Music

Events

What to Do in Oregon in July

Chief Joseph Days Rodeo, a dory celebration in Pacific City, orchestral music on the coast, and more

07/01/2022 By Michelle Harris and Margaret Seiler

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Summer 2022 Playlist

From Portugal. the Man to Yeat to Pink Martini, give this list of summer songs from Portlanders—old and new—a spin this season.

06/24/2022 By Conner Reed

Concerts

McMenamins Has Launched a New Concert Series in Forest Grove

Imagine Edgefield on Xanax and you're most of the way there.

06/17/2022 By Conner Reed

Transformations

The Jupiter Hotel Is Ready for Its Next Act

For the past two years, the East Burnside hotel served as a quarantine shelter for COVID-positive homeless people. Now, it's ready for other guests again.

06/16/2022 By Michelle Harris

Music

The 1985 Kate Bush Classic Resurrected by Stranger Things Is the Song of the Summer

Resurrected by Stranger Things, the 1985 jam has been heard all over Portland–from Fred Meyer to Providence Park and beyond. Have you noticed?

06/15/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Pride

Catching Up with Two of Portland’s Reigning Queer DJs

Megan Andricos, better known as DJ Sappho, and Silversound, talk about finding space in queer nightlife—and some favorite pump-up tracks.

06/15/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Events

A Rundown of Portland’s Biggest Summer 2022 Concerts and Events

An incomplete guide to Portland’s best summertime cultural offerings: Pickathon, Chekhov, Waterfront Blues Fest, and more

06/08/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

‘Backup Plan’ Pulls Dakota Theim's Music to the Present

The Portland singer/songwriter's latest single bridges his love of Harry Nilsson with contemporary bedroom pop.

06/03/2022 By Conner Reed

Events

What to Do in Oregon in June

Goonies Day hits Astoria, a Bach festival kicks off in Eugene, wine country shows some Pride, and more!

06/01/2022 By Margaret Seiler and Michelle Harris

Nightlife

Portland Is Dancing Again

A combination of roving dance nights, new venues, and pandemic fever has pushed Portlanders back out to the clubs.

05/16/2022 By Conner Reed

Pop Culture Deep Dive

Electra Heart 10 Years Later

Revisiting one of Tumblr-pop's most indefatigable outputs on its tin anniversary.

04/29/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

Inside Portland's Booming House Show Scene

DIY home venues are back in full swing as omicron recedes. Can they handle the influx of fun-starved partygoers?

04/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Live Music

Review: British Pop Star Dua Lipa at the Moda Center

The ‘Levitating’ and ‘New Rules’ singer’s Future Nostalgia tour, postponed since 2020 due to the pandemic, brought all kinds of fans

03/30/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Q&A

Jackpot! Recording Studios’ Larry Crane on Portland’s Music Scene, Past and Present

The Jackpot Studios founder and Tape Op magazine editor on Portland music past and present

03/25/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

Our 10 Favorite Portland Record Stores

From Music Millennium in Laurelhurst to My Vinyl Underground in Ladd's Addition, here are some of the best record stores in Portland, Oregon.

03/24/2022 By Jenni Moore

Music

50 Oregon Albums That Define Our State

From Elliott Smith to Emancipator, Cool Nutz to Quasi, we’re running down the 50 albums that define our state.

03/23/2022 Edited by Conner Reed By Conner Reed, Gabriel Granillo, Karly Quadros, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Margaret Seiler, and Fiona McCann

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Spring 2022 Playlist

Fresh tracks from Portlanders old and new to spin this spring: MAITA, Frankie Simone, Kingsley’s explosive joy, Logan Lynn’s Elliott Smith cover & more

03/22/2022 By Conner Reed

Movers & Shakers

Perfect Party: Spring 2022

From Dua Lipa to Ava Duvernay to a real clown, here's who we’re inviting to our dinner table for a spring soirée.

03/21/2022 By Conner Reed

Performance

Portland Opera Brings The Central Park Five to Life

The 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner will run through the end of March at the Newmark Theatre.

03/18/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘I Feel Fine’ by Reptaliens

The husband-and-wife-fronted band face the indoor doldrums on this track from their January LP ‘Multiverse.’

03/11/2022 By Conner Reed