Aria Ready?

Pop-Up Opera Returns to Portland This Summer

It's like a food cart, but for opera.

06/19/2018 By Fiona McCann

Party Planning

What Cocktails Should You Drink with Nirvana, Blondie, and Marvin Gaye?

The brother-sister writing duo behind Booze and Vinyl hit Music Millennium with spirited ideas (and recipes) for your next liquor-heavy listening party.

06/05/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Music

Can Black Water Bar Save Portland’s Punk Scene?

With the loss of the Know, the vegan, all-ages, underground music venue steps into the breach.

05/23/2018 With Sam Pape

Music

The World's Most Famous Violinist Just Played at a Portland Recovery Center

Ahead of his Schnitzer hat trick, Grammy winner Joshua Bell performed at Central City Concern.

05/15/2018 By Sam Pape

Music

The Thermals Quit the Band, But Not Each Other

After 16 years, the beloved Portland outfit has disbanded. Here's what the trio is doing next, and how they're helping each other make it happen.

05/08/2018 By Eden Dawn

Music

18 Female Musicians to Watch at Sasquatch Music Festival 2018

The three-day fest, which also features headliners like Bon Iver and Modest Mouse, takes place in Washington May 25–27.

04/26/2018 By Molly Woodstock

The Oregon Woman: Playlist

11 Best New Songs by Oregon Women

Raspy rock, dance pop, and motormouth hip-hop fuel this must-blast playlist.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Oregon Woman: Shredding the Patriarchy

Fabi Reyna Is Changing the Guitar Industry with She Shreds

Portland is home to the world’s only print magazine devoted to women guitarists and bassists. But it’s only the first step in its founder’s plan to destroy bro-rock culture.

04/24/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Music

A Pioneering Gay Rights Activist Releases Her First Jazz Album at Age 77

On Love for Sale, Kathleen Saadat teams up with Pink Martini. Not bad for a rookie.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Night of Nostalgia

I Went Back to 1993 in a Casino Ballroom

Salt-N-Pepa and Vanilla Ice came to town. One of them was amazing.

04/24/2018 By Eden Dawn

Music

Two Oregon Choirs Come Together for One Night of Hope

Composer Jake Runestad's work expresses what words cannot during a single April performance.

03/28/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Classical Music

Cue the Drum Roll For Percussionist Colin Currie's Portland Finale

The Oregon Symphony's crowd-pleasing guest soloist prepares for the final concert of his three-year artist residency. There will be tears—and timpani.

03/28/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Dance Pop

Frankie Simone Turns Hate Into a Powerful Pop Anthem

Portland's newest pop sensation is ready for war.

03/28/2018 By Eden Dawn

Music

Sofar Sounds Brings Live Music to a Living Room Near You

The Portland chapter has hosted legions of musicians—from Blind Pilot to Blossom—at tiny venues all over town.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Music

How Portugal. The Man Went from Basement Band to Grammy Winners

Here's the saga behind that totally unavoidable "I'm a rebel just for kicks" song.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Essay

How Frank Ocean Became One Portland Poet's Muse

Shayla Lawson reflects on the mixtape, the message, the man.

02/27/2018 By Shayla Lawson

Bars

The Pearl Is About to Get a Drake-Friendly Music Lounge

River Pig's Ramzy Hattar is planning Zizou—an 8,000-square-foot music lounge in the recently vacated Oba space.

02/23/2018 By Chad Walsh

Lookbook

Artifact Brings Out the Sass in Spring Lookbook

The local vintage shop debuts a lookbook inspired by Blossom lyrics.

02/07/2018 By Eden Dawn

Opera

With David Adam Moore's Winterreise, Portland Opera Aims to Break Your Heart

Schubert probably didn't imagine his love-stricken final masterpiece rendered in floor-to-ceiling 3D projection mapping.

02/07/2018 By Ramona DeNies

High Society

Cannabis and Classical Music Unite at This Portland House Concert

Brahms, Beethoven, and bud: a new collaboration between HiFi Farms and Groupmuse.

01/16/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson