Classical Music

Chamber Music Northwest Puts the Spotlight on Women Composers

Twenty-two women are featured in this year’s Summer Festival.

06/22/2017 By Anyi Wong-Lifton

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 22–25

Strip down for the World Naked Bike Ride, pay tribute to Dolly Parton, catch genre-busting performances at Risk/Reward, learn about the science of warfare, and hear solo tunes from Dave Depper.

06/22/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Anyi Wong-Lifton

Fashion Events

White Bird and Michelle Lesniak Team Up for a One-Time Fashion Experience

The Portland dance producers and fashion designer present a special summer fashion show promising "pureness with the warbling of evil."

06/21/2017 By Eden Dawn

Happenings

Forget High School: Head to an Epic Adult Prom This Week for Charity

How a former exec turned a desire for IRL connection into a massive dance party.

06/19/2017 By Eden Dawn

Healthy Events

A Local Doctor Shares the Stories of Homeless and Impoverished Portlanders

Hear Dr. Patricia Kullberg read from her memoir, On the Ragged Edge of Medicine, on Monday, June 26.

06/15/2017 By Bryanna Briley

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 15–18

Belt Bowie tunes, listen to spooky campfire tales, jam to ADULT at the Doug Fir, celebrate Pride, catch Man of La Mancha at the Keller, or trek out to Dufur for What the Festival.

06/15/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Meagan Nolan, and Anyi Wong-Lifton

HAPPENINGS

Fill Your Heart With Pride

Pride is upon us. Here are five excellent ways to celebrate our LGBTQA community this week.

06/15/2017 By Eden Dawn

Travel News

A New Portland Digital Travel Magazine for—and by—Women of Color

On She Goes, backed by Portland ad agency Wieden & Kennedy, offers tips on queer dating abroad, biking while brown, and even a POC-focused guide to Portland.

06/12/2017 By Caitlin Medearis

The Essentials

From Boone Howard to a New Graphic Memoir by Nicole Georges, July's Pop Culture Hot List

The book, festival, record, and dog you can't miss this month

06/12/2017 By Fiona McCann

Comedy

Portland Gets Its First-Ever Queer Comedy Festival

It's the first multiday fest in the country wholly dedicated to queer comics and their friends and fans.

06/12/2017 By Lisa Dunn

Opera

A Theater Innovator Teams Up with Portland Opera for a Night of Passion

A David Lang double bill gets its West Coast premiere this July.

06/12/2017 By Fiona McCann

Books

6 Young Adult Books by Oregon Authors to Read This Summer

School’s out, sun’s out. From tales of resistance to interplanetary travel to a trailer park in Eugene, this crop of local young adult writers has summer reading covered.

06/12/2017 By Fiona McCann

Local Lens

Time Slip: Photographing Drag Races at Portland International Raceway

Once a week at PIR, a passion for speed keeps a whole scene on track.

06/12/2017 Photography by William Anthony

Long Story Short

Una the Mermaid Is Portland's Most Magical Sea Nymph

She's also the organizer of the Portlandia Mermaid Parade, which returns for its second year July 29.

06/12/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

DIY Publishing

3 Top Bets for the 2017 Portland Zine Symposium

For the first time, people of color and those who are trans or nonbinary will dominate the two-and-a-half day exhibition.

06/12/2017 By Courtney Eldridge

Alternate Reality

Pacific Northwesteros: If Game of Thrones Were Set in Portland

Who would play Jaime Lannister? You get one guess.

06/12/2017 By Marty Patail

Arts News

Congressman Earl Blumenauer Puts Arts on the Agenda

At a forum for the arts, the US Representative unveils the winner of a high school art competition—and the reasons why he ran the contest in the first place.

06/08/2017 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 8–11

Hip-hop violinist Damien Escobar plays the Aladdin, an all-lady cast takes on Oscar Wilde, Ira Glass hits the Schnitz, Michael Ian Black does standup at the Doug Fir, and the Portland Jewish Film Festival turns 25.

06/08/2017 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, and Meagan Nolan

Sports

On Twin Peaks Night, the Pickles Are Not What They Seem

The amateur baseball team’s promos are taking us back—to the ’90s, the ’70s, and the 1860s!

06/07/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Pop Shopping

5 Things You'll Find at GeekCraft Expo PDX

With Game of Thrones-worthy gauntlets and Star Wars Carbonite art, the city’s 'Etsy-Meets-Comic Con' event returns June 10–11.

06/01/2017 By Kelly Clarke