Arts & Culture

Visual Art

Lisa Congdon Is Cataloging Herself

With work spanning galleries to greeting cards, the prolific artist’s quarterly “monograph” collects hercommercial art, iPhone photos, and everything in between.

09/19/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Books

Portland Book Festival Announces 2022 Lineup

More than 80 authors will convene on the South Park Blocks for the first fully in-person festival since 2019.

09/15/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

TBA

At TBA 2022, NOTHINGBEING Brings Relief from All the Talking

Portland choreographer Takahiro Yamamoto’s project unites vulnerability, rigor, and play.

09/14/2022 By Rebecca Jacobson

Pop Culture Deep Dive

What Is Going On with Our Relationship to Don’t Worry Darling?

As a movie, the Olivia Wilde–helmed thriller is drawing unflattering comparisons to ‘Black Mirror.’ As tabloid fodder, it might mark cultural inflection point.

09/12/2022 By Conner Reed

Museums

10 Can't-Miss Oregon Museums Outside of Portland

Could we interest you in the world's largest pig hairball? Perhaps a gravity-defying ‘X-Files’ fixation?

09/09/2022 By Conner Reed, Julia Silverman, Nick Campigli, and Katherine Hamilton

TBA

Our Top Picks for the 2022 Time-Based Art Festival

PICA’s wild, wonderful 10-day art party is back. Here’s what we’re most excited for at TBA this year.

09/08/2022 By Conner Reed

Film

The Trailer for Jordan Peele’s New Portland-Made Stop-Motion Feature Is Here

‘Wendell & Wild’ hits Netflix October 28.

09/06/2022 By Conner Reed

A Stitch In Time

Portland Is Getting Its First Nonprofit Community Sewing Studio 

Sincere Studio will offer classes and open studios at a space in East Portland.

09/06/2022 By Michelle Harris

Theater Review

tick, tick ... BOOM! at Portland Center Stage Plays Plenty of Grace Notes

At its best, this production of Jonathan Larson’s autobiographical musical convinces us there really is no day but today.

09/02/2022 By Conner Reed

fall arts

Get Ready for Portland’s First Full-Blown Theatrical Season since 2019

Portland Center Stage, Artists Repertory Theatre, Profile, Lakewood, and other companies have big plans for local stages.

09/02/2022 By Conner Reed

Food on TV

Lovely’s Fifty Fifty—and Our Own Karen Brooks—Will Star in Netflix’s Chef’s Table: Pizza

Sarah Minnick’s Mississippi Avenue pizzeria and ice cream shop gets some much-deserved attention.

09/02/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Fall Arts

Fall’s Can’t-Miss Concerts, Plays, Author Events, Dance Performances & More

The TBA Fest, eagerly awaited book launches, a head-spinning hip-hop triple-bill ... we’re looking at a jam-packed arts season in Portland.

09/01/2022 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann Illustrations by Kate Dehler

Music

Lose Yr Mind Fest Is Back with Its Biggest Lineup Ever

The two-day music festival’s 2022 roster includes The Dandy Warhols, Soft Kill, and The Thesis.

08/31/2022 By Michelle Harris

House Hunters

A $19 Million Luxury Ranch Home Is Currently Listed in Central Oregon

From Mr. and Mrs. Affleck to Lil Nas X, these are the famous names that could be on the market for a luxury home in Sisters, Oregon.

08/31/2022 By Michelle Harris and Margaret Seiler

Long Weekend

What To Do This Labor Day Weekend in Portland

From a Timbers game to the state fair to the Oregon Symphony and beyond, here's a list of happenings in and around Portland during Labor Day Weekend 2022.

08/30/2022 By Portland Monthly Staff

Arts News

12 Portland Arts Orgs Receive $10K Education Grants from Oregon Arts Commission

The Arts Learning grants went to 24 organizations statewide to support residencies, haunted houses, original operas, and more.

08/29/2022 By Conner Reed

Film

Baby Fever Is a Monstrously Good Portland-Made Horror Flick

The pregnancy-centered, candy-colored short from Hannah May Cumming is making a splash on the festival circuit.

08/26/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

Have the End of Summer Blues? Check Out These Concerts at the Oregon State Fair

Want to catch an end-of-summer groove? This year's lineup at the Salem fairgrounds includes the Beach Boys, TLC, and Shaggy.

08/24/2022 By Michelle Harris and Dalila Brent

Portland Bar Guide

6 Great Places to Sing Karaoke in Portland

Book a private room at Voicebox or Baby Ketten, keep it classic at Chopsticks or the Alibi, or share the stage with a band at Dante's.

08/23/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton and Margaret Seiler

Graphic Design

Toro Y Moi and Raveena’s Graphic Designer Talks Representation Through Design

Portland design agency FISK works with everyone from major label recording artists (like Raveena) to local restaurants (like Toro Y Moi).

08/18/2022 By Matthew Trueherz