Arts & Culture

Holidays

9 Sparkly, Must-See Holiday Lights Displays in Oregon

Twinkly shows at the Oregon Zoo, Peacock Lane, the Oregon Garden, and more

11/26/2022 By Cami Hughes With Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Film

Inside Guillermo del Toro’s Portland-Made Pinocchio

The decade-in-the-making stop-motion spectacle sets Collodi’s classic tale against the backdrop of Fascist Italy. It opens in Portland November 23.

11/23/2022 By Conner Reed

Event Calendar

Things to Do in Portland This Week

Looking for something to do in Portland, Oregon? Here's a list of upcoming Portland-area events, activities, exhibits, shows, and more.

11/23/2022 By Conner Reed, Matthew Trueherz, and Margaret Seiler

Book Review

Katherine Dunn’s Posthumously Published ‘Toad’ Cuts Deep

'Toad,' the predecessor to one of Portland's most famous novels, was culled from the archives of Lewis & Clark College, where it sat unpublished for the last 50 years.

11/22/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Sports on TV

Where to Watch the Qatar 2022 World Cup in Portland, with Game Schedule

Some bars will open early for soccer games, while some open at 7 a.m. year-round. And it's the last hurrah for Toffee Club, which will close in December.

11/19/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Books

Reese Witherspoon Wasn’t at the Portland Book Festival, Per Se

Taylor Jenkins Reid, Tom Perrotta, and other Witherspoon-adjacent authors came out for the 2022 Portland Book Festival.

11/08/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Q&A

Ripping the City with Anela Malik

The influencer and entrepreneur voices her opinion on Portland and dishes on her newly discovered favorites in and around the city.

11/07/2022 By Dalila Brent

Dance

This Contemporary Dance Festival Is Ready to Broaden Portland’s Horizons

Now in its fifth year, Union PDX concentrates global talent in Southeast Portland.

11/07/2022 By Fiona McCann

Visual Art

A New Gallery Examines the Eternal Pull of Flowers

Flowers, in all their shapes and forms, are on view at ‘The Earth Laughs’ at the Lobby in the Ellen Browning Building in Southeast Portland.

11/04/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Food News

At Lollipop Shoppe, Portland Has a Brand-New Spot for Late-Night Southern Food

The new music venue takes over the former Dig a Pony space, with food and beverage from the Tulip Shop Tavern team.

11/03/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Book Review

Portland Thorns Captain Christine Sinclair on Her New Memoir, ‘Playing the Long Game’

The famously private Portland Thorns captain, Canadian gold medalist, and University of Portland alum has some strong words for her country.

11/03/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Photo Essay

Portland Is One of America's Great Moviegoing Towns

The Rose City is overflowing with ornate, independent movie houses. We zeroed in on 7.

11/01/2022 By Conner Reed Photography by Michael Novak

Books

The Best Way to Do the 2022 Portland Book Festival

Portland’s annual literary celebration can get overwhelming. Here’s how we’d tackle it if we were you.

10/31/2022 By Conner Reed and Matthew Trueherz

Soccer

Where to Watch the Portland Thorns in the NWSL Final on Saturday, October 29

6 local bars are official ‘pub partners’ of the soccer team, including the Sports Bra and Prost!, and will be showing the game on CBS.

10/27/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Viral Moments

The Spirit Halloween Memes Have Taken Over Our Timelines. Here’s Our Contribution.

Want to know what the perfect Portland costume entails? Scroll on through for our most accurate depiction.

10/27/2022 By Dalila Brent

Books

Your Oregon-Made Fall Reading List

Curl up by the fire with new titles from Lidia Yuknavitch, Colin Meloy, Christine Sinclair, and more.

10/26/2022 By Conner Reed and Matthew Trueherz

Film Review

Portland-Made Wendell & Wild Is a Head-Spinning Display of Craftsmanship

The latest dispatch from the minds of Jordan Peele and Henry Selick is an overstuffed, overstimulating feast of delicious stop-motion animation.

10/24/2022 By Conner Reed

Events

'Pop-Up Magazine' Brings Multihyphenate Ryan O’Connell to Portland

The actor and writer will read a short memoir created as part of Pop-Up Magazine’s multi-media live show “Love Stories.”

10/21/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Pop Culture Deep Dive

A Knee-Jerk Reaction to Taylor Swift’s Midnights

The superstar’s tenth album descended on an extremely suspecting public when the clock struck 12 last night. Here's how it hit us.

10/21/2022 By Conner Reed

Art

A Designer for Kendrick Lamar and Odd Future Just Opened His First Gallery Show in Portland

Chris Burnett’s ‘Colibri’ is on at Fisk through December 4.

10/19/2022 By Matthew Trueherz