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: 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

Pomo picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: June 9–13

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

06/09/2021 By Conner Reed, Nick Campigli, and Cami Hughes

News

The Pearl Has a Very Masculine New Footbridge

Well ... overpass. It’s an overpass.

06/04/2021 By Conner Reed

Footnotes

LISTEN: What Does Portland's Pride Festival Look Like in 2021?

Arts editor Conner Reed talks this year's festival and the Pride package in the Summer 2021 issue of Portland Monthly.

06/04/2021 By Gabriel Granillo With Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Interview

5 Portland Drag Queens Reflect on a Year without an Audience

Poison Waters, Carla Rossi, and others share how they’re emerging from the pandemic.

06/03/2021 With Reina Harwood, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: June 2–6

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

06/02/2021 By Nick Campigli and Conner Reed

News

Esperanza Spalding Is Building a BIPOC Artist Sanctuary in St. Johns

The musician hopes to raise $300,000 by early June to support the project.

05/28/2021 By Conner Reed

Events

How to Celebrate Pride 2021 in Portland

Last year, Pride went fully virtual and scaled way back. This year, it’s dipping its toes back in the water.

05/26/2021 By Conner Reed

Pop Culture

Watch Aidy Bryant Say Nice Things about Oregon in a Frilly Collar

The Shrill star gives the Beaver State our own Sally Field moment!

05/18/2021 By Conner Reed

Pride

Portland’s New Pride Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

A gay hairdresser on a hero’s journey, cottagecore Australian lesbians, a forgotten Filipina-American punk band, and more.

05/13/2021 By Conner Reed