Arts & Culture

Museums

How Did Portland Become an Art City with So Few Art Museums?

For a city with a creative reputation, we're scant on honest-to-goodness museums.

09/15/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Fall 2021 Playlist

Lush, autumnal tracks from Portlanders including Elliott Smith, Esperanza Spalding, The Shivas, and more.

09/14/2021 By Conner Reed

Television

Portland’s Jimmie Herrod Competes in the Finale of America’s Got Talent

Herrod has to make one last push to become the million dollar act.

09/14/2021 By Cami Hughes

TBA

What to Watch Out for at the 2021 Time-Based Art Festival

On our TBA radar this year: a waterlogged drag clown, an over-the-phone musical performance, and more.

09/13/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Pastel Concrete’ by MAITA

The Portland indie band explores the bewilderment of Santa Monica over driving drums.

09/10/2021 By Conner Reed

Television

Beth Ditto Will Star with Susan Sarandon in a Country Music TV Drama

Gossip girl enters her Connie Britton era??

09/10/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 9–15

The Dandy Warhols hit Zidell Yards, comic con comes to town, Kickstand wraps up its Laurelhurst Park series, and lots more.

09/09/2021 By Conner Reed

Events

3 Must-Dos at Rose City Comic Con 2021

The pop culture festival returns to the Convention Center this year with a typically starry lineup. Here's what we're most excited about.

09/09/2021 By Conner Reed

Museums

5 New Museums Portland Should Open Immediately

We have notes.

09/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Museums

An Ode to Oregon Museums We've Loved and Lost

Rest in Power, National Hat Museum.

09/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Museums

10 Must-Visit Museums in Portland

From stalwarts like OMSI to oddities like the Zymoglyphic Museum, you can make a fruitful day of museum-hopping without ever leaving city limits.

09/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Feature

The Ultimate Guide to Oregon Museums

Highlighting the best of the best in Portland, outside of Portland, in our past, and in our future.

09/08/2021 Edited by Conner Reed

Pop Culture Deep Dive

HBO Max’s The Other Two Is a Perfect TV Comedy

The long-gestating second season of the showbiz joke machine more than justifies the wait.

09/03/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Smaller Monsters’ by Worthington

Brace yourself for fall with a lush cut from the long-lost late-90s Portland/Walla Walla indie rockers.

09/03/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 2–8

May we offer you a women-led film festival, some outdoor laughs, or a drag paint-and-brunch in these trying times?

09/02/2021 By Conner Reed

Performance

16 Months Later, Darrell Grant’s Jazz Opera on Gentrification Hits the Stage

Originally slated to premiere last April, ‘Sanctuaries’ will run September 7–9 outside the Memorial Coliseum.

09/01/2021 By Conner Reed

Books

A New Cultural Atlas Spotlights the Cities of the Upper Left

The story of Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco, told via gorgeously illustrated maps, from two PSU geography professors and their student collaborators.

09/01/2021 By Julia Silverman

Music

Song of the Week: ‘...Better Than Being in Love’ by Parisalexa

The rising star’s foggy self-love anthem is a perfect salve for our late-August doldrums.

08/27/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Aug 26–Sept 1

Pedalpalooza winds down, the Agnès Varda Film Fest soldiers on, and Laurelhurst Park remains the city's premier comedy venue.

08/26/2021 By Conner Reed

Interview

Portland Comedian Riley McCarthy Thrives on Discomfort

The 2021 Portland’s Funniest Person runner-up talks mental health, the time he lied about being a doctor, and his successful Twitch show.

08/26/2021 By Brooke Jackson-Glidden