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

Hill House

The Bizarre History of the Maryhill Museum of Art

How a motley crew spanning royalty and railroad execs built one of the Northwest's strangest cultural institutions.

08/01/2020 By Conner Reed

Summer Reads 2020

"The History in My Blood" / "Something Sweet"

Excerpts from Mehta’s book Bad Indian, available now.

08/01/2020 By J. C. Mehta

July/August 2020

The Little Joys of Summer

Postponed trips and canceled plans leave plenty of time for smaller adventures.

08/01/2020 By Eden Dawn and Fiona McCann

How We're Coping

A Portland-Raised Podcaster Talks Hunkering Down with Her Parents

Sarah Marshall, co-host of the popular You're Wrong About podcast, talks growing up in Portland, boomers, and podcasting from her bedroom.

07/15/2020 By Eden Dawn

Art

Take a Walk Down Alberta with This Animal Art Map

Goodbye, Google Maps; hello, adorable frog sculptures

07/03/2020 By Jordyn Mayer

POMO PICKS

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to from Black Artists and Creators This Week

The Portland Monthly staff shares their picks.

06/03/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Animation

Laika Joins Your Little Cousin by Going Viral on TikTok

The stop-motion studio racked up two million views over the holiday weekend with its Fight Challenge entry.

05/26/2020 By Conner Reed

Wine

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Are Making an Oregon Pinot for Coronavirus Relief

The Willamette Valley “Quarantine,” which Kunis and Kutcher announced in a surreal fever dream of an Instagram video, is now available for preorder.

04/22/2020 By Conner Reed

Arts News

Executive Director Michael Greer to Leave Oregon Ballet Theatre

Greer assumed his post in 2017.

04/15/2020 By Conner Reed