Portland Politics

What to Do On (and Around) Inauguration Day

From marches and rallies to art workshops and comedy shows, here are 15 inauguration-related happenings to light your political fire as a new president takes office.

01/10/2017 By Lauren Kershner

New Year's Eve

Ring in the New Year at One (or All?) of These Portland Parties

We know: 2016 sucked. So to send it out with some attitude, we’ve got nine of the city’s best events for your countdown pleasure.  

12/28/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Winter Is Here 2016

Slide Show: Winter Is Here with Portland Monthly & Columbia Sportswear

Photos from our celebration of the cold weather season and the 20th anniversary of Columbia Sportswear's flagship store

12/14/2016 Photography by Jason DeSomer

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

Steals & Deals

Spend Your Black Friday Money at One of These 220 Portland Shops

The collaborative, city-wide Little Boxes shopping event returns for a sixth go-around after pouring half a million dollars into the local economy just last year. Be part of the fun.

11/21/2016 By Eden Dawn

Park Life

A Pop-Up Park Encourages Portlanders to Celebrate Hard Feelings

A three-day project at Pioneer Courthouse Square involves bright lights, yoga, life coaching, and puppy playtime.

11/17/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Basketball

Give Thanks for the Trail Blazers at Ripsgiving

Because we all need something to celebrate right now.

11/10/2016 By Webb Wright

LIGHT A FIRE 2016

Slide Show: Portland Monthly's 12th Annual Light a Fire Awards

Photos from our 12 annual showcase of local individuals and organizations making Portland a better place to live, love, give, and grow

10/31/2016 Photography by Mario Gallucci By Portland Monthly Staff

Time Warp

Channel Your Inner Warhol at Portland's Factory Bash

Party among the Warhol prints at Portland Art Museum, after hours. Andy would be proud.

10/24/2016 By Webb Wright

Slideshow

Slide Show: Portland Monthly's Presidential Debate Bingo

Photos from a major, super classy night of tremendous political dialogue

10/19/2016 Photography by Ashley Anderson

Fright Time

Scary Good: 11 Tricked-Out Ways to Spend Halloween in Portland

From haunted curds to graveyard tours, we bag our favorite local Halloween events.

10/17/2016 By Webb Wright

MAKER MIXER 2016

Slide Show: Portland Monthly's 2016 Maker Mixer

Photos from our Design Annual Launch Party & Yard Grand Opening

10/10/2016 Photography by Jason DeSomer By Portland Monthly Staff

Horse Racing

Looking for the Elusive Old Portland? You’ll Find It at Portland Meadows

The inside track on one of Portland’s forgotten places.

09/22/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Horse Racing

An Idiot’s Guide to Betting on the Horses at Portland Meadows

As the horses return, we’ve got some gambling tips for the uninitiated.  

09/22/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Special Events

Trump Meets Clinton Meets Bingo

Ever wanted to play a game where winning depends on whether Donald Trump mispronounces the name of a country? Welcome to Presidential Debate Bingo.

09/20/2016 By Ko Ricker

Comics

Rose City Comic Con’s Kick-Ass Weekend

 We’ve got our highlights from the two-day event.  

09/14/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Dispatch

Who Will Be Crowned the World’s Greatest Tetris Player?

This month, the classic game’s most brilliant, crazy-dedicated competitors—including local phenom Terry Purcell—vie for international supremacy in Portland’s Tetris World Championship.

09/13/2016 By Fiona McCann

Sodium Sculptures

Is Baker City Home to the World's Weirdest Art Show?

For a decade, Eastern Oregon's Great Salt Lick Contest has auctioned off surreal sculptural blocks of livestock-gnawed sodium. It's goofy—but is it also art?

09/06/2016 By Marisa Russell

PYROTECHNICS

What Does It Take to Light Up the Waterfront Blues Fest?

From ordering explosives to choreographing the 22-minute show, Heather Gobet is Portland's go-to pyrotechnician.

06/28/2016 By Marisa Russell