Events

The Best Holiday Shows in Portland This Season

‘The Nutcracker’ at Oregon Ballet Theatre, Yuletide drag shows, Pink Martini brings in the new year, and more

12/06/2022 By Conner Reed and Matthew Trueherz

Halloween

Portland’s Best Halloween Entertainment for the Scare-Averse

Not into buckets of blood or strangers chasing you down darkened hallways? Still want to get in on the season's festivities? Look no further.

10/18/2022 By Conner Reed

Movie Theaters

How the Clinton Street Theater’s New Owners Are Bringing It into the Future

The 107-year-old Southeast Portland punk palace is getting a light makeover—but its spirit is staying the same as ever.

07/19/2022 By Conner Reed

Interview

Drag Race Star Ginger Minj Brings Her New Holiday Show to Portland

‘Ginger Minj's Winter Wonderland’ comes to the Aladdin on December 9.

12/07/2021 By Conner Reed

Drag

Darcelle Turns 91 with a Plaque from the National Park Service

Darcelle’s 52-year-old Old Town nightclub first joined the National Register of Historic Places last year.

11/16/2021 By Conner Reed

Events

Queer Horror Returns to the Hollywood Theatre (with a New Webseries to Boot)

Carla Rossi’s beloved LGBTQ+ scare series is back with a new ‘Tales from the Crypt’-style supplement.

10/27/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Oct 7–13

A pair of horror double features, Freddy Krueger onstage, brainy below-the-belt comedy, and more.

10/07/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 23–29

Japanese Breakfast comes to the Crystal, Oregon Contemporary opens a new show, a ’90s fringe classic screens at the Hollywood, and (much) more.

09/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 16–22

TBA kicks off, Back Fence returns, Herbie Hancock comes to town, and more

09/16/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 9–15

The Dandy Warhols hit Zidell Yards, comic con comes to town, Kickstand wraps up its Laurelhurst Park series, and lots more.

09/09/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Sept 2–8

May we offer you a women-led film festival, some outdoor laughs, or a drag paint-and-brunch in these trying times?

09/02/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: July 8–15

Go by bike (at Pedalpalooza)! Go by car (at the Rose Cup Races)! Or stay seated at the Hollywood and watch Summer of Soul. This week is yours for the ...

07/08/2021 By Conner Reed and Cami Hughes

Interview

5 Portland Drag Queens Reflect on a Year without an Audience

Poison Waters, Carla Rossi, and others share how they’re emerging from the pandemic.

06/03/2021 With Reina Harwood, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: June 2–6

A curated, incomplete guide to the coolest stuff on offer in the Rose City.

06/02/2021 By Nick Campigli and Conner Reed

Fashion Event

Here's Your Chance to See 22-Foot Tall Drag Queens

See Darcelle and company in a special fashion-filled drive-in drag show at Zidell Yards.

03/16/2021 By Eden Dawn

Interview

Drag Queen Jinkx Monsoon Talks Getting Married in Portland and New Career Moves

"I’m trying to use the word ‘unapologetic’ in my work more often: unapologetically queer, unapologetically feminine, unapologetically anti-racist."

02/05/2021 By Andrew Jankowski

Footnotes

LISTEN: Happy 90th Birthday, Darcelle!

Portland Monthly style editor Eden Dawn celebrates drag queen and fashion icon Darcelle's 90th birthday by revisiting a The Long Play interview from 2...

11/20/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Drag in the Pandemic Era

A New Drag Brunch Is Coming to the Historic Darcelle XV

The nightlife hub, home to the West Coast’s longest-running drag show, launches its first-ever drag brunch.

09/03/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Democracy and Drag

Poison Waters Gets Primed to Drag Out the Vote

One of Oregon’s best loved drag queens is joining a national organization to get people voting.

08/20/2020 By Fiona McCann

Interview

Isaiah Tillman Will Take His Roses Now

The burlesque superstar on how he’s endured Portland’s racism and made his way on the road to fame.

07/02/2020 By Andrew Jankowski Photography by Johnny Nuriel