Arts News & Features

Design

Design Week Portland Calls It Quits

After eight years and thousands of events, the org is closing its doors to make way for a new generation of thinkers.

11/04/2021 By Cami Hughes

Arts & Crafts

Let The Great (Oregon) Pottery Throwdown Commence

Radius, Morning Ceramics, and more Portland studios that will teach you how to throw clay.

10/28/2021 By Cami Hughes

Events

Queer Horror Returns to the Hollywood Theatre (with a New Webseries to Boot)

Carla Rossi’s beloved LGBTQ+ scare series is back with a new ‘Tales from the Crypt’-style supplement.

10/27/2021 By Conner Reed

Culture

Prominent Portland Artists Name Their Favorite Local Creators

We asked some of the Rose City's brightest which Portlanders have helped them through the pandemic.

10/11/2021 By Conner Reed

TBA

A Public Procession High-Steps Through Boise-Eliot

In ‘Let ’im Move You: Intervention,’ jumatatu m. poe and Jermone ‘Donte’ Beacham bring Black queer performance to historically Black neighborhoods.

10/01/2021 By Rebecca Jacobson

TBA

At TBA 2021, Holland Andrews Gives Tender Micro-Concerts Over the Phone

At TBA 2021, erstwhile Portlander Holland Andrews performs one-on-one micro-concerts.

09/27/2021 By Rebecca Jacobson

Books

The Portland Book Festival Announces Star-Studded 2021 Lineup

National names like Brandon Taylor and Maggie Nelson will join local heavy-hitters like Willy Vlautin and Emilly Prado for a hybrid virtual/in-person bonanza.

09/22/2021 By Conner Reed

Culture

On This Day in Portland Art History...

Autumn is a fruitful time for the arts. Here are some key fall-month high points in Stumptown's history.

09/20/2021 By Conner Reed Illustrations by James Heimer

Museums

How Did Portland Become an Art City with So Few Art Museums?

For a city with a creative reputation, we're scant on honest-to-goodness museums.

09/15/2021 By Conner Reed

Television

Portland’s Jimmie Herrod Competes in the Finale of America’s Got Talent

Herrod has to make one last push to become the million dollar act.

09/14/2021 By Cami Hughes

Museums

5 New Museums Portland Should Open Immediately

We have notes.

09/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Museums

An Ode to Oregon Museums We've Loved and Lost

Rest in Power, National Hat Museum.

09/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Museums

10 Must-Visit Museums in Portland

From stalwarts like OMSI to oddities like the Zymoglyphic Museum, you can make a fruitful day of museum-hopping without ever leaving city limits.

09/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Museums

10 Can't-Miss Oregon Museums Outside of Portland

Could we interest you in the world's largest pig hairball? Perhaps a gravity-defying ‘X-Files’ fixation?

09/08/2021 By Conner Reed, Julia Silverman, Nick Campigli, and Katherine Hamilton

Feature

The Ultimate Guide to Oregon Museums

Highlighting the best of the best in Portland, outside of Portland, in our past, and in our future.

09/08/2021 Edited by Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

10 Can't-Miss Shows Coming to Portland This Fall

John Waters, Hasan Minhaj, and Perfume Genius are coming to town—plus, local favorites like the Portland Book Festival and Time-Based Art Festival return.

08/24/2021 By Conner Reed

Arts

Portland Arts Orgs Form Vaccine Coalition

Nineteen Portland performing arts organizations have banded together to require COVID vaccinations or negative tests for their audiences.

08/23/2021 By Fiona McCann

Visual Art

A New Exhibition Wrestles with the Meaning of Monuments

Converge 45’s ‘Prototypes,’ which opens August 25, attempts to chart a path forward after last summer’s statue-toppling.

08/20/2021 By Conner Reed

Food + Art

Photographer Isabella Cassini Loves Getting Messy with Food

In her debut art exhibition, ‘Smash Love Eat!,’ Cassini showcases the joy of breaking bowls and cups. And now, Gregory Gourdet is getting involved.

08/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pen Pals

Dear Stranger Is Inviting Oregonians to Talk About Climate Change

The Oregon Humanities letter writing project is accepting climate-themed letters now through October 4.

08/18/2021 By Conner Reed