Arts News

Are You Portland's Next Creative Laureate?

The search for Subashini Ganesan’s successor is on.

04/15/2021 By Conner Reed

Poetry

The First Recorded Reading of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl Took Place in Portland. Now You Can Own It on Vinyl.

Two-time Grammy winner Cheryl Pawelski has headed up the restoration and release of the historic 1956 recording.

04/01/2021 By Conner Reed

Books

Literary Arts Announces 2021 Oregon Book Award Finalists

A queer coming-of-age novel, a children’s mystery, a fictional film club, and more

03/29/2021 By Aurora Biggers

News

Oregonians Remember Beverly Cleary

‘I’m just so sad. I think she becomes a little piece of you, and all of a sudden that little piece is gone, yet carries on, and I'm so grateful for what she'...

03/27/2021 By Conner Reed

Movie News

Netflix to Release a Documentary about Bend’s ‘Last Blockbuster’

It's like Gone Girl, but if Netflix were Amy and Nick.

03/11/2021 By Conner Reed

News

Artists Rep Announces New Artistic Directing Fellow

The inaugural fellow, Zi Alikhan, will collaborate with the company’s artistic director while also heading up ART’s new DNA: Oxygen initiative for BIPOC thea...

02/22/2021 By Fiona McCann

News

Election Actor Jessica Campbell Has Died in Portland

The 38-year-old naturopath passed away on December 29.

01/14/2021 By Conner Reed

Arts & Culture

This Artist Is the Sole Resident of an Oregon Ghost Town. He’s Just Been Told to Leave.

John Simpkins has lived and painted out of a schoolhouse in Andrews, Oregon, for a decade. Now he’s looking for a new home.

12/18/2020 By Christen McCurdy

Arts & Culture

Was COVID Really the Most Devastating Blow to Portland’s Art Scene?

Some legacy players say it’s only the latest intensifier of decades of neglect.

12/14/2020 By Conner Reed

Performance

Portland Playhouse’s Wonderland Festival Defrosts Old Ideas

Through film, music, dance, and theater, the festival presents virtual holiday food for thought.

12/10/2020 By Conner Reed

Sound Art

A New "Soundwalk" Takes Listeners on a Story-Laced Tour of Mount Tabor

Overlay is the first in a 10-part series from Third Angle New Music.

12/10/2020 By Conner Reed

Dance

Oregon Ballet Theatre’s New Hybrid Season Highlights a Path Forward for Performing in a Pandemic

“We cannot escape the fact that we are the Oregon Ballet Theatre and we are located in Portland, Oregon. And our community has gone through quite a lot over ...

11/26/2020 By Conner Reed

Interview

Portland Artist Wins Warhol Grant to Write About Our City’s Challenged Arts Scene

Bean Gilsdorf, artist and writer, poses questions about who is supporting the arts in Portland.

11/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

Music Video

Portland Emcee Wynne Lays Down Bars Outside the Original Hotcake House in New Video

“In the Morning” is a new bonus track from her 2019 mixtape If I May..

11/14/2020 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

New Memorial Exhibition Honors Glenda Goldwater

Upfor Gallery will host Fais Pas Chier this November.

11/13/2020 By Morgan Westling

Film

The NW Film Center Will Revive the 2020 Portland International Film Festival

A handful of titles that did not screen at PIFF in March will be available online and at the Zidell Yards drive-in from October 1–3.

09/21/2020 By Conner Reed

In Memoriam

Au Revoir, Glenda! We Salute a Portland Icon

The city pays tribute to the late, beloved Glenda Goldwater, who died this month.

09/21/2020 By Eden Dawn and Fiona McCann

Public Art

Amalfi's Has a New, Riveting Mascot

Commissioned by owner Kiauna Floyd, Rosie PDX celebrates the worth of women everywhere.

07/07/2020 By Lauren Carlos

Black Lives Matter

Some Portland Theaters Are Opening Their Lobbies to Protesters in Need of a Recharge

Demonstrators can use the bathroom, power their phones, and get water and snacks.

06/10/2020 By Julia Silverman