Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: Smash, Coming to America, and More

The content in our queues, from an NBC cult classic to Eddie Murphy in the ’80s

12:30am By Margaret Seiler, Gabriel Granillo, Conner Reed, and Katherine Chew Hamilton

PIFF

What to Watch at the 2021 Portland International Film Festival

A daring short, a radiant family drama, a ruthless black comedy, and more.

03/03/2021 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann

Essay

Why Josie and the Pussycats Still Works 20 Years Later

The 2001 box office bomb has become a cult classic. Its respect for the aspiring pop stars at its center might be why.

03/02/2021 By Conner Reed

Television

First Teaser for Third and Final Season of Shrill Drops

Season 3 hits Hulu May 7.

02/25/2021 By Conner Reed

Profile

19-Year-Old Portland Rapper Daniyel Is the Next Big Thing

With a viral music video under his belt and a project about 82nd Avenue in the pipeline, Daniyel is poised to take Portland hip-hop by storm.

02/25/2021 By Conner Reed

Film

5 Essential Northwest Films—According to Steve McQueen, Gus Van Sant, and Others

The recipients of the 2021 Cinema Unbound Awards share their favorite PNW titles, from Blue Velvet to First Cow.

02/24/2021 By Conner Reed

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Hollywood

An art-deco movie palace, vegan doughnuts, and Sandy Boulevard's "Green Mile" for the cannabis-inclined

02/22/2021 By Conner Reed

Booze

7 Amazing To-Go Cocktails from Portland Bars

You can get boozy drinks to-go now. Here are our favorites.

02/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Gabriel Granillo, Aurora Biggers, Conner Reed, and Fiona McCann

Music

5 Can't-Miss Shows at the 2021 PDX Jazz Festival

The virtual festival runs February 18–27 and will feature livestreams from Portland to Brooklyn to Cuba.

02/17/2021 By Gabriel Granillo and Conner Reed

Media News

Shoutout Aims to Fill a Void in Portland's LGBTQ Coverage

“We can’t let people with lifetimes of activism and work be forgotten. You need somebody with a pot of glue to put things together."

02/16/2021 By Conner Reed

News

Portland Got Snow and We Took Pictures

We sent our editors out to capture the frozen fun.

02/12/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Streaming Events

Notable Portlanders Detail Their Bad Dates in Valentine's Day Virtual Event

Bad Dates will be cohosted by Portland Monthly’s own Eden Dawn.

02/12/2021 By Conner Reed

Performance

5 Things to Stream at the 2021 Fertile Ground Festival

All of this year’s pieces will be available on-demand through February 15.

02/09/2021 By Conner Reed

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Oregon City

One iconic elevator, plenty of Oregon history, and river views for days

02/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Open Letter

Dear Australia, Please Don’t Kill the Oregon Pigeon

A bird named Joe just flew 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. Authorities down under have deemed him a killable quarantine risk.

01/14/2021 By Conner Reed

News

Election Actor Jessica Campbell Has Died in Portland

The 38-year-old naturopath passed away on December 29.

01/14/2021 By Conner Reed

Pop Culture

Which Portlander Should Play Samantha in the Upcoming Sex and the City Reboot?

And which local designers should costume them?

01/13/2021 By Eden Dawn and Conner Reed

Year in Review

PoMo’s Top 10 Arts & Culture Stories of 2020

In a year that sent the arts scrambling, our readers clung to joy: a hometown opera success story, a sterling album from a Portland rap giant, the meaty tale...

12/17/2020 By Conner Reed

Arts & Culture

Was COVID Really the Most Devastating Blow to Portland’s Art Scene?

Some legacy players say it’s only the latest intensifier of decades of neglect.

12/14/2020 By Conner Reed