PERFORMANCE

How the Small-But-Mighty Stumptown Improv Festival Powers Up Portland Comedy

In its third year, the fest promises another killer lineup of improv and sketch from Portland and beyond.

07/12/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

BEST OF THE CITY 2016

Best of the City 2016: Seven Curators and Creators Share Top Picks from Portland’s Arts Scene

From in-your-face theater to a bold magazine for women guitarists, here are some of Portland’s best things to watch, hear, and read.

06/13/2016 By Fiona McCann and Rebecca Jacobson

COMEDY

The 11 Best Jokes from the Bridgetown Comedy Festival

Funny people flocked to Portland this weekend for the ninth annual fest. Here are the moments that made us laugh longest and hardest.

06/06/2016 By Marty Patail, Rebecca Jacobson, Katie Vaughan, and Lisa Dunn

COMEDY

Eight Can't-Miss Shows at the 2016 Bridgetown Comedy Festival

All-lady lineups. Comic deconstruction. Heaps of hometown (and formerly hometown) heroes. Here are our top bets for this year's fest.

05/27/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Marty Patail

COMEDY CABARET

Jane Lynch Is Back, but This Time without the Tracksuit

Cabaret meets rap meets hit-you-between-the-eyes humor: Jane Lynch comes to town with See Jane Sing. We caught up with the former Glee star ahead of her Newmark show.

05/26/2016 By Claire Colby

THE ESSENTIALS

Anthony Lopez to Moby’s Memoir: June’s Pop Culture Hot List

The festival, album, and books you can’t miss this month.

05/19/2016 By Fiona McCann

COMEDY

Native American Sketch Comedy Group Promises 'Mix of Chippendales and Gallagher'

With social criticism and silliness, the 1491s aim to skewer Indian stereotypes.

04/18/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

COMEDY

What You Missed at Dave Chappelle's Sold-Out Show

It was great, just like you knew it would be.

03/18/2016 By Marty Patail

COMEDY

Bridgetown Comedy Festival Unveils 2016 Lineup

Highlights for the June fest include Rachel Bloom, Rachel Dratch, Aimee Mann, Ted Leo, and Baron Vaughn.

03/15/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

COMEDY

Come Say Goodbye as Two of Our Favorite Portland Comics Join the Exodus to LA

Amy Miller and Sean Jordan are leaving Portland, and you’re invited to their going-away party.

03/10/2016 By Fiona McCann

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Bri Pruett and Courtenay Hameister: Funny in Oregon

A stand-up comedian and former Live Wire radio host talk women in comedy, Portland creatives, and artisanal cheese.

02/25/2016 By Fiona McCann

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 4–7

David Cross and Karen Russell, Sabertooth Microfest and awesome openings at PAM and Portland Playhouse. Plus! Check out those nighttime winter lights overhead at OMSI.

02/04/2016 By Ramona DeNies, Jack Rushall, and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 28–31

Unknown Mortal Orchestra brings home the Multi-Love, the hilarious Hari Kondabolu calls us names, Mavis Staples hits the screen, and mochi gets made at PSU. Go crazy, Portland.

01/28/2016 By Ramona DeNies

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 21–24

Epic charisma alert! On stage this weekend: Josh Ritter, Nathaniel Rateliff, Nathan Brannon, and Bri Pruett. Plus Book of Mormon packs up.

01/21/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 14–17

Lily Tomlin live! Plus Andy Kindler, Gregory Alan Isakov, the heavy-hitting Nareh Arghamanyan, NW Film's Reel Music, Broadway's Book of Mormon, and openings at Milagro and CoHo.

01/14/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

COMEDY

Comedian Paula Poundstone Talks Parenting and Pop-Tarts En Route to PDX

Longtime comedian and NPR contributor Paula Poundstone brings her arresting ties and acerbic wit to Portland this week. We caught up with her ahead of her Aladdin Theater shows.

01/13/2016 By Jack Rushall

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 31–Jan 3

Kick out the old, ring in the new—there are plenty of ways to celebrate the dawning of 2016 this weekend. Calexico, comedy king Greg Fitzsimmons, and conga-dancing polar bears—go crazy, PDX!

12/30/2015 By Fiona McCann

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 10–13

It's warm and dry inside, Portland—and we've got just the ticket! This weekend, it's George Balanchine's The Nutcracker, the Mystery Box Show's sexy storytelling, ZooZoo, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, and the English Beat.

12/10/2015 By Ramona DeNies

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

7 Local Gifts for the Arts Aficionado

Books, tickets, records, and art! We've got all you need for the culture buff in your life.

12/03/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Fiona McCann

COMEDY

Ian Karmel Talks Off-Limits Jokes and Old Portland Nostalgia

He has Portlandia, Chelsea Lately, and Conan appearances under his belt, and now PDX comic Ian Karmel has a new album out on Kill Rock Stars. We caught up with Karmel to find out what's so funny about Portland.

12/01/2015 By Fiona McCann