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.

12/01/2022 By Conner Reed, Matthew Trueherz, and Margaret Seiler

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

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Fall 2022 Playlist

Lush, autumnal tracks from Portlanders including Dead Moon, Rasheed Jamal, Dakota Theim and more.

10/14/2022 By Conner Reed

Cinemas

The Hollywood Theatre Gets a Makeover

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

10/11/2022 By Conner Reed

Events

What’s Happening at the Oregon Coast? Check Out These Major Annual Events.

Hunt for glow-in-the-dark glass floats in Lincoln City, help document king tides, and celebrate the return of Shore Acres Holiday Lights near Coos Bay!

10/06/2022 By Margaret Seiler

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

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

Film

13 Oregon-Made Halloween Flicks to Add to Your Queues This October

From a Disney Channel original to an ’80s Daryl Hannah slasher, these homegrown horror films will spruce up your October programming.

09/26/2022 By Conner Reed

Theater

Northwest Children’s Theater Finds a New Home in Downtown Portland

For nearly three decades, NWCT has operated in a former Christian Science church in Nob Hill. In January, it’s moving to Broadway.

09/21/2022 By Conner Reed

TBA

At TBA 2022, NOTHINGBEING Brings Relief from All the Talking

Portland choreographer Takahiro Yamamoto’s project unites vulnerability, rigor, and play.

09/14/2022 By Rebecca Jacobson

Museums

10 Can't-Miss Oregon Museums Outside of Portland

Could we interest you in the world's largest pig hairball? Perhaps a gravity-defying ‘X-Files’ fixation?

09/09/2022 By Conner Reed, Julia Silverman, Nick Campigli, and Katherine Hamilton

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

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

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

Q&A

Ripping the City With Brennan Scarlett

The NFL player and founder of Big Yard Foundation, a Portland non-profit, discusses growing up in the Rose City and dishes on his favorite local spots.

07/22/2022 By Dalila Brent

Movie Theaters

How the Clinton Street Theater’s New Owners Are Bringing It into the Future

The 107-year-old Southeast Portland punk palace is getting a light makeover—but its spirit is staying the same as ever.

07/19/2022 By Conner Reed

Culture

Where Are the Black Portlanders? Photo Book ‘Here I Am’ Can Show You.

Portlander Shani Storey tapped new and longtime Rose City residents to celebrate and show the depth of the African American community.

07/07/2022 By Dalila Brent

Performance

How I Learned to Hula-Hoop from Cirque du Soleil Artists

In Portland for their production of ‘Alegría,’ the world's greatest contortionists face their toughest challenge yet.

06/29/2022 By Conner Reed

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