Footnotes

LISTEN: How Beverly Cleary Wrote about Motherhood, Parenting, and Portland

Portland Monthly’s news editor talks with Portland-based author Lydia Kiesling about the late writer's enduring legacy.

04/09/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: A Local Audiobook, an Apocalyptic Opus, and More

The content in our queues, from Jaime Schmidt's Supermaker to Lana Del Rey's Norman Fucking Rockwell!

04/08/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Essay

What Ramona Quimby Taught Me about Taking Up Space

YA author and Portlander Renée Watson on how meeting Ramona Quimby changed her life.

03/30/2021 By Renée Watson

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

Recipe

These Salmon-Sesame Dumplings Prove that Dumplings = Love

I’ll never take a handmade dumpling for granted again.

03/24/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Design

3 New Portland Books that Just Look Good

Impress your friends by sporting these new book on your coffee table—but you should also read them too.

03/19/2021 By Marty Patail

Books

10 Great (Recent) Books by Oregon Writers

From dystopian novels to nihilistic comedy to multi-continental short stories, we bring you our favorites from local authors from the past 5 years.

03/11/2021 By Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

As COVID Case Numbers Drop in Portland, Local Libraries Plan for Reopening

In Multnomah County, five branches in underserved communities will be the first to reopen, but there's no date set yet.

02/27/2021 By Julia Silverman

Poetry

A New PCC Writing Residency Honors a Forgotten Oregon Poet

Carolyn Moore wrote thousands of poems in her lifetime. Most of them are about to be published for the first time.

02/26/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: In & Of Itself, Tove Lo, and More

The content in our queues, from a heart-filling magic show to a Swedish pop banger

02/25/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: Barb and Star, To All the Boys, and More

The content in our queues, from Kristen Wiig’s loopy latest to a refreshing trilogy-ender

02/18/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Streaming Events

Notable Portlanders Detail Their Bad Dates in Valentine's Day Virtual Event

Bad Dates will be cohosted by Portland Monthly’s own Eden Dawn.

02/12/2021 By Conner Reed

Literature

Ursula K. Le Guin to be Featured on Upcoming USPS Literary Arts Stamp

The Portland science-fiction author will be honored on the 33rd stamp in the series, joining James Baldwin, Flannery O'Connor, and others.

01/15/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: The Portland Book of Dates, with Eden Dawn

The author and PoMo style editor talks about her new book, how COVID impacted its release, and how small businesses are still struggling.

01/15/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Pop Culture

Which Portlander Should Play Samantha in the Upcoming Sex and the City Reboot?

And which local designers should costume them?

01/13/2021 By Eden Dawn and Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: Jeopardy!, The Cold Millions, and More

The content in our queues, from Trebek's twilight Jeopardy! eps to an epic Spokane-focused novel.

01/08/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pomo Picks

The Pop Culture That Helped Us Through the Year

From murder mysteries to fingerpicked tunes, these cultural nuggets helped make 2020 just a little more bearable.

12/24/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Footnotes

LISTEN: What The Plague Can Teach Us About the Pandemic

We talk with OSU professor Courtney Campbell about Albert Camus's 1947 novel, philosophy, and human nature.

12/18/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Year in Review

PoMo’s Top 10 Arts & Culture Stories of 2020

In a year that sent the arts scrambling, our readers clung to joy: a hometown opera success story, a sterling album from a Portland rap giant, the meaty tale...

12/17/2020 By Conner Reed