Public media

Portland Community Media Is Reborn as Open Signal

In its bright, newly renovated quarters, Open Signal offers public access to media equipment and education, with a focus on social impact.

02/23/2017 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 23–26

All-lady mariachi troupes, rock-’n’-roll photographers, Pulitzer-winning authors, and holograms. The weekend has arrived.

02/23/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Jason Buehrer, and Fiona McCann

DIY

Can This Project Help Portland Makers Survive?

Kelley Roy's Industrial Grange aims to preserve light industrial space in the central city.

02/20/2017 By Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 16–19

Edna Vazquez. Swan Lake. Argentine tango. The Northwest's first black comedy fest. Arctic photography. Portland's got it going on.

02/16/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Jason Buehrer

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Feb 13–26

From marches on Salem to dance parties for Planned Parenthood to comedy fundraisers for Don't Shoot Portland, here's how to get engaged right now.

02/13/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 9–12

Listen to Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen gab about Real Housewives, squirm at Portlanders' most embarrassing stories, and take in some Arvo Pärt, adventure films, and contemporary ballet.

02/09/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Jason Buehrer, and Lauren Kershner

Love Happenings

Spread the Love: 14 Valentine Events for the 14th

From live music to steamy stories to dirty runs to anti-V-Day bashes, we've got you covered.

02/08/2017 By Lauren Kershner

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 2–5

Warm up your winter with a citywide light festival, a Tuareg-language tribute to Purple Rain, sexy saxophone solos, true crime tales, and Sting.

02/02/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lauren Kershner

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 26–29

From Lizzo to Barney Frank, cat shows to chamber music, this weekend has a little something for everyone.

01/26/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 19–22

Roxane Gay. Louis C. K. DeVotchKa. Rent. Rodin. The largest dog show in the West. Portland is finally thawing out—and bursting with cures to your cabin fever.

01/19/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 12–15

Do-si-do to Appalachian string music, watch Northwest history unfurl onstage, take a romp through the post-Communist world of punk rock, and behold the lipstick-smeared zaniness of YouTube star Miranda Sings.

01/12/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Lauren Kershner

Portland Politics

What to Do On (and Around) Inauguration Day

From marches and rallies to art workshops and comedy shows, here are 15 inauguration-related happenings to light your political fire as a new president takes office.

01/10/2017 By Lauren Kershner

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 5–8

Gape at DIY taxidermy, belt Bowie's greatest hits, take in some subversive cinema, and catch Imago's puppet-filled fairy tale before it closes.

01/05/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 29–Jan 1

Good riddance, 2016. Here are some guaranteed good ways to spend the last weekend of the year, from comedy extravaganzas to kung fu movie marathons to a last-chance visit to the Portland Art Museum's Andy Warhol blowout.

12/28/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Jason Buehrer

New Year's Eve

Ring in the New Year at One (or All?) of These Portland Parties

We know: 2016 sucked. So to send it out with some attitude, we’ve got nine of the city’s best events for your countdown pleasure.  

12/28/2016 By Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 22–25

Portland is in full-blown Christmas mode, from holiday light shows to sing-alongs to gingerbread acrobats. Embrace it—as they say, it only comes once a year.

12/22/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ko Ricker, and Webb Wright

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 15–18

David Bazan remixes Christmas classics into melancholy ditties, Tig Notaro hits Revolution Hall, retired superheroes take to the trapeze, and the Siren Theater puts on some festive comedy.

12/15/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Ko Ricker

Happy Holidays!

13 Portland Holiday Events to End the Year on a High Note

Be ye Santa or Scrooge, there’s something for you this holiday season.

12/13/2016 By Webb Wright, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 8–11

Hundreds of tubas, pirouetting sugarplum fairies, competitive carolers, aliens and vampires, and tiny Texas towns. Prepare to get weird this weekend.

12/08/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Ko Ricker

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 1–4

Amy Schumer packs the Moda Center, Michael Chabon hits Powell's, John Waters is at the Aladdin, and Japanese cinema takes over the Whitsell. Welcome to December.

12/01/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Ko Ricker