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

SEASONAL EVENTS

Boo! Five Halloween Events to Trick or Treat You

Frightening flicks, scary suds, deathly dances: We scoped the season’s spook-scene and found the five best Halloween happenings.

10/26/2015 By Megan Haverman

COMICS

Rose City Comic Con's Best Cosplayers

If you saw an unusual number of people in costume around town last weekend, rest assured: Halloween has not come early. They were likely en route to Comic Con. They came, they costumed, they conquered—and we have the pics!

09/21/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 17–20

Natasha Kmeto rocks the Doug Fir, Kraftwerk live, in 3-D, TBA takes a hike, and Wapato Jail gets arty.

09/17/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 10–13

XOXO, Portland! Also heating up the weekend: Brandi Carlile, Ursula Le Guin, Salman Rushdie, comics Russell Peters and Jessimae Pelsuo—and so much more (at) TBA!

09/10/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman

FILM FESTIVAL

Out Is Very In At The Portland Film Festival

Our quirky, crazy, super-cool film fest takes over town next week. Start with these seven picks.

08/27/2015 By Ramona DeNies

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 6–9

Wilco on the Edgefield lawn, Wicked at the Keller, dancing at Director Park, and everybody, avec bicyclette, soaring across the bridges of Portland.

08/06/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley

CONCERTS

Air Guitar Championship Contenders Get Ready to Rock Portland

They will rock you, with their invisible instruments and major airness factor. That's right, the Air Guitar Championships hit Portland this week and contenders are ready to shred.

08/04/2015 By Katie Vaughan

Free Guide

20 Absolutely FREE Things to Do in PDX This Summer

We keep you entertained through Labor Day, all without leaving the city—or spending a cent.

07/01/2015 By Ramona DeNies

MUSIC FESTIVAL

What the Festival Through the Eyes of Top Chef Gregory Gourdet

Portland's celeb-u-chef took a break from Departure last weekend to unwind at What the Festival. We hack his photo stream—and ask for details.

06/24/2015 By Ramona DeNies

Article

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 18–21

All in one weekend: Australian pop royalty and aboriginal abstract art, free concerts for the summer solstice, wading pools the size of ice rinks, and one very confused private eye.

06/18/2015 By Ramona DeNies

PRIDE WEEK

5 Rad Reasons to Kick off Pride Week at Flare

Salt-n-Pepa's Spinderella. Massive geodesic domes. "Justice juice." Here's what you'll find at Portland Monthly's BIGGEST. PARTY. EVER.

06/04/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Shakespeare Fest: Know Before You Go

The world-famous annual Bard-off kicks off tomorrow in Ashland ("It is on, people! It is so on!" gushed one blogger). Should you believe the hype? Yes—and we've got four reasons why.

02/19/2015 By Rene Bermudez

PDX JAZZ FESTIVAL

The Jazz Fest Insider: What Would Chris Brown See?

With last night's super sold-out Bebel Gilberto concert, the 2015 PDX Jazz Fest is on deck. We asked some of Portland's hottest musicians what shows headline their list.

02/19/2015 By Ramona DeNies

COMEDY RECORDING

Ian Karmel on Splitting Life Between LA and PDX

The once-local comedian is back in town from LA (and a new gig on the Late Late Show with James Corden) to record an album this Saturday at Mississippi Studios.

02/04/2015 By Cervante Pope

SPREZZATURA!

The Portland Art Museum's Extravaganza of Italian Fashion

With an imported look at Italian style, Portland Art Museum reveals how a scruffy upstart country captured the world’s aesthetic imagination. Sound familiar? (We can dream!)

02/02/2015 By Eden Dawn and Shawn Levy

SEE THIS NOW

Meet Cameron Esposito, Our New Comedy Crush

An LA-based comic shows Portland the love, and we show off her funniest tweets.

12/29/2014 By Aaron Scott

SLIDE SHOW

The World's Best Beards and Mustaches Compete In Portland (and Defy the Laws of Gravity)

The burliest beards from around the world converged on PDX, and a Portlander took home the prize. Check out our slide show of the winners and facial wonders.

10/27/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

FALL EVENTS

The Ultimate Guide to Northwest Pumpkin Patches

We've scouted dozens of the best places to search for your perfect pumpkin, plus plenty of other family-friendly activities—from corn mazes to hay pyramids.

09/30/2014 By Anna Loh

SPECIAL EVENTS

Pick Your Perfect Pride Experience

Our fab LGBT celebration is here. Want to thrive, not just survive? Answer these questions to choose your own Pride adventure.

06/02/2014 By Aaron Scott