Light a Fire

These 12 Local Nonprofits and Individuals Are Changing the World

These are the 2019 winners of Portland Monthly's 15th-annual Light a Fire Awards.

08/30/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: August 8–11

Mustachioed meditations from Marc Maron, belly laughs from Stumptown Improv Festival, art from trash in Glean and Footloose! Bring it, weekend.

08/07/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed

Opera

Can Portland Opera’s In the Penal Colony Make Kafka Sing?

This handsome production of Philip Glass’s popular chamber opera has trouble sustaining an impact.

08/01/2019 By Conner Reed

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 25–28

Broken Social Scene! Mermaids! Chamber opera! A. A. Bondy! Witches! The weekend is ready to rumble.

07/24/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: August 2019

Pickathon returns to Pendarvis Farm, Michelle Wolf plays Helium, Lost Lander drops a new album, and Lents hosts its fifth annual Chicken Beauty Contest.

07/24/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 18–21

From PDX Pop Now to the Portland Queer Comedy Fest, highland dance to Dutch accordion divas, here's your weekend hit list.

07/17/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 11–14

Kyle Craft! Wicked! Ten Tiny Dances! Portland Sketch Comedy Fest! Sun Ra Arkestra! The weekend is ready and waiting.

07/10/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed

Light a Fire 2019

Nominate Your Favorite Nonprofit Now!

We’ve extended the deadline for nominations for Portland Monthly’s 2019 Light a Fire awards. Get on it!

07/03/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 4–7

Buckle in for blues on the Waterfront, clowns at CoHo Theatre, sandwich art at Carnation Contemporary, and Tom Cruise at Cartopia.

07/02/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 27–30

Janeane Garofalo! Tacocat! Pussy Riot masks! Chamber music galore! Send out June with a bang.

06/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Conner Reed, and Brendan Nagle

Essentials

12 Things to See and Do in Portland: July 2019

Pussy Riot masks, sandwich sculptures, Rodrigo y Gabriela, and sketch comedy galore—here’s what you can’t miss this month.

06/25/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 20–23

Live Wire turns 15, the Portland Gay Men's Chorus marks Stonewall's 50th anniversary, Esther Povitsky hits Helium, and Kim Stafford reads at Powell's.

06/20/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 13–16

Kyle Kinane! Low-budget theater! Polar bears! Jewish Film Fest! Pride! Team Dresch! Ready, set, weekend.

06/12/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Brendan Nagle, and Conner Reed

Summer Events

Portland Pride Kicks Off Its 25th Year This Weekend 🏳️‍🌈

Here are 4 events you can't miss.

06/12/2019 By Conner Reed

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 6–9

The Portland Art Museum journeys back to turn-of-the-century Paris, indie horror hits the Hollywood, the Ponderosa Lounge turns 50, and letterpress poetry lands on bus benches across the city.

06/05/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Brendan Nagle

Best Summer Ever

20 Totally FREE Things to Do in Portland This Summer

From costumed bike rides to movies in the park to jazz beneath the St. Johns Bridge, here's how to make this summer your best—and cheapest—yet.

06/03/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 30–June 2

From Pure Bathing Culture to Hawaiian cowboys, Pedalpalooza to Into the Woods, the weekend is ready and waiting.

05/29/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Brendan Nagle

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: June 2019

Anderson .Paak plays Edgefield, the Portland Art Museum travels back to turn-of-the-century Paris, and Melissa Villaseñor brings her crackerjack impressions to Helium.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Free Wheeling: Bike Fun

5 Best Bets for Pedalpalooza 2019

From two-wheeled all-nighters to Muppet sing-alongs, there’s a bike ride for you.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 23–26

Sticking around town for the long weekend? We've got you covered.

05/22/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann