At any given time, your Fine Print blogger might be any staffer on the Portland Monthly masthead. We’re keeping an eye out for newsy or randomly interesting bits we think might interest you, and occasionally we’ll talk about the inner workings of the magazine—why we ran a particular story or chose one cover design over another, for instance.

VISUAL ARTS

Sept. First Thursday Gallery Guide

A new gallery launches in the Pearl, PNCA gets uncomfortable, TBA spreads the art around, and the art museum showcases Oregon's most significant photographer.

09/05/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 5-8

Musicfest NW invades PDX, Typhoon counter-invades the rest of the US, and Portland's theaters open their assault on your fall calendar. That is, the arts get feisty this weekend.

09/04/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do Labor Day Weekend 2013

The inaugural Portland Film Festival, the messiah (aka Russell Brand), world-class golf. Plus, the Honey Badger comes to town! All play, no work for Labor Day weekend.

08/27/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: August 22-25

Ballerinas spin from trees, dogs fly through the air, ventriloquist dummies impersonate Lady Gaga, and jazz fills Vancouver. You can do it all!

08/22/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Claire Gordon

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 15-18

PDX Adult Soapbox Derby! Summer Shakespeare reaches its zenith! The Monkees reunite (and it's not just a joke)! Get summer while it's hot!

08/13/2013 Videography by Portland Monthly Staff

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 8–11

Hit the bridges on your bike, feast on Oregon's finest, meet a Malaysian superstar, and collide with something beautiful this weekend.

08/07/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff

EVENTS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: August 1-4

Trek in the Park, Opera in the Rose Garden, roots music in the woods, Ian Karmel on Portland—it's time to get out!

07/31/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Claire Gordon

EVENTS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 25-28

Whether it's floating down the Willamette in a tube, kicking back for rooftop cinema, or sampling new brews, this weekend offers a plethora of ways to chill out.

07/23/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff and Claire Gordon

EVENTS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 18–21

Just about every music festival and artist you want to see is performing this weekend. Take a look at our picks to figure out your sonic and outdoors schedule.

07/18/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff and Claire Gordon

CONCERTS

2013 Outdoor Summer Concerts and Festivals Guide

Your complete guide for all the sun-soaked concerts and festivals Portland has to offer, including McMenamins Edgefield, the Oregon Zoo, Pickathon, and PDX Pop Now.

07/10/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff With Claire Gordon

VISUAL ARTS

First Thursday/Wednesday: July Picks

First Thursday moves to Wednesday this week (due to 4th of July) for a patriotic explosion of fine art.

07/02/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Claire Gordon

EVENTS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 15-17

Provocative art, jazz hands, and stripped-down blues are on our calendar.

03/14/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff

FILM

PDX Int'l Film Fest Preview

PIFF kicks off two-weeks and 135 films tonight, and we wade in for some picks and previews.

02/07/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff

MUSIC

12 Albums for 2012

Remembering this year's must-hear local records

12/26/2012 By Portland Monthly Staff

BOOKS

2012's Best Books

Local lit we gave our stamp of approval to this year.

12/20/2012 By Portland Monthly Staff

ON THE LAST DAYS OF XMAS...

Holiday Shows Not to Miss

We don't have a partridge in a pear tree, but we've got Bach, the Beatles, and the Big Lebowski.

12/20/2012 By Portland Monthly Staff

VISUAL ARTS

December First Thursday Picks

Rippling abs, muddy jockeys, South American deserts, and more invite you out to December gallery hunting.

12/06/2012 By Portland Monthly Staff

TEE UP

Video: The Dan Plan

Can golf be mastered in 10,000 hours?

08/19/2011 With Portland Monthly Staff

Article

Beer n’ Burgers

Street Party in the Pearl

07/13/2010 By Portland Monthly Staff

Culture Calendar

Make My Weekend

Dining, dinosaurs, cellos, and more cellos

08/06/2009 By Portland Monthly Staff