Petal Power

One Portland Artist's Wild, Colorful Flower Art

Manu Torres’s floral work—inspired by the opulence of 16th-century Dutch still lifes—straddles the line between timeless and ultramodern.

10/16/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Theater

At the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Wigs are Serious Business.

Bouncy bouffants, soaring “hair sculptures,” handlebar mustaches, and beyond—and upwards of 100 each season

10/16/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Q&A

How Untitled Goose Game Conquered the Gaming World

Panic's cofounder Cabel Sasser talks about game publishing, his company's evolution, and how a humble goose took the world by storm.

10/10/2019 By Marty Patail

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 10–13

Shaking the Tree updates Euripides, OBT's season opener closes, and buzzy Brooklynite Hank Willis Thomas kicks off his new show at PAM!

10/10/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Kiva Hanson, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, and Olivia Wolf

Video Games

This Portland-Published Video Game Has Taken the Internet by Storm

Untitled Goose Game (formerly Some Like It Honk) is an anarchic, honk-heavy blast.

10/08/2019 By Mark Fogerson

Books

Did Portland’s Cigarette Bans Go Too Far?

One local author thinks so, making the case in his new book The Rediscovery of Tobacco.

10/07/2019 By Mark Fogerson

Fashion in Film

Bow Before Grace Kelly's Nightgowns at the Hollywood Theatre

Hitchcock's Rear Window comes to the Hollywood as a part of Textile Month.

10/04/2019 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 3–6

A grim 1984 closes at Artists Rep, OBT kicks off its 30th season, and the All Jane Comedy Fest comes to town!

10/03/2019 By Fiona McCann, Brendan Nagle, Conner Reed, Olivia Wolf, and Alli Weseman

Art

Designer Noritaka Tatehana Debuts His First Solo Show at the Portland Japanese Garden

The Japanese creator of Lady Gaga's heel-less platforms chooses Portland for his first solo exhibition in the US.

10/03/2019 By Eden Dawn

Hoggywood

Nicolas Cage Is Looking for His Pig in Portland

Plus, Netflix’s Trinkets casts its second season.

10/02/2019 By Conner Reed

Music

Summer Cannibals Make a Fresh Start with Songs of Power and Resilience

The band returns to Mississippi Studios this weekend to support their new album Can't Tell Me No.

09/27/2019 By Alli Weseman

Casting

A New Movie Starring Carol Burnett Is Looking for Extras in Portland

Sorta Like a Rock Star comes to town next month.

09/26/2019 By Conner Reed

Interviews

A Q&A With Anderson Cooper

The CNN anchor talks Portland, deep fakes, and gay fiction ahead of his appearance at the Schnitz.

09/25/2019 By Conner Reed

Film

Watch the Trailer for Dark Waters from Portlander Todd Haynes

Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway star in the docudrama-slash-ecothriller, which looks like a career outlier for Haynes.

09/23/2019 By Conner Reed

PDX Airport Guide: Music

PDX’s Airport Music Program Brings Buskers Inside

The volunteer musicians can’t be so loud they drown out boarding announcements.

09/23/2019 By Shannon Henderson

The Essentials

12 Things to See and Do in Portland: October 2019

Ta-Nehisi Coates in town, OBT roars into its 30th anniversary season, Teicher levels up on tap dance, and All Jane brings the laughs.

09/23/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Photography

This Portland Photographer Puts Heavy Metal Battle Jackets in Focus

Peter Beste's Defenders of the Faith turns a lens on metal fans' leather- and denim-heavy regalia.

09/23/2019 By Casey Jarman

Art

This Portland Artist Uses Her Own Hair to Explore Race

Catch Lisa Jarrett's latest show Future Ancestors at Ori this month.

09/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

Festivals

3 Fall Cultural Festivals that Aren't Oktoberfest

Tango lessons, pierogis, pottery exhibits, and more.

09/20/2019 By Alli Weseman

TBA

A Time-Based Recap of the Time-Based Art Festival

Stray on-the-clock observations from Portland's most unpredictable two-week art party.

09/19/2019 By Conner Reed