TBA

How PICA Is Pulling Off Its Time-Based Art Festival amid Overlapping Tragedies

A plague, shrinking budgets, and wildfire smoke aside, TBA 2020 is now streaming on a laptop near you.

09/16/2020 By Conner Reed

Books

Portland Book Festival Announces 2020 Lineup

The all-digital, 17 day festival will feature heavy hitters like Margaret Atwood and local favorites like Colin Meloy.

09/15/2020 By Riley Blake

Air Quality

What’s Canceled, Closed, Postponed, or in Limbo Due to the Oregon Wildfires?

The city itself isn’t burning, but smoke in the air is affecting everything from outdoor movies to dining to sports.

09/10/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Viewpoint

Are Drive-In Movies Really Here to Save Us?

Drive-ins are the name of the moviegoing game right now. But can anything replace the shoulder-to-shoulder experience of a sold out screening at the Hollywood?

09/04/2020 By Conner Reed

Art is Resistance

Rose City FM: The Sound of the Protests in Portland

How the music emanating from the nightly demonstrations is driving momentum and energizing the movement.

09/04/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Toon Town

Criterion Channel Highlights the Work of a Portland Animator

Bill Plympton, the “King of Indie Animation,” now has 22 of his short films on the streaming service.

09/03/2020 By Conner Reed

Books

This New Graphic Novel Looks at Guantanamo Bay with Clear Eyes and a Sunset Palette

Sarah Mirk's Guantanamo Voices hits shelves September 8.

09/03/2020 By Suzette Smith

Baking News

Pix Pâtisserie Chef Releases New Cookbook

Cheryl Wakerhauser is celebrating the launch of her new cookbook, Petite Pâtisserie: Bon Bons, Petits Fours, Macarons and Other Bite-Size Treats, with a Pix-O-Matic release party. Try making the 7-Layer “Cake” for yourself.

08/28/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Write Out Loud

These Local Writing Workshops Will Help You Process This Moment

“So many of us are inhaling and not exhaling. We’re just sort of taking it all in, and we’re just being burdened and stressed and our bodies literally cannot...

08/22/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Music

Aminé Speaks

The Portland rapper on his new album, growing up Black in the Pacific Northwest, and leaning into uncertainty.

08/07/2020 By Conner Reed

Summer Reads 2020

City of Flowers

Oregon’s poet laureate ruminates on growth, rebirth—and swallowing bees

08/01/2020 By Anis Mojgani

Hill House

The Bizarre History of the Maryhill Museum of Art

How a motley crew spanning royalty and railroad execs built one of the Northwest's strangest cultural institutions.

08/01/2020 By Conner Reed

Slings & Arrows

The Path Forward for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival

“There’s a generation of people on the streets right now who are saying, ‘Everything has to shift. If you don’t shift it, we won’t come.’”

08/01/2020 By Conner Reed

Summer Reads 2020

"The History in My Blood" / "Something Sweet"

Excerpts from Mehta’s book Bad Indian, available now.

08/01/2020 By J. C. Mehta

Little Joys of Summer

Throwback Drive-In Theaters Are Suddenly Perfect for 2020

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, drive-ins have elbowed their way back into the spotlight. Here's why.

08/01/2020 By Conner Reed

Little Joys of Summer

Movie Theaters Are Out. Backyard Flick Houses Are In.

Arts editor Conner Reed has a few suggestions for your backyard film fest.

08/01/2020 By Conner Reed

New City

Summer Reads 2020

We asked Anis Mojgani, J.C. Mehta, and Mitchell S. Jackson to help us make sense of our changed city

08/01/2020 Edited by Conner Reed

July/August 2020

The Little Joys of Summer

Postponed trips and canceled plans leave plenty of time for smaller adventures.

08/01/2020 By Eden Dawn and Fiona McCann

POMO PICKS

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to This Week: July 30

The content in our queues, from Indian matchmaking documentaries to Nicolas Cage covered in blood.

07/30/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Nonprofits

Tonight’s Fundraiser Meets Variety Show Will Support Portland Sex Workers

COVID-19 has not been kind to survivors of sex trafficking in Portland. Here’s how you can help.

07/24/2020 By Lauren Carlos