Festivals

3 Must-Dos at Rose City Comic Con This Weekend

Local cartoonists, Harry Potter, and Weird Al star at the year's geekiest event.

09/11/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Fall Arts

The Ultimate Falls Arts Guide 2019

Fall serves up drag royalty, radical dance, and searingly political arts. Here's your guide to the busiest season of the year.

08/27/2019 Edited by Rebecca Jacobson

Fall Arts 2019: Essentials

20 Can’t-Miss Portland Shows in Fall 2019

From Thom Yorke to Margaret Atwood, dystopian dance to symphonic hip-hop, here’s what you have to catch this season.

08/27/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fall Arts 2019: Profile

The Life of Drag Legend Darcelle Is Becoming a Musical

That’s No Lady is a song-fueled story of overcoming the odds to find love and acceptance amid sequins, feathers, and bawdy jokes.

08/27/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Interview

I Talked to TV Legend LeVar Burton About Visors and Literacy and Now I Can Die Happy

While he was in town, we caught up with the titan behind Roots, Reading Rainbow, and Star Trek.

06/14/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Throng Song

A Massive Prince Sing-Along Is Coming to Pioneer Courthouse Square

The drop-in choir formerly known as the OK Chorale celebrates the 35th anniversary of Purple Rain with an all-ages, open-air party.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Activism

April 28 Is National Superhero Day. Who Is Your Favorite Local Superhero?

We offer our picks for fictional and living, breathing legends.

04/27/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: May 2019

Shannon Shaw plays Mississippi Studios, Hannah Gadsby comes to the Newmark, Pure Bathing Culture drops a new record, and a mermaid lands in Coos Bay.

04/23/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Video Games

A Portland Game Studio Makes Its Debut with an Anime-Inspired "Puzzle Battler"

Rose City Games releases The World Next Door on March 28.

03/13/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Spring Arts

Tales of the City: Spring Arts Guide 2019

From a high-wattage Hulu show to a groundbreaking homegrown literary work, Portland plays a key role in the art made in the city this spring.

02/26/2019 Edited by Fiona McCann

Spring Up

6 New Projects Shaking Up Portland's Arts Scene

From a brick-and-mortar outpost for Baby Ketten Karaoke to the Hollywood Theatre's refurbished pipe organ, here's what to know right now.

02/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Culture

In Portland, Drag Brunches Are a Thing

An order of bacon and legs, please.

01/29/2019 By 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

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

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

Arts News

Portland's Tin House to Stop Publishing Its Magazine

The local publishing company's 20th anniversary issue, to be released in June 2019, will be its last.

12/13/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Cult Hit

Here’s What Netflix Left Out of Wild Wild Country

The Emmy-winning doc turned the absurd chaos of Oregon's Rajneeshpuram into a pop culture phenomenon. We followed up.

11/20/2018 By Michelle DeVona Illustrations by Michael Byers

Dead Shot

Will This Zombie Adventure Vault Oregon's Video Game Industry to the Next Level?

Days Gone is a Bend-made game set in the shadow of Mount Bachelor and the Three Sisters.

11/20/2018 By Marty Patail

Arts News

Regional Arts & Culture Council Announces New Executive Director

After a nationwide search, the arts advocacy and grant-giving organization hires Madison Cario, who'll relocate from Georgia.

11/14/2018 By Allison Place

PDX Planner

Portland by the Season: Can't-Miss Stuff for Every Time of Year

From summer swims to winter film fests, here's how to fill your calendar.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff