MUSIC

What the Festival Roars Back For Its 5th Year

Oregon's big little dance party is all grown up.

06/09/2016 By Marty Patail

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 2–5

Hot, hot, hot. Yes, the weather. But also the weekend, stacked with comedy, Afro-Caribbean dance music, murderous barbers, make-believe islands, and nuclear photography.

06/02/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, and Kailla Coomes

BIRD: ON IT

Yes, Portland Has an Official Bird—for 30 Years Now

As Great Blue Heron Week enters its 30th year, we answer all your burning questions. Like, which beer should I drink to celebrate, and what poem should I recite?

05/31/2016 By Marisa Russell

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 26–29

Sticking around town for Memorial Day? Fill your weekend with Chelsea Wolfe's goth-folk, books about pit bulls, last-chance gallery exhibits, and a Prince double feature.

05/26/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Ramona DeNies

FESTIVAL

A New Festival Memorializes Vanport, Beyond the Flood

At the Vanport Mosaic Festival, former residents of what was once Oregon's second-largest city—destroyed by a 1948 flood—tell their stories.

05/26/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

MINI-GOLF

Boozy Mini-Golf Returns to Goose Hollow for the Summer

Miniature golf + booze in a can + chef Jun Robles’s food cart = tipsy summer hangout.

05/25/2016 By Claire Colby

THE ESSENTIALS

Anthony Lopez to Moby’s Memoir: June’s Pop Culture Hot List

The festival, album, and books you can’t miss this month.

05/19/2016 By Fiona McCann

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 19–22

QDoc delivers a packed slate of LGBTQ documentaries, soul singer Charles Bradley hits the Crystal, comedian Myq Kaplan heads to Revolution Hall, and an all-star cast takes on A Streetcar Named Desire.

05/19/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

FREE STUFF

20 Totally FREE Ways to Make This Your Best Portland Summer Ever

Leaving town this summer? Well, OK. But you're gonna miss all this free stuff—from a Nu Shooz show to JAW's three new plays to an actual screening of Jaws (plus so much more).

05/17/2016 By Ramona DeNies, Rebecca Jacobson, and Molly Woodstock

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 12–15

From a St. Johns street fest with a stellar music lineup to an encore Hump screening to a rangy dance show, here's what you should be doing this weekend.

05/12/2016 By Ramona DeNies, Rebecca Jacobson, and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

PLAYLIST

May: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

Paul Simon, Leon Bridges, Richmond Fontaine, and Deep Sea Diver—it's all coming together in Portland this month, our first post-Prince. We salute the Purple one and more in this 20-song playlist culled from live shows lined up for May.

05/09/2016 By Michelle Porter

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 5–8

Bike-themed movies hit the Hollywood, the Oregon Symphony takes on the Back to the Future score, and a slew of art galleries open fresh shows. We're happy to see you, May.

05/05/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, Sylvia Randall-Muñoz, and Jack Rushall

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 28–May 1

From Bombino's entrancing guitar licks to International Tabletop Day to some next-level, one-on-one theater, send out April with a bang.

04/28/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, Sylvia Randall-Muñoz, and Jack Rushall

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 21–24

From feisty newsboys to wisdom from a pizza king to three days of heavy metal, the weekend is here and ready to be seized.

04/21/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Ramona DeNies

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 7–10

Shook Twins play the Doug Fir, nondancers get their groove on, and the curtain goes up on a slew of new theater productions. Welcome to the weekend.

04/07/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

Special Event

Want to Help Close Wikipedia's Gender Gap?

Then this Saturday's Edit-a-Thon, calling on Portlanders to join in a "communal updating" of the online encyclopedia's entries on subjects related to art and feminism, is for you.

03/03/2016 By Fiona McCann

PDX JAZZ FEST

2016 PDX Jazz Fest: What Would Coltrane Dig?

From Dianne Reeves to Coltrane’s own son Ravi, this month’s citywide jazz spectacular pays tribute to a legend who would have turned 90 this year. These are the shows we think he’d catch.

02/17/2016 By Ramona DeNies

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Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 4–7

David Cross and Karen Russell, Sabertooth Microfest and awesome openings at PAM and Portland Playhouse. Plus! Check out those nighttime winter lights overhead at OMSI.

02/04/2016 By Ramona DeNies, Jack Rushall, and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

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Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 12–15

Rainn Wilson's bassoon, Jenny Lawson's loony raccoon, Eugene Mirman teaches us Russian, plus Sturgill Simpson, Sara Evans, and even a conference with "secret knowledge." It's your weekend, Portland!

11/12/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman

HORROR CONVENTION

Five Reasons You Should Head for the Living Dead Horror Convention

Horror actors and creators from around the world bring their craft to Portland this weekend for a brand new horror convention—hell, Dana Ashbrook of Twin Peaks is going to be there. We've got five reasons you should, too.

11/12/2015 By Brandon Staley