Music

An Incomplete Timeline of Portland’s Musical History

From the post-World War II jazz boom to when Courtney met Kurt, these were the moments that shaped Stumptown’s sound.

05/05/2021 By Conner Reed

Film

The 8 Best Portland Movies from the Last 10 Years

When Portlandia reshaped our pop culture image, movies didn't get the memo.

05/01/2021 By Conner Reed

Top Chef

‘Top Chef’ Season 18, Episode 4 Recap: Angry Orchard

The chefs take a trip to Oregon's Fruit Loop, and for some, it’s anything but sweet.

04/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Profile

Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner Is Ready to Feel Again

With the release of her first book, Crying in H Mart, and third album, Jubilee, the Eugene native is exorcising her grief and looking for somet...

04/16/2021 By Conner Reed

Arts News

Are You Portland's Next Creative Laureate?

The search for Subashini Ganesan’s successor is on.

04/15/2021 By Conner Reed

Top Chef

‘Top Chef’ Season 18, Episode 2 Recap: Brew Masters

Our chefs tackle the three most quintessentially Portland foods: coffee, beer, and ... breakfast?

04/09/2021 By Conner Reed

Footnotes

LISTEN: How Beverly Cleary Wrote about Motherhood, Parenting, and Portland

Portland Monthly’s news editor talks with Portland-based author Lydia Kiesling about the late writer's enduring legacy.

04/09/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Poetry

The First Recorded Reading of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl Took Place in Portland. Now You Can Own It on Vinyl.

Two-time Grammy winner Cheryl Pawelski has headed up the restoration and release of the historic 1956 recording.

04/01/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: Lucille Bluth, Point Break, and More

The content in our queues, from a fallen legend to a goofy classic

04/01/2021 By Gabriel Granillo, Aurora Biggers, and Conner Reed

Music

Portland-Born Smash ‘I Can’t Wait’ Turns 35

The plastic-disco thumper by Nu Shooz was an early MTV staple.

04/01/2021 With Conner Reed

News

Oregonians Remember Beverly Cleary

‘I’m just so sad. I think she becomes a little piece of you, and all of a sudden that little piece is gone, yet carries on, and I'm so grateful for what she'...

03/27/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

The New Guard in Portland Music

A who's-who of the talents pushing Stumptown's sound forward

03/25/2021 By Conner Reed

Television

11 Shows with Portland Connections You Can Stream Right Now

Easy-access TV with roots in the Rose City, from a Nickelodeon classic to a slice of David Fincher neo-noir

03/17/2021 By Conner Reed

Movie News

Netflix to Release a Documentary about Bend’s ‘Last Blockbuster’

It's like Gone Girl, but if Netflix were Amy and Nick.

03/11/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: Mortal Kombat, Melissa McCarthy, and More

The content in our queues, from a promising new HBO trailer to a trip down SNL memory lane.

03/11/2021 By Aurora Biggers, Margaret Seiler, Gabriel Granillo, and Conner Reed

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

03/04/2021 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