great plays, a trio of great authors (Ursula K. Le Guin, Cheryl Strayed, and Lidia Yuknavitch), and tickets go on sale to Lauryn Hill (sans Fugees trio).

05/15/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 1–May 4

If you want to laugh, don't miss the Aces. If you want to dress up, shimmy out to Portland Prom. And if you want to geek out, well, May the Fourth be with you.

04/30/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

FILM

Star Wars Day: May the Fourth Be with You

Your Complete Guide to A Galaxy Far, Far, Away in Portland on the international celebration of all things Star Wars

04/29/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Apr 24-27

Don't miss OBT dancer Alison Roper's final performance, the Red Dress Party, SNL comic Norm MacDonald, or tickets to Broken Bells, the Head and the Heart, and the Oregon Zoo Concerts.

04/24/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

NORTHWEST EVENTS

Filming the Case for Dam Removal

A new documentary called DamNation attempts to make a watertight case for dam removal. Opens May 9 at Hollywood Theatre.

04/24/2014 Photography by Greg Young

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Apr 17-20

Watch ballerina Alison Roper's last dance, laugh till you hurt with Chelsea Handler, catch the best of the NW Filmmakers' Fest, and dive into Theatre Vertigo's pool (no water)—just watch your head!

04/17/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

PHOTOGRAPHY SLIDE SHOW

Arthur Hitchcock Walked Across America. You Should See the Photos.

At age 19, the photographer set off on a 4100-mile trek across the continent—and the American soul. His show opens with presentations on Apr 2 & 3.

03/26/2014 By Aaron Scott

FILM

The Inside Look at Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel

Critic Matt Zoller Seitz tells us five things that set the movie apart from Anderson's other films. Opening Friday

03/13/2014 By Lexy Folkes

Storytelling & Design

Local Video Project Takes the 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Path

Portland designer dreams up a video character Frank Aberdean to celebrate retro cool—and user interactivity.

03/07/2014 By Caitlin Feldman

FILM

Exclusive PDX Screening of Experimental Film MMXIII

An Oregon filmmaker takes his latest project online in an experiment in distribution, and we're participating! Feb 27-March 2

02/27/2014 By Molly Woodstock