Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 8-12

The Bridgetown Comedy Festival conquers all, The Pirates of Penzance opens, and Othello and PAM's Venice exhibition close. Heed!

05/08/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak


5 Portland Bands You Need to Hear Now

These incendiary acts may be new to the scene, but they’ve already locked into solid grooves of their own. Best of all, you can still catch them at intimate venues—but probably not for long.

05/01/2014 By Ryan White


Death Becomes Her

The "Green Reaper" of Boring, Oregon finds a calling—and a fresh start for an industry in flux—with wicker caskets, backyard burials, and free baby hugs.

02/03/2014 By Nancy Rommelmann


Arts in the January Issue

All the arts and culture stories from Portland Monthly’s January issue in one convenient spot.

01/08/2014 By Erik Maurer


Live Wire Radio Goes for National Glory

After a decade of cracking up local listeners, Portland's radio dynamos aim to be public radios next big thing—and they just might make it.

01/02/2014 By Aaron Scott Photography by William Anthony


Win Tickets to Blind Pilot and the Oregon Symphony

The local indie folk darlings team up with the symphony for a night of sweeping orchestral tunes on April 27.

04/09/2013 By Aaron Scott


Arts in the April Issue

This month's art-focused Portland Monthly articles include a Q&A with Artists Rep's new artistic director and Blind Pilot's latest album.

04/01/2013 By Allison Jones


Blind Pilot Goes Symphonic

The indie-folk band teams up with the Oregon Symphony.

03/15/2013 By Aaron Scott


Romancing At Home: Portland Hotel Packages

15 Cupid-approved Portland staycation specials for your sweetie.

02/11/2013 By Madelynn Vislocky


Chef Thomas Boyce Leaves Bluehour

The veteran Los Angeles chef is replaced by Clarklewis chef and Bluehour alum Dolan Lane.

01/08/2013 By Karen Brooks


Tilting at Landfills

Fifth-generation farmer Ramsey McPhillips and a motley crew of neighbors wage a quixotic battle to stop North America’s largest garbage company from growing even bigger in the heart of Oregon's wine country.

08/23/2012 By Aaron Scott


City of Industry

A photo essay of seven local factories reveals a thriving manufacturing trade.

08/17/2012 By Zach Dundas

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The Diver

A 12-year veteran of Portland Fire and Rescue’s Dive Team, Lt. Rich Tyler is one of very few people to have experienced the murky netherworld that lies below the surface of the Willamette River.

07/18/2012 By Jill Davis


Spirit of ’77 Revamps Menu

Portland restaurateur Nate Tilden will star in the sports bar’s redesign

06/27/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


High Note

Vancouver's Edna Vazquez is a rising star on Spanish television.

10/14/2011 By Anne Adams

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The Villain

He's the mustachioed bad guy in the Wanderlust Circus, but Portlander Russell Bruner also performs swing, acrobatics, and a racy burlesque striptease act. This month, he offers us a glimpse into his glamorous life—onstage and off.

10/14/2011 By Georgia Perry

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The Designer

Young, critically acclaimed, and decidedly opinionated, industrial designer Joey Roth recently moved his solo practice from San Francisco to Portland. He expounds on his design philosophy (very Portland), his take on the craft movement (un-Portland), and

07/22/2011 By Zach Dundas


Global Canvas

Influential gallery owner Elizabeth Leach has accomplished much in her 30-year career.

07/22/2011 By Randy Gragg

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The Champion

Not to get on a soap box, but this Portland teen is legit racing champion.

06/29/2011 By Rachel Ritchie


Bluehour Hires Spago Alum Thomas Boyce

Bruce Carey’s Pearl District charmer adds a missing ingredient: a power player in the kitchen.

06/22/2011 By Karen Brooks