Arts News & Features

Coronavirus

Portland Arts Venues Consider Vaccine Mandates

Movie theaters, concert halls, museums, and theater companies consider requesting proof of vaccination as COVID restrictions rear back.

08/11/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Film

Inside the Clinton Street Theater’s Agnès Varda Festival

Galvanized by a poster project that took off this spring, the Clinton Street Theater will screen five films and host a number of Varda-centric events.

08/10/2021 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

Building Five Offers Large-Scale, Low-Stress Artist Residencies

The NW Marine Artworks building gives Portland artists a cavernous 5,000-square-foot canvas to let their imaginations run wild.

08/09/2021 By Andrew Jankowski

Local Artists

ILY2 Hosts Monthlong Retail Residencies in Portland’s West End

The snug space on SW Oak lets artists sell their wares and share their performances.

08/06/2021 By Conner Reed

Arts News

The NW Film Center Launches Lab for Mid-Career Filmmakers

Applications are now open for the center's new “Sustainability Lab,” which aims to protect mid-career filmmakers from burnout.

08/04/2021 By Conner Reed

Performance

Old Moody Stages Brings the Performing Arts to Portland's South Waterfront

A new collaboration between Portland dance, music, and theater orgs will feature a month of programming on the grounds where Zidell Companies used to constru...

07/27/2021 By Conner Reed

We Recommend

5 Great Portland-Made Podcasts for Summer Listening

Dissect Black Lives Matter, the Blazers, and your daddy issues.

07/23/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: A Conversation with Leila Haile, Subashini Ganesan, and Joaquin Lopez

We chat with past and present Portland creative laureates about the gig, the arts, and more.

06/25/2021 By Gabriel Granillo and Nick Campigli

Arts & Culture

Leila Haile and Joaquin Lopez Are Portland’s New Creative Laureates

This is the first time the city has appointed two artists to serve as the official ambassadors to the broader creative community.

06/24/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Books

Portland’s Only Brick-and-Mortar Black-Owned Bookstore Reopens on Division

Third Eye Books and Gifts will throw its doors back open on June 20 at an all-new location.

06/18/2021 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

Disjecta Is Now the Oregon Center for Contemporary Art

The North Portland stronghold will host an open house to celebrate the name change on June 26.

06/18/2021 By Riley Bass

News

Esperanza Spalding Is Building a BIPOC Artist Sanctuary in St. Johns

The musician hopes to raise $300,000 by early June to support the project.

05/28/2021 By Conner Reed

Pop Culture

Watch Aidy Bryant Say Nice Things about Oregon in a Frilly Collar

The Shrill star gives the Beaver State our own Sally Field moment!

05/18/2021 By Conner Reed

In Memoriam

Remembering Tempest Storm, Burlesque Legend and Former Portlander

After leaving Portland, Storm dated Elvis and became a national sex symbol. She passed away on April 20 at the age of 93.

05/12/2021 By Andrew Jankowski

Arts News

Are You Portland's Next Creative Laureate?

The search for Subashini Ganesan’s successor is on.

04/15/2021 By Conner Reed

Poetry

The First Recorded Reading of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl Took Place in Portland. Now You Can Own It on Vinyl.

Two-time Grammy winner Cheryl Pawelski has headed up the restoration and release of the historic 1956 recording.

04/01/2021 By Conner Reed

Books

Literary Arts Announces 2021 Oregon Book Award Finalists

A queer coming-of-age novel, a children’s mystery, a fictional film club, and more

03/29/2021 By Aurora Biggers

News

Oregonians Remember Beverly Cleary

‘I’m just so sad. I think she becomes a little piece of you, and all of a sudden that little piece is gone, yet carries on, and I'm so grateful for what she's contributed. She brought a lot of joy to our family.’

03/27/2021 By Conner Reed

Footnotes

LISTEN: Spacetime Diaries, and Other Portland-Produced Pods You Need to Listen to Right Now

A conversation with Spacetime Diaries podcast creator Ghan Patel. Plus, we highlight a few local podcasts.

03/05/2021 By Gabriel Granillo