Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 8–15

Go by bike (at Pedalpalooza)! Go by car (at the Rose Cup Races)! Or stay seated at the Hollywood and watch Summer of Soul. This week is yours for the ...

07/08/2021 By Conner Reed and Cami Hughes

Television

Looking for Portland in Hey, Arnold!

The ’90s hit turns 25 this year. Here’s where you can spot its Rose City roots.

07/08/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Footnotes

LISTEN: A Conversation with Leila Haile, Subashini Ganesan, and Joaquin Lopez

We chat with past and present Portland creative laureates about the gig, the arts, and more.

06/25/2021 By Gabriel Granillo and Nick Campigli

Arts & Culture

Leila Haile and Joaquin Lopez Are Portland’s New Creative Laureates

This is the first time the city has appointed two artists to serve as the official ambassadors to the broader creative community.

06/24/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Film

New Documentary Black Girl in the Woods Seeks to Reclaim the Outdoors for Outsiders

This summer, Artists Repertory Theatre’s managing director Kisha Jarrett will hike for 1,200 miles and capture it on camera.

06/23/2021 By Fiona McCann

Home Décor

3 Local Ceramists Show Off Their Envy-Worthy Pieces

From stately planters to chill mugs to one-of-a-kind sake sets, there’s something for everyone.

05/18/2021 By Eden Dawn

Essay

Across Three Seasons, Shrill Quietly Revolutionized the Portrayal of Fat Women on Television

The show's success with critics and audiences paves the way for more shows that celebrate fat bodies instead of pathologizing or pitying them.

05/07/2021 By Amy McCarthy Illustrations by Gillian Dreher

Music

An Incomplete Timeline of Portland’s Musical History

From the post-World War II jazz boom to when Courtney met Kurt, these were the moments that shaped Stumptown’s sound.

05/05/2021 By Conner Reed

Interview

Portland Author Willy Vlautin Talks Gentrification and the Changing City

His new book, The Night Always Comes, is out this month.

04/30/2021 By Fiona McCann

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: A Local Audiobook, an Apocalyptic Opus, and More

The content in our queues, from Jaime Schmidt's Supermaker to Lana Del Rey's Norman Fucking Rockwell!

04/08/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

What To Do

In a Gloomy Pandemic Season, the Portland Winter Light Festival Returns Just in Time

The annual event is more dispersed, masked, and distanced, but still aglow.

02/01/2021 By Julia Silverman

In Memoriam

Au Revoir, Glenda! We Salute a Portland Icon

The city pays tribute to the late, beloved Glenda Goldwater, who died this month.

09/21/2020 By Eden Dawn and Fiona McCann

Sponsored Content

Portland Open Studios Pivots to Virtual Event This October 10–11, 17–18

The 22-year-old nonprofit supports artists to get online.

09/18/2020

Air Quality

What’s Canceled, Closed, Postponed, or in Limbo Due to the Oregon Wildfires?

The city itself isn’t burning, but smoke in the air is affecting everything from outdoor movies to dining to sports.

09/10/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Black Lives Matter

Black-Owned Businesses: Service Directory

Portland Monthly's guide to Black-owned companies to hire for just about any job you need done.

08/04/2020 By Eden Dawn, Lauren Carlos, and Jordyn Mayer

Black Lives Matter

Some Portland Theaters Are Opening Their Lobbies to Protesters in Need of a Recharge

Demonstrators can use the bathroom, power their phones, and get water and snacks.

06/10/2020 By Julia Silverman

What Now?

Cinema Unbound: How Filmmaking Is Changing Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

Amy Dotson, director of NW Film Center, on the future of filmmaking.

06/01/2020 With Conner Reed

House Party

Choose Your Quarantine House, Portland

OK, we’ll do this, too.

04/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler and Portland Monthly Staff

Art from Home

How to Stream and Support Portland Artists During the Coronavirus Outbreak

A rotating list of online events by Portland-area artists and the most direct ways to get money in their pockets.

03/20/2020 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann

Art

CULT Wants You to See the Value in Objects

The new Pearl District shop features rare books, toys, sneakers, and more

02/18/2020 By Gabriel Granillo