Arts & Culture

Video

The Portland Winter Light Festival Is Back

For eight days—up from last year's two—a slew of installations are lighting up the Rose City.

01/27/2022 By Karly Quadros With Monica Salazar and Rose Lee

Film

The First Teaser for Guillermo Del Toro’s Portland-Made Pinocchio Is Here

Ewan McGregor voices a mustache-clad cricket in the brief, beguiling clip from the forthcoming stop-motion feature.

01/24/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Nuestro Amor’ by Sávila

The Portland three-piece casts a gossamer spell in this cut from last summer’s ‘Mayahuel’ EP.

01/21/2022 By Conner Reed

Pop Culture Deep Dive

What We Talk About When We Talk About Hanya

The fuss around To Paradise, the third novel from the controversial author of A Little Life, distills our troubled relationship with fiction.

01/20/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Sundown, Sundown’ by Federale

A sweeping, satisfying cover of Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra

01/14/2022 By Conner Reed

Film

A New Documentary Traces MLK's Legacy in Portland

Portland film ‘Keep Alive the Dream’ celebrates and traces the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s civil rights activism.

01/14/2022 By Karly Quadros

Arts News

Will Omicron Set Portland’s Arts Venues Back to Spring 2020?

Canceled performances, postponed productions, ever-evolving protocols: how live events are weathering the latest COVID surge.

01/12/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Night Things...’ by M A N E

Portland band brings slippery weirdo-pop of the highest order

01/07/2022 By Conner Reed

Pop Culture Deep Dive

2021 Was the Year of Millennial Ambivalence

What ‘Solar Power’ and ‘Beautiful World, Where Are You’ taught me about processing the mess of 2021

12/31/2021 By Conner Reed

Books

The Best Oregon Books of 2021

Works from Michelle Zauner, Omar El Akkad, Willy Vlautin, Eli Saslow, and many others provided necessary escapes in a weird year.

12/31/2021 By Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, and Karly Quadros

Holidays

Where to Ring in the New Year in Portland

Greet 2022 in style, with the Dandy Warhols, a night of dancing, or a Haitian cooking class

12/27/2021 By Cami Hughes and Karly Quadros

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Outside’ by Les Gold

The indie rock collective's enthralling single marries campy noir with SoCal sun.

12/24/2021 By Conner Reed

Film

The 50 Essential Oregon Films

From ‘The Goonies’ to ‘Twilight’ and (way) beyond, these are the movies that define the Beaver State.

12/23/2021 Edited by Conner Reed By Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, Cami Hughes, Karly Quadros, Gabriel Granillo, Fiona McCann, Katherine Hamilton, Julia Silverman, Jacob P., and Rich Reece

Skating

Oaks Park Gay Skate Is on a Roll

The monthly LGBTQ event, one of Portland's few all-ages queer mixers, has ridden roller skating's bump in popularity from TikTok.

12/21/2021 By Karly Quadros

Visual Art

Inside the Portland Art Museum’s Aux/Mute Gallery

DJ Ambush of the Numberz has transformed part of PAM’s fourth floor into a platform for BIPOC artists.

12/20/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘It's Christmas ****!’ by Logan Lynn

The Portland musician/advocate comes for the yuletide crown with an all-time great opening lyric

12/17/2021 By Conner Reed

Film

The Portland Critics Association Announces First Annual Award Winners

Dune, The Green Knight, The Power of the Dog, and The French Dispatch all received accolades at the first annual Portland Critics Association Awards.

12/17/2021 By Conner Reed

Q & A

Shea Ernshaw’s New Novel Explores the ‘Line between Paradise and Madness’

The latest from the Oregon author follows a string of missing people to a reclusive community buried deep in the forest.

12/15/2021 By Karly Quadros

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Losing Sleep’ by Dakota Theim

The first single from the Portland singer-songwriter’s sophomore LP is an effortless slice of wistful ’70s pop.

12/10/2021 By Conner Reed

Art

Come On In at PICA Is a Disorienting Trip inside Our Own Bodies

Choreographer Faye Driscoll’s intimate audio-based exhibition turns visitors into private performers.

12/10/2021 By Rebecca Jacobson