Article

Rose City Rock

15 local bands that shook up Stumptown and blew our minds

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

High Spirits

Voicebox Karaoke Lounge

The recently opened Voicebox Karaoke Lounge brings the Tokyo trend of private “box” karaoke—no audience, no KJ, just you, your pals, and your best rendition of “Hungry Eyes.”

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Tattoos

Kitchen Ink

The only thing local chefs love more than leaving their mark on our food scene is leaving a mark on themselves.

05/19/2009 By Liz Crain

Path to Greatness

Courting The Silver Screen

Can you say "Pollywood"? How Oregon is turning movies into big business in Portland.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Now See This

Fine China

Just when January’s relentless gray drizzle threatens to reduce us all to sorrowful puddles, a splash of color and whimsy arrives in the form of the Divine Performing Arts Company.

05/19/2009 By Anna Dukehart

Now See This

Ground Breaking

A year and a half in the making, the Fertile Ground festival gives theater buffs the chance to see twenty new plays.

05/19/2009 By Jenny Davis

WE LIKED IT:

Point Juncture, WA

The second album by this quintet of artsy ragamuffins, _Heart to Elk_ (Mount Fuji Records) is a thoughtfully arranged collection of autumnal indie-rock studded with Sonic Youth guitar savagery.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Hotels

The Nines Becomes an Unlikely Showcase for Portland's Creative Class

Part hotel, part gallery, the Nines is downtown’s newest château.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

NOW SEE THIS…

Three Locals Leaping

White Bird Dance gives three locals some room to move.

05/19/2009 By Anna Dukehart

Visual Art

Uncaged

Painter Elise Mravunac looks at the big picture.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

HIGH SPIRITS

Pop the Cork

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

WINTER READING

"Calendar Girl, Arrested. Freed"

The winner of this year's Wordstock short-fiction contest is the story of an infatuated reporter and a mysterious girl who lives in a mall.

05/19/2009 By Kurt Rheinheimer

Article

Speech & Debate

Playwright Stephen Karam’s comedy takes place in the halls of North Salem High School with arch commentary about the way students communicate these days (text messaging, podcasts, MySpace—anything but speaking directly). _Through Nov 23. Get tickets

05/19/2009

Article

Natural Cycles

Five art installations by regional artists are evocatively situated in the natural setting of Tryon Creek State Park. There is plenty of time to catch the yearlong exhibit, but why not go today, before this eerie, towering figure made of leaves and branch

05/19/2009

Article

Presidential Parties

Those who voted for McCain kept a very low profile at the two election night parties that we attended. Outside an Obama Campaign office, supporters flowed onto the streets; and Obama supporters cheered at an election party hosted by _Portland Monthly_. Fl

05/19/2009

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Arm & Arm

Storm Tharp paints portraits—after a fashion. His jarring, surreal depictions of both celebrities and average Joes serve as a window into his own state of mind rather than commentary on his subjects.
*Arm & Arm*, is showing now through Nov 29. Ge

05/19/2009 By Cameron Blair

Article

Facts N Figurines

Grey Anne's debut album, Facts n Figurines (Greyday Records), features 11 songs permeated by notions that should resonate with post-collegiate Portlanders: the seesaw between disillusionment and optimism, for instance.
Grey Anne’s CD release part

05/19/2009 By Lucas Bradley-Kelly

Film

Skin Flick

The Auteur is a faux biopic of the legendary highbrow adult-film director Arturo Domingo. The Portland director’s follow-up to his 2005 cult-hit comedy, Film Geek, opens here in December.

05/19/2009 By Jason Cohen

Author

The Gospel of Paul

By writing the international sensation The Shack, Paul Young became either a heretic or a lifesaver, depending on which Christian you ask.

05/19/2009 By Zach Dundas