Arts & Culture

Halloween

7 Pop Culture–Inspired Halloween Costumes You Can Shop for Locally

If you’re panicking as Halloween approaches and you haven’t been stockpiling costume ideas all year, we’ve got you covered.

10/14/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Fall 2022 Playlist

Lush, autumnal tracks from Portlanders including Dead Moon, Rasheed Jamal, Dakota Theim and more.

10/14/2022 By Conner Reed

Film

Where to Watch Horror Movies on the Big Screen in Portland This Halloween

The city's stalwart repertory theaters are ready to bring a chill to your October.

10/12/2022 By Conner Reed

Cinemas

The Hollywood Theatre Gets a Makeover

The iconic Portland cinema’s façade receives a long-awaited renovation.

10/11/2022 By Conner Reed

Film Review

Showing Up Brings Portland to NYFF

Kelly Reichardt’s latest lowkey gem offers a portrait of the artist as a grunt worker.

10/10/2022 By Conner Reed

Gaming

The Portland Retro Gaming Expo—And Its Tetris Competition—Returns

After a two-year hiatus, the convention is back, and it’s ushering in a new generation of old-school video game masters.

10/07/2022 By Sam Pape

Food News

4 Fascinating Facts from Newly Released Book Lost Restaurants of Portland, OR

The nostalgia-fueled book chronicles 20 now-closed restaurants, from Henry Thiele’s to the Hollywood Burger Bar, with history, recipes, and personal accounts.

10/05/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Arts

Return to Sender: The Next ‘Dear Stranger’ Swaps Letters on Memory

Memory is the theme of Oregon Humanities’ current Dear Stranger letter exchange. They’re accepting submissions through October 31.

10/04/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Feature

Remembering Vampira and Tarantula Ghoul, Oregon’s Scream Queens

Inside the legacies of two Oregon-grown horror hosts.

10/03/2022 By Conner Reed Illustrations by Patrick Leger

Spooky Season

What to Do for Halloween in Portland

An entire month of horror at Clinton Street, giant pumpkin races, Halloween half-marathons, and more this October in Portland, Oregon

09/28/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Oktoberfest

Where to Celebrate Oktoberfest in Oregon

If you haven’t had a chance to break out your lederhosen, no worries. There are still 6 Portland Oktoberfest events to check out.

09/28/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Fall Arts

Preview: Jeffrey Gibson’s ‘They Come From Fire’ at Portland Art Museum

The artist’s photography project is a sprawling celebration of Oregon’s Indigenous communities, past and present.

09/28/2022 By Rebecca Jacobson

Visual Art

The Coolest Gallery Shows in Portland Right Now

A look at some of the Rose City's most exciting visual art, from food by way of Warhol and Hockney, autumnal brushes with the occult, and more.

09/27/2022 By Conner Reed

Halloween

Visit These Portland Haunted Houses For Halloween Pre-Gaming

Haunted manors, zombie graveyards, and spooky drive-throughs to get you in the most frightful of moods.

09/26/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen and Cami Hughes

Film

13 Oregon-Made Halloween Flicks to Add to Your Queues This October

From a Disney Channel original to an ’80s Daryl Hannah slasher, these homegrown horror films will spruce up your October programming.

09/26/2022 By Conner Reed

Books

5 Takeaways from Colin Meloy’s Eerie New Middle-Grade Thriller

‘The Stars Did Wander Darkling,’ an ’80s adventure set on the Oregon Coast, is on shelves now.

09/23/2022 By Conner Reed

TBA

Radio III Closed TBA 2022 with Silliness and Subversion

Featuring songs in Cherokee and Mvskoke alongside contemporary dance, the neon-soaked collaboration is the fest at its best.

09/23/2022 By Rebecca Jacobson

Theater

Northwest Children’s Theater Finds a New Home in Downtown Portland

For nearly three decades, NWCT has operated in a former Christian Science church in Nob Hill. In January, it’s moving to Broadway.

09/21/2022 By Conner Reed

Festeja!

How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Portland

Check out a monthlong festival in Old Town, Latin American film screenings at the Hollywood Theatre, and more.

09/21/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Theater

Artists Repertory Theatre Announces New Artistic Director

Jeanette Harrison will just be the third person in the company’s 41-year history to hold the role.

09/20/2022 By Conner Reed