Comedy

Girl God Brings Surreal, Frenetic Comedy to Portland

Grace Freud and April Clark will come to town for a May 21 date at the Old Church Concert Hall. 

05/17/2022 By Conner Reed

Performance

Portland Opera Brings The Central Park Five to Life

The 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner will run through the end of March at the Newmark Theatre.

03/18/2022 By Conner Reed

Travel

7 Last-Minute Spring Break Destinations for Sun-Deprived Portlanders

Still wondering where to go? Las Vegas, New Orleans, San Diego, and more await.

03/10/2022 By Dalila Brent, Shannon Daehnke, Gabriel Granillo, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, and Julia Silverman

Arts News

Beaverton's New Performance Center Means Big Things for Access to the Arts

The just-opened Patricia Reser Center for the Arts is a game-changer for the western suburbs, and Portland’s arts ecosystem as a whole.

03/05/2022 By Grace Moen

Music

5 Can’t-Miss Shows at the 2022 PDX Jazz Festival

Local legend Mel Brown, four-time Grammy winner Robert Glasper, and more will bathe Portland in sound throughout the rest of February.

02/16/2022 By Gabriel Granillo and Conner Reed

Performance

Heart of Stone Mines Uyghur History for Universal Truths

The in-progress movement piece takes inspiration from director/choreographer Alisher Khasanov's childhood in Kazakhstan.

02/07/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Culture

Where to Get Braids in the Portland Area

From box braids to knotless to faux locs and more, if you're in need of a protective style for your hair, check out this list of Portland-area stylists.

02/03/2022 By Dalila Brent

Pomo Picks

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.

01/31/2022 By Conner Reed, Shannon Daehnke, and Michelle Harris

Festivals

5 Things to Check Out at the 2022 Fertile Ground Festival

This year’s virtual performance fest will bring 38 new works to our screens. From dance films to audio dramas - here’s what we’re looking forward to.

01/27/2022 By Conner Reed

Video

The Portland Winter Light Festival Is Back

For eight days—up from last year's two—a slew of installations are lighting up the Rose City.

01/27/2022 By Karly Quadros With Monica Salazar and Rose Lee

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Winter 2021 Playlist

Chromatics, Decemberists, Jinkx Monsoon, and more: Icy tracks from Oregonians old and new to help you through the dwindling daylight

12/02/2021 By Conner Reed

In Memoriam

Remembering Ray Tillotson, Founder of Ray’s Ragtime

The business owner, actor, and community figure was an early figurehead of Portland secondhand and vintage shopping.

12/01/2021 By Andrew Jankowski

Shopping

Portland Monthly's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

When you shop local you’re giving the gift of Portland and giving a gift to Portland at the same time.

11/23/2021 By Gabriel Granillo Photography by Michael Novak

Sponsored Content

Bringing the Arts Closer to Beaverton

The Patricia Reser Center for the Arts will connect people from all walks of life through world-class entertainment and cultural experiences.

11/22/2021 By Ben McBee

Art

Portland's Finally Getting Its Own Immersive Van Gogh Show

Head to Exhibit Hall E at OCC for floor-to-ceiling projections of the Dutch master's greatest hits in ‘Beyond Van Gogh.’

11/19/2021 By Julia Silverman

Festivals

APANO Brings Art to East Portland

Expect BIPOC artists pop-ups, visual art, author talks, and more.

10/30/2021 By Karly Quadros

Culture

Prominent Portland Artists Name Their Favorite Local Creators

We asked some of the Rose City's brightest which Portlanders have helped them through the pandemic.

10/11/2021 By Conner Reed

Film

Todd Haynes’s New Velvet Underground Doc Opts for Immersion over Handholding

The Portland director discusses his first documentary, which throws the uninitiated headlong into the ’60s downtown art world—to invigorating effect.

10/05/2021 By Conner Reed

TBA

A Public Procession High-Steps Through Boise-Eliot

In ‘Let ’im Move You: Intervention,’ jumatatu m. poe and Jermone ‘Donte’ Beacham bring Black queer performance to historically Black neighborhoods.

10/01/2021 By Rebecca Jacobson

TBA

At TBA 2021, Holland Andrews Gives Tender Micro-Concerts Over the Phone

At TBA 2021, erstwhile Portlander Holland Andrews performs one-on-one micro-concerts.

09/27/2021 By Rebecca Jacobson