How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes (On a Stage)

Back from a five-year Portland absence, the innovative company Sojourn turns theater into a social-science laboratory.

02/02/2015 By Matthew Schonfeld


PoMo Picks: January's Best Bets For Things to See and Do

The Decemberists release a new album, pop culture meets Chekov, and Chamber Music Northwest brings back record-breaking numbers of classical fans

01/05/2015 By Aaron Scott and Matthew Schonfeld


Portland's Best New Year's Eve Events

Black-tie champagne extravaganza? Sweaty dance party? Rocking live music? We round up the best events so all you have to worry about is what to wear.

12/29/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


Revolution Hall's Opening Weekend Line-Up Announced

The new music venue housed in Washington High School opens its doors in February with Dan Savage, Live Wire Radio, Wild Ones, and Alialujah Choir.

12/19/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


Modest Mouse Releases a New Single and Announces the Album Is On The Way

The Portland-based band teased its first single in eight years via Instagram. Listen to "Lampshades On Fire" now. Album out March 3.

12/15/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


Win Tickets to Mark O'Connor & Friends at the Schnitz

The Grammy Award-winning violinist brings friends and family for 'An Appalachian Christmas' on December 22.

12/11/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


The Complete Guide to Portland's Holiday Shows

The lights are up, the trees are out, and the holiday arts are running all December long. Help plan your month with our list of the best events from the classics to the quirky—and everything in between.

12/04/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Matthew Schonfeld


A Collage of Young Movers Wants to Bring Dance to a Millennial Audience

The new dance company Elevate invited 11 choreographers to each make a work based on a distinct human emotion for an immersive performance. Dec 4, 6, and 7.

12/03/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


The Alluring Electronics of Magic Fades

Portland's genre-spanning electro-R&B duo delights your ears with its sophomore project, Push Thru, and an album release concert on Dec. 6.

11/25/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


Win Tickets to the Moth Live

The super-popular storytelling series returns to Portland on Dec 15, and we're offering up a pair of tickets.

11/24/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


The Decemberists Announce Album Release, Portland Concert, and Music Video

After a four-year hiatus, the Decemberists' new album is slated for January 2015. The band plays the Keller Auditorium March 21, 2015.

11/24/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


How to See the World's Best Performances Without Leaving Portland

You don't have to travel to New York or London to see world-class theater, dance, and stars (hello, James Franco). You can see them at Portland cinemas. Here's the schedule.

11/20/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


A Metaphysical Trip through the Mind of Flying Lotus

The Los Angeles producer/rapper performed his ground-breaking electronics through mesmerizing visual effects at the Roseland.

11/18/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


BalletBoyz, More than Just the Hot Boy Band of Dance

The British all-male ballet company dazzles Portland with inventive and graceful intensity. Thru Nov 12. Plus, 2-for-1 tickets!

11/12/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


Critic's Picks for the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival

From surrealist shorts to revealing documentaries and award-winning indie films, the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival brings together our region's budding crop of movie makers.

11/07/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


Win Tickets to See John Oliver

The HBO host/comedian brings his British snark to Portland for two shows at the Keller on November 22.

11/05/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


What Do David Bowie, Frank Zappa, and the Talking Heads Have in Common? This Man.

Meet one of the lesser-known geniuses of the recording industry—your favorite artist’s favorite guitarist, Adrian Belew. His Power Trio plays the Aladdin Nov. 8.

11/04/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


Pink Martini and the Von Trapps Debut Video for "Dream A Little Dream"

Portland's little orchestra and The Sound Of Music namesakes share a whimsical tortoise love story filmed in the Gardens of Sampson and Beasley.

10/29/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


The World's Best Beards and Mustaches Compete In Portland (and Defy the Laws of Gravity)

The burliest beards from around the world converged on PDX, and a Portlander took home the prize. Check out our slide show of the winners and facial wonders.

10/27/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


The Decemberists' Colin Meloy Announces New Album from a Brooklyn Street Corner

The Portland indie folk rockers have a new album on the way, or so the lead singer said to an impromptu audience gathered on a Williamsburg corner before playing one of the new songs.

10/24/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld