Sign up for Portland Monthly’s weekly Culturephile newsletter to keep up with the latest happenings from Portland’s varied and vivid arts & culture community. Arts and Culture Editor Aaron Scott has reported for Radiolab, This American Life, OPB, and others. He loves getting lost and finding his way out again. Events Editor Anne Adams has spent 12 years in Portland and roughly 2 at Portland Monthly magazine. An avid arts appreciator who can zero in on a detail of gesture or craft, she’s also a major softie for music, humor, and philosophy.


The New Masters

Five local beer masters working their breeches off to better microbrews for you and for the future. Skill and international experience make these talented men and women poised to redefine what it means to be "beer."

08/20/2012 By Christian DeBenedetti

c'est bon!

"Portland Weird" in Paris: Artists Report

New Paris-based festival "Keep Portland Weird" hosted a bunch of Portland artists and reportedly spoiled them rotten. We asked our correspondents:...

05/10/2012 By Aaron Scott and Anne Adams


Hand Jive

Is a gesture worth a thousand words? The Language Hunters hope their hands will speak volumes.

04/27/2012 By Will Lambeth

phile under: october gallery pick

Ace Hotel

Artcrank Bike Posters

10/07/2010 By Aaron Scott and Anne Adams


East Side Rising

While the nightly news bemoans sluggish job-growth rates, stubborn unemployment, and, potentially, a long and irreversible decline, the 700 acres of Portland's Central Eastside are blooming with counter-cyclical optimism.

09/13/2010 By Zach Dundas


Shakespeare In The Park, Sexual Revolution In The Dark

Your weekend theater options.

08/20/2010 By Aaron Scott and Anne Adams

phile under: weekend picks

PDX Adult Soapbox Derby

08/13/2010 By Aaron Scott and Anne Adams

phile under: first thursday

First Thursday

Still life, simple stones, and surreal painted fables.

08/05/2010 By Aaron Scott and Anne Adams

phile under: music festival

PDX POP NOW: What Pops Out

Culturephile’s culls PDX POP NOW!’s catalogue for variety, excellence, momentum—and full disclosure.

07/29/2010 By Aaron Scott and Anne Adams

phile under: three days off

Weekend Picks


07/02/2010 By Aaron Scott and Anne Adams


The New Frontier

NoPo's up-and-coming hip neighborhood, St. Johns, still struggles against its dirty, rough-and-tumble roots. Kind of like Portland's rowdy kid brother, St. Johns strives to legitimize itself, but drugs, crime, and poverty continue to hold it back.

06/10/2010 By Randy Gragg