SEASON PREVIEW

How Portland's Grimm Took Over Friday-Night Television

The city's resident horror show returns to our screens for its fifth season on October 30 on NBC. We take a look at how it became TV's alpha beast.

09/21/2015 By Les Chappell

HAVANA NIGHTS

The Ambitious Cuban-Themed Musical a Portland Company Hopes to Take to Broadway

A group of Cuban American talent—a musician, a producer, a director, a writer, a choreographer, and an actor—brings the story of Jorge Gómez to the Portland stage.

09/21/2015 By Fiona McCann

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 17–20

Natasha Kmeto rocks the Doug Fir, Kraftwerk live, in 3-D, TBA takes a hike, and Wapato Jail gets arty.

09/17/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 10–13

XOXO, Portland! Also heating up the weekend: Brandi Carlile, Ursula Le Guin, Salman Rushdie, comics Russell Peters and Jessimae Pelsuo—and so much more (at) TBA!

09/10/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman

BOOKS

Franzen and Rushdie and Jong, Oh My! See them in PDX this Month

There's a slew of high profile, heavy hitting writers in town this month for readings. Wondering which to attend, and whether you're a natural fit for team Joy or team Jonathan? We can help.

09/08/2015 By Fiona McCann

VISUAL ART

Five Portland Art Shows You Can’t Miss this September

First Thursday of fall! We've got you covered with our must-see list of September shows.

09/02/2015 By Megan Haverman

THEATER

Our Guide to Portland Fall Theater

From World War I–era Bavaria to an ice-bound ship in the Arctic, via Havana under Fidel and the Sacramento Gold Rush, here are 15 plays to put on your fall calendar.

09/02/2015 By Fiona McCann and Ramona DeNies

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend

Winding up summer with the Oregon Symphony's Waterfront Concert, the Portland Film Festival, and Art in the Pearl. And! Ben Harper, Bill Papas, and riot grrrls.

09/02/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman

SPECIAL EVENTS

5 Reasons to Check out Rose City Comic Con

Carrie Fisher! Bitch Planet! “Personhood in Battlestar Galactica!” You don't want to miss the fun coming to town September 19-20.

08/31/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 27–30

Y La Bamba's triumphant rooftop return! A cross-city bike tour of Portland's sweet new murals! Norwegian electropop and Pink Martini! James Franco's nose hairs (ok, maybe)!

08/27/2015 By Ramona DeNies

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Toby Froud In New Gallery Show

Plus a Portland musician's five-year court battle, last call for OBA submissions, Post5's team change and new shows of Disney on Ice Presents Frozen.

08/27/2015 By Fiona McCann

FILM FESTIVAL

Out Is Very In At The Portland Film Festival

Our quirky, crazy, super-cool film fest takes over town next week. Start with these seven picks.

08/27/2015 By Ramona DeNies

THEATER

NT Live Encore Festival Brings London Theatre to Portland—in High Definition

Some of the biggest stars in theater are bringing their acclaimed live performances to Portland—on video. It’s the NT live Encore Festival, and it's coming in high definition to a theatre near you. 

08/27/2015 By Alex Madison

OUT AND ABOUT

Consider the Bowl

Forget bowling alone: the MoCC gathers bowls to reveal the beauty of one of the necessities of home life.

08/15/2013 By Kristin Belz

DESIRABLES

Japanese Garden Moon & More

The Behind the Shoji art show and sale is a summertime rite of passage.

08/02/2013 By Kristin Belz

Gift Giving

Prints of the City

Indulge in affordable art as graduation and wedding gifts this spring.

04/22/2012 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Artists Show and Sell

It’s time for Buckman-ia, the 22nd annual Buckman arts magnet school’s fundraiser and festival of artists young and old.

04/08/2012 By Kristin Belz

Culturephile

Avant Bard

A new piano-pounding narrator gives Shakespeare's _Cymbeline_ a jazzy jolt.

12/23/2011 By Martin Patail

Out and About

Eames: the Architect and the Painter

Charles and Ray Eames – and their innovative designs – star in this vivid new documentary.

12/03/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Documentation of Home Life

Nikki McClure is a DIY maven, but her art is museum-worthy; see it at the Museum of Contemporary Craft.

10/14/2011 By Kristin Belz