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Performance

How I Learned to Hula-Hoop from Cirque du Soleil Artists

In Portland for their production of Alegría, the world's greatest contortionists face their toughest challenge yet.

06/29/2022 By Conner Reed

Fourth of July

Where to Catch Big Fireworks Displays around Portland and Beyond This Fourth of July

Find the rockets' red glare at Portland’s Waterfront Park, Oaks Amusement Park, coastal towns like Astoria and Seaside, and more

06/28/2022 By Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, and Margaret Seiler

Event Calendar

Things to Do in Portland This Week

Looking for something to do in Portland, Oregon? Here's a list of upcoming Portland-area events, activities, exhibits, shows, and more.

06/27/2022 By Conner Reed

Dance

Northwest Dance Project's Latest Brings Little Women to Life

The contemporary dance company's summer premieres will include a Greta Gerwig-inspired ode to the Louisa May Alcott tale.

06/09/2022 By Conner Reed

Pride

All-Ages Pride Events for Families and the Under-21 Crowd

Gay Skate at Oaks Park, the big party at Waterfront Park, plus more Pride 2022 events in Portland and beyond

06/08/2022 By Conner Reed Illustrations by Dorothy Siemens

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

Events

6 Can't-Miss Speakers at TEDx Portland 2022

An anonymous poet, a Meow Wolf cofounder, a stripper-slash-writer, jazz drummer, and plenty of others will grace the Moda Center on May 28.

05/24/2022 By Conner Reed

Events

What to Do in Oregon in April

Festivals this month celebrate Shakespeare in Ashland, Oregon cheese in Central Point, tulips in Woodburn, crab at the coast, and more!

04/01/2022 By Dalila Brent, Shannon Daehnke, Michelle Harris, and Margaret Seiler

Dance

Oregon Ballet Theatre Prepares to Draw Blood with Dracula

The Ben Stevenson production, which opens February 19, is the Portland dance company's grandest undertaking since COVID hit.

02/17/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

5 Can’t-Miss Shows at the 2022 PDX Jazz Festival

Local legend Mel Brown, four-time Grammy winner Robert Glasper, and more will bathe Portland in sound throughout the rest of February.

02/16/2022 By Gabriel Granillo and Conner Reed

Events

10 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Portland

Film festivals, art shows, a Black Panthers retrospective, and more fill the Rose City's calendar this year. Here's what we have our eyes on.

02/08/2022 By Karly Quadros, Conner Reed, and Shannon Daehnke

Events

What to Do in Oregon in February

Snowshoeing on Mount Hood, bald eagle bird-watching in Southern Oregon, Chinese New Year in downtown Portland, and more

02/01/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Karly Quadros, and Margaret Seiler

Festivals

5 Things to Check Out at the 2022 Fertile Ground Festival

This year’s virtual performance fest will bring 38 new works to our screens. From dance films to audio dramas - here’s what we’re looking forward to.

01/27/2022 By Conner Reed

Video

The Portland Winter Light Festival Is Back

For eight days—up from last year's two—a slew of installations are lighting up the Rose City.

01/27/2022 By Karly Quadros With Monica Salazar and Rose Lee

Holidays

Where to Ring in the New Year in Portland

Greet 2022 in style, with the Dandy Warhols, a night of dancing, or a Haitian cooking class

12/27/2021 By Cami Hughes and Karly Quadros

Interview

Drag Race Star Ginger Minj Brings Her New Holiday Show to Portland

‘Ginger Minj's Winter Wonderland’ comes to the Aladdin on December 9.

12/07/2021 By Conner Reed

Events

The Best Holiday Shows in Portland This Season

Symphony celebrations, ‘The Nutcracker’ at Oregon Ballet Theatre, a pair of yuletide drag shows, a Kwanzaa market, and more

12/03/2021 By Conner Reed

Holidays

9 Sparkly, Must-See Holiday Lights Displays in Oregon

Twinkly shows at the Oregon Zoo, Peacock Lane, the Oregon Garden, and more

12/03/2021 By Cami Hughes

Books

The Coolest In-Person Events at the 2021 Portland Book Festival

After a five-day virtual fest, PBF will gather downtown for the first time in two years on November 13. Expect nerdy bacchanalia.

11/11/2021 By Conner Reed

Books

Staying Home This Year? Check Out These Virtual Portland Book Festival Events

From Brandon Taylor to Maggie Nelson, these are the must-hit items you can stream from the comfort of your home.

11/08/2021 By Conner Reed