Books

Portland’s Only Brick-and-Mortar Black-Owned Bookstore Reopens on Division

Third Eye Books and Gifts will throw its doors back open on June 20 at an all-new location.

06/18/2021 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

Disjecta Is Now the Oregon Center for Contemporary Art

The North Portland stronghold will host an open house to celebrate the name change on June 26.

06/18/2021 By Riley Bass

Film

The Trailer for Portland-Shot Pig Has Landed

Nicolas Cage plays an Oregon mushroom forager hellbent on retrieving his hog in the new revenge thriller.

06/17/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: June 17–22

A curated, incomplete guide to the coolest stuff on offer in the Rose City.

06/17/2021 By Nick Campigli and Conner Reed

Books

Genevieve Hudson’s Buzzy Novel Boys of Alabama Addresses Southern Masculinity and More

The South, says Hudson, “feels like the landscape culturally and emotionally that shaped me to be who I am.”

06/16/2021 By Aliya Hall

Q&A

Swan Song’s Udo Kier, Interviewed by His Portland Co-Star

Swan Song will make its Oregon premiere at Zidell Yards during Pride’s new LGBTQ film fest on June 16.

06/11/2021 By Thom Hilton

Top Chef

'Top Chef' Season 18, Episode 11 Recap: Home Stretch

Thursday’s installment brought us a Gabe Rucker cameo, a trip past the urban growth boundary, and a gesture worthy of Katniss Everdeen.

06/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN AGAIN: What Albert Camus's 'The Plague' Can Teach Us About the Pandemic

Courtney Campbell on The Plague, the lessons we’ve learned from this pandemic, and how philosophy will continue to play a role in our everyday lives.

06/11/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Pomo picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: June 9–13

A curated, incomplete guide to the coolest stuff on offer in the Rose City.

06/09/2021 By Conner Reed, Nick Campigli, and Cami Hughes

Q&A

Writing, Memory, and Mental Health: An Interview with Portland Writer Emilly Prado

Her new book, Funeral for Flaca, hits shelves July 1.

06/06/2021 By Nick Campigli

History

Vacant Portland Storefronts Become Canvases for New History Exhibit

History Is Now, part of the sixth Vanport Mosaic Festival, tells Oregon’s history through the voices of its underrepresented and marginalized communities.

06/05/2021 By Cami Hughes

In Memoriam

Morrison Bridge to Be Lit Purple for Prince’s Birthday

The forecast is dry, but purple rain is always a possibility.

06/04/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Footnotes

LISTEN: What Does Portland's Pride Festival Look Like in 2021?

Arts editor Conner Reed talks this year's festival and the Pride package in the Summer 2021 issue of Portland Monthly.

06/04/2021 By Gabriel Granillo With Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Interview

5 Portland Drag Queens Reflect on a Year without an Audience

Poison Waters, Carla Rossi, and others share how they’re emerging from the pandemic.

06/03/2021 With Reina Harwood, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: June 2–6

A curated, incomplete guide to the coolest stuff on offer in the Rose City.

06/02/2021 By Nick Campigli and Conner Reed

News

Esperanza Spalding Is Building a BIPOC Artist Sanctuary in St. Johns

The musician hopes to raise $300,000 by early June to support the project.

05/28/2021 By Conner Reed

Events

How to Celebrate Pride 2021 in Portland

Last year, Pride went fully virtual and scaled way back. This year, it’s dipping its toes back in the water.

05/26/2021 By Conner Reed

Pop Culture

Watch Aidy Bryant Say Nice Things about Oregon in a Frilly Collar

The Shrill star gives the Beaver State our own Sally Field moment!

05/18/2021 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

The Coolest Gallery Shows in Portland Right Now

An interactive grief altar, a computerized loom, hunky Swedish dads, and more

05/18/2021 By Conner Reed

Publishing

Portland Is Getting the World's First Communal Zine Tricycle

Sarah Mirk is creating a hand-built “zine trike” that local creators can use to pedal (and peddle) their wares.

05/15/2021 By Julia Silverman