Science Sleepover

Stay Up All Night at OMSI’s Grown-Up Slumber Party

Want to sleep in an Arctic tunnel or the uterus room? OMSI debuts a night at the museum, Portland-style.

04/10/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Happenings

Our 5 Fashion Picks for Design Week Portland

From a building full of fashion installations to a forum on sustainability, here's a quintet of can't-miss style events.

04/10/2018 By Eden Dawn

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 5–8

A ninja shape-shifts into a cat, drag queens set out to save democracy, Sama Dams drops new tunes, and Hamilton wraps up its Portland run.

04/05/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Storytelling

Can Live Storytelling Be an Antidote to Xenophobia?

With an evening of personal tales from immigrants and refugees, Portland Story Theater is betting on it.

04/04/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Comedy

Randy Rainbow Brings His Sassy Show Tunes to Portland

The pink-spectacled satirist takes his internet hits on the road. He dishes on accidental activism and the carousel of crazy.

04/03/2018 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 29–Apr 1

We've got dreamy guitar rock, a house party of a book, geolocated tweets, and a bunch of pianos to rocket you into April.

03/29/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Music

Two Oregon Choirs Come Together for One Night of Hope

Composer Jake Runestad's work expresses what words cannot during a single April performance.

03/28/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Classical Music

Cue the Drum Roll For Percussionist Colin Currie's Portland Finale

The Oregon Symphony's crowd-pleasing guest soloist prepares for the final concert of his three-year artist residency. There will be tears—and timpani.

03/28/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Dance Pop

Frankie Simone Turns Hate Into a Powerful Pop Anthem

Portland's newest pop sensation is ready for war.

03/28/2018 By Eden Dawn

City of Design

The Essential Guide to Design Week Portland 2018

The city’s annual celebration of deep thoughts and sharp looks is back. Here’s your ultimate preview.

03/27/2018 Edited by Marty Patail

Design Week 2018: Hands On

How Working with Your Hands Can Heal the Mind

Mexican American artist Vania Vananina talks tactile creativity.

03/27/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Design Week 2018: Editor's Picks

Portland Monthly's Top Picks for Design Week 2018

Here are nine of the events we're most excited to check out.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Design Week 2018: Gaming in Color

Hair Nah Creator Momo Pixel Wants Designers to Use More Color

"Especially in Portland, there’s this concrete, off-white, 'add wood' feel."

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Design Week 2018: Type Hero

A Lettering Artist Breaks Down Her Intricate Craft

Jessica Hische talks dollhouses and Wes Anderson.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Design Week 2018: Tsilli Pines

Why Design Week 2018 Will Be the Best Design Week Ever

Director Tsilli Pines breaks it down.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

The Essentials

12 Things to Do and See in Portland: April 2018

Soul'd Out brings the likes of Erykah Badu and Wyclef Jean to town, Portlander Anis Mojgani drops new poetry, and young composers reimagine the music of Elliott Smith.

03/27/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Books

Your Essential Ursula K. Le Guin Reading List

Here are five must-reads by the late, great Portland writer.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Visual Art

A Year after a Controversial Art Gallery Coup, Disjecta Focuses on the Positive

New director Blake Shell aims for more diverse representation—and a revival of the nonprofit's art dinners.

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Music

Sofar Sounds Brings Live Music to a Living Room Near You

The Portland chapter has hosted legions of musicians—from Blind Pilot to Blossom—at tiny venues all over town.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann