The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: December 2018

Alela Diane plays the Old Church, Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher hit Helium, and NW Dance Project draws inspiration from fables and fairy tales.

11:00am By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

#boxwineboyfriend

This Portlander Is Getting Married to a Boyfriend Made from Boxed Wine

Mazel tov to the happy couple.

11:00am By Rebecca Jacobson

Gaming

Magic: The Gathering Players Take Over the Oregon Convention Center

The tournament, set to draw thousands of attendees, proves that this classic nerdy card game is here to stay.

11:00am By Sam Pape

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 15–18

Cat Power plays the Roseland, David Sedaris hits the Schnitz, and two Portland comics writers break down some sex-ed basics.

11/15/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Luthy, Fiona McCann, and James Stevens

Arts News

Regional Arts & Culture Council Announces New Executive Director

After a nationwide search, the arts advocacy and grant-giving organization hires Madison Cario, who'll relocate from Georgia.

11/14/2018 By Allison Place

Holiday Hits

13 Reasons to Leave the House This Turkey Day Weekend

Need to keep the clan happy and active during the long weekend? These Thanksgiving plans are fully baked.

11/13/2018 By James Stevens

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 8–11

France's most famous comedian hits Portland, the Oregon Symphony mashes up Tchaikovsky and Drake, Polaris Dance Theatre muses on politics, and Frankie Cosmos plays the Wonder.

11/08/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Luthy, Fiona McCann, Allison Place, and James Stevens

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 1–4

Onetime Portlander Susan Orlean comes to Powell's, Mitski plays the Crystal, Russian puppets take the Schnitz, and Shakespeare gets a Harlem twist.

11/01/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Luthy, Fiona McCann, and Allison Place

Light a Fire 2018

Join Us at Portland Monthly’s 14th Annual Light a Fire Awards 

Meet the people and organizations working to make our city and state a better place at our annual gala at the Portland Art Museum. Cue all the happy tears.

10/25/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 25–28

Dirty Revival brings the funk, Night of the Living Dead gets a live score, Y La Bamba plays Mississippi Studios, and a beauty queen attempts to revolutionize the American government.

10/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Allison Place, and James Stevens

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 18–21

From Kamasi Washington to Phoebe Robinson, Mercury Rev to Ukrainian puppet theater, it's an epic weekend ahead.

10/18/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Luthy, Fiona McCann, and James Stevens

The Essentials

11 Things to See and Do in Portland: November 2018

Tom Hanks and Abbi Jacobson come to town, Tank and the Bangas play the Roseland, and the Oregon Symphony mashes up Tchaikovsky and Drake.

10/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Arts Fest

An East Portland Festival Puts the Spotlight on Artists of Color

Here are our five picks for the second annual East Portland Arts and Literary Festival.

10/11/2018 By Emma Luthy

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 11–14

Cameron Esposito hits Revolution Hall, Australian acrobats walk on each other's heads, Chanti Darling plays Holocene, and a new exhibit showcases Japanese art.

10/11/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Luthy, Fiona McCann, Allison Place, and James Stevens

Events

Disrupt Wants to Show Portland It's Not Your Average Design Conference

WeMake's fourth annual event features Y La Bamba's Luz Elena Mendoza, Broccoli's Anja Charbonneau, and illustrator Loveis Wise.

10/09/2018 By Eden Dawn

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 4–7

Oh Sees, sexy theater, German films, drag queens, and bendy acrobats are on the agenda.

10/04/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Allison Place

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 27–30

Send out September with Japanese Breakfast, steamy dance routines, musings on mortality, Haley Heynderickx, and the seventh annual All Jane Comedy Festival.

09/26/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Soccer

Why You’ll Drop Everything and Watch the Thorns on Saturday

We answer 16 questions Portlanders might have about the NWSL championship game.

09/20/2018 By Margaret Seiler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 20–23

Big names swing through town, including DeRay McKesson, Lily Tomlin, and John Prine. Plus: new work by Latinx playwrights, The Color Purple, and a STRFKR anniversary.

09/20/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Parties

This Women’s Collective Throws Kick-Ass Parties—and Supports Good Causes in the Process

Event production group NXT LVL takes over Portland.

09/20/2018 By Eden Dawn