Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Aug 19–25

Kickstand Comedy hits Laurelhurst, Babe: Pig in the City hits Cinemagic, Converge 45 ruminates on public monuments, and lots more.

08/19/2021 By Conner Reed

Music

Young Rappers Join the Oregon Symphony for a New Protest Anthem

A new music video unites the Oregon Symphony, nonprofits Outside the Frame and Friends of Noise, local rapper Mic Crenshaw, and two rising young stars.

08/19/2021 By Nick Campigli

Pen Pals

Dear Stranger Is Inviting Oregonians to Talk About Climate Change

The Oregon Humanities letter writing project is accepting climate-themed letters now through October 4.

08/18/2021 By Conner Reed

Interview

The Black Pumas on Busking and Returning to the Road

We caught up with the Grammy-nominated rising star in advance of his August dates at the Roseland.

08/16/2021 By Nick Campigli

Music

Inside the New Portland-Centric Music Festival at Zidell Yards

Parisalexa, Blitzen Trapper, and others will hit the South Waterfront August 14 and 15.

08/13/2021 By Cami Hughes

Interview

James Patterson Talks His New, Portland-Set Thriller

The 74-year-old discusses his new Beaver State thriller, getting dinner with the Clintons, and his upcoming collaboration with Dolly Parton.

08/13/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Aug 12–18

A music festival, a documentary film fest, a Missy Elliott bike ride, and more. Want to stay cool? Consider popping into a gallery or a movie theater.

08/12/2021 By Conner Reed, Cami Hughes, and Nick Campigli

Coronavirus

Portland Arts Venues Consider Vaccine Mandates

Movie theaters, concert halls, museums, and theater companies consider requesting proof of vaccination as COVID restrictions rear back.

08/11/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Film

Inside the Clinton Street Theater’s Agnès Varda Festival

Galvanized by a poster project that took off this spring, the Clinton Street Theater will screen five films and host a number of Varda-centric events.

08/10/2021 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

Building Five Offers Large-Scale, Low-Stress Artist Residencies

The NW Marine Artworks building gives Portland artists a cavernous 5,000-square-foot canvas to let their imaginations run wild.

08/09/2021 By Andrew Jankowski

Film

Is That ... a Decemberists Needle Drop in the New Suicide Squad?

James Gunn’s new superhero flick may be the first to ever feature the lyric, “Like a Rimbaud to Baudelaire before.”

08/06/2021 By Conner Reed

Events

Live Wire Radio Returns This Fall with a Stacked Lineup

The Portland variety show’s fall lineup will feature Paul F. Tompkins, ‘You're Wrong About’ host Sarah Marshall, Mohanad Elshieky, and more.

08/06/2021 By Nick Campigli

Arts News

The NW Film Center Launches Lab for Mid-Career Filmmakers

Applications are now open for the center's new “Sustainability Lab,” which aims to protect mid-career filmmakers from burnout.

08/04/2021 By Conner Reed

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