Coronavirus

The Oregon Cultural Trust Explores Unprecedented $10 Million Coronavirus Relief Fund for Arts Orgs

The organization hopes to use more than a third of its $29 million corpus to keep Oregon’s cultural sector on life support during the coronavirus crisis.

03/27/2020 By Conner Reed

Art from Home

How to Stream and Support Portland Artists During the Coronavirus Outbreak

A rotating list of online events by Portland-area artists and the most direct ways to get money in their pockets.

03/20/2020 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann

How We're Coping

A Portland Performer Discusses the State of the Arts Under Coronavirus

John Ellingson is the associate artistic director at Northwest Children's Theater and father to a 1-year-old daughter. In the face of a global pandemic, he's...

03/20/2020 By Conner Reed

Social Distancing

All the Things You Can Do with Your Library Card That Aren't Going to the Library

Audiobooks, archives, music, and a mind-blowing film selection are yours, courtesy of an internet connection and library card number.

03/17/2020 By Conner Reed

Binge TIme

Oregon-Made Books, Films, TV, and Music to Binge Right Now

Chances are, you're about to be home for a while. Here are some Portland-centric picks to add to your queue.

03/14/2020 By Fiona McCann and Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 27–Mar 1

White Bird brings French-Candian acrobats to town, plus an embarrassment of plays and exhibitions.

02/26/2020 By Conner Reed and Daniel Bromfield

Dead Air

An Oregon Reporter’s Obsession with a 30-Year-Old Murder Is Your Next Podcast Binge

'Murder in Oregon' asks who really killed the state’s former corrections department chief.

02/25/2020 By Zach Dundas

Art

CULT Wants You to See the Value in Objects

The new Pearl District shop features rare books, toys, sneakers, and more

02/18/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Photography

Mike Vos’ New Exhibit Envisions A World Without Humans

Someday This Will All Be Gone is a story of reclamation.

02/06/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Arts News

RACC Executive Director Madison Cario Comments on Last Week's Restructure

Cario casts the layoffs as a fiscal decision, while teaching artists with Right Brain harbor questions about the program's future

02/04/2020 By Conner Reed

Breaking News

The Regional Arts and Culture Council Undergoes Sweeping Reorganization

RACC has laid off at least 15 employees and will hire 15 more into new positions.

01/28/2020 By Conner Reed

Trophy Time

Awards Season Hits Oregon

Esperanza Spalding snags her fourth Grammy, and Literary Arts announces the 2020 Oregon Book Award finalists.

01/27/2020 By Conner Reed

Art News

Arlene Schnitzer Makes $10 Million Gift to Portland Art Museum

Meant to kickstart work on the Mark Rothko Pavilion, it's the largest donation from a single individual in the museum's history.

01/21/2020 By Conner Reed

News

After New Year's Day Break-In, Passages Bookshop Is Back in Business

Owner David Abel is still looking for the stolen books, including rare works by Andy Warhol and Samuel Beckett.

01/17/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

Politics

CASE Act Billboard Targets Senator Wyden

Sen. Wyden has drawn the ire of Oregon creators by stalling a bill that could make it easier for artists to make copyright claims.

01/17/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 9–12

The Hollywood uncages Nic Cage, PETE premieres a Beckett foursome, and the folk festival returns.

01/08/2020 By Conner Reed

Interview

Catching Up with RACC Leader Madison Cario, One Year In

‘One of the biggest problems and opportunities for Portland is the number of people moving here.’

12/31/2019 By Conner Reed

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: January 2020

Hedwig and Beckett hit the stage, the folk festival returns, and a beloved local painter showcases new work

12/31/2019 By Conner Reed

The Essentials

12 Things to See and Do in Portland: December 2019

John Waters hits the Aladdin, Milagro rewrites Dickens, and NW Dance Project fills your winter cup.

11/26/2019 By Conner Reed

Arts

2019’s Best Oregon-Born Culture, From Potent Whispers to Vivid Dances to Twitter Comedy

Plus, a play that melted our writer’s face off.

11/26/2019 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann