The Other Oregon: Beyond Bend

Drive to Bend—and Keep Going! A Guide to the Best of Central Oregon

You didn’t drive all the way to Central Oregon just to stay in town.

04/17/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Lauren Kershner, and Margaret Seiler

Q&A

This Wild Mural Will Wrap around an Entire Portland Office Building

Los Angeles artist James Jean talks about his plans for the Fair-Haired Dumbbell, rising at the Burnside Bridge's east end.

04/17/2017 By Lauren Kershner

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 13–16

Canadians stage a sing-along at the Aladdin, Kyle Kinane hits Helium, Laura Gibson plays a hometown show, OBT celebrates the earth, and the Portland Art Museum closes the curtain on Rodin.

04/13/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Meagan Nolan, Lauren Kershner, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 6–9

Mitski, a robot chorus line, opera's greatest hits, refugee tales, a dystopian antiwar novel, and some "sorbet-colored smut." In other words, a good time to get out of the house and do something.

04/06/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lauren Kershner

Music

Yes, Vanessa Carlton Wrote Piano-Pop Classic “A Thousand Miles.” No, That’s Not All.

She's bringing her reinvented career back to Portland.

04/06/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Office Life

Welcome to Portland's New Creative Feminist Workspace

Its motto: "badass broads do it better."

04/04/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Music

These Composers Channel Our National Parks in Sound

Third Angle presents Solo Hikes: three specially commissioned pieces, two nights, one passion.

04/03/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Playlist

10 Concerts You Can't Miss in Portland This Month

The cherry blossoms are in bloom and so is this month's music lineup. Here's our playlist of the 10 must-see acts cruising through Portland in April.

03/30/2017 By Lauren Kershner

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 30–Apr 2

Saddle up for improv with a side of pie, Regina Spektor, a history of the universe, comedian Ali Wong, a deep dive into the wild world of wine fanaticism, and modern dance set to Elliott Smith.

03/29/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lauren Kershner

Dance

Skinner/Kirk’s Latest Is a Stormy Dance Set to Elliott Smith

Portland choreographers Eric Skinner and Daniel Kirk talk Elliott Smith and their 30-year dance partnership.

03/23/2017 By Lauren Kershner

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 23–26

A new Blitzen Trapper "musical event," secrets of human evolution, Jain, British anarchism, Beyoncé vs. microwave ovens, and pottery aplenty. Sounds about right.

03/23/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lauren Kershner

Marijuana

The Future of Weed May Sprout in Portland’s Suburbs

The heir to a major beer distributor turns his attention to developing new strains of cannabis for a growing industry.

03/20/2017 By Lauren Kershner

VISUAL ART

Don't Fear the Art: A New 'Passport' Beckons First-Timers to Portland Galleries

No, you don't have to be rich. Or an expert. Go ahead. Step inside.

03/16/2017 By Lauren Kershner

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 16–19

What's on deck? The masterminds behind Serial, Japandroids, Indian dance, a variety show co-produced by a cannabis company, Indigo Girls, and a feminist Wikipedia edit-a-thon. That's what.

03/16/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lauren Kershner

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 9–12

From classical guitar to Brazilian street dance, papier-mâché puppets to summer camp for grown-ups, the weekend is ready for action.

03/09/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lauren Kershner

Architecture

How to Design a Summer Home—According to the Finns

A new photography exhibit reveals a century of Finnish summer villas.

03/08/2017 By Lauren Kershner

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 2–5

Circus performers flip omelets onstage, POWFest turns 10, Jens Lekman hits Revolution Hall, Third Angle performs a string quartet in total darkness, and Matilda: The Musical swings (literally) through the Keller. Hello there, March.

03/02/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lauren Kershner

Music

March: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

Coming in like a lion, the live music lineup is fierce.

03/01/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Music

Billy Joel Hits the Moda Center in December for First Solo Portland Concert in a Decade

Sing us a song (or a few), you're the Piano Man.

02/17/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Happenings

February's Steals, Deals, and Style Events

From winter sales to spa treatments, February is happening.

02/16/2017 By Lauren Kershner