PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 1–4

Onetime Portlander Susan Orlean comes to Powell's, Mitski plays the Crystal, Russian puppets take the Schnitz, and Shakespeare gets a Harlem twist.

11/01/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Luthy, Fiona McCann, and Allison Place

Light a Fire 2018

Join Us at Portland Monthly’s 14th Annual Light a Fire Awards 

Meet the people and organizations working to make our city and state a better place at our annual gala at the Portland Art Museum. Cue all the happy tears.

10/25/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 25–28

Dirty Revival brings the funk, Night of the Living Dead gets a live score, Y La Bamba plays Mississippi Studios, and a beauty queen attempts to revolutionize the American government.

10/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Allison Place, and James Stevens

Comedy

Chris Gethard Explains Why Comedians Care About Portland

In advance of his Portland visit, the New York comic—out with a new book called Lose Well—talks writing, failure, and success.

10/22/2018 By Eden Dawn

Music

She Shreds Turns 5 with a Blowout Anniversary Show

The pioneering Portland-based magazine—the world's only print publication devoted to women guitarists and bassists—puts on a killer concert featuring Nai Palm, Black Belt Eagle Scout, and more.

10/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 18–21

From Kamasi Washington to Phoebe Robinson, Mercury Rev to Ukrainian puppet theater, it's an epic weekend ahead.

10/18/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Luthy, Fiona McCann, and James Stevens

Light a Fire 2018: Best New Nonprofit

This Portland Nonprofit Transforms Homeless Youth into Filmmakers

At Outside the Frame, street kids take charge of their own stories.

10/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Light a Fire 2018: Inspiring Creativity

Open Signal Brings Education, Access, and Equity to Media Production

The media arts center is out to amplify voices that often go unheard.

10/17/2018 By Marty Patail

Light a Fire 2018: Extraordinary Board Member

Kimberly Howard: Actor, Foundation Leader, Dot Connector

The board member helps Portland Playhouse act on its intentions—and throw a great brunch party.

10/17/2018 By Margaret Seiler

The Essentials

11 Things to See and Do in Portland: November 2018

Tom Hanks and Abbi Jacobson come to town, Tank and the Bangas play the Roseland, and the Oregon Symphony mashes up Tchaikovsky and Drake.

10/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Comics

In a New Book, the Comics Writers Behind Oh Joy Sex Toy Tackle Sex Ed

Portlanders Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan set out to school us on the basics.

10/17/2018 By Fiona McCann

Photography

This Jewish Photographer Captured Life in a World War II Ghetto

Nearly 300 photos taken by Henryk Ross land in Portland.

10/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Travel

8 Reasons to Winter in Palm Springs

From jet-set art to vintage gems, the Coachella Valley is a cultural oasis.

10/17/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Eden Dawn, Zach Dundas, and Fiona McCann

Long Story Short

This Banana Slug–Eating Survivalist Will School You on Wilderness Skills

Nicole Apelian says those mustard-colored monopods are delicious.

10/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Books

A New Bookstore Comes to Downtown Gresham

On November 2, librarian Stephanie Csaszar opens Books Around the Corner, a shop inspired (in part) by You've Got Mail.

10/17/2018 By James Stevens

Hometown Pride

PoMo Critic Karen Brooks Featured in The Best American Food Writing 2018

Food literature idol Ruth Reichl curates 28 of the nation’s best writers for the inaugural edition.

10/16/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Film

What's It Like to Be Darcelle? Now You Can Experience It in Virtual Reality.

A new documentary takes you inside the world of the legendary Portland drag queen.

10/12/2018 By Allison Place

Film

A New Documentary Exposes Sexual Violence Against Myanmar’s Rohingya

Mother, Daughter, Sister will play at Cinema 21 and Taborspace this weekend.

10/11/2018 By James Stevens

Arts Fest

An East Portland Festival Puts the Spotlight on Artists of Color

Here are our five picks for the second annual East Portland Arts and Literary Festival.

10/11/2018 By Emma Luthy

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 11–14

Cameron Esposito hits Revolution Hall, Australian acrobats walk on each other's heads, Chanti Darling plays Holocene, and a new exhibit showcases Japanese art.

10/11/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Emma Luthy, Fiona McCann, Allison Place, and James Stevens