Public media

Portland Community Media Is Reborn as Open Signal

In its bright, newly renovated quarters, Open Signal offers public access to media equipment and education, with a focus on social impact.

02/23/2017 By Fiona McCann

Oregon Film

How Mississippi Records Inspired This Year’s Grand Jury Prize Winner at Sundance

The director of I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore talks Sundance, filming in Oregon, and having Janet Weiss as your location scout.

02/23/2017 By Jason Cohen

Long Story Short

Why Movie Madness Owner Mike Clark Doesn't Feel Threatened by Netflix

Belmont's beloved 26-year-old video store stocks the largest VHS and DVD rental collection in Oregon.

02/20/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Hollywood Theatre

Hollywood Theatre's Airport Cinema Opens February 23

PDX travelers can soon watch short movies by Oregon filmmakers. For free. Squeeeee!

02/16/2017 By Fiona McCann

Film

A Portland Filmmaker's Personal Cold War Connection

In 1964, a B-52 carrying nuclear bombs crashed 90 miles from Washington, DC. That's the subject of Buzz One Four, a new film by Matt McCormick—whose grandfather was the pilot.

02/09/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Film Festival

Portland International Film Festival Unveils a Killer 2017 Lineup

The blowout fest turns 40 this year, with a James Baldwin doc, a Paris ghost story, and a film about obituary writing at the New York Times among the highlights.

01/25/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Shakedown

It’s Portlandia’s Penultimate Season. We Shake It Down.

You ready, Fred and Carrie?

01/23/2017 By Marty Patail

Film Festival

Six Movies You Should See and Hear at the Reel Music Festival

Alternative Arab music. The Rolling Stones. Malian blues. Nick Cave. They’re all on the big screen at the 34th annual fest—here are our picks.

01/11/2017 By Fiona McCann

The Essentials

Kyle Morton’s Solo Album to Grimm, January’s Pop Culture Hot List

The show, album, book, and TV series you can't miss this month.

12/20/2016 By Fiona McCann

Winter Relaxation: Survival Guide

13 Secrets of Winter Relaxation Every Portlander Must Know

From cheap massages to board games to cuddly kitties, here’s how to survive the season.

12/20/2016 By Eden Dawn, Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Molly Woodstock, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke

Style

Columbia Sportswear Unveils Jackets Inspired by Star Wars Prequel Rogue One

Cozier than a fresh-sliced tauntaun.

12/05/2016 By Marty Patail

Music

Aminé Slams Trump's Victory on Jimmy Fallon

The Portland rapper denounced the president-elect during his guest appearance on The Tonight Show.

11/16/2016 By Fiona McCann

Culture Cheat Sheet: TV

Remembering Ramblin' Rod

With his hundreds of buttons, fake tugboat, and all-important Smile Contest, this local entertainer lives on in the fond memories of many, many Portlanders.

11/15/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Pop Culture

Your Ultimate Portland Pop Culture Cheat Sheet

What are the movies, books, comics, songs, and pop culture moments (as found on YouTube) that define our city? We’ve brought them all together, right here.

11/14/2016 Edited by Fiona McCann

Culture Cheat Sheet: YouTube

Impress Your Friends on the Internet with These 7 Amazing Oregon Moments

From the exploding whale to Ramblin’ Rod, here are moments that made this place—as seen on YouTube.

11/14/2016 By Kelly Clarke, Zach Dundas, Eden Dawn, and Margaret Seiler

Culture Cheat Sheet: Essay

Portland’s Cultural Exports Might Never Take Over the World. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.

Almost famous is just fine by us.

11/14/2016 By Shawn Levy

Culture Cheat Sheet: Movies

The Ultimate DIY Oregon Film Festival

Clear your weekend. Here’s a seven-movie crash course on Beaver State screentime.

11/14/2016 By Fiona McCann

Wise Up: Get Artsy

6 Places in Portland to Embrace Your Inner Artist

Darkroom photography to improv comedy, here are the city’s best spots to get artsy.

11/14/2016 By Ko Ricker

Star Trek

14 Portlanders Who Made It Big in Tinseltown

Clark Gable to Christina Hendricks, these screen stars all passed through Portland on their way to Hollywood.

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail

Culture Call Sheet

Pop Culture Watch: The Shows, Movies, Tracks, and Books We’re Really into Right Now

From Christopher Guest’s Mascots to Y La Bamba and Joseph, Portland Monthly staffers reveal their current pop culture obsessions.

10/26/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff