Music

8 Projects and People Giving Life to Portland Music

An old-school radio mainstay. A record label that gets DIY bands national buzz. An all-local streaming service. Get to know a few vital forces of our sonic scene.

08/14/2018 By Tiara Darnell, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Sam Pape

Music

10 Portland Bands You Need to Hear Right Now

From hip-hop phenoms to sweet-voiced doom rockers, these are the musicians soundtracking our city in 2018.

08/14/2018 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, and Benjamin Tepler

Television

Simpsons Creator and Portland Native Matt Groening Has a New Show

On Disenchantment, the TV vet goes medieval.

08/14/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Fashion

Fade to Light Returns with All-New, Two-Night Format—Plus a Bonus Show

The signature local show returns as a two-day affair, followed by a third evening presented by the Art Institute of Portland's final graduating class.

08/14/2018 By Eden Dawn

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 9–12

Shabazz Palaces play the Doug Fir, Barack Obama and Joe Biden do some bromantic sleuthing, massive murals pop up across town, and the Stumptown Improv Fest turns five.

08/09/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Cellos & Chardonnay

This Oregon Festival Pairs Chamber Music with Wine

Phenomenal acoustics and pinot noir? The Willamette Valley Chamber Music Festival tunes up for its third year.

08/07/2018 By Emily Davis

PDX Planner

Portland by the Season: Can't-Miss Stuff for Every Time of Year

From summer swims to winter film fests, here's how to fill your calendar.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Q&A

Comedian Bri Pruett Gives Advice to New Portlanders

Last year the stand-up comic did the most Portland thing for a successful artist: she moved to LA.

08/03/2018 By Marty Patail

Q&A

Hip-Hop Phenom and LA Native The Last Artful, Dodgr Pulled a Classic California Trick...

... by advancing her art with a move to PDX. Win for us!

08/03/2018 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 2–5

Aerial dancers twirl from the trees, a photo exhibit peeks into '70s-era Chicago nightclubs, The Music Man gets a feminist twist, and a new book digs into FIFA corruption.

08/01/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Music

20 Reasons to Check Out Pickathon on Its 20-Year Anniversary

2018 marks the legendary music fest’s 20th birthday, and it’s as alive and kickin’ as ever.

08/01/2018 By Sam Pape

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 26–29

Summer Cannibals play Mississippi Studios, Portland Opera travels to the underworld, and mermaids parade down the waterfront. It's July's last hurrah.

07/26/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Books

A Portland Writer Tracks a Grisly 1849 Murder

Paul Collins's new book, Blood and Ivy, exhumes a once-infamous doctor-on-doctor crime.

07/20/2018 By Catherine Johnson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 19–22

PDX Pop Now! brings free shows to AudioCinema, the Portland Queer Comedy Fest showcases LGBTQ stand-ups, and the Portland Opera takes on Cinderella.

07/19/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Natasha Tandler, and Emily Davis

Visual Art

A New Portland Gallery Puts Activism on Show

The Elisabeth Jones Art Center opened in June with exhibits on Standing Rock, climate change, and land development.

07/19/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Video Gold

This New Decemberists’ Video Is Life-Affirming Brilliance

The music video for "Once in My Life" is a seven-minute celebration of being different.

07/19/2018 By Fiona McCann

Summer Reads

Summer Reads 2018: Fresh Fiction and Poetry from Top Oregon Writers

It's hammock-reading season, and we've got brand-new words from a slew of local authors.

07/17/2018 Edited by Fiona McCann

Summer Reads 2018

What Happens When 10 Portland Authors Write Tweet-Length Short Stories?

You get oncologists, ogres, and sex tapes.

07/17/2018

Summer Reads 2018

Water Aerobics: An Essay by Courtenay Hameister

"I moved to a spot in the shallow end. I admit that I was already judging Molly harshly for her Chinese-character tattoo because I was jealous of her leg muscles."

07/17/2018 By Courtenay Hameister

Summer Reads 2018

Summer Reads 2018: Fresh Verse from 3 Portland Poets

We've got brand-new poetry from Stephanie Adams-Santos, Shayla Lawson, and Zachary Schomburg.

07/17/2018 By Stephanie Adams-Santos, Shayla Lawson, and Zachary Schomburg