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

Hotels

Downtown Hilton to Be Renamed after Famed Oregon Suffragist

The new Duniway is getting a big remodel, too.

02/13/2017 By Lauren Kershner

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

Love Happenings

Spread the Love: 14 Valentine Events for the 14th

From live music to steamy stories to dirty runs to anti-V-Day bashes, we've got you covered.

02/08/2017 By Lauren Kershner

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 2–5

Warm up your winter with a citywide light festival, a Tuareg-language tribute to Purple Rain, sexy saxophone solos, true crime tales, and Sting.

02/02/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lauren Kershner

Openings

Design Within Reach Opens Its Largest Studio in the Country in Portland

The design company's new Pearl District location boasts 28,000 square feet dedicated to midcentury modern and contemporary furniture and home décor.

01/31/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Music

Charles Bradley, Dinosaur Jr., and Drive-By Truckers Are Pickathon Bound

The annual Happy Valley hoedown has announced its initial lineup of 42 international and local acts.

01/19/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Hotel Watch 2017

Suite Year? Checking In on Portland's New Hotel Boom

Here's a refresher course on hospitality industry groundbreakings, from downtown's Hi-Lo to the Pearl District's new Hilton to a Hood River cousin of the Jupiter Hotel.

01/13/2017 By Lauren Kershner and Ramona DeNies

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 12–15

Do-si-do to Appalachian string music, watch Northwest history unfurl onstage, take a romp through the post-Communist world of punk rock, and behold the lipstick-smeared zaniness of YouTube star Miranda Sings.

01/12/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Lauren Kershner

Portland Politics

What to Do On (and Around) Inauguration Day

From marches and rallies to art workshops and comedy shows, here are 15 inauguration-related happenings to light your political fire as a new president takes office.

01/10/2017 By Lauren Kershner