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

Art

A New Mural in Old Town Honors Portland’s Queer History

‘Never Look Away’ sponsored by PrideNW and completed by Zoe Piliafas, was unveiled last Friday.

08/25/2021 By Cami Hughes

Arts

Portland Arts Orgs Form Vaccine Coalition

Nineteen Portland performing arts organizations have banded together to require COVID vaccinations or negative tests for their audiences.

08/23/2021 By Fiona McCann

Visual Art

A New Exhibition Wrestles with the Meaning of Monuments

Converge 45’s ‘Prototypes,’ which opens August 25, attempts to chart a path forward after last summer’s statue-toppling.

08/20/2021 By Conner Reed

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

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

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

Local Artists

ILY2 Hosts Monthlong Retail Residencies in Portland’s West End

The snug space on SW Oak lets artists sell their wares and share their performances.

08/06/2021 By Conner Reed

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