Playlist

December: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

The Handsome Family, Pere Ubu, Justin Townes Earle, and more prove that Portland music hasn’t been completely taken over by sugarplum fairies, singing Christmas trees, and surly elves.

11/29/2016 By Jason Buehrer and Rebecca Jacobson

Music Festival

Portland Musicians Team Up with Moby and Norah Jones for Bedstock

The online music festival for sick kids returns, and it’s “bigger and bedder” than ever.

11/29/2016 By Fiona McCann

Jazz

Jimmy Mak’s Announces Plans to Close Permanently

Now's your chance to own a legendary jazz club!

11/28/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Arts Spaces

Last Call at the Know You Know

NE Alberta’s iconic rock venue is moving out.

11/23/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Arts News

Northeast Portland Has a Brand-New Theater Space

The Fremont Theater opened its doors in October and is already filling its calendar with kindie rock, storytelling shows, and radio dramas.

11/21/2016 By Jason Buehrer

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

Music

Pink Martini Keeps It Positive with Je Dis Oui!

We talk to the band’s founder, Thomas Lauderdale, about happiness, politics, and why conga lines are a must.

11/15/2016 By Fiona McCann

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: Music

Stumptown Soundtracks: A Hard-Rocking Portland Playlist

These heart-racing tunes will help fuel your anger about rising rents, social ills, or fluoride.

11/14/2016 By Fiona McCann

Culture Cheat Sheet: Music

Stumptown Soundtracks: A Seductive Portland Playlist

Perhaps you’re under a blanket on a hillside, or hiding out the winter in your tiny house: either way, invite some company and hit play. You’re welcome.

11/14/2016 By Fiona McCann

Culture Cheat Sheet: Music

Stumptown Soundtracks: An Eclectic Playlist for the Day-Drinker

Soundtrack farmers market mornings, Mount Tabor afternoons, and early happy hours with this playlist: echt Portland in its unclassifiability.

11/14/2016 By Fiona McCann

Culture Cheat Sheet: Music

Stumptown Soundtracks: Homegrown Shoegaze for Rainy Walks (and Dampened Hearts)

These Portland tunes pair well with downpour and despair.

11/14/2016 By Fiona McCann

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

B-Sides

Trumpeter Farnell Newton Doubles Down on Portland

Jazz to funk to soul, the trumpeter and songwriter juggles musical genres and countless projects.

11/14/2016 By Casey Jarman

Essay

Why We Need Portland’s Burgeoning Hip-Hop Scene Now More Than Ever

A onetime local rapper reflects on the young talent and activism currently boosting the city’s scene.

11/14/2016 By Mac Smiff

Playlist

November: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

From glitter-glam pop-punk to hard-core symphonic play-alongs, November’s music scene gives Portland a lot to be thankful for.

11/02/2016 By Jason Buehrer and Rebecca Jacobson

Album Review

Blind Pilot’s And Then Like Lions and the Nature of Grief

On their third album, the local band digs deep into an often beautiful exploration of loss.

10/26/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

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

Hip-Hop

Damian Lillard Releases Debut Album Featuring Lil Wayne and Jamie Foxx

The Portland Trail Blazer, a.k.a. Dame D.O.L.L.A., dropped his first full-length rap album on Thursday, October 20.

10/20/2016 By Fiona McCann

B-Sides

Portlander Katy Davidson Is One of the Finest Songwriters of Her Generation

And now she’s reviving her beloved indie-pop outfit Dear Nora.

10/18/2016 By Casey Jarman