Music

4 Takeaways from Swiggle Mandela’s New Album

‘Movie Money’ is a confident, star-studded followup to the Portland rapper's ‘Portlandsterdam’ trilogy.

07/30/2021 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

The Coolest Gallery Shows in Portland Right Now

Warped first ladies, tape recorder séances, anti-war car photographs, and more

07/29/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 29–Aug 4

Knives Out on a rooftop, contemporary dance at a shipyard, an Indigenous maker market, and more

07/29/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Books

In Easy Crafts for the Insane, the Inventor of “Adulting” Rebuilds Herself One Paper Star at a Time

Kelly Williams Brown had a terrible 700 days. In a new memoir, she talks about how paper folding helped her through it.

07/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 22–28

Muppets and jazz, a fashion show at PAM, a bloody mary bike ride, and more

07/22/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Music

People Are Loving Portland Rapper Mic Capes's New Album

In Spite of... officially dropped July 20, and the response has been warm.

07/21/2021 By Nick Campigli

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 15–21

A Prince-themed bike ride, Clueless on a rooftop, suburban Shakesepare, and more.

07/15/2021 By Conner Reed, Nick Campigli, and Cami Hughes

Television

Portland's Own Shrill Snags Its First Emmy Nod

Aidy Bryant has landed some long-deserved recognition for her work in the show's final season.

07/13/2021 By Conner Reed

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

Music

Portland Hip-Hop Showcase the Thesis Returns July 1

The popular event will resume its regular monthly schedule at Kelly’s Olympian.

06/30/2021 By Nick Campigli

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

Pomo PIcks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: June 23–30

A performance from PETE, the Vanport Mosaic Festival winds down, and Brown Calculus hits Zidell Yards.

06/24/2021 By Conner Reed 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

Entertainment

Portlanders Are Killing It on America's Got Talent

Storm Large stormed. Now Jimmie Herrod makes us actually believe in tomorrow.

06/23/2021 By Fiona McCann

Film

The Trailer for Portland-Shot Pig Has Landed

Nicolas Cage plays an Oregon mushroom forager hellbent on retrieving his hog in the new revenge thriller.

06/17/2021 By Conner Reed

Q&A

Swan Song’s Udo Kier, Interviewed by His Portland Co-Star

Swan Song will make its Oregon premiere at Zidell Yards during Pride’s new LGBTQ film fest on June 16.

06/11/2021 By Thom Hilton

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: June 2–6

A curated, incomplete guide to the coolest stuff on offer in the Rose City.

06/02/2021 By Nick Campigli and Conner Reed

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

Pop Culture

Watch Aidy Bryant Say Nice Things about Oregon in a Frilly Collar

The Shrill star gives the Beaver State our own Sally Field moment!

05/18/2021 By Conner Reed