Higher Ed

PNCA Unveils a Design Program for Busy People

The new MA in Design Systems barely cuts into a 9-to-5 grind.

09/18/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Letter Man

How One Portland Designer Creates Entrancing Typography

Recently transplanted from Cape Town, Jordan Metcalf rewrites the alphabet.

09/18/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Flashback

In 1975, Portland Played Home to an Incredible Black Fashion Project

Photographer Bruce Forster recalls shooting 60 rolls of film. Forty years later, he tracked down his original models.

09/18/2018 By Eden Dawn Photography by Bruce Forster

Hot Wheels

Portland's One Moto Show Celebrates the Motorcycle in All Its Glorious Forms

The annual show, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, features more than 180 bikes from around the world.

09/18/2018 By Sam Pape

Documentary

New Ursula K. Le Guin Documentary Premieres in Portland 

Arwen Curry’s film about the late author, who died in January of this year, gets its first national screening at the Northwest Film Center. 

09/13/2018 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 13–16

Angel Olsen plays the Newmark, John Cameron Mitchell gives live Hedwig commentary, W. Kamau Bell hits the Aladdin, and TBA comes to a close.

09/13/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Visual Art

Who Knew Jif Could Make Such Compelling Art?

Portlander LeBrie Rich pays homage to the foods of her childhood—while examining their capitalist origin stories—in her fuzzy, felted Wolff Gallery show.

09/12/2018 By Emma Luthy

Music

Tribal Rhythms Meet Riot Grrrl on Black Belt Eagle Scout's New(ish) Album

Portlander Katherine Paul's Mother of My Children gets a big-label release.

09/12/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: October 2018

Kamasi Washington plays the Crystal, Rebecca Traister hits Powell's, Oregon Ballet Theatre tackles aquatic romance, and Pop-Up Magazine returns to Revolution Hall.

09/11/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Visual Art

An Oregonian Keeps the Art of Palestinian Embroidery Alive

Feryal Abbasi-Ghnaim just took home a major prize from the National Endowment for the Arts.

09/11/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Tales of the City

Back Fence PDX Turns 10 with a Farewell to Its Signature Show

But the stories don't end there.

09/11/2018 By Fiona McCann

Fall Fashion

Portland Soul Singers Ural Thomas and Blossom Get Dressed Up to Get Down

Welcome to Fall Fashion 2018, featuring a musical legend and a rising star.

09/11/2018 By Eden Dawn Photography by Holly Andres

Strategies

How One Oregon Couple Creates the Ultimate Halloween Display

Now in its 20th year, Milwaukie's Davis Graveyard is a creepy-wonderful, nationally known destination.

09/11/2018 With Sam Pape and Chris Davis

Long Story Short

This Portlander Wants to Get More People of Color into the Art Museum

John Goodwin pushes for inclusion in art collecting.

09/11/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Pretty in Ink

This Portlander Gives Postmastectomy Tattoos to Breast Cancer Survivors

After a long career, medical tattoo artist Mary Jane Haake will retire at the end of 2018.

09/11/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Film

A Spanish-Language Dracula Comes to Portland

It was filmed at exactly the same time as the Bela Lugosi classic, with exactly the same sets and props—just in Spanish.

09/11/2018 By Fiona McCann

Festivals

3 Things to Do at Rose City Comic Con This Weekend

Portland’s biggest celebration of fandom, comics, and cosplay starts tonight.

09/07/2018 By Allison Place

Arts News

Tom Hanks and Abbi Jacobson Are Coming to Portland

The stars will hit town in November for the Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock), alongside such authors as Rachel Kushner, Jonathan Lethem, and Lauren Groff.

09/07/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 6–9

Felted food sculptures, a stacked evening of stand-up, the War on Drugs at the Keller, and an Oregon-penned Western—the fall arts season is here.

09/06/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

TBA 2018

Our Top 6 Picks for TBA 2018

Terrorist drag, groovy chaos, a sitcom baking fiasco, and some joyous J-Setting: It can only be the Time-Based Art Festival.

09/06/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann