Visual Art

The Coolest Gallery Shows in Portland Right Now

Warped first ladies, tape recorder séances, anti-war car photographs, and more

07/29/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 29–Aug 4

Knives Out on a rooftop, contemporary dance at a shipyard, an Indigenous maker market, and more

07/29/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Performance

Old Moody Stages Brings the Performing Arts to Portland's South Waterfront

A new collaboration between Portland dance, music, and theater orgs will feature a month of programming on the grounds where Zidell Companies used to constru...

07/27/2021 By Conner Reed

We Recommend

5 Great Portland-Made Podcasts for Summer Listening

Dissect Black Lives Matter, the Blazers, and your daddy issues.

07/23/2021 By Julia Silverman

Books

In Easy Crafts for the Insane, the Inventor of “Adulting” Rebuilds Herself One Paper Star at a Time

Kelly Williams Brown had a terrible 700 days. In a new memoir, she talks about how paper folding helped her through it.

07/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Events

Portland’s Downtown Welcomes People Back with a Weekend of Events

From drag queens to movies to music to art installations to a Pink Martini singalong, it’s all finally happening

07/22/2021 By Cami Hughes

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 22–28

Muppets and jazz, a fashion show at PAM, a bloody mary bike ride, and more

07/22/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Music

People Are Loving Portland Rapper Mic Capes's New Album

In Spite of... officially dropped July 20, and the response has been warm.

07/21/2021 By Nick Campigli

Footnotes

LISTEN: The Bearded Woodworker Dishes on Being a Contestant on NBC's Making It

Portland Monthly news editor Julia Silverman talks with Gary Herd about filming the show during COVID and how Oregon inspires his craft.

07/16/2021 By Gabriel Granillo With Julia Silverman

Reality TV

Meet the Waldport Contestant Shaking Things Up on NBC's Making It

Gary Herd, known as the Bearded Woodworker, is one of eight makers left in the crafting competition

07/15/2021 By Julia Silverman

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 15–21

A Prince-themed bike ride, Clueless on a rooftop, suburban Shakesepare, and more.

07/15/2021 By Conner Reed, Nick Campigli, and Cami Hughes

Summer Reads

Three Sisters: A Short Story by Guadalupe García McCall

"Maria tossed her hair out of her face and sat up with a jerk. She leaned forward, distorting her image on the screen. Her lips became pale, and her left eye...

07/14/2021 By Guadalupe García McCall

Summer Reads

Niyi and the Tan Stucco House: A Short Story by Olufunke Grace Bankole

"Stomping-boot-by-stomping-boot, Niyi cracked down the sidewalk. At the pink house with blue trim, he bent forward to smell the pine tree smell, as his baba ...

07/14/2021 By Olufunke Grace Bankole

Television

Portland's Own Shrill Snags Its First Emmy Nod

Aidy Bryant has landed some long-deserved recognition for her work in the show's final season.

07/13/2021 By Conner Reed

Film

Remembering Point Break’s Iconic Oregon-Shot Ending on its 30th Birthday

We break down Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze's Cannon Beach confrontation in the classic action thriller.

07/12/2021 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

Three Oregon Artists Win $35,000 Fellowships

Working in painting, film, and on installations, these Hallie Ford Fellows are moving the artistic dial.

07/08/2021 By Cami Hughes

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 8–15

Go by bike (at Pedalpalooza)! Go by car (at the Rose Cup Races)! Or stay seated at the Hollywood and watch Summer of Soul. This week is yours for the ...

07/08/2021 By Conner Reed and Cami Hughes

Television

Looking for Portland in Hey, Arnold!

The ’90s hit turns 25 this year. Here’s where you can spot its Rose City roots.

07/08/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 1–7

The Thesis returns, the Waterfront Blues Festival relocates, and the NW Film Center launches its rooftop screening series.

07/01/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli