Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend

Pulp Fiction gets the Funhouse treatment, Wyclef Jean teams up with the Oregon Symphony, and John Prine hits the zoo!

09/20/2019 By Fiona McCann, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed

Festivals

3 Fall Cultural Festivals that Aren't Oktoberfest

Tango lessons, pierogis, pottery exhibits, and more.

09/20/2019 By Alli Weseman

TBA

A Time-Based Recap of the Time-Based Art Festival

Stray on-the-clock observations from Portland's most unpredictable two-week art party.

09/19/2019 By Conner Reed

Spotlight

How Shanalee Hampton's Embroidery Art Became a Platform for Gun Control

“It just became a really healthy outlet for my anger about what was happening in the world.”

09/19/2019 By Eden Dawn

Events

Three Ways to Party for A Good Cause This Fall

Eighties-themed costume bashes and rock and roll blowouts to Latina art exhibits: let loose and feel good about yourself doing it.

09/19/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Beer

These 3 Beer and Cider Fests Welcome Fresh Hop Season

Two tried-and true fall beer festivals, plus an all-new one—the first of its kind.

09/18/2019 By Mark Fogerson

Podcast

Portland Makes an Eerie Backdrop for This Sci-Fi Audio Drama

HUSK explores interdimensional beings and a mysterious disappearance in the Pacific Northwest.

09/17/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Festivals

3 Must-Dos at Rose City Comic Con This Weekend

Local cartoonists, Harry Potter, and Weird Al star at the year's geekiest event.

09/11/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Fashion Show

Fashion Show Alert! Fade to Light Returns 🚨

The always entertaining fashion show turns 7 and promises a new Avant Garde segment with some big names.

09/11/2019 By Eden Dawn

Book Fest

Portland Book Festival Announces 2019 Lineup

More than 100 writers are inbound for the annual bibliophile’s bonanza.

09/06/2019 By Fiona McCann

TBA

Our Top Picks for TBA 2019

Bossa Nova soundtracks, a pipe organist shredding, group screaming sessions, and a mother musical? That'd be TBA.

09/05/2019 By Kiva Hanson, Fiona McCann, and Conner Reed

Music Alert

Carrie Brownstein Brings the Pain in New Sleater-Kinney Video

Mud, guitars, and fine china collide in the clip for “Can I Go On.”

09/05/2019 By Conner Reed

Light a Fire

These 12 Local Nonprofits and Individuals Are Changing the World

These are the 2019 winners of Portland Monthly's 15th-annual Light a Fire Awards.

08/30/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Fall Arts

The Ultimate Falls Arts Guide 2019

Fall serves up drag royalty, radical dance, and searingly political arts. Here's your guide to the busiest season of the year.

08/27/2019 Edited by Rebecca Jacobson

Fall Arts 2019: Essentials

20 Can’t-Miss Portland Shows in Fall 2019

From Thom Yorke to Margaret Atwood, dystopian dance to symphonic hip-hop, here’s what you have to catch this season.

08/27/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fall Arts 2019: Dance

Portland’s Body Home Fat Dance Blazes a Radical Path

The fast-rising company has all but abandoned the conventions of mainstream dance, with an in-progress work that explores fat bodies in motion.

08/27/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Fall Arts 2019: Visual Arts

For Hank Willis Thomas, All Art Is Political

In a major new exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, the Brooklyn-based conceptual artist takes on history, sports, and gun violence.

08/27/2019 By Emma Mannheimer

Fall Arts 2019: Profile

The Life of Drag Legend Darcelle Is Becoming a Musical

That’s No Lady is a song-fueled story of overcoming the odds to find love and acceptance amid sequins, feathers, and bawdy jokes.

08/27/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fashion Event

See the Original Buffy the Vampire Slayer in All its 90s Glory

The Hollywood Theater screens the campy vampire flick with a host of familiar names like Luke Perry, Paul Reubens, and Rutger Hauer.

08/22/2019 By Eden Dawn

Festival

New St John's Festival Promises Hip-Hop and . . . Fishing

River cleanup, fishing lessons, a water ceremony, storytelling, and music: Welcome to the inaugural Illamette Festival.

08/21/2019 By Tiara Darnell