Pomo Picks

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to to Take Your Mind off the Apocalypse: Week of April 8

The Portland Monthly team shares the non-pandemic content keeping us sane this week.

04/08/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pen Pals

Dear Stranger Connects Isolated Oregonians During Coronavirus

The letter exchange project from Oregon Humanities is back.

04/06/2020 By Conner Reed

Film

Roland Dahwen’s First Feature Film Examines Family Fallout with Intriguing Patience

Borrufa premiered at PIFF last month (before everything went up in flames).

04/03/2020 By Conner Reed

Coronavirus

The Oregon Cultural Trust Explores Unprecedented $10 Million Coronavirus Relief Fund for Arts Orgs

The organization hopes to use more than a third of its $29 million corpus to keep Oregon’s cultural sector on life support during the coronavirus crisis.

03/27/2020 By Conner Reed

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

Social Distancing

All the Things You Can Do with Your Library Card That Aren't Going to the Library

Audiobooks, archives, music, and a mind-blowing film selection are yours, courtesy of an internet connection and library card number.

03/17/2020 By Conner Reed

Binge TIme

Oregon-Made Books, Films, TV, and Music to Binge Right Now

Chances are, you're about to be home for a while. Here are some Portland-centric picks to add to your queue.

03/14/2020 By Fiona McCann and Conner Reed

Jazz Fest

Thundercat Was at Home Among Jazz Fans at His PDX Jazz Fest Set

The bassist set aside the hits and played dazzling solos for a rapt crowd at Portland Art Museum last Saturday.

03/06/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

Film

Our Top Picks for the Portland International Film Festival

First cows, first loves, and bloodthirsty puppets—we break down a robust PIFF lineup.

03/05/2020 By Conner Reed

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 5–8

Profile, Artists Rep, and CoHo close provocative shows, PIFF kicks off, and Tommy Orange comes to the Schnitz.

03/04/2020 By Conner Reed and Daniel Bromfield

Sponsored Content

Unearth A Hidden Cultural Gem: The Oregon Historical Society’s Mark O. Hatfield Lecture Series

Think it has never been this way before? Brush up on your American history when best-selling authors visit Portland this spring.

03/04/2020

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 27–Mar 1

White Bird brings French-Candian acrobats to town, plus an embarrassment of plays and exhibitions.

02/26/2020 By Conner Reed and Daniel Bromfield

Photography

Mike Vos’ New Exhibit Envisions A World Without Humans

Someday This Will All Be Gone is a story of reclamation.

02/06/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Music

Portland Lesbian Choir Commemorates 19th Amendment with 100th Anniversary Concert

Born to Celebrate! runs for two nights this weekend at the Central Lutheran Church.

02/06/2020 By Kyle Sosa

Arts News

RACC Executive Director Madison Cario Comments on Last Week's Restructure

Cario casts the layoffs as a fiscal decision, while teaching artists with Right Brain harbor questions about the program's future

02/04/2020 By Conner Reed

Dance

Listening to Silence Asks Us to Lend An Ear

The new piece from Portland's Creative Laureate has been brewing since she was an undergraduate.

01/29/2020 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 23–26

PETE closes its Beckett mosaic and Michael Kiwanuka comes to town.

01/22/2020 By Conner Reed and Daniel Bromfield

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 16–19

Chadwick Stokes and King Princess come to town, Profile opens a Pulitzer-winner, and a pair of photo exhibits stay on at Blue Sky.

01/15/2020 By Conner Reed and Olivia Wolf

Interview

Catching Up with RACC Leader Madison Cario, One Year In

‘One of the biggest problems and opportunities for Portland is the number of people moving here.’

12/31/2019 By Conner Reed

Arts

2019’s Best Oregon-Born Culture, From Potent Whispers to Vivid Dances to Twitter Comedy

Plus, a play that melted our writer’s face off.

11/26/2019 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann