Arts & Culture

Theater

‘An Assembly’ Builds a Play with 12 Strangers and a Stack of Notecards

The final installment in 600 Highwaymen's ‘A Thousand Ways’ series forges tender bonds between total strangers.

11/18/2021 By Rebecca Jacobson

Q&A

Michelle Nijhuis on Changing the Conservation Narrative

White Salmon–based writer Michelle Nijhuis talks her latest book, the problematic history of the conservation movement, and what living off the grid taught her.

11/18/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Music

The Best Places in Portland to Hear Each Track on Red (Taylor's Version)

Just between us, did the parking garage on NW 12th and Couch maim you too?

11/17/2021 By Conner Reed

Drag

Darcelle Turns 91 with a Plaque from the National Park Service

Darcelle’s 52-year-old Old Town nightclub first joined the National Register of Historic Places last year.

11/16/2021 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

Oregon Contemporary's Water: NFS Is an Act of Resistance

Indigenous artists Natalie Ball and Annelie Hillman illustrate water wars, drought, land rights, and other issues plaguing Southern Oregon tribal communities.

11/16/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Magic’ by Reva DeVito

The latest cut from the Portland R&B singer's upcoming LP is smooth, springy, and irresistible.

11/12/2021 By Conner Reed

Pop Culture Deep Dive

Every Movie Should Be Like Spencer

Pablo Larraín’s transcendent, ridiculous Princess Diana melodrama harnesses the specific power of cinema like few films attempt.

11/12/2021 By Conner Reed

Labor

Workers at Image Comics Want to Form the First Ever Comics Union

The organized labor movement is coming for the land of superheroes and ink-stained wretches in the form of a proposed Image Comics union.

11/11/2021 By Karly Quadros

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Nov 11–17

Hasan Minhaj hits the Schnitz, a Kurosawa film festival rolls on at the Clinton, the in-person Book Festival returns, and more

11/11/2021 By Conner Reed

Books

The Coolest In-Person Events at the 2021 Portland Book Festival

After a five-day virtual fest, PBF will gather downtown for the first time in two years on November 13. Expect nerdy bacchanalia.

11/11/2021 By Conner Reed

LONG STORY SHORT

Blue Moon Camera & Machine Celebrates 20 Years of Bringing Film to Portland

Jake Shivery’s St. Johns camera and typewriter shop might sell you the last camera you’ll ever buy.

11/10/2021 Edited by Gabriel Granillo

Design

Portlander Shawna X Is Painting Mini Cooper Rooftops for Public Consumption

Shawna X was selected to participate in MINI’s National Immigrants Day initiative.

11/10/2021 By Cami Hughes

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