Art Openings

On at Nationale: Charlie Salas-Humara Returns to Childhood, and an Almost-Blank Canvas

Northeast Portland's Nationale gallery shows the artist's mixed-media works that use found objects (even garbage) to depict scenes of childhood.

12/01/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Food News

Portland Artist Mike Bennett Opens an Installation Space and Café in St. Johns

At Wonderwood Springs, drink mead lattes among 400 hand-painted medieval fantasy-themed pieces.

10/17/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Cinemas

The Hollywood Theatre Gets a Makeover

The iconic Portland cinema’s façade receives a long-awaited renovation.

10/11/2022 By Conner Reed

Theater

Northwest Children’s Theater Finds a New Home in Downtown Portland

For nearly three decades, NWCT has operated in a former Christian Science church in Nob Hill. In January, it’s moving to Broadway.

09/21/2022 By Conner Reed

Theater

Artists Repertory Theatre Announces New Artistic Director

Jeanette Harrison will just be the third person in the company’s 41-year history to hold the role.

09/20/2022 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

Lisa Congdon Is Cataloging Herself

With work spanning galleries to greeting cards, the prolific artist’s quarterly “monograph” collects hercommercial art, iPhone photos, and everything in between.

09/19/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Arts News

12 Portland Arts Orgs Receive $10K Education Grants from Oregon Arts Commission

The Arts Learning grants went to 24 organizations statewide to support residencies, haunted houses, original operas, and more.

08/29/2022 By Conner Reed

Events

A Rundown of Portland’s Biggest Summer 2022 Concerts and Events

An incomplete guide to Portland’s best summertime cultural offerings: Pickathon, Chekhov, Waterfront Blues Fest, and more

06/08/2022 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

BanksyLand Is a Worthy (But Expensive) Intro to the Reclusive Street Artist

BanksyLand, despite the ironically high price of admission, is very much worth a visit. The traveling exhibition runs through May 8.

05/04/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Film

Cinema 21 Is Popping Off with Limited-Engagement Flicks This Month

A hard-to-find Tilda Swinton title, queer Austrian favorite from Cannes, and newly restored David Lynch rarity are all hitting Northwest Portland in April.

04/22/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

Inside Portland's Booming House Show Scene

DIY home venues are back in full swing as omicron recedes. Can they handle the influx of fun-starved partygoers?

04/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Arts News

A New Old Town Studio Collective Looks to Uplift Artists of Color

Salomée Souag and Anna Barlow are creating a sliding-scale residency space on NW Glisan to fill a community gap.

03/30/2022 By Julia Silverman

Arts News

Portland’s Arts Scene Is Undergoing a Massive Changing of the Guard

The Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and other local arts organizations have recently shuffled leadership at the highest levels.

03/17/2022 By Conner Reed Illustrations by Álvaro Bernis

Arts News

The NW Film Center Is Now PAM CUT. What Does That Mean?

Inside the 51-year-old institution’s rebrand to the Portland Art Museum Center for an Untold Tomorrow.

03/09/2022 By Conner Reed

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

Arts News

Will Omicron Set Portland’s Arts Venues Back to Spring 2020?

Canceled performances, postponed productions, ever-evolving protocols: how live events are weathering the latest COVID surge.

01/12/2022 By Conner Reed

Design

Portlander Shawna X Is Painting Mini Cooper Rooftops for Public Consumption

Shawna X was selected to participate in MINI’s National Immigrants Day initiative.

11/10/2021 By Cami Hughes

Books

The Portland Book Festival Announces Star-Studded 2021 Lineup

National names like Brandon Taylor and Maggie Nelson will join local heavy-hitters like Willy Vlautin and Emilly Prado for a hybrid virtual/in-person bonanza.

09/22/2021 By Conner Reed

Television

Beth Ditto Will Star with Susan Sarandon in a Country Music TV Drama

Gossip girl enters her Connie Britton era??

09/10/2021 By Conner Reed

Performance

16 Months Later, Darrell Grant’s Jazz Opera on Gentrification Hits the Stage

Originally slated to premiere last April, ‘Sanctuaries’ will run September 7–9 outside the Memorial Coliseum.

09/01/2021 By Conner Reed