Visual Art

A New Portland Gallery Puts Activism on Show

The Elisabeth Jones Art Center opened in June with exhibits on Standing Rock, climate change, and land development.

07/19/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Video Gold

This New Decemberists’ Video Is Life-Affirming Brilliance

The music video for "Once in My Life" is a seven-minute celebration of being different.

07/19/2018 By Fiona McCann

Summer Reads

Summer Reads 2018: Fresh Fiction and Poetry from Top Oregon Writers

It's hammock-reading season, and we've got brand-new words from a slew of local authors.

07/17/2018 Edited by Fiona McCann

Summer Reads 2018

What Happens When 10 Portland Authors Write Tweet-Length Short Stories?

You get oncologists, ogres, and sex tapes.

07/17/2018

Summer Reads 2018

Water Aerobics: An Essay by Courtenay Hameister

"I moved to a spot in the shallow end. I admit that I was already judging Molly harshly for her Chinese-character tattoo because I was jealous of her leg muscles."

07/17/2018 By Courtenay Hameister

Summer Reads 2018

Summer Reads 2018: Fresh Verse from 3 Portland Poets

We've got brand-new poetry from Stephanie Adams-Santos, Shayla Lawson, and Zachary Schomburg.

07/17/2018 By Stephanie Adams-Santos, Shayla Lawson, and Zachary Schomburg

Summer Reads 2018

The Moraine: A Short Story by Leni Zumas

"The letter announces that the Moraine has been sold and is scheduled for demolition. Residents must vacate the premises within sixty days."

07/17/2018 By Leni Zumas Illustrations by Amrita Marino

Music

R&B Phenom Chanti Darling Invites Portland to the Dance Floor

On his debut LP, Chanticleer Trü blends electro-soul, boogie-funk, and house, anchoring it all with his classically trained voice.

07/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Visual Art

Portland's Newest Visual Art Festival Packs a Mighty Punch

But what exactly is Converge45? We've got all the details you need.

07/17/2018 By Fiona McCann

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: August 2018

What's on deck this month? Junk sculptures, heterodox hip-hop, and a Parisian comedy of manners by a Canadian living in North Portland.

07/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Malls to the Wall

An Iconic Portland Mall Seeks Survival in Movies and Music

In the age of online shopping, Lloyd Center doubles down on entertainment.

07/17/2018 By Sam Pape

Theater

This TV Actor Became a Naked House Cleaner—and Wrote a Play about It

Ethan Mechare bares all in Coming Clean, an interactive solo show about his time tidying up London homes clad in nothing but his birthday suit.

07/16/2018 By Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 12–15

The Mississippi Street Fair returns, first-rate authors read their work al fresco, sketch comedy takes over the Siren Theater, and Wye Oak plays Revolution Hall.

07/12/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Musical Mayhem

ODOT Made a Playlist to Soundtrack Your Summer Traffic Hell

And we've got one for those embracing alternative transportation options.

07/09/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

In Memoriam

The Northwest Music World Floods the Internet with Tributes to Richard Swift

Oregon musician and producer Richard Swift died July 3 at age 41. Online, his community mourned the loss.

07/06/2018 By Eden Dawn

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 5–8

From Tyler Thrasher's crystallized cicadas to Portland rapper Karma Rivera's clever rhymes, here's how to keep summer going strong.

07/05/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 28–July 1

Risk/Reward showcases genre-busting performance, Ural Thomas & The Pain play Mississippi Studios, and photographer Clifford Prince King explores life as a queer black man.

06/27/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Cowabunga

At Barn Bash, We're Partying with Barbecue, Brewers, and Sweet Retro Bands

A blazing night out at Rossi Farms will bring city and country together.

06/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Cinematic Sips

Movie Madness Now Has Its Own Beer—and the Liquor License to Serve It

Hollywood Theatre, which helped save the beloved movie store last year, partnered with Ex Novo on a limited-edition pale ale. And you can sip it while browsing Oregon's largest collection of VHS and DVD rentals.

06/26/2018 By Sam Pape