Music

How Portugal. The Man Went from Basement Band to Grammy Winners

Here's the saga behind that totally unavoidable "I'm a rebel just for kicks" song.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Instafic

A Portlander Writes Instagram Flash Fiction with a Real Estate Twist

Sharlyn Anderson imagines the lives and loves contained within Oregon homes.

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Fitness

A Northeast Portland Studio Stirs Up a Multicultural Fitness Movement

(Com)motion's class roster runs from vogue dance to introductory karate.

03/22/2018 By Jagger Blaec

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 22–25

Didn't score Hamilton tickets? Console yourself with Trevor Noah, Superorganism, and lexicography.

03/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Christine Menges, and Natasha Tandler

Cannabis

This Adult Coloring Book Celebrates Modern Cannabis in All Its Diversity

The Stoner Babes Coloring Book may be the intersectional weed-related crafts opportunity you've been waiting for.

03/22/2018 By Jagger Blaec

Book Release

This Pacific Northwest Guidebook Is Tailored to Tiny Hikers

From toddlers to tweens, a new hiking manual aims to inspire the next generation of trailblazers.

03/20/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Events

TEDxPortland Will Feature Bionic Limbs, Psychedelic Beards, and Radical Audience Participation

Presenters include journalist Ann Curry, police chief Danielle Outlaw, the Oregon Symphony, and, potentially, you.

03/16/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Television

A New Netflix Documentary Explores the Insane Rajneesh Crisis That Shook '80s Oregon

Six madcap hours delve into the gonzo confrontation between small-town Oregon and heavily armed, orange-robed cultists. It really happened.

03/16/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Contemporary Art

What Happens When Machines Make Mistakes?

Harry Dodge tackles this and other questions in a lecture at PNCA.

03/15/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Children's Books

Musician Laura Veirs Switches Gears for New Kids' Book on Elizabeth Cotten

The Portlander talks research, the power of art, and the need for cultural respect when telling people's stories.

03/15/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 15–18

NW Dance Project puts a modern spin on Ibsen, Matthew Dickman drops some new poetry, Daniel Mallory Ortberg chats with Andi Zeisler, and Darlingside plays Mississippi Studios.

03/15/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Christine Menges

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 8–11

Lorde plays the Moda, POWFest turns 11, Bag & Baggage travels to a post-Pinochet Chile, and a Seattleite evangelizes about jazz.

03/08/2018 By Sarah Hutchins, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

Fashion Show

A New Runway Show Celebrates Portland's Diverse Design Community

Debuting this weekend, Bloom Runway unites style, live music, and an inclusive attitude.

03/07/2018 By Eden Dawn

Holiday Avoidance

5 Ways to Skip St. Patrick’s Day

In America, March 17 celebrations can feel like one big ethnic slur. Here are some alternatives.

03/06/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Theater

How to Score $10 Hamilton Tickets

May the odds be ever in your favor.

03/06/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 1–4

Urban Bush Women storm the Newmark, Blind Pilot plays the Schnitz, kids get a tailor-made film fest, and Oregon Ballet Theatre goes through the looking glass.

03/01/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Long Story Short

At Tender Table, Women and Nonbinary People of Color Share Stories of Food and Family

"I felt the need to bring people together around food and stories about food," says poet and founder Stacey Tran.

02/27/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Style

How Laika's Costume Designer Dresses Tiny Puppets for the Big Screen

Deborah Cook and her costume crew make miniature masterpieces in Hillsboro.

02/27/2018 By Eden Dawn

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: March 2018

Portlander Haley Heynderickx drops her debut album, Patton Oswalt swings by Powell's, and Northwest Dance Project takes on Henrik Ibsen.

02/27/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Essay

How Frank Ocean Became One Portland Poet's Muse

Shayla Lawson reflects on the mixtape, the message, the man.

02/27/2018 By Shayla Lawson