Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 1–7

The Thesis returns, the Waterfront Blues Festival relocates, and the NW Film Center launches its rooftop screening series.

07/01/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Visual Art

Disjecta Is Now the Oregon Center for Contemporary Art

The North Portland stronghold will host an open house to celebrate the name change on June 26.

06/18/2021 By Riley Bass

Events

How to Celebrate Pride 2021 in Portland

Last year, Pride went fully virtual and scaled way back. This year, it’s dipping its toes back in the water.

05/26/2021 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

The Coolest Gallery Shows in Portland Right Now

An interactive grief altar, a computerized loom, hunky Swedish dads, and more

05/18/2021 By Conner Reed

Sponsored Content

Rediscover Ansel Adams, and Consider His Contemporary Legacy, at the Portland Art Museum

Ansel Adams in Our Time is the exhibition we all need more than one year into the pandemic.

04/19/2021

Television

Meet Andi Kovel, the Portland Punk-Lux Glassblower on Netflix’s Blown Away

Inside the high-stakes world of gaffers, molten glass, and glory holes (yes, you read that correctly).

01/18/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Feature

How a Washougal Man, Known as 'The Blind Woodsman,' Became a TikTok Star

John Furniss uses his spatial memory and a special measuring tool to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind bowls and canisters for his adoring social media fans.

12/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Interview

Portland Artist Wins Warhol Grant to Write About Our City’s Challenged Arts Scene

Bean Gilsdorf, artist and writer, poses questions about who is supporting the arts in Portland.

11/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

Electric Avenue

This Map of Local Neon Signs Is a Walk Through of Old Portland History

Kate Widdows is helping show off our city's "exceptional collection of neon."

09/23/2020 By Sam Pape

How We’re Coping

Masks. Distancing. How Does a Facepainter Meet a Pandemic?

With outdoor events canceled and birthday parties feeling too risky, Mystique’s Fancy Faces owner Celese Williams is sharing her craft online.

07/31/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Visual Art

Don’t Shoot Portland Is Installing a New Exhibition in the Pearl

Stop Killing Us: A Black Lives Still Matter Exhibition runs August 6–29 at Holding Contemporary.

07/24/2020 By Conner Reed

Sponsored Content

Portland Art Museum Is Open and NW Film Center Drive-In Movies Are on Deck

After four months of closure, visitors can see art in person again—albeit with masks and timed-entry tickets. Plus, the NW Film Center has just what you need...

07/15/2020

Pomo Picks

Portland Arts and Culture to Stream This Weekend: July 10–12

This week in local culture: interactive theater, a slew of films, a chamber music festival, and an art gallery, all at your fingertips

07/10/2020 By Jordyn Mayer

Art

Take a Walk Down Alberta with This Animal Art Map

Goodbye, Google Maps; hello, adorable frog sculptures

07/03/2020 By Jordyn Mayer

Sponsored Content

Discover the Beauty and Awesome Power of Mount St. Helens at The Portland Art Museum

And get a sneak peek of Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art, featuring artists’ response to the mountain 40 years after the famous 1980 eruption.

02/13/2020

Q + A

A Love Letter, and a Wake-Up Call, for Yamhill County, From A New York Times Columnist

'Tightrope' traces the ripple effects of generational poverty in Yamhill, Oregon, and what can be done to break the cycle.

02/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

Art News

Arlene Schnitzer Makes $10 Million Gift to Portland Art Museum

Meant to kickstart work on the Mark Rothko Pavilion, it's the largest donation from a single individual in the museum's history.

01/21/2020 By Conner Reed

Photography

The Japanese Garden Reflects on Hiroshima Attack with Season-Opening Exhibit

Spirits Rising: ひろしま/hiroshima showcases objects left behind after U.S. forces bombed the city in 1945.

01/21/2020 By Conner Reed

The Framers

Two Veteran Portland Artists on Finding the Perfect Frame

Bob Nadeau and Efraín González frame art—everything from high-end masterpieces to your preschooler’s handprinted hot mess.

10/16/2019 By Fiona McCann

Trophy Case

3 Amazing Local Greeting Card Designers—for Any Occasion

No matter the sentiment, there's a locally crafted card for it.

10/16/2019 By Marty Patail