A Bunch of Oregon Talent Just Scored Emmy Nominations

Congratulations to Wieden & Kennedy, filmmaker Crofton Diack, and Documentary Now!. A curse on all who’ve failed Sharp Objects.

07/19/2019 By Conner Reed

Summer Fiction

Raised in Captivity: A Brand-New Short Story by Chuck Klosterman

The Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs author—now a Portlander!—has just released a new book. Here’s a peek inside.

07/19/2019 By Chuck Klosterman


Kristen Arnett Talks Dark Humor, Taxidermy, and Queer Narratives

The author comes to Powell's with her smash-hit novel, Mostly Dead Things.

07/18/2019 By Eden Dawn

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 18–21

From PDX Pop Now to the Portland Queer Comedy Fest, highland dance to Dutch accordion divas, here's your weekend hit list.

07/17/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed

Q & A

Scott Thompson Brings His Fashion Icon Character, Buddy Cole, to Portland

The Kids in the Hall star talks coming out in the '80s, making punk rock decisions, and how Buddy Cole is here to help us.

07/15/2019 By Eden Dawn

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 11–14

Kyle Craft! Wicked! Ten Tiny Dances! Portland Sketch Comedy Fest! Sun Ra Arkestra! The weekend is ready and waiting.

07/10/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed


Universo Marries Latin Pop with Sonny & Cher

Joaquin Lopez’s “electro-pop emotion concert” explores the little stuff—sex, love, queerness, and the phases of the moon.

07/10/2019 By Conner Reed


How a Rural Washington Grange Birthed a ‘Forest Grunge' Band

Giants in the Trees—Jillian Raye, Ray Prestagard, Erik Friend, and former Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic—play Portland Monthly’s Cowabunga food festival on Saturday, July 13.

07/09/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Light a Fire 2019

Nominate Your Favorite Nonprofit Now!

We’ve extended the deadline for nominations for Portland Monthly’s 2019 Light a Fire awards. Get on it!

07/03/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 4–7

Buckle in for blues on the Waterfront, clowns at CoHo Theatre, sandwich art at Carnation Contemporary, and Tom Cruise at Cartopia.

07/02/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 27–30

Janeane Garofalo! Tacocat! Pussy Riot masks! Chamber music galore! Send out June with a bang.

06/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Conner Reed, and Brendan Nagle


Other Inland Empires Surfs from SoCal to Slovakia

Julie Hammond’s play explores the link between the Jewish diaspora and beach culture.

06/26/2019 By Conner Reed


A Review, of Sorts, of Stumptown’s New Iggy Pop Coffee Collaboration

Some musings on the punk icon's new beans.

06/25/2019 By Conner Reed

Pop-Up Pianos

This Organization Brings Rescued Pianos to the Streets of Portland

The orphaned instruments—which are tuned up and then decorated by artists—return for an eighth summer of impromptu, al fresco playing.

06/25/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Fashion Show

A Fancy, Color-Filled Fashion Show Fights for Reproductive Rights

Elizabeth Dye brings brightly colors gowns to an installation runway to raise money for Planned Parenthood.

06/25/2019 By Eden Dawn


12 Things to See and Do in Portland: July 2019

Pussy Riot masks, sandwich sculptures, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and sketch comedy galore—here’s what you can’t miss this month.

06/25/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Street Art

Could the Industrial East Side Become Portland’s Mural District?

Fresh paint is coming to a viaduct near you.

06/25/2019 By Sam Pape


Molly Gloss’s New Short Story Collection Takes On Elvis, Earthquakes, and Space Rangers

Unforeseen, out July 16, assembles 17 engrossing tales by the longtime Portland author.

06/25/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 20–23

Live Wire turns 15, the Portland Gay Men's Chorus marks Stonewall's 50th anniversary, Esther Povitsky hits Helium, and Kim Stafford reads at Powell's.

06/20/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed

Film Frenzy

9 Can't-Miss Portland Summer Movie Events

Whether you're looking for al fresco offerings or air-conditioned respite from the heat, here's where to soak up all the celluloid.

06/19/2019 By Brendan Nagle and Conner Reed