Event Calendar

Things to Do in Portland This Week

Looking for something to do in Portland, Oregon? Here's a list of upcoming Portland-area events, activities, exhibits, shows, and more.

01/26/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Events

The Portland Winter Light Festival Sets the City Aglow

Discover a 16-foot-tall robot, a glow-in-the-dark mural, fire sculptures, projection mapping, and more at the February fest of light-based art installations.

01/25/2023 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Gallery Openings

Lisa Congdon’s New Show Opens Friday at Chefas Projects

A concurrent group show curated by Congdon features Anis Mojgani, Jen Hewett, and other local and national artists.

01/12/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Year in Review

The Best Oregon-Made Books, Films, Music, Theater, and Art of 2022

From a Decemberist’s spine-chilling ghost story to a joyful album from an old Portland master, 2022 was the year the arts roared back to life.

12/14/2022 By Conner Reed

Art Openings

On at Nationale: Charlie Salas-Humara Returns to Childhood, and an Almost-Blank Canvas

Northeast Portland's Nationale gallery shows the artist's mixed-media works that use found objects (even garbage) to depict scenes of childhood.

12/01/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Visual Art

A New Gallery Examines the Eternal Pull of Flowers

Flowers, in all their shapes and forms, are on view at ‘The Earth Laughs’ at the Lobby in the Ellen Browning Building in Southeast Portland.

11/04/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Art

A Designer for Kendrick Lamar and Odd Future Just Opened His First Gallery Show in Portland

Chris Burnett’s ‘Colibri’ is on at Fisk through December 4.

10/19/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Q+A

Reclaiming Beatrice Morrow Cannady’s Home and Legacy

The Abioto family is working to purchase and preserve the historic Portland home of the civil rights activist—but they’re not the only ones who have made an offer.

10/19/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Visual Art

The Coolest Gallery Shows in Portland Right Now

A look at some of the Rose City's most exciting visual art, from food by way of Warhol and Hockney, autumnal brushes with the occult, and more.

09/27/2022 By Conner Reed

Events

What to Do in Oregon in September

The Oregon State Fair wraps up, the Pendleton Round-Up kicks off, dahlias are in bloom, and Oktoberfest has us raising our steins.

09/02/2022 By Portland Monthly Staff

Q&A

Ripping the City with Sa’rah Sabino

The footwear designer and artist dishes on her favorite spots in Portland and the future of the city.

08/18/2022 By Dalila Brent

visual art

Julian Gaines Isn't Under the Radar in Oregon Anymore

The body of work, on display at the Russo Lee Gallery August 4-27, explores blackface, Oregon history, and our connotations with the American flag.

08/03/2022 By Dalila Brent

Visual Art

Perspectives at PAM Helps Metabolize Portland's 2020 Protests

The Portland Art Museum exhibition features photographs from six artists that challenge the notion of a fixed takeaway from the city's uneasy moment in the spotlight.

07/20/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Events

20 Totally FREE Things to Do in Portland This Summer

Music, movies, plays, and more: you can catch ’em all for an unbeatable price at these in-city events.

07/12/2022 By Matthew Trueherz, Michelle Harris, and Conner Reed

Art

Portland Artist Creates ‘Neon Terror’ Image of Local Sports Figures

Neon Black Tiger’s love for sports brings a bright and scary approach to portraits and cards of Portland athletes including Damian Lillard.

06/10/2022 Edited by Dalila Brent

Pride

The Queen’s Head and Rebel Rebel Are Keeping Old Town Queer

Two new LGBTQIA Portland bars offer a queer twist on the English pub and a neon-bathed hideaway.

06/08/2022 By Thom Hilton Photography by Thom Hilton

Pride

What Does the Future Look Like for Darcelle’s?

Checking in on what lies ahead for the standby Old Town drag club.

06/08/2022 By Conner Reed

Long Story Short

This Portland Quilter Has Become a TikTok Sensation

Chris Marchini’s modern quilts and bright persona have made him a hit with online crafters.

05/13/2022 By Fiona McCann

Visual Art

BanksyLand Is a Worthy (But Expensive) Intro to the Reclusive Street Artist

BanksyLand, despite the ironically high price of admission, is very much worth a visit. The traveling exhibition runs through May 8.

05/04/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Visual Art

Rick Silva’s Peaking Makes a Stunning Visual Map of Our Overwhelming Age

The Eugene artist's new video installation is on view at Oregon Contemporary through June 26.

04/20/2022 By Conner Reed