City of Design

The Essential Guide to Design Week Portland 2018

The city’s annual celebration of deep thoughts and sharp looks is back. Here’s your ultimate preview.

03/27/2018 Edited by Marty Patail

Design Week 2018: Editor's Picks

Portland Monthly's Top Picks for Design Week 2018

Here are nine of the events we're most excited to check out.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Design Week 2018: Tsilli Pines

Why Design Week 2018 Will Be the Best Design Week Ever

Director Tsilli Pines breaks it down.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

The Essentials

12 Things to Do and See in Portland: April 2018

Soul'd Out brings the likes of Erykah Badu and Wyclef Jean to town, Portlander Anis Mojgani drops new poetry, and young composers reimagine the music of Elliott Smith.

03/27/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 22–25

Didn't score Hamilton tickets? Console yourself with Trevor Noah, Superorganism, and lexicography.

03/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Christine Menges, and Natasha Tandler

Events

TEDxPortland Will Feature Bionic Limbs, Psychedelic Beards, and Radical Audience Participation

Presenters include journalist Ann Curry, police chief Danielle Outlaw, the Oregon Symphony, and, potentially, you.

03/16/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 15–18

NW Dance Project puts a modern spin on Ibsen, Matthew Dickman drops some new poetry, Daniel Mallory Ortberg chats with Andi Zeisler, and Darlingside plays Mississippi Studios.

03/15/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Christine Menges

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 8–11

Lorde plays the Moda, POWFest turns 11, Bag & Baggage travels to a post-Pinochet Chile, and a Seattleite evangelizes about jazz.

03/08/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

Fashion Show

A New Runway Show Celebrates Portland's Diverse Design Community

Debuting this weekend, Bloom Runway unites style, live music, and an inclusive attitude.

03/07/2018 By Eden Dawn

Holiday Avoidance

5 Ways to Skip St. Patrick’s Day

In America, March 17 celebrations can feel like one big ethnic slur. Here are some alternatives.

03/06/2018 By Margaret Seiler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 1–4

Urban Bush Women storm the Newmark, Blind Pilot plays the Schnitz, kids get a tailor-made film fest, and Oregon Ballet Theatre goes through the looking glass.

03/01/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Long Story Short

At Tender Table, Women and Nonbinary People of Color Share Stories of Food and Family

"I felt the need to bring people together around food and stories about food," says poet and founder Stacey Tran.

02/27/2018 By Kelly Clarke

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: March 2018

Portlander Haley Heynderickx drops her debut album, Patton Oswalt swings by Powell's, and Northwest Dance Project takes on Henrik Ibsen.

02/27/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 22–25

From jazz master Dr. Lonnie Smith to pop-art ballet to new tunes from Typhoon, here are 13 ways to stave off cabin fever.

02/22/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

Skating

Why Are 1,600 Figure Skaters Descending on Portland This Weekend?

At the US Synchronized Figure Skating Championships, there’s no place for a Left Shark.

02/19/2018 By Margaret Seiler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 15–18

Tiny cats! The Portland International Film Festival! Psychedelic stoner rock! An epic play about climate change! Get out there, folks.

02/15/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Christine Menges, and Anya Rehon

Fashion Show

Fashion February Keeps Going with Fade to Light

We're six years in and you know the drill. The biannual party/fashion show returns.

02/13/2018 By Eden Dawn

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 8–11

Local bands cover campy love songs, the Portland Black Film Fest celebrates the 20th anniversary of Blade, Claudia Rankine brings her poetic genius to the Schnitz, and Dan Auerbach plays the Crystal.

02/08/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Christine Menges

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 1–4

Psychedelic light displays take over the city, Katy Perry plays the Moda, Guy Branum hits Helium, and a New York performance artist shares some strong feelings about cupcake shops.

02/01/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Anya Rehon, and Eleanor Van Buren

Cannabis: Get Social!

Why Smoke Alone? 3 Cannabis-Fueled Social Events in Portland

From yoga to abstract painting, here's how to get out of the house.

01/30/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson