Comedy

Portland Gets Its First-Ever Queer Comedy Festival

It's the first multiday fest in the country wholly dedicated to queer comics and their friends and fans.

06/12/2017 By Lisa Dunn

Travel News

Don't Blink: Here's One More Way to See the 2017 Eclipse

Most hotels in the path of next summer's Great American Eclipse (which passes straight over Oregon) have been booked for years. Starting November 17, there's another lodging option: camping!

11/01/2016 By Lisa Dunn

Top Nonprofits

Meet Our 2016 Light a Fire Winners

Celebrating the nonprofits that make Portland a better place to live, love, give, and grow.

10/10/2016 Edited by Marty Patail By Kelly Clarke, Claire Colby, Eden Dawn, Ramona DeNies, Lisa Dunn, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Benjamin Tepler, and Regina Winkle-Bryan

Light a Fire 2016: Extraordinary Executive Director

At Bridge Meadows, Derenda Schubert Leads an Innovative Portland Housing Community

The Portsmouth neighborhood community was designed to create a “big family.”

10/10/2016 By Lisa Dunn

Light a Fire 2016: Exceptional Pro Bono Contribution

This Global Branding Agency Helps Portland Street Kids Become Designers

AKQA provides materials, expertise, and guidance. The kids do the rest.

10/10/2016 By Lisa Dunn

All Jane Comedy Festival

Comedian Dulcé Sloan Tells the Truth. But Funny.

The LA-based comic is in Portland for All Jane. She talks activism, visibility, and her failure to avoid her fate.

10/05/2016 By Lisa Dunn

Playlist

October: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

From the ferocious and danceable music of Peaches to the simple sound of RY X, October promises killer music nearly every day.

09/29/2016 By Lisa Dunn and Rebecca Jacobson

Books & Talks

iO Tillett Wright Finds His Music in Darling Days

We caught up with the New York artist and activist, who's en route to Powell’s this week, to talk about his new memoir.

09/26/2016 By Lisa Dunn

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 15–18

The Portland Biennial says bye-bye, a carnivorous plant hits the stage, Bloc Party returns, and 16 more ways to slay the weekend.

09/15/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Lisa Dunn, and Michelle Porter

Big Shot

Meet the Portland Entrepreneur Taking on the White, Male-Centric Booze Industry

With Miru Vodka, Chaunci King roars onto the scene.

09/13/2016 By Lisa Dunn

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 25–28

Dance tango in the park, jam to Y La Bamba on the roof, catch some beat-fueled Shakespeare, and head to Hawthorne for a street party. August, we're sending you out in style.

08/25/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lisa Dunn

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 18–21

Hear The Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj recount high school horror stories. Hurtle down Mount Tabor in a soapbox. Catch new tunes from Federale. Pick up comics by the pound. It's gonna be a hot one, folks.

08/18/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Lisa Dunn, and Fiona McCann

Dispatch

Should Portland Save the Memorial Coliseum?

A small group of preservationists want to rescue the 55-year-old gray box from demolition.

08/15/2016 By Lisa Dunn

Comics

Oregon’s Been a Comics Capital for Longer Than You Think (Like, Waaaay Longer)

Oregon Historical Society’s new exhibit Comic City, USA showcases our state's talent in the ninth art. This timeline proves Oregonians have been cranking out some of the best for more than 100 years.

08/11/2016 By Lisa Dunn

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 11–14

Comedian Ian Karmel makes a triumphant return. Dancers take inspiration from zombies. A silent Buster Keaton classic gets a new score. NE Alberta throws a party. We're happy to see you, weekend.

08/11/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Lisa Dunn, and Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 4–7

Aerialists spinning from the trees. Pink Martini crooning at the zoo. Coney Island photography in the Pearl. Pirouettes (and prima donnas, and Pee-wee, and Prospero) at the park. Ahoy, August.

08/04/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lisa Dunn

THEATER

Third Rail Distills the Drama to Two People in a Trailer—Weed Optional

Ahead of the Portland premiere of Annapurna, we talk to director Isaac Lamb about the best of theater, the right weed strain for the show, and how Donald Trump led him back to town.

08/04/2016 By Lisa Dunn

AUGUST PLAYLIST

August: A Month of Concerts in 20 Songs

From the frankenfestival that is MusicfestNW Presents Project Pabst to a cozy Emily King set, there’s something for everyone this August.

07/28/2016 By Lisa Dunn and Rebecca Jacobson

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 21–24

Outdoor movies. Tons of local music. A madcap opera. Night Vale live. Get your weekend on.

07/21/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lisa Dunn

BOOKS

Jessi Klein Explains Why You Might Not Grow Out of It

The stand-up comedian and head writer of Inside Amy Schumer talks about writing sketch comedy, feminism, and aging out of the Hollywood system.

07/21/2016 By Lisa Dunn