How We’re Coping

This LaurelThirst Co-Owner Has Swapped Pub Life for a Grocery Delivery Van

Musicians know how to show up on time, says Lewi Longmire, and they definitely know how to pack a van.

05/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Pomo Picks

What to Watch, Read, and Listen to to Take Your Mind Off the Apocalypse: Week of May 20

The Portland Monthly team shares the non-pandemic content keeping us sane this week.

05/21/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Television

Aminé Makes His HBO Debut

Yes, that was the Portland rapper you saw on Insecure explaining the branches of US government.

05/12/2020 By Fiona McCann

Q&A

A New Book Aims to Provide Alternatives to Talk Therapy

Amid coronavirus, 'How to Heal' helps us understand and release our trauma.

05/09/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Interview

Clementine Is an Oregon-Made Coming-of-Age Thriller That Lingers

The film hits virtual cinemas May 8.

05/07/2020 By Conner Reed

Drop Everything And Read

Demand for E-Books and Audiobooks Has Gone Bonkers at the Multnomah County Library

Tops on Portlander's list of required pandemic reading? Cozy old favorites, how-to and self-help tomes, and wise words from Michelle Obama.

05/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Good Ideas

Get a Drag Queen Performance Delivered to Your House

Order a drag queen delivery that supports Our House Portland. Plus there's wine!

04/30/2020 By Eden Dawn

Wine

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Are Making an Oregon Pinot for Coronavirus Relief

The Willamette Valley “Quarantine,” which Kunis and Kutcher announced in a surreal fever dream of an Instagram video, is now available for preorder.

04/22/2020 By Conner Reed

Arts News

Executive Director Michael Greer to Leave Oregon Ballet Theatre

Greer assumed his post in 2017.

04/15/2020 By Conner Reed

Tapeheads

The Tanker Tape Swap Transforms a Hawthorne Dive into a VHS Treasure Trove

Think VHS cassettes are novelty items? Think again.

04/11/2020 By Ben Coleman

How We’re Coping

This Blues Guitarist Feels Lucky to Have Family, a Pension, and Bacon Bread

Taking a forced break from performing, Norman Sylvester is sharing music and doing push-ups at 74.

04/11/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Socially Distanced Shoots

These Local Photographers Will Take Your Family Portrait—From Afar

Their photos document our shelter-in-place selves.

04/11/2020 By Fiona McCann

Poetry

You Might as Well Write a Haiku About the Columbia Gorge for Poetry Month

We can't go there now/Instead, write of waterfalls/From a safe distance

04/09/2020 By Conner Reed

Showtime

What Does Coronavirus Mean for Oregon’s Drive-In Theaters?

The once-revolutionary spots could be primed for a comeback. Or maybe not.

04/08/2020 By Conner Reed

Cook the Book

The 5 Best Portland Cookbooks for Quarantine Cooking

Bonus: they’re all available in digital form.

04/08/2020 By Eat Beat Team

How We’re Coping

For the DJs at KMHD Jazz Radio, the Show Must Go On

Creating his shows in a home studio, Derek Smith says listeners can still count on the station for uplift and hope.

04/07/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Pen Pals

Dear Stranger Connects Isolated Oregonians During Coronavirus

The letter exchange project from Oregon Humanities is back.

04/06/2020 By Conner Reed

Film

Roland Dahwen’s First Feature Film Examines Family Fallout with Intriguing Patience

Borrufa premiered at PIFF last month (before everything went up in flames).

04/03/2020 By Conner Reed

The Muckrackers

A Love Letter, and a Wake-Up Call, for Yamhill County

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, and how public policy has failed us

04/01/2020 Edited by Julia Silverman

How We're Coping

A Portland Comedian on How Coronavirus is Shaping the Comedy Landscape

Shain Brenden says he and other comedians have had to "adjust accordingly." But that doesn't mean it's not a little bit funny.

04/01/2020 By Gabriel Granillo