Arts & Culture

Books

Staying Home This Year? Check Out These Virtual Portland Book Festival Events

From Brandon Taylor to Maggie Nelson, these are the must-hit items you can stream from the comfort of your home.

11/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Carrot Cake’ by Wynne

This first single from the rising rapper’s upcoming EP is tough, loud, and thrilling.

11/05/2021 By Conner Reed

Unsolved Mystery

The Best Books, Films, and Podcasts about D.B. Cooper

Here are some easy reads and listens to dig deeper into the mystery of the Northwest Orient Flight 305 hijacker. 

11/05/2021 By Cami Hughes

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Nov 4–10

‘Frida’ closes, the Cranberries head to the dance studio, Nas heads the Oregon Symphony, and more.

11/04/2021 By Conner Reed

Design

Design Week Portland Calls It Quits

After eight years and thousands of events, the org is closing its doors to make way for a new generation of thinkers.

11/04/2021 By Cami Hughes

Dance

James Joyce, Dorothy Parker, and the Cranberries Walk Into a Dance Studio

The company’s fall premieres celebrate teenage nostalgia, dinner parties, and fresh faces.

11/03/2021 By Conner Reed

Theater Review

Frida ... A Self Portrait Asks Why We Look in the Mirror

Vanessa Severo’s intriguing one-woman show starts Portland Center Stage's comeback season off on a reflexive note.

11/01/2021 By Conner Reed

Festivals

APANO Brings Art to East Portland

Expect BIPOC artists pop-ups, visual art, author talks, and more.

10/30/2021 By Karly Quadros

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Charmander’ by Aminé

The bouncy, hyperactive cut from the toast of Portland hip-hop comes complete with a brightly colored, Clifford-cribbing music video.

10/29/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Oct 29–Nov 3

Musings on the future of Chinatown, Scooby Doo improv, ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ onstage, the return of the Opera, and more

10/29/2021 By Conner Reed

Arts & Crafts

Let The Great (Oregon) Pottery Throwdown Commence

Radius, Morning Ceramics, and more Portland studios that will teach you how to throw clay.

10/28/2021 By Cami Hughes

Events

Queer Horror Returns to the Hollywood Theatre (with a New Webseries to Boot)

Carla Rossi’s beloved LGBTQ+ scare series is back with a new ‘Tales from the Crypt’-style supplement.

10/27/2021 By Conner Reed

Film Review

Dune, a Sci-Fi Classic Inspired by the Oregon Coast, Returns to the Cinema

The Oregon-inspired sci-fi novel has taken failed trips from to page to screen before. This time, it's different.

10/26/2021 By Conner Reed

Nightlife

The Best Portland Events for Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women

Femmes to the front at these dance parties, skate nights, bars, and more.

10/26/2021 By Karly Quadros

Theater Review

The Chinese Lady at Artists Rep Is a Mostly Compelling Tale of Squashed Hope

Artists Rep’s season opener uses a real-life story to lay bare the emptiness of American optimism.

10/26/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘There Will Come Soft Rains’ by Karyn Ann

The Portland singer-songwriter sets the 1918 Sara Teasdale poem to ethereal, playful music.

10/22/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Oct 22–28

ART returns, the Clinton screens a Bowie vampire classic, the Symphony gets scary, and more

10/22/2021 By Conner Reed

music

Song of the Week: ‘Formwela 10’ by Esperanza Spalding

One of 13 musical prescriptions on the jazz musician's latest LP, ‘Formwela 10’ is a lush, strange delight.

10/15/2021 By Conner Reed

Food on TV

Where to Find the Food from Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’ in Portland

From ddukbokki to raw ramyeon, we tracked down all the eats from the hit series.

10/15/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Oct 14–20

A LAIKA exhibit hits OMSI, PCS opens its new season, the Portland Black Music Expo returns, and more

10/14/2021 By Conner Reed