music

Song of the Week: ‘Formwela 10’ by Esperanza Spalding

One of 13 musical prescriptions on the jazz musician's latest LP, ‘Formwela 10’ is a lush, strange delight.

10/15/2021 By Conner Reed

Food on TV

Where to Find the Food from Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ in Portland

From ddukbokki to raw ramyeon, we tracked down all the eats from the hit series.

10/15/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Oct 14–20

A LAIKA exhibit hits OMSI, PCS opens its new season, the Portland Black Music Expo returns, and more

10/14/2021 By Conner Reed

Culture

Prominent Portland Artists Name Their Favorite Local Creators

We asked some of the Rose City's brightest which Portlanders have helped them through the pandemic.

10/11/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘That River’ by Margo Cilker

This rustic slice of Americana from the Eastern Oregon singer-songwriter boasts a gorgeous vocal melody and an intriguing amount of muscle and blood.

10/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Interview

A Portlander Wrote Atlas Obscura’s New Food-Obsessed Book, Gastro Obscura

We talked with Cecily Wong about the book she co-authored, out October 12. Catch her at a virtual Powell’s event October 14.

10/08/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Theater

A Nightmare on Elm Street Comes to Life at Siren Theater

The Old Town comedy venue will remount its musical adaptation of Wes Craven’s classic this weekend.

10/08/2021 By Cami Hughes

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Oct 7–13

A pair of horror double features, Freddy Krueger onstage, brainy below-the-belt comedy, and more.

10/07/2021 By Conner Reed

Film

Todd Haynes’s New Velvet Underground Doc Opts for Immersion over Handholding

The Portland director discusses his first documentary, which throws the uninitiated headlong into the ’60s downtown art world—to invigorating effect.

10/05/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Shimanchu’ by Floating Room

Sweet alt-rock disguises a biter pill on the lead single from Maya Stoner’s upcoming EP.

10/01/2021 By Conner Reed

TBA

A Public Procession High-Steps Through Boise-Eliot

In ‘Let ’im Move You: Intervention,’ jumatatu m. poe and Jermone ‘Donte’ Beacham bring Black queer performance to historically Black neighborhoods.

10/01/2021 By Rebecca Jacobson

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 30–Oct 6

The Symphony returns, TBA winds down, an Iranian vampire classic comes to the Clinton, and more

09/30/2021 By Conner Reed

Interview

We Can All Learn So Much From Betty White

In How to be Golden, author Paula Bernstein discusses the beloved actress's magnetism and the lessons we might learn from her long career.

09/29/2021 By Cami Hughes

Q&A

Can Squid Teach Us How to Survive Climate Change?

PNW author and conservation biologist Thor Hanson talks to us about his new book Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid.

09/28/2021 By Karly Quadros

TBA

At TBA 2021, Holland Andrews Gives Tender Micro-Concerts Over the Phone

At TBA 2021, erstwhile Portlander Holland Andrews performs one-on-one micro-concerts.

09/27/2021 By Rebecca Jacobson

Art

This Portland Artist Is Knitting The City's Therapy Session

Using Morse Code, fiber artist Amy Wike is translating our many primal screams into a piece for Portland Textile Month.

09/24/2021 By Julia Silverman

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Body of Water’ by Dolphin Midwives

The Portland producer’s latest places her in conversation with avant-pop freaks like Björk and FKA twigs.

09/24/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 23–29

Japanese Breakfast comes to the Crystal, Oregon Contemporary opens a new show, a ’90s fringe classic screens at the Hollywood, and (much) more.

09/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Books

The Portland Book Festival Announces Star-Studded 2021 Lineup

National names like Brandon Taylor and Maggie Nelson will join local heavy-hitters like Willy Vlautin and Emilly Prado for a hybrid virtual/in-person bonanza.

09/22/2021 By Conner Reed

Culture

On This Day in Portland Art History...

Autumn is a fruitful time for the arts. Here are some key fall-month high points in Stumptown's history.

09/20/2021 By Conner Reed Illustrations by James Heimer