Light a Fire 2022: Extraordinary Volunteer

This Arts Advocate Reminds Us There’s a Lot Happening in Rural Oregon

Baker City’s Ginger Savage helped steer millions in COVID relief funding to arts groups all over the state, not just to Willamette Valley heavy hitters.

12/29/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Q&A

Ripping the City with Anela Malik

The influencer and entrepreneur voices her opinion on Portland and dishes on her newly discovered favorites in and around the city.

11/07/2022 By Dalila Brent

Dance

This Contemporary Dance Festival Is Ready to Broaden Portland’s Horizons

Now in its fifth year, Union PDX concentrates global talent in Southeast Portland.

11/07/2022 By Fiona McCann

Q&A

Ripping the City With Jordan Thierry

The Portland-born author, filmmaker, and creative director shares his Rose City go-tos, and the changes he's looking forward to most in the city.

10/20/2022 By Dalila Brent

Cinemas

The Hollywood Theatre Gets a Makeover

The iconic Portland cinema’s façade receives a long-awaited renovation.

10/11/2022 By Conner Reed

Feature

Remembering Vampira and Tarantula Ghoul, Oregon’s Scream Queens

Inside the legacies of two Oregon-grown horror hosts.

10/03/2022 By Conner Reed Illustrations by Patrick Leger

Fall Arts

Preview: Jeffrey Gibson’s ‘They Come From Fire’ at Portland Art Museum

The artist’s photography project is a sprawling celebration of Oregon’s Indigenous communities, past and present.

09/28/2022 By Rebecca Jacobson

fall arts

Get Ready for Portland’s First Full-Blown Theatrical Season since 2019

Portland Center Stage, Artists Repertory Theatre, Profile, Lakewood, and other companies have big plans for local stages.

09/02/2022 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

Development

6 Big Development Projects to Watch In Portland and Beyond This Fall

Kah-Nee-Ta gears back up, PAM CUT's getting a new home, the Vancouver Waterfront is getting a new hotel, and more.

09/01/2022 By Julia Silverman

Fall Arts

Fall’s Can’t-Miss Concerts, Plays, Author Events, Dance Performances & More

The TBA Fest, eagerly awaited book launches, a head-spinning hip-hop triple-bill ... we’re looking at a jam-packed arts season in Portland.

09/01/2022 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann Illustrations by Kate Dehler

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Summer 2022 Playlist

From Portugal. the Man to Yeat to Pink Martini, give this list of summer songs from Portlanders—old and new—a spin this season.

06/24/2022 By Conner Reed

Development

Think the Portland Metro Area's Done For? These 11 Developments Beg to Differ

New apartment complexes, restored theaters, downtown music venues, and more are in the works for 2022 and beyond.

02/16/2022 By Julia Silverman

Design

Portlander Shawna X Is Painting Mini Cooper Rooftops for Public Consumption

Shawna X was selected to participate in MINI’s National Immigrants Day initiative.

11/10/2021 By Cami Hughes

Interview

Got a Message? Bellagram Telegrams Will Sing It for You.

Jen Forti talks about founding the Portland-based singing telegram service. Plus: she shows off her old-timey outfit.

08/04/2021 By Marty Patail

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