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.

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Aug 5–11

An open-air Stand by Me screening, a Paula Vogel play in a shipyard, the return of the Vanport Jazz Festival, and more

08/05/2021 By Conner Reed, Cami Hughes, and Nick Campigli

Arts News

The NW Film Center Launches Lab for Mid-Career Filmmakers

Applications are now open for the center's new “Sustainability Lab,” which aims to protect mid-career filmmakers from burnout.

08/04/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

4 Takeaways from Swiggle Mandela’s New Album

‘Movie Money’ is a confident, star-studded followup to the Portland rapper's ‘Portlandsterdam’ trilogy.

07/30/2021 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

The Coolest Gallery Shows in Portland Right Now

Warped first ladies, tape recorder séances, anti-war car photographs, and more

07/29/2021 By Conner Reed

COVID-19

Portland Stores Shift Mask Policy on the Heels of New MultCo Recommendations

With cases on the rise again and the Delta variant taking over, new OHA and county regulations have stores reconsidering recently abandoned mask mandates.

07/29/2021 By Riley Bass, Fiona McCann, and Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 29–Aug 4

Knives Out on a rooftop, contemporary dance at a shipyard, an Indigenous maker market, and more

07/29/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Performance

Old Moody Stages Brings the Performing Arts to Portland's South Waterfront

A new collaboration between Portland dance, music, and theater orgs will feature a month of programming on the grounds where Zidell Companies used to constru...

07/27/2021 By Conner Reed

Books

In Easy Crafts for the Insane, the Inventor of “Adulting” Rebuilds Herself One Paper Star at a Time

Kelly Williams Brown had a terrible 700 days. In a new memoir, she talks about how paper folding helped her through it.

07/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 22–28

Muppets and jazz, a fashion show at PAM, a bloody mary bike ride, and more

07/22/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 15–21

A Prince-themed bike ride, Clueless on a rooftop, suburban Shakesepare, and more.

07/15/2021 By Conner Reed, Nick Campigli, and Cami Hughes

Television

Portland's Own Shrill Snags Its First Emmy Nod

Aidy Bryant has landed some long-deserved recognition for her work in the show's final season.

07/13/2021 By Conner Reed

Film

Remembering Point Break’s Iconic Oregon-Shot Ending on its 30th Birthday

We break down Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze's Cannon Beach confrontation in the classic action thriller.

07/12/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 8–15

Go by bike (at Pedalpalooza)! Go by car (at the Rose Cup Races)! Or stay seated at the Hollywood and watch Summer of Soul. This week is yours for the ...

07/08/2021 By Conner Reed and Cami Hughes

Bars & Cocktails

Our Favorite Boozy, Frozen Slushies for Summer Sipping

Slushies scream summer. Turn up the party with these grown-up versions.

07/07/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, and Julia Silverman

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 1–7

The Thesis returns, the Waterfront Blues Festival relocates, and the NW Film Center launches its rooftop screening series.

07/01/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Pomo PIcks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: June 23–30

A performance from PETE, the Vanport Mosaic Festival winds down, and Brown Calculus hits Zidell Yards.

06/24/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Books

Portland’s Only Brick-and-Mortar Black-Owned Bookstore Reopens on Division

Third Eye Books and Gifts will throw its doors back open on June 20 at an all-new location.

06/18/2021 By Conner Reed

Film

The Trailer for Portland-Shot Pig Has Landed

Nicolas Cage plays an Oregon mushroom forager hellbent on retrieving his hog in the new revenge thriller.

06/17/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: June 17–22

A curated, incomplete guide to the coolest stuff on offer in the Rose City.

06/17/2021 By Nick Campigli and Conner Reed