Book Festival 2019

The Portland Book Festival Is Good for More Than Just Meet Cutes

The event heralded in its 15th year on Saturday, and proved why it’s one of the city’s most essential.

11/11/2019 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 7–10

The Portland Book Festival returns, BodyVox tackles Shakespeare with Death and Delight, and Cherokee Nation member Brenda Mallory opens a new show at Upfor.

11/07/2019 By Conner Reed, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

Exceptional Community Contribution

This Portland Charter School Is Closing the Achievement Gap for Black and Brown Kids

KairosPDX is already seeing results.

10/23/2019 By Conner Reed

Extraordinary Board Member

Becky Blumer Delivers Groceries and Kindness to Seniors and People with Disabilities

“I grew up in a small community where it felt like a given that people took care of each other.”

10/23/2019 By Conner Reed

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: November 2019

Carla Rossi clowns around, Sleater-Kinney shreds at the Crystal, and national treasure Nicole Byer hits Helium.

10/23/2019 By Conner Reed, Fiona McCann, and Rebecca Jacobson

Books

How Tin House Changed the Game for Portland Writers

20 years in, we take a look at the Portland lit mag-slash-publishing house.

10/23/2019 By Conner Reed

Interview

Kim Petras on Elvira, the 'Monster Mash,' and Her Dream Collaboration

The rising pop star will come to the Roseland this Thursday to support her Halloween record Turn Off the Light.

10/22/2019 By Conner Reed

Review

Defunkt's Smokefall Beguiles, Befuddles, and Lingers

The Portland premiere of Noah Haidle's hallucinatory, imperfect show is a stimulating if uneven watch.

10/21/2019 By Conner Reed

Review

The View from Fuse Theatre Ensemble's Bridge is Bright, Indeed

Fuse's production of A View from the Bridge, staged in a warehouse north of Slabtown, will run for one more weekend.

10/18/2019 By Conner Reed

Music

Rising Portland Hip-Hop Star Dodgr Headlines at the Roseland

She'll appear alongside fellow Portlander Maarquii at a show hosted by Portugal. The Man.

10/17/2019 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 17–20

Portland's own Dodgr hosts an all-star Roseland show, Smokefall opens at Defunkt, and the 8th annual Portland Film Festival continues!

10/16/2019 By Kiva Hanson, Olivia Wolf, Conner Reed, and Alli Weseman

Architecture

Lincoln High School Is Getting a Sparkling New Look

A Q&A with Bora's Chris Linn, an architect behind the new school, which is expected to open in 2022.

10/16/2019 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 10–13

Shaking the Tree updates Euripides, OBT's season opener closes, and buzzy Brooklynite Hank Willis Thomas kicks off his new show at PAM!

10/10/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Kiva Hanson, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, and Olivia Wolf

Fashion in Film

Bow Before Grace Kelly's Nightgowns at the Hollywood Theatre

Hitchcock's Rear Window comes to the Hollywood as a part of Textile Month.

10/04/2019 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 3–6

A grim 1984 closes at Artists Rep, OBT kicks off its 30th season, and the All Jane Comedy Fest comes to town!

10/03/2019 By Fiona McCann, Brendan Nagle, Conner Reed, Olivia Wolf, and Alli Weseman

Hoggywood

Nicolas Cage Is Looking for His Pig in Portland

Plus, Netflix’s Trinkets casts its second season.

10/02/2019 By Conner Reed

Casting

A New Movie Starring Carol Burnett Is Looking for Extras in Portland

Sorta Like a Rock Star comes to town next month.

09/26/2019 By Conner Reed

Interviews

A Q&A With Anderson Cooper

The CNN anchor talks Portland, deep fakes, and gay fiction ahead of his appearance at the Schnitz.

09/25/2019 By Conner Reed

Film

Watch the Trailer for Dark Waters from Portlander Todd Haynes

Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway star in the docudrama-slash-ecothriller, which looks like a career outlier for Haynes.

09/23/2019 By Conner Reed

TBA

A Time-Based Recap of the Time-Based Art Festival

Stray on-the-clock observations from Portland's most unpredictable two-week art party.

09/19/2019 By Conner Reed