The Shakedown

Is Halloween Really All It's Cracked Up to Be?

Who's scared now?

09/13/2017 By Marty Patail

The Essentials

13 Portland Shows, Events, and Pure-Genius Things to Know This October

From George Saunders to a comedy about cockfighting to a major museum exhibit about Laika, here's what you can't miss this month.

09/13/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 7–10

From garbage paintings to environmental operas, OK Go to Kubrick on 70 mm, here are ways to distract yourself as the world burns.

09/07/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Anyi Wong-Lifton, and Fiona McCann

Everyday Activism

Here’s Where to Eat, Drink, and Donate to Support Eagle Creek Fire Relief Efforts

Portlanders can eat fancy barbecue, drink beer, or swill cocktails, all while helping their neighbors.

09/06/2017 By Kelly Clarke and Molly Woodstock

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 31–Sept 3

From cat-themed sketch comedy to edgy theater, alfresco concerts to fermentation festivals, here's how to fill your Labor Day weekend.

08/31/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Anyi Wong-Lifton

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 24–27

Catch Iggy Pop, Nas, and Lizzo on the waterfront, ponder climate change at the theater, watch This Is Spinal Tap on a downtown roof, and eat dumplings and empanadas in Montavilla.

08/23/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Anyi Wong-Lifton

Parks

Happy 100th Birthday, International Rose Test Garden!

Celebrate the Portland park—100 years old this summer—that inspired writer Katherine Dunn's cult classic Geek Love.

08/22/2017 By Ramona DeNies and Rachel Wilson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 17–20

The eclipse is coming. Here's how to survive the last days before total meltdown.

08/17/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Anyi Wong-Lifton

Fall Arts

20 Shows You Can't Miss in Portland in Fall 2017

From Joe Biden to George Saunders, cash-register exorcisms to garbage paintings, here's what you have to catch this season.

08/14/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

The Art of Resistance

In the Age of Trump, Portland Artists Clap Back

From a climate change song cycle to a drag queen in a Trump mask, here's how local creators resist.

08/14/2017 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 10–13

Chastity Belt plays the Star Theater, old-school radio drama returns, bicyclists take to the bridges, and ’80s TV commercials get mashed up with music videos.

08/10/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Anyi Wong-Lifton

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 3–6

Pickathon! Stumptown Improv Fest! Aerialists twirling from trees! The moral murkiness of parenthood! Stay cool out there, folks.

08/03/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Anyi Wong-Lifton, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 27–30

From alfresco cinema to Brandi Carlile, sea nymphs to Mars missions, it's weekend o'clock.

07/27/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Anyi Wong-Lifton

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 20–23

From Bruno Mars to PDX Pop Now to Romeo and Juliet in 12th-century Persia, the weekend is ready to be seized.

07/20/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Anyi Wong-Lifton, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 13–16

Comedy galore, Tacocat, jazz under the St. Johns Bridge, bagpipe competitions, Bastille Day, and the Big Float. Bring it, weekend.

07/12/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Meagan Nolan, and Anyi Wong-Lifton

The Essentials

12 Portland Shows, Events, and Pure-Genius Things to Know This August

See a different kind of eclipse, get your family heirlooms assessed at the Antiques Roadshow, and belt tunes from the Revolution Hall roof.

07/10/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 6–9

Ron Funches! Mississippi Street Fair! David Lynch retrospective! Oodles of Wookiees! Get after it.

07/06/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Meagan Nolan

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 29–July 2

Roxane Gay reads at Powell's, the Waterfront Blues Fest turns 30, Cabaret comes to the Keller, and, umm, Mike Pence stiffs a dinner invitation? Welcome to the weekend.

06/29/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Anyi Wong-Lifton, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 22–25

Strip down for the World Naked Bike Ride, pay tribute to Dolly Parton, catch genre-busting performances at Risk/Reward, learn about the science of warfare, and hear solo tunes from Dave Depper.

06/22/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Anyi Wong-Lifton

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 15–18

Belt Bowie tunes, listen to spooky campfire tales, jam to ADULT at the Doug Fir, celebrate Pride, catch Man of La Mancha at the Keller, or trek out to Dufur for What the Festival.

06/15/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Meagan Nolan, and Anyi Wong-Lifton