Mudroom

Can a Lab Save Some of the Northwest's Precious Art?

Portland State University scientist Tammi Lasseter Clare believes it can.

05/19/2009 By Lynette Sanchez

Observed

Terry's Gift

The late Terry Toedtemeier was the Portland Art Museum's curator of photography. Toedtemeier shaped the Portland art scene during his twenty-three years as a curator and nature photographer and by co-authoring a book, _Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Colu

05/19/2009 By Tim Appelo

Now Read This

Fond Farewell

Emily Chenoweth’s debut novel is a compelling and delicate tale of a family’s painful loss, realized within relationships new and old.

05/19/2009 By Isaac Darnall

Comedy

Laughs on Hawthorne

More than 100 extremely funny folks—including Janeane Garofalo and David Koechner—will hold court on upper SE Hawthorne Boulevard for four days of high hilarity during the second annual Bridgetown Comedy Festival, April 23–26.

05/19/2009 By Randy Gragg

Dance

Observed

A photo essay about the Oregon Ballet Theatre dancers, not the dance, that captures the private moments between performances.

05/19/2009 By Andy Batt

Hear This Now

Always Room for Cello

Local ensemble adds grace notes

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

HIGH SPIRITS

Pop the Cork

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Visual Art

Uncaged

Painter Elise Mravunac looks at the big picture.

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

NOW SEE THIS…

Three Locals Leaping

White Bird Dance gives three locals some room to move.

05/19/2009 By Anna Dukehart

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

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