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

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

Art

A New Mural in Old Town Honors Portland’s Queer History

‘Never Look Away’ sponsored by PrideNW and completed by Zoe Piliafas, was unveiled last Friday.

08/25/2021 By Cami Hughes

Pomo Picks

10 Can't-Miss Shows Coming to Portland This Fall

John Waters, Hasan Minhaj, and Perfume Genius are coming to town—plus, local favorites like the Portland Book Festival and Time-Based Art Festival return.

08/24/2021 By Conner Reed

Arts

Portland Arts Orgs Form Vaccine Coalition

Nineteen Portland performing arts organizations have banded together to require COVID vaccinations or negative tests for their audiences.

08/23/2021 By Fiona McCann

Film

35 Years Later, Stand by Me Is Still the Ultimate Oregon Movie

Rob Reiner’s classic Stephen King adaptation remains the peak of Beaver State cinema, even in 2021.

08/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Phases’ by Quickly, Quickly ft. Sharrif Simmons

The rising Portland lo-fi producer delivers a vibrant opener to his debut album ‘The Long and Short of It.’

08/20/2021 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

A New Exhibition Wrestles with the Meaning of Monuments

Converge 45’s ‘Prototypes,’ which opens August 25, attempts to chart a path forward after last summer’s statue-toppling.

08/20/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Aug 19–25

Kickstand Comedy hits Laurelhurst, Babe: Pig in the City hits Cinemagic, Converge 45 ruminates on public monuments, and lots more.

08/19/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Young Rappers Join the Oregon Symphony for a New Protest Anthem

A new music video unites the Oregon Symphony, nonprofits Outside the Frame and Friends of Noise, local rapper Mic Crenshaw, and two rising young stars.

08/19/2021 By Nick Campigli

Food + Art

Photographer Isabella Cassini Loves Getting Messy with Food

In her debut art exhibition, ‘Smash Love Eat!,’ Cassini showcases the joy of breaking bowls and cups. And now, Gregory Gourdet is getting involved.

08/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pen Pals

Dear Stranger Is Inviting Oregonians to Talk About Climate Change

The Oregon Humanities letter writing project is accepting climate-themed letters now through October 4.

08/18/2021 By Conner Reed

Interview

The Black Pumas on Busking and Returning to the Road

We caught up with the Grammy-nominated rising star in advance of his August dates at the Roseland.

08/16/2021 By Nick Campigli

Music

Inside the New Portland-Centric Music Festival at Zidell Yards

Parisalexa, Blitzen Trapper, and others will hit the South Waterfront August 14 and 15.

08/13/2021 By Cami Hughes

Interview

James Patterson Talks His New, Portland-Set Thriller

The 74-year-old discusses his new Beaver State thriller, getting dinner with the Clintons, and his upcoming collaboration with Dolly Parton.

08/13/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Aug 12–18

A music festival, a documentary film fest, a Missy Elliott bike ride, and more. Want to stay cool? Consider popping into a gallery or a movie theater.

08/12/2021 By Conner Reed, Cami Hughes, and Nick Campigli