Pomo Picks

Things to Do in Portland This Week: Jan 18–23

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

01/18/2022 By Conner Reed, Karly Quadros, and Shannon Daehnke

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

Festivals

APANO Brings Art to East Portland

Expect BIPOC artists pop-ups, visual art, author talks, and more.

10/30/2021 By Karly Quadros

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Oct 29–Nov 3

Musings on the future of Chinatown, Scooby Doo improv, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ onstage, the return of the Opera, and more

10/29/2021 By Conner Reed

Nightlife

The Best Portland Events for Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women

Femmes to the front at these dance parties, skate nights, bars, and more.

10/26/2021 By Karly Quadros

Q&A

Can Squid Teach Us How to Survive Climate Change?

PNW author and conservation biologist Thor Hanson talks to us about his new book Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid.

09/28/2021 By Karly Quadros

TBA

What to Watch Out for at the 2021 Time-Based Art Festival

On our TBA radar this year: a waterlogged drag clown, an over-the-phone musical performance, and more.

09/13/2021 By Conner Reed

Events

3 Must-Dos at Rose City Comic Con 2021

The pop culture festival returns to the Convention Center this year with a typically starry lineup. Here's what we're most excited about.

09/09/2021 By Conner Reed

Art

A New Mural in Old Town Honors Portland’s Queer History

‘Never Look Away’ sponsored by PrideNW and completed by Zoe Piliafas, was unveiled last Friday.

08/25/2021 By Cami Hughes

Pomo Picks

10 Can't-Miss Shows Coming to Portland This Fall

John Waters, Hasan Minhaj, and Perfume Genius are coming to town—plus, local favorites like the Portland Book Festival and Time-Based Art Festival return.

08/24/2021 By Conner Reed

Events

Live Wire Radio Returns This Fall with a Stacked Lineup

The Portland variety show’s fall lineup will feature Paul F. Tompkins, ‘You're Wrong About’ host Sarah Marshall, Mohanad Elshieky, and more.

08/06/2021 By Nick Campigli

Beer Festivals

PickleFest Brings Beer & Baseball Together

Level, Away Days, Modern Times, and other breweries join the Gherkins and Rosebuds for a doubleheader.

08/06/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Events

Portland’s Downtown Welcomes People Back with a Weekend of Events

From drag queens to movies to music to art installations to a Pink Martini singalong, it’s all finally happening

07/22/2021 By Cami Hughes

Footnotes

LISTEN: What Does Portland's Pride Festival Look Like in 2021?

Arts editor Conner Reed talks this year's festival and the Pride package in the Summer 2021 issue of Portland Monthly.

06/04/2021 By Gabriel Granillo With Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Events

How to Celebrate Pride 2021 in Portland

Last year, Pride went fully virtual and scaled way back. This year, it’s dipping its toes back in the water.

05/26/2021 By Conner Reed