Feature

How Portland Became a World Leader in Stop-Motion Animation

With historic ties to the medium and an uncommonly dedicated talent pool, the Rose City is a claymation juggernaut.

10/08/2020 By Conner Reed

Podcasts

New History Podcast Investigates a Famous Murder in Montana

Portland writer Zach Dundas helped produce Death in the West.

10/06/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Q&A

Author John Birdsall on James Beard's Gay Identity and Oregon Roots

The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard offers a compassionate, honest, and meticulously researched take on how Beard became one of the most...

09/30/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Q&A

Church of Film’s Muriel Lucas Is Praying for the Future of Cinema

“Hollywood was preparing its, like, 65th installment of James Bond when somebody captured something on a cell phone and it ignited a revolution around the wo...

09/30/2020 By Sam Pape

TBA

Dispatches from Week Two of the 2020 Time-Based Art Festival

Highlights include an Indigenous dance album, a queer sermon, and a puzzling bit of self-led choreo.

09/29/2020 By Andrew Jankowski

Doing Good

These 13 Nonprofits and Individuals Are Changing Our World for the Better

These are the 2020 winners of Portland Monthly’s 15th Annual Light a Fire awards.

09/28/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Fashion

Sávila Pairs Bold Visuals with Soothing Sounds

The three-piece Portland band looks forward by looking back.

09/23/2020 By Conner Reed

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Fall 2020 Playlist

Old favorites, new discoveries, rising stars: these are your Portland-grown best bets for autumn listening.

09/22/2020 By Conner Reed

Film

The NW Film Center Will Revive the 2020 Portland International Film Festival

A handful of titles that did not screen at PIFF in March will be available online and at the Zidell Yards drive-in from October 1–3.

09/21/2020 By Conner Reed

In Memoriam

Au Revoir, Glenda! We Salute a Portland Icon

The city pays tribute to the late, beloved Glenda Goldwater, who died this month.

09/21/2020 By Eden Dawn and Fiona McCann

TBA

Dispatches from Week One of the 2020 Time-Based Art Festival

A sautéed iPhone, a timid Macbeth, and more.

09/18/2020 By Andrew Jankowski

Books

Portland Writer Vanessa Veselka Longlisted for National Book Award

Her second novel The Great Offshore Grounds hit shelves last month.

09/18/2020 By Conner Reed

TBA

How PICA Is Pulling Off Its Time-Based Art Festival amid Overlapping Tragedies

A plague, shrinking budgets, and wildfire smoke aside, TBA 2020 is now streaming on a laptop near you.

09/16/2020 By Conner Reed

Books

Portland Book Festival Announces 2020 Lineup

The all-digital, 17 day festival will feature heavy hitters like Margaret Atwood and local favorites like Colin Meloy.

09/15/2020 By Riley Blake

Air Quality

What’s Canceled, Closed, Postponed, or in Limbo Due to the Oregon Wildfires?

The city itself isn’t burning, but smoke in the air is affecting everything from outdoor movies to dining to sports.

09/10/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Footnotes

LISTEN: How Drive-In Theaters and Cinemas Are Adapting to the Coronavirus, with Conner Reed

Portland Monthly arts editor Conner Reed talks about how drive-in theaters have reemerged in the age of coronavirus.

09/04/2020 Edited by Gabriel Granillo

Viewpoint

Are Drive-In Movies Really Here to Save Us?

Drive-ins are the name of the moviegoing game right now. But can anything replace the shoulder-to-shoulder experience of a sold out screening at the Hollywood?

09/04/2020 By Conner Reed

Art is Resistance

Rose City FM: The Sound of the Protests in Portland

How the music emanating from the nightly demonstrations is driving momentum and energizing the movement.

09/04/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Toon Town

Criterion Channel Highlights the Work of a Portland Animator

Bill Plympton, the “King of Indie Animation,” now has 22 of his short films on the streaming service.

09/03/2020 By Conner Reed

Books

This New Graphic Novel Looks at Guantanamo Bay with Clear Eyes and a Sunset Palette

Sarah Mirk's Guantanamo Voices hits shelves September 8.

09/03/2020 By Suzette Smith