Style

These 4 Women Are Behind Some of Portland’s Bloodiest, Weirdest, and Coolest Special Effects Makeup

Sculpting demon faces, seeping wounds, and wrinkles for TV and movies keep these local special-effects makeup artists busy.

05/28/2019 By Eden Dawn

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 23–26

Sticking around town for the long weekend? We've got you covered.

05/22/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

The 15th Annual Light a Fire Awards

Know a Nonprofit That Deserves an Award?

Submit your nominations for Portland Monthly’s 2019 Light a Fire awards now.

05/22/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Jazz It Up

Meet MC Shoehorn, Portland's Tap-Dancing Saxophonist

"It's a hard act to sell on the phone," says Michael Conley of his unusual schtick.

05/22/2019 By Jackson Main

Festivals

5 Events You Can't Miss at This Year's Vanport Mosaic Festival

From a walking tour to watercolors to documentaries about Mulugeta Seraw and the 2017 MAX attack, here's what to catch at the fourth annual fest.

05/22/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Television

Watch Cobie Smulders Jump Over the Broadway Bridge in ABC’s Stumptown Trailer

The Portland-set graphic novel adaptation dropped its kinetic first footage last Thursday.

05/22/2019 By Conner Reed

Q&A

Super Troopers Stars Steve Lemme and Kevin Heffernan Return to Portland

Riding high on their first season of TruTV’s Tacoma FD, we chatted with the duo from Super Troopers before they take stage this Sunday night at the Aladdin Theater.

05/17/2019 By Ryan Ashby

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 16–19

Hannah Gadsby brings her stand-up to the Newmark, Michael Pollan tells psychedelic tales at the Keller, Julia Jacklin plays Mississippi Studios, and bikey films hit the Hollywood.

05/15/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Funny/Not Funny

Q&A: Comedian Mohanad Elshieky On Suing the Feds

The Libyan refugee and stand up will perform at Pop Up Magazine tonight and tomorrow.

05/13/2019 By Marty Patail

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 9–12

Ezra Furman! Mermaids in Coos Bay! The Lost Boys live! Shannon Shaw! Robot nannies! Bring it, weekend.

05/08/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Movies

Does Sonic the Hedgehog Really Kill 491 Pacific Northwest Babies?

According to one viral calculation, the trailer for the new Sonic the Hedgehog shows mass murder of hospitalized babies.

05/02/2019 By Marty Patail

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 2–5

Say hello to May with LGBTQ documentaries, Kiese Laymon, Orquestra Pacifico Tropical, and intricate crochet portraits.

05/01/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Jackson Main, and Fiona McCann

Fashion Show

This Celebration of Portland's POC Artists Fuses Fashion and Live Music

“It’s an ode to what BET did in the early 2000s."

04/29/2019 By Eden Dawn

Activism

April 28 Is National Superhero Day. Who Is Your Favorite Local Superhero?

We offer our picks for fictional and living, breathing legends.

04/27/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Music

Reptaliens Are a Trippy Sci-Fi Band Time-Traveling from 1991—and We Dig It

The Portland group's inspirations include Of Montreal, Philip K. Dick, and of course, Gorgon, ruler of the third dimension.

04/25/2019 By Marty Patail

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 25–28

Flock of Dimes and Madeline Kenney play Mississippi Studios, Josh Keyes paints a beastly city, and TEDxPortland takes on cannabis, ice cream, and more.

04/24/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Jackson Main, and Fiona McCann

The Oregon Woman 2019

On Vailey Oehlke’s Watch, the Multnomah County Library Is Anything But by the Book

The library's director has built our system into a cutting-edge program envied the world over.

04/23/2019 By Beth Slovic

Dance

Don’t Listen to Dance Snobs—Tap Still Matters

The Portland Tap Dance Fest chugs into year 4, bringing improv battles, decades of history, and legendary tappers along with it.

04/23/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Books

Karen Russell’s New Story Collection Is a Wondrous, Wild Imagining

The Portland-based author of Swamplandia returns with Orange World.

04/23/2019 By Fiona McCann