PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 10–13

Elton John hits the Moda, a world-premiere play follows an Oregon judge's inspiring story, an all-star percussion ensemble plays Mississippi Studios, and Richard III gets a teenage twist.

01/10/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 3–6

Welcome to the first weekend of 2019. Here's how to start the year strong.

01/03/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Luthy, and Fiona McCann

Visual Art

This Portland Artist Is Inspired by Vintage Images and Kittens

In Karen Wippich's new gallery show, felines become fanciful art.

01/02/2019 By Allison Place

Books

The Hero of This YA Book Is a Houseless High Schooler

Portland author Connie King Leonard’s debut novel, Sleeping in My Jeans, tackles the effects of homelessness on kids.

12/27/2018 By Emma Luthy

Film

Travis Knight's Transformers Movie Has 93% on Rotten Tomatoes

Bumblebee, directed by the Laika CEO, apparently doesn't suck.

12/26/2018 By Marty Patail

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 27–30

It's the last weekend of the year. Here's how to make it a good one.

12/26/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Luthy, Fiona McCann, and Allison Place

Spirited Away

A Century Ago, Portland's Elite Were Obsessed with the Occult

From a Mallory Hotel matron to Fred Meyer himself, this city was home to Ouija-crazed weirdos.

12/21/2018 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Editor's Note

An Editor's Life in Letters

A Hollywood marquee, a swaying ladder, and some big hunks of plastic were once part of Portland’s tapestry.

12/21/2018 By Margaret Seiler

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: January 2019

Radical Canadian dancers, a London R&B queen, Andy Borowitz, and a quadrumvirate of Portland poets are on the calendar this month.

12/21/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Q&A

One Year In, Portland's Creative Laureate Sounds Off

Subashini Ganesan weighs in on the state of the arts.

12/21/2018 By Fiona McCann

Theater

What Happens When You Put the Stories of Police Officers Onstage?

After tackling racial profiling and police violence, Portland's Red Door Project takes on a new challenge.

12/21/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Hidden Portland: Reel Estate

Portland's Forgotten Movie Houses

From downtown's gutted Guild Theatre to NE MLK's Egyptian, what's become of the city's early cinemas?

12/21/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Hidden Portland: Remember & Celebrate

The Weirdest, Most Wonderful Memorials and Museums in Portland (and Beyond)

Whether you dig planes, trains, or the insane, there's a place for you.

12/21/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Margaret Seiler, and Allison Place

Hidden Portland: Secret Spots

Portland's Best Basements, Back Rooms, Attics, and Hideaways

Here are some of the city's most out-of-the-way spots to eat, drink, or just be mysterious.

12/21/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

Hometown Hero

The Newest DC Comics Superhero Is a Girl of Color from Oregon

Meet Naomi, a new character created by Portland writers Brian Michael Bendis and David Walker.

12/21/2018 By Fiona McCann

Last Glimmer

Portland Literary Magazine Glimmer Train Blinks Out

After nearly 30 years, the magazine will publish its last issue in October.

12/21/2018 By Anya Rehon

Good Riddance

Send Out 2018 with These 7 New Year's Eve Concerts

From local rage masters Summer Cannibals to a honky-tonk holiday show, here's how to ring in the new year in musical style.

12/20/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 20–23

Spend the shortest days of the year with comedians Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher, Portland band Tents, and witches and vampires.

12/20/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Luthy, Fiona McCann, Allison Place, and James Stevens

Booze

Ryan Reynolds Drops Hilarious New Ad for Portland-Made Aviation Gin

"An American original ... now owned by a Canadian."

12/13/2018 By Marty Patail

Get Your Funnies

Pete Holmes Filmed His HBO Comedy Special Here Because Portland Is Like a Train Set

We chat with the HBO darling and self-described "fun dad" about his Christian upbringing, Crashing, and why he chose to film his newest special at the Aladdin Theater.

12/13/2018 By Eden Dawn