Media

A New Portland Magazine Centers Black Femme Storytelling

Homegirl will focus on fashion, lifestyle, culture, home, and experiences through personal narratives, interviews, and photo editorials.

02/22/2021 By Eden Dawn

News

Artists Rep Announces New Artistic Directing Fellow

The inaugural fellow, Zi Alikhan, will collaborate with the company’s artistic director while also heading up ART’s new DNA: Oxygen initiative for BIPOC thea...

02/22/2021 By Fiona McCann

News

Election Actor Jessica Campbell Has Died in Portland

The 38-year-old naturopath passed away on December 29.

01/14/2021 By Conner Reed

Local Artists

Tender Loving Empire's Snail Mail Subscription Service Will Help You Keep in Touch

The monthly packages include handmade cards, envelopes, and stamps.

01/08/2021 By Alli Weseman

Arts & Culture

This Artist Is the Sole Resident of an Oregon Ghost Town. He’s Just Been Told to Leave.

John Simpkins has lived and painted out of a schoolhouse in Andrews, Oregon, for a decade. Now he’s looking for a new home.

12/18/2020 By Christen McCurdy

Year in Review

PoMo’s Top 10 Arts & Culture Stories of 2020

In a year that sent the arts scrambling, our readers clung to joy: a hometown opera success story, a sterling album from a Portland rap giant, the meaty tale...

12/17/2020 By Conner Reed

Arts & Culture

Was COVID Really the Most Devastating Blow to Portland’s Art Scene?

Some legacy players say it’s only the latest intensifier of decades of neglect.

12/14/2020 By Conner Reed

Sound Art

A New "Soundwalk" Takes Listeners on a Story-Laced Tour of Mount Tabor

Overlay is the first in a 10-part series from Third Angle New Music.

12/10/2020 By Conner Reed

Year in Review

The Best Oregon-Made Culture of 2020

From street art to stage sweat, these were the year’s most essential pieces.

12/05/2020 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann

Dance

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s New Hybrid Season Highlights a Path Forward for Performing in a Pandemic

“We cannot escape the fact that we are the Oregon Ballet Theatre and we are located in Portland, Oregon. And our community has gone through quite a lot over ...

11/26/2020 By Conner Reed

Interview

Portland Artist Wins Warhol Grant to Write About Our City’s Challenged Arts Scene

Bean Gilsdorf, artist and writer, poses questions about who is supporting the arts in Portland.

11/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: The Crown, Kamasi Washington, and More

From Gillian Anderson's Maggie Thatcher to a wildly queer-coded '50s western, here's a glimpse at our queues this week.

11/19/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Comics

Meet Miles Morales, the New, Portland-Born Spider-Man

With help from Polygon comics editor Susan Polo, we untangle the web of Miles's complicated origin story.

11/19/2020 By Marty Patail

Visual Art

New Memorial Exhibition Honors Glenda Goldwater

Upfor Gallery will host Fais Pas Chier this November.

11/13/2020 By Morgan Westling

Politics

Four Oregon-Made Politics Podcasts to Stream Before Election Day

From rational Republicans to the ins-and-outs of voting, there’s a pod for every politics junkie out there.

10/24/2020 By Julia Silverman

Podcasts

New History Podcast Investigates a Famous Murder in Montana

Portland writer Zach Dundas helped produce Death in the West.

10/06/2020 By Margaret Seiler

In Memoriam

Au Revoir, Glenda! We Salute a Portland Icon

The city pays tribute to the late, beloved Glenda Goldwater, who died this month.

09/21/2020 By Eden Dawn and Fiona McCann

Air Quality

What’s Canceled, Closed, Postponed, or in Limbo Due to the Oregon Wildfires?

The city itself isn’t burning, but smoke in the air is affecting everything from outdoor movies to dining to sports.

09/10/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Summer Reads 2020

City of Flowers

Oregon’s poet laureate ruminates on growth, rebirth—and swallowing bees

08/01/2020 By Anis Mojgani