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

Playlist

December: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

The Handsome Family, Pere Ubu, Justin Townes Earle, and more prove that Portland music hasn’t been completely taken over by sugarplum fairies, singing Christmas trees, and surly elves.

11/29/2016 By Jason Buehrer and Rebecca Jacobson

Visual Art

How Do You Make Art from Displacement?

Two Portland artists have used their departure from the Troy Laundry building as inspiration for a new show, and this week marks your last chance to see it.

11/22/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Arts News

Northeast Portland Has a Brand-New Theater Space

The Fremont Theater opened its doors in October and is already filling its calendar with kindie rock, storytelling shows, and radio dramas.

11/21/2016 By Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 17–20

Poetry meets burlesque set to the music of Prince. A new album from Portland prog-rockers Aan. "Post-African/Neo-hoodoo" dance. A sci-fi convention. It's the weekend, everybody.

11/17/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Jason Buehrer

Next-Level Bodega

Mini Mini Reimagines the Convenience Store

The East Burnside mini-mart elevates the utilitarian corner store to a haven of Helvetica, crowlers, and niche snacks.

11/14/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Throwback Radio

Radio Days Return with Tesla City Stories

A night of audio entertainment puts a fresh twist on an old medium.

11/10/2016 By Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 10–13

The Beach Boys get around (round, round, get around), the Oregon Symphony rocks out to Raiders of the Lost Ark, Late Night Action closes up shop, and local filmmakers show off their chops.

11/10/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 3–6

Catch a roller derby smackdown, pack up the covered wagon for some Oregon Trail–inspired theater, heed the call of Siren Nation, cake yourself in glitter for PWR BTTM, and go on a literary frenzy at Wordstock.

11/02/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Jason Buehrer, and Fiona McCann

Playlist

November: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

From glitter-glam pop-punk to hard-core symphonic play-alongs, November’s music scene gives Portland a lot to be thankful for.

11/02/2016 By Jason Buehrer and Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 27–30

It's the Halloweekend. From cemetery tours to an oral history of death—with some vaudeville acrobatics for good measure—here's how to keep it spooky.

10/27/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ko Ricker, Webb Wright, Jason Buehrer, and Fiona McCann

Dance

Dancers Turn Their Backs in PDX Contemporary Ballet's New Show

Portland's newest dance company launches its first season with Incipio, a show in the round.

10/26/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Books & Talks

Feel the Bern in Person, at Powell's

The Oregon Democratic primary winner is Portland-bound.

10/17/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Home Design

Like Many Portlanders, This First-Time Homebuyer Dreams of Owning a Tiny House

Unfortunately, it's not that easy.

10/13/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Theater

Shaking the Tree’s Storytelling Magic

Artistic director Samantha Van Der Merwe on displacement and dismemberment.

10/13/2016 By Jason Buehrer

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 13–16

Catch Bryan Cranston in Beaverton, dance tango all over town, groove to Sade with comedian Bri Pruett, peek into the studios of local artists, and boogie down at an Explode Into Colors reunion concert.

10/13/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Jason Buehrer