holiday shopping

Your Definitive Guide to Shopping Local This Holiday Season

Online and COVID-safe, in-person maker markets are still happening this year. We have all the info to make your pandemic shopping easy and help give struggli...

11/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Holidays

Where the Holiday Lights Are Shining in Portland, and Where They’re Not

Some marquee events are canceled, but plenty of Christmas lights are aglow this year.

11/24/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Books

Our Picks for the 2020 Portland Book Festival

The typically one-day, in-person festival will sprawl across two digital weeks this year. Here's what you can't miss.

11/05/2020 By Fiona McCann and Conner Reed

Doing Good

These 13 Nonprofits and Individuals Are Changing Our World for the Better

These are the 2020 winners of Portland Monthly’s 15th Annual Light a Fire awards.

09/28/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Nonprofits

Tonight’s Fundraiser Meets Variety Show Will Support Portland Sex Workers

COVID-19 has not been kind to survivors of sex trafficking in Portland. Here’s how you can help.

07/24/2020 By Lauren Carlos

Pomo Picks

Portland Arts and Culture to Stream This Weekend: July 10–12

This week in local culture: interactive theater, a slew of films, a chamber music festival, and an art gallery, all at your fingertips

07/10/2020 By Jordyn Mayer

Pomo Picks

Portland Arts and Culture to Stream This Weekend: July 3–5

The art museum brought to you at home, virtual acting classes for your kiddos, films that support BLM, and more

07/03/2020 By Jordyn Mayer

Pomo Picks

Portland Arts and Culture to Stream This Weekend: June 19

Seussical hits the web, the Symphony shouts out essential workers, and Profile Theatre pivots to audio.

06/19/2020 By Jordyn Mayer

Pride 2020

How to Celebrate Portland Pride Online

Plays, karaoke, drag, and more—all from the comfort of your home.

06/19/2020 By Lauren Carlos

Pomo Picks

What to Watch, Read, and Listen to to Take Your Mind Off the Apocalypse: Week of May 20

The Portland Monthly team shares the non-pandemic content keeping us sane this week.

05/21/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 5–8

Profile, Artists Rep, and CoHo close provocative shows, PIFF kicks off, and Tommy Orange comes to the Schnitz.

03/04/2020 By Conner Reed and Daniel Bromfield

Spring Arts: The Essentials

9 Things to See and Do in Portland: March 2020

The shows and events we love this month.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Spring Arts: Design

This Portland Cemetery Is an Unsung Example of “The Earliest American Art Form”

Local historian John Doyle will lead a tour of River View Cemetery in April for Design Week.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Spring Arts 2020

A Guide to Portland's Arts Scene This Spring

From a heavy-hitting film to a frothy TV procedural and a new chapter for the symphony, springtime in Portland means big time for the arts.

02/25/2020 Edited by Conner Reed

Breaking News

Matta, JoJo, and Jinju Patisserie Join Forces for 86 Pho, a “No Pho” Brunch

The talented trio will cook monthly, four-course meals at LuLu starting in March.

02/04/2020 By Karen Brooks

Motorcycles

One Motorcycle Show Rides Into the Veterans Memorial Coliseum

This is the first time since 1991 that flat-track racing has been held in the arena.

02/04/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

Dance

Listening to Silence Asks Us to Lend An Ear

The new piece from Portland's Creative Laureate has been brewing since she was an undergraduate.

01/29/2020 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 23–26

PETE closes its Beckett mosaic and Michael Kiwanuka comes to town.

01/22/2020 By Conner Reed and Daniel Bromfield

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: February 2020

Guitar-strumming drag queens, explosive volcano art, and festivals galore.

01/21/2020 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 16–19

Chadwick Stokes and King Princess come to town, Profile opens a Pulitzer-winner, and a pair of photo exhibits stay on at Blue Sky.

01/15/2020 By Conner Reed and Olivia Wolf