Flower Power

We Are So Ready for These Eight Spring Blooms

Crocuses to rhodies, life-affirming spring gorgeousness is about to own this town. Here's what to watch for, and when.

2:11pm By Jason Buehrer

Long Story Short

Why Movie Madness Owner Mike Clark Doesn't Feel Threatened by Netflix

Belmont's beloved 26-year-old video store stocks the largest VHS and DVD rental collection in Oregon.

02/20/2017 By Jason Buehrer

DIY

Can This Project Help Portland Makers Survive?

Kelley Roy's Industrial Grange aims to preserve light industrial space in the central city.

02/20/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Jazz

PDX Jazz Celebrates the Centurions, Sans Jimmy Mak’s  

This year’s festival fetes three jazz legends—Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonius Monk, and Buddy Rich—all born 100 years ago.

02/16/2017 By Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 16–19

Edna Vazquez. Swan Lake. Argentine tango. The Northwest's first black comedy fest. Arctic photography. Portland's got it going on.

02/16/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Jason Buehrer

Film

A Portland Filmmaker's Personal Cold War Connection

In 1964, a B-52 carrying nuclear bombs crashed 90 miles from Washington, DC. That's the subject of Buzz One Four, a new film by Matt McCormick—whose grandfather was the pilot.

02/09/2017 By Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 9–12

Listen to Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen gab about Real Housewives, squirm at Portlanders' most embarrassing stories, and take in some Arvo Pärt, adventure films, and contemporary ballet.

02/09/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Jason Buehrer, and Lauren Kershner

Playlist

February: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

Like an overstuffed mailbox full of Valentines, Portland’s concert scene is about to explode. Get ready with our playlist.

02/02/2017 By Jason Buehrer and Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 26–29

From Lizzo to Barney Frank, cat shows to chamber music, this weekend has a little something for everyone.

01/26/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Jason Buehrer

Theater

Shaking the Tree Goes down the Rabbit Hole

Matthew Kerrigan’s new solo show taps Alice in Wonderland in an exploration of dreams and identity.

01/26/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Wheels Up

A Wilsonville Car Museum Revives Shop Class

World of Speed houses historic cars—and teaches automotive education to high school students.

01/23/2017 By Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 19–22

Roxane Gay. Louis C. K. DeVotchKa. Rent. Rodin. The largest dog show in the West. Portland is finally thawing out—and bursting with cures to your cabin fever.

01/19/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Jason Buehrer

Books

Broadway Books Offers We Should All Be Feminists for Free on Inauguration Day

The Northeast Portland bookstore will give away free copies of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's feminist manifesto.

01/19/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Comics

This Comic by an Openly Trans Portlander Belongs on Your Reading List

Erin Nations’s Gumballs is a collection of brightly colored autobiographical vignettes tackling emotionally loaded moments in the author's daily life.

01/12/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Playlist

January 2017: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

If you haven’t settled on a resolution (or already broken it), you might find inspiration listening to some of the musical maestros coming through town this month. From Dar Williams to DeVotchKa, check out our playlist for January.

01/04/2017 By Jason Buehrer, Ko Ricker, and Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Dec 29–Jan 1

Good riddance, 2016. Here are some guaranteed good ways to spend the last weekend of the year, from comedy extravaganzas to kung fu movie marathons to a last-chance visit to the Portland Art Museum's Andy Warhol blowout.

12/28/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Jason Buehrer

New Year's Eve

Ring in the New Year at One (or All?) of These Portland Parties

We know: 2016 sucked. So to send it out with some attitude, we’ve got nine of the city’s best events for your countdown pleasure.  

12/28/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Visual Art

Intestinal Fortitude as Art: Sean Healy’s Gut

The Portland artist’s latest show tackles expanding waistlines and cast-offs.

12/20/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide for Travel and Outdoor Buffs

From a bike-enabled smartphone holder to the finest backcountry meals, we’ve got little bit of everything for the adventurer on your list.

12/13/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Holiday Show

‘Tis the Season for a Stripper Opera

Last year's hit Viva's Holiday is back. Composer Christopher Corbell and his muse, Portland stripper and writer Viva Las Vegas, are pumped.

12/08/2016 By Jason Buehrer