The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: May 2019

Shannon Shaw plays Mississippi Studios, Hannah Gadsby comes to the Newmark, Pure Bathing Culture drops a new record, and a mermaid lands in Coos Bay.

04/23/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 18–21

From grizzly bear tales to a cannabis-fueled film fest, Soul'd Out to the Jefferson Dancers, this weekend is ready to deliver.

04/17/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Jackson Main, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 11–14

From Mdou Moctar to ghostly dance, plastic flamingos to Prometheus, here's what's on deck.

04/10/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Jackson Main, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 4–7

What's on deck? A dance tribute to New Orleans jazz, clowns in (existential) crisis, a post-punk/dark wave fest, and Japanese films galore.

04/03/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Jackson Main, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 28–31

The country's largest literary conference lands in town, Bombino plays the Star Theater, and Portland Center Stage closes Tiny Beautiful Things.

03/27/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Jackson Main, Wriik Maui, and Fiona McCann

The Essentials

12 Things to See and Do in Portland: April 2019

Laika unleashes Missing Link, Ranky Tanky plays the Newmark, and a world-premiere play about Sacajawea comes to Portland Center Stage.

03/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 21–24

Bring on spring with Laura Gibson, Kenyan superheroes, feline supervillains, Vince Staples, and soccer-inspired art.

03/20/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Jackson Main, Wriik Maui, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 14–17

Tiffany Haddish hits the Keller, Linda Austin debuts a new dance solo, Peter Rock reads at Powell's, and Metric plays the Crystal.

03/13/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Jackson Main, Wriik Maui, and Fiona McCann

Arts and Crafts

5 Ways to Get Arty While You Drink

Bring home slick lil’ art project—not a hangover.

03/12/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 7–10

Ali Wong hits the Keller, the Portland Film Festival kicks off, Laura Veirs plays Polaris Hall, and Bag & Baggage revamps The Winter's Tale.

03/06/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Wriik Maui, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 28–Mar 3

Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside reunite, Shane Torres returns to town, Tiny Beautiful Things opens at Portland Center Stage, and slam poet Andrea Gibson hits the Wonder.

02/27/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Jackson Main, Wriik Maui, and Fiona McCann

The Essentials

12 Things to See and Do in Portland: March 2019

Noname plays the Crystal, Tiffany Haddish comes to the Keller, and twisty plays take the stage at Artists Rep and Third Rail.

02/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 21–24

Sharon Van Etten plays the Crystal, Dani Shapiro reads at Powell's, Pedro the Lion returns, and Hand2Mouth unveils an immersive play with a score by beloved children's musician Red Yarn.

02/20/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Jackson Main

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 14–17

A new podcast festival arrives, Marlon James stops by Powell's, Maz Jobrani hits the Aladdin, and David Bowie alums reunite at Revolution Hall.

02/13/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Jackson Main, Wriik Maui, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 7–10

Michelle Obama comes to the Moda, Ezza Rose plays the Doug Fir, zombies invade a sleepy Oregon town, and the Winter Light Festival illuminates the city.

02/07/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Wriik Maui, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 31–Feb 3

Buckle up for papier-mâché puppets from Chile, acrobatic dance from Canada, new tunes from Portland supergroup Eyelids, and paint-splattered portraits inspired by 1960s jazz music.

01/31/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: February 2019

The PDX Jazz Fest sweeps the city, Beijing Dance Theater makes its Portland debut, Shane Torres returns to Helium, and Jennifer Egan hits the Schnitz.

01/29/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 24–27

Travis Scott returns to the Moda, Fertile Ground sweeps the city, BodyVox mashes up dance and film, and Ha Jin reads at Powell's.

01/24/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 17–20

From Leslie Odom Jr. to Tayari Jones, Black Belt Eagle Scout to Andy Borowitz, here's what you can't miss this weekend.

01/17/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 10–13

Elton John hits the Moda, a world-premiere play follows an Oregon judge's inspiring story, an all-star percussion ensemble plays Mississippi Studios, and Richard III gets a teenage twist.

01/10/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann