Music

Aminé Just Dropped His New Album and It Was Worth the Wait

Weird and funny and thoughtful, Good for You is a freewheeling followup to his 2016 viral hit "Caroline."

7:00am By Marty Patail

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 27–30

From alfresco cinema to Brandi Carlile, sea nymphs to Mars missions, it's weekend o'clock.

07/27/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Anyi Wong-Lifton

Books

Walking the World with Pacific Northwest Writer Robert Moor

The Canada-based journalist's debut book, On Trails, is already a bestseller. (Doubly impressive, we'd say, for a writer who hasn't yet hiked the glory of Oregon.)

07/27/2017 By Ramona DeNies

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 20–23

From Bruno Mars to PDX Pop Now to Romeo and Juliet in 12th-century Persia, the weekend is ready to be seized.

07/20/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Anyi Wong-Lifton, and Fiona McCann

Music

Portland Folk Duo Lenore Is Ready to Roar

Rebecca Marie Miller and Joy Pearson make sweet, fierce harmonies on their forthcoming debut album.

07/18/2017 By Bryanna Briley

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 13–16

Comedy galore, Tacocat, jazz under the St. Johns Bridge, bagpipe competitions, Bastille Day, and the Big Float. Bring it, weekend.

07/12/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Meagan Nolan, and Anyi Wong-Lifton

Film

What's So Important about Bone Marrow Donation?

A local documentary sheds light on the difficulties of finding a bone marrow match for cancer patients with diverse ethnic backgrounds.

07/12/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Sketch Comedy

Portland’s Newest Comedy Festival Celebrates Sketch

Sketchfest’s cofounder Ted Douglass promises plenty of laughs—and powerful air conditioning.

07/11/2017 By Bryanna Briley

The Essentials

12 Portland Shows, Events, and Pure-Genius Things to Know This August

See a different kind of eclipse, get your family heirlooms assessed at the Antiques Roadshow, and belt tunes from the Revolution Hall roof.

07/10/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Music

Three Years In, Portland Indie Hip-Hop Label Eyrst Heats Up

With artists like Myke Bogan, Blossom, and the Last Artful, Dodgr, the local label makes a national stamp.

07/10/2017 By Fiona McCann

Visual Art

Longtime Graphic Designer Ellen McFadden Goes Big on Canvas

The Portland artist, born in 1928, follows a pioneering graphic design career with a new one in painting.

07/10/2017 By Emma Mannheimer

Summer Reads

Summer Reading 2017: Fresh Short Stories and Poems from Top Portland Writers

We've got brand-new stories from Omar El Akkad, M. J. Zellnik, and Karen Munro, plus poems from Trevino L. Brings Plenty, Hajara Quinn, and Cindy Williams Gutiérrez.

07/10/2017 Edited by Fiona McCann

Summer Reads 2017

Summer Reading 2017: 3 New Poems by Top Portland Poets

Fresh verse from Trevino L. Brings Plenty, Hajara Quinn, and Cindy Williams Gutiérrez

07/10/2017 By Trevino L. Brings Plenty, Hajara Quinn, and Cindy Williams Gutiérrez

Summer Reads 2017

The Flame: A Short Story by Karen Munro

In the absolute silence of King Kerr’s house, she heard slow, quiet creaks cross the living room. The dog squirmed.

07/10/2017 By Karen Munro

Summer Reads 2017

Easy Mark: A Short Story by M. J. Zellnik

Silver hair framed an elderly face, but what caught my eye was the brooch affixed to her evening coat.

07/10/2017 By M. J. Zellnik

Summer Reads 2017

Trail: A Short Story by Omar El Akkad

"Fine," he said. "You want to feel like an American? Let's go get shot."

07/10/2017 By Omar El Akkad

Tall Boy

Meet the Portland Guy Who Invented PBR’s Hipster Cred

Matt Slessler is "national brand ambassador" for Pabst Blue Ribbon. How'd he score the sweet gig?

07/10/2017 By Jason Cohen

Music

Perfume Genius Talks Fashion, Feminine Energy, and Touring Under Trump

We caught up with the chamber-pop sensation and style icon ahead of his Revolution Hall show.

07/06/2017 By Eden Dawn

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 6–9

Ron Funches! Mississippi Street Fair! David Lynch retrospective! Oodles of Wookiees! Get after it.

07/06/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Meagan Nolan

Design

This New Book Will Change the Way You Think about Playgrounds

Design Museum is on a mission to create better places for play across the country.

06/29/2017 By Bryanna Briley