Festival

6 Shows to See at the 2017 Fertile Ground Festival

Need some help navigating the annual bonanza of new, locally produced performance? Here are three solid bets and three wild cards.

01/19/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 19–22

Roxane Gay. Louis C. K. DeVotchKa. Rent. Rodin. The largest dog show in the West. Portland is finally thawing out—and bursting with cures to your cabin fever.

01/19/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Jason Buehrer

Books

Broadway Books Offers We Should All Be Feminists for Free on Inauguration Day

The Northeast Portland bookstore will give away free copies of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's feminist manifesto.

01/19/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Books

Jon Raymond on Drought, Dilemmas, and Homicidal Rage

The Portland author talks about his new novel, Freebird, ahead of his Inauguration Day Powell’s reading.

01/19/2017 By Fiona McCann

Music

Charles Bradley, Dinosaur Jr., and Drive-By Truckers Are Pickathon Bound

The annual Happy Valley hoedown has announced its initial lineup of 42 international and local acts.

01/19/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Music

Radiohead Comes to Portland in April—for First Time Since 1996

The iconic rock band embarks on a brief US tour before headlining Coachella.

01/17/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Comedy

France's Most Famous Comedian Brings His English-Language Act to Portland

After intensive prep, Gad Elmaleh—"the Jerry Seinfeld of France"—embarks on a national stand-up tour.

01/16/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Comics

This Comic by an Openly Trans Portlander Belongs on Your Reading List

Erin Nations’s Gumballs is a collection of brightly colored autobiographical vignettes tackling emotionally loaded moments in the author's daily life.

01/12/2017 By Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 12–15

Do-si-do to Appalachian string music, watch Northwest history unfurl onstage, take a romp through the post-Communist world of punk rock, and behold the lipstick-smeared zaniness of YouTube star Miranda Sings.

01/12/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Lauren Kershner

Film Festival

Six Movies You Should See and Hear at the Reel Music Festival

Alternative Arab music. The Rolling Stones. Malian blues. Nick Cave. They’re all on the big screen at the 34th annual fest—here are our picks.

01/11/2017 By Fiona McCann

Portland Politics

What to Do On (and Around) Inauguration Day

From marches and rallies to art workshops and comedy shows, here are 15 inauguration-related happenings to light your political fire as a new president takes office.

01/10/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Mental Health

Two New Portland Murals Fight Depression Stigma

Local muralists Rather Severe and Blaine Fontana teamed up with Kaiser Permanente to foster mental illness awareness through public art.

01/05/2017 By Molly Woodstock

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 5–8

Gape at DIY taxidermy, belt Bowie's greatest hits, take in some subversive cinema, and catch Imago's puppet-filled fairy tale before it closes.

01/05/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Playlist

January 2017: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

If you haven’t settled on a resolution (or already broken it), you might find inspiration listening to some of the musical maestros coming through town this month. From Dar Williams to DeVotchKa, check out our playlist for January.

01/04/2017 By Jason Buehrer, Ko Ricker, and Rebecca Jacobson

Performance

Bri Pruett on Dating, Small-Batch Granola, and Why She's Leaving Portland

The longtime local comedian brings back her solo show, Stellar, before she abandons us for Los Angeles.

01/04/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 29–Jan 1

Good riddance, 2016. Here are some guaranteed good ways to spend the last weekend of the year, from comedy extravaganzas to kung fu movie marathons to a last-chance visit to the Portland Art Museum's Andy Warhol blowout.

12/28/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Jason Buehrer

New Year's Eve

Ring in the New Year at One (or All?) of These Portland Parties

We know: 2016 sucked. So to send it out with some attitude, we’ve got nine of the city’s best events for your countdown pleasure.  

12/28/2016 By Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 22–25

Portland is in full-blown Christmas mode, from holiday light shows to sing-alongs to gingerbread acrobats. Embrace it—as they say, it only comes once a year.

12/22/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ko Ricker, and Webb Wright

Visual Art

Intestinal Fortitude as Art: Sean Healy’s Gut

The Portland artist’s latest show tackles expanding waistlines and cast-offs.

12/20/2016 By Jason Buehrer

The Essentials

Kyle Morton’s Solo Album to Grimm, January’s Pop Culture Hot List

The show, album, book, and TV series you can't miss this month.

12/20/2016 By Fiona McCann