Conner began his time with Portland Monthly as an intern, before becoming Arts and Culture Editor in 2019. He derives an unfortunate amount of pleasure from telling people he’s a native Oregonian, and when he’s not writing about the arts, he’s doing things people in their 20s do, like riding his bike and tweeting about actresses. He holds a degree in journalism from Boston University.

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Body of Water’ by Dolphin Midwives

The Portland producer’s latest places her in conversation with avant-pop freaks like Björk and FKA twigs.

09/24/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 23–29

Japanese Breakfast comes to the Crystal, Oregon Contemporary opens a new show, a ’90s fringe classic screens at the Hollywood, and (much) more.

09/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Books

The Portland Book Festival Announces Star-Studded 2021 Lineup

National names like Brandon Taylor and Maggie Nelson will join local heavy-hitters like Willy Vlautin and Emilly Prado for a hybrid virtual/in-person bonanza.

09/22/2021 By Conner Reed

Culture

On This Day in Portland Art History...

Autumn is a fruitful time for the arts. Here are some key fall-month high points in Stumptown's history.

09/20/2021 By Conner Reed Illustrations by James Heimer

Coffee

I Can’t Stop Thinking About the Dutch Bros. Guy’s Rage Against the Machine T-Shirt

Which machine are you raging against, brother? Starbucks?

09/17/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Michael Corleone’ by Fountaine

On this cut from his July album ‘South of Nowhere,’ the Portland emcee packs Pacino-worthy passion into an endlessly replayable two-and-a-half minutes.

09/17/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 16–22

TBA kicks off, Back Fence returns, Herbie Hancock comes to town, and more

09/16/2021 By Conner Reed

Museums

How Did Portland Become an Art City with So Few Art Museums?

For a city with a creative reputation, we're scant on honest-to-goodness museums.

09/15/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Fall 2021 Playlist

Lush, autumnal tracks from Portlanders including Elliott Smith, Esperanza Spalding, The Shivas, and more.

09/14/2021 By Conner Reed

TBA

What to Watch Out for at the 2021 Time-Based Art Festival

On our TBA radar this year: a waterlogged drag clown, an over-the-phone musical performance, and more.

09/13/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Pastel Concrete’ by MAITA

The Portland indie band explores the bewilderment of Santa Monica over driving drums.

09/10/2021 By Conner Reed

Television

Beth Ditto Will Star with Susan Sarandon in a Country Music TV Drama

Gossip girl enters her Connie Britton era??

09/10/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 9–15

The Dandy Warhols hit Zidell Yards, comic con comes to town, Kickstand wraps up its Laurelhurst Park series, and lots more.

09/09/2021 By Conner Reed

Events

3 Must-Dos at Rose City Comic Con 2021

The pop culture festival returns to the Convention Center this year with a typically starry lineup. Here's what we're most excited about.

09/09/2021 By Conner Reed

Wine

10 Unmissable Portland Urban Wineries and Tasting Rooms

From garage chic to airy warehouses, Nordic notes to wacky earth-mother vibes, here are our favorites.

09/09/2021 Edited by By Fiona McCann With Gabriel Granillo, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Marty Patail, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Museums

5 New Museums Portland Should Open Immediately

We have notes.

09/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Museums

An Ode to Oregon Museums We've Loved and Lost

Rest in Power, National Hat Museum.

09/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Museums

10 Must-Visit Museums in Portland

From stalwarts like OMSI to oddities like the Zymoglyphic Museum, you can make a fruitful day of museum-hopping without ever leaving city limits.

09/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Museums

10 Can't-Miss Oregon Museums Outside of Portland

Could we interest you in the world's largest pig hairball? Perhaps a gravity-defying ‘X-Files’ fixation?

09/08/2021 By Conner Reed, Julia Silverman, Nick Campigli, and Katherine Hamilton

Feature

The Ultimate Guide to Oregon Museums

Highlighting the best of the best in Portland, outside of Portland, in our past, and in our future.

09/08/2021 Edited by Conner Reed