Music

Pink Martini Keeps It Positive with Je Dis Oui!

We talk to the band’s founder, Thomas Lauderdale, about happiness, politics, and why conga lines are a must.

11/15/2016 By Fiona McCann

Culture Cheat Sheet: Music

Stumptown Soundtracks: A Seductive Portland Playlist

Perhaps you’re under a blanket on a hillside, or hiding out the winter in your tiny house: either way, invite some company and hit play. You’re welcome.

11/14/2016 By Fiona McCann

HAIL CAESAR

How Zefiro Changed Everything for Portland’s Food Scene

In the ‘90s, the most mythical of Portland restaurants ruled over NW 21st and Glisan.

08/15/2016 By Karen Brooks

MUSIC

Pink Martini's New Seasonal Spectacular Is Coming to a Radio Near You

Get behind me, Scrooge: Portland’s musical royalty bring a blast of full-throated festivity with a new NPR show for the holiday season.

12/15/2015 By Fiona McCann

MUSIC

Pink Martini and the Von Trapps Debut Video for "Dream A Little Dream"

Portland's little orchestra and The Sound Of Music namesakes share a whimsical tortoise love story filmed in the Gardens of Sampson and Beasley.

10/29/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to See Pink Martini at the Zoo

The little orchestra returns to the animal kingdom for it's semi-annual musical safari.

08/14/2014 By Aaron Scott

EVENTS

Guide to 2013's New Year's Eve Parties and Concerts

Count down to 2014 at one of these 18 epic events, from classy dancing with Pink Martini to cosmic raving at the art museum to killer concert lineups.

12/26/2013 By Roxanne Davis and Kristin Leigh

HABITAT

Tailoring Thomas

Thomas Lauderdale's famously cluttered loft was a fitting perch for the eclectic bandleader, collector, and historian. Then Philip Iosca arrived.

11/01/2013 By Randy Gragg Photography by Lincoln Barbour

CULTURE

How Pink Martini Became a Portland Export Worth Millions

On the occasion of the band's eighth record, Get Happy, we look back on nearly ten years of international musical success

10/01/2013 By Alisha Gorder

EVENTS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: August 1-4

Trek in the Park, Opera in the Rose Garden, roots music in the woods, Ian Karmel on Portland—it's time to get out!

07/31/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Claire Gordon

CONCERTS

2013 Outdoor Summer Concerts and Festivals Guide

Your complete guide for all the sun-soaked concerts and festivals Portland has to offer, including McMenamins Edgefield, the Oregon Zoo, Pickathon, and PDX Pop Now.

07/10/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff With Claire Gordon

BOOKS & TALKS

Portland Artists Celebrate Judy Blume

For 'Blumesday,' a bevvy of Portland artists, including China Forbes, Courtenay Hameister, and Laura Gibson, recount their most awkward experiences with the oft-censored writer's books on June 17.

06/12/2013 By Claire Gordon

FASHION

Drag City

Tour Darcelle’s closet with Pink Martini’s Thomas Lauderdale

05/18/2013

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to Thomas Lauderdale and Meow Meow with the Oregon Symphony

The Pink Martini bandleader teams up with the international kamikaze cabaret chanteuse and the full symphony for a night you won’t forget. September 14.

05/15/2013 By Aaron Scott

EVENTS

12 Top Events to Ring in New Year's Eve 2012

Pink Martini, the Weinland Supergroup, Storm Large, a Bond-themed dance party, and an epic DJ throw down at the art museum are only a few reasons to go out.

12/19/2012 By Naomi Marshall

TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to Pink Martini on New Year's Eve

Nothing rings in the New Year like the little orchestra at the Schnitz.

12/06/2012 By Aaron Scott

POLITICS + MUSIC

Q&A: NPR's Ari Shapiro

Culturephile picks the multitalented brain of NPR White House correspondent, occasional Pink Martini singer, and former Portlander Ari Shapiro.

11/15/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

forget champagne

Ticket-Sale Alert: Pink Martini on New Year's Eve

The Portland favorites ring in 2013 at the Schnitz. Tickets go on sale tomorrow.

10/18/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Climb Ev'ry Mountain

Pink Martini + The Von Trapp Family = The Yam-Hills Are Alive Concert

Pink Martini teams up with the Von Trapp great-grandchildren of the famous Sound of Music family to play a benefit concert on Sept 16 to stop the mountain of garbage growing in Yamhill County's wine country. The title: The Yamhills are Alive!

08/28/2012 By Aaron Scott