Coronavirus

Portland Arts Venues Consider Vaccine Mandates

Movie theaters, concert halls, museums, and theater companies consider requesting proof of vaccination as COVID restrictions rear back.

08/11/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Film

Inside the Clinton Street Theater’s Agnès Varda Festival

Galvanized by a poster project that took off this spring, the Clinton Street Theater will screen five films and host a number of Varda-centric events.

08/10/2021 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

Building Five Offers Large-Scale, Low-Stress Artist Residencies

The NW Marine Artworks building gives Portland artists a cavernous 5,000-square-foot canvas to let their imaginations run wild.

08/09/2021 By Andrew Jankowski

Film

Is That ... a Decemberists Needle Drop in the New Suicide Squad?

James Gunn’s new superhero flick may be the first to ever feature the lyric, “Like a Rimbaud to Baudelaire before.”

08/06/2021 By Conner Reed

Events

Live Wire Radio Returns This Fall with a Stacked Lineup

The Portland variety show’s fall lineup will feature Paul F. Tompkins, ‘You're Wrong About’ host Sarah Marshall, Mohanad Elshieky, and more.

08/06/2021 By Nick Campigli

Beer Festivals

PickleFest Brings Beer & Baseball Together

Level, Away Days, Modern Times, and other breweries join the Gherkins and Rosebuds for a doubleheader.

08/06/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Local Artists

ILY2 Hosts Monthlong Retail Residencies in Portland’s West End

The snug space on SW Oak lets artists sell their wares and share their performances.

08/06/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Aug 5–11

An open-air Stand by Me screening, a Paula Vogel play in a shipyard, the return of the Vanport Jazz Festival, and more

08/05/2021 By Conner Reed, Cami Hughes, and Nick Campigli

Interview

Got a Message? Bellagram Telegrams Will Sing It for You.

Jen Forti talks about founding the Portland-based singing telegram service. Plus: she shows off her old-timey outfit.

08/04/2021 By Marty Patail

Arts News

The NW Film Center Launches Lab for Mid-Career Filmmakers

Applications are now open for the center's new “Sustainability Lab,” which aims to protect mid-career filmmakers from burnout.

08/04/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

4 Takeaways from Swiggle Mandela’s New Album

‘Movie Money’ is a confident, star-studded followup to the Portland rapper's ‘Portlandsterdam’ trilogy.

07/30/2021 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

The Coolest Gallery Shows in Portland Right Now

Warped first ladies, tape recorder séances, anti-war car photographs, and more

07/29/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 29–Aug 4

Knives Out on a rooftop, contemporary dance at a shipyard, an Indigenous maker market, and more

07/29/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Performance

Old Moody Stages Brings the Performing Arts to Portland's South Waterfront

A new collaboration between Portland dance, music, and theater orgs will feature a month of programming on the grounds where Zidell Companies used to constru...

07/27/2021 By Conner Reed

We Recommend

5 Great Portland-Made Podcasts for Summer Listening

Dissect Black Lives Matter, the Blazers, and your daddy issues.

07/23/2021 By Julia Silverman

Books

In Easy Crafts for the Insane, the Inventor of “Adulting” Rebuilds Herself One Paper Star at a Time

Kelly Williams Brown had a terrible 700 days. In a new memoir, she talks about how paper folding helped her through it.

07/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Events

Portland’s Downtown Welcomes People Back with a Weekend of Events

From drag queens to movies to music to art installations to a Pink Martini singalong, it’s all finally happening

07/22/2021 By Cami Hughes

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 22–28

Muppets and jazz, a fashion show at PAM, a bloody mary bike ride, and more

07/22/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Music

People Are Loving Portland Rapper Mic Capes's New Album

In Spite of... officially dropped July 20, and the response has been warm.

07/21/2021 By Nick Campigli