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.

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Hollywood

An art-deco movie palace, vegan doughnuts, and Sandy Boulevard's "Green Mile" for the cannabis-inclined

02/22/2021 By Conner Reed

Booze

7 Amazing To-Go Cocktails from Portland Bars

You can get boozy drinks to-go now. Here are our favorites.

02/19/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Gabriel Granillo, Aurora Biggers, Conner Reed, and Fiona McCann

Music

5 Can't-Miss Shows at the 2021 PDX Jazz Festival

The virtual festival runs February 18–27 and will feature livestreams from Portland to Brooklyn to Cuba.

02/17/2021 By Gabriel Granillo and Conner Reed

Media News

Shoutout Aims to Fill a Void in Portland's LGBTQ Coverage

“We can’t let people with lifetimes of activism and work be forgotten. You need somebody with a pot of glue to put things together."

02/16/2021 By Conner Reed

News

Portland Got Snow and We Took Pictures

We sent our editors out to capture the frozen fun.

02/12/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Streaming Events

Notable Portlanders Detail Their Bad Dates in Valentine's Day Virtual Event

Bad Dates will be cohosted by Portland Monthly’s own Eden Dawn.

02/12/2021 By Conner Reed

Performance

5 Things to Stream at the 2021 Fertile Ground Festival

All of this year’s pieces will be available on-demand through February 15.

02/09/2021 By Conner Reed

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Oregon City

One iconic elevator, plenty of Oregon history, and river views for days

02/08/2021 By Conner Reed

Open Letter

Dear Australia, Please Don’t Kill the Oregon Pigeon

A bird named Joe just flew 8,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. Authorities down under have deemed him a killable quarantine risk.

01/14/2021 By Conner Reed

News

Election Actor Jessica Campbell Has Died in Portland

The 38-year-old naturopath passed away on December 29.

01/14/2021 By Conner Reed

Pop Culture

Which Portlander Should Play Samantha in the Upcoming Sex and the City Reboot?

And which local designers should costume them?

01/13/2021 By Eden Dawn and Conner Reed

Year in Review

PoMo’s Top 10 Arts & Culture Stories of 2020

In a year that sent the arts scrambling, our readers clung to joy: a hometown opera success story, a sterling album from a Portland rap giant, the meaty tale...

12/17/2020 By Conner Reed

Arts & Culture

Was COVID Really the Most Devastating Blow to Portland’s Art Scene?

Some legacy players say it’s only the latest intensifier of decades of neglect.

12/14/2020 By Conner Reed

Performance

Portland Playhouse’s Wonderland Festival Defrosts Old Ideas

Through film, music, dance, and theater, the festival presents virtual holiday food for thought.

12/10/2020 By Conner Reed

Health

I’d Never Done Yoga Before. Then Lockdown Hit.

Perfecting my down dog from the comfort of my own home

12/10/2020 By Conner Reed

Sound Art

A New "Soundwalk" Takes Listeners on a Story-Laced Tour of Mount Tabor

Overlay is the first in a 10-part series from Third Angle New Music.

12/10/2020 By Conner Reed

Year in Review

The Best Oregon-Made Culture of 2020

From street art to stage sweat, these were the year’s most essential pieces.

12/05/2020 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Winter Playlist

Reimagined holiday classics, warm Americana, and rainy hip-hop by homegrown talent to keep you warm

12/03/2020 By Conner Reed

Q&A

M. Ward on His New Billie Holiday Tribute Album Think of Spring

“It seemed like an especially good title for having endured the year 2020, as we all have. Looking forward to better days.”

12/03/2020 By Conner Reed