Event Spotlight

BudFest Eugene Offers Up Music, Merriment, and Marijuana

Kick off summer with a cannabis-centric gathering in bucolic Veneta.

06/19/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Breaking News

Portland Fermentation Fest Snags Noma’s David Zilber for its 10th Anniversary Event

The celebrated head of Noma’s Fermentation Lab will give a talk at “Stinkfest” and attend a Plaza Del Toro La Ruta dinner inspired by his ferments this October.

06/18/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Festivals

5 Events You Can't Miss at This Year's Vanport Mosaic Festival

From a walking tour to watercolors to documentaries about Mulugeta Seraw and the 2017 MAX attack, here's what to catch at the fourth annual fest.

05/22/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Food Events

Vitaly Paley Is Starting a Sustainable Seafood Festival

The first annual confab, developed in collaboration with the James Beard Foundation's Smart Catch program, will happen this June at Headwaters.

05/09/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Dance

Don’t Listen to Dance Snobs—Tap Still Matters

The Portland Tap Dance Fest chugs into year 4, bringing improv battles, decades of history, and legendary tappers along with it.

04/23/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Music

Soul’d Out Marks 10 Years of Bringing Sweet, Sweet Sounds to Stumptown

The city's annual celebration of soul, R&B, blues, and hip-hop returns April 16–21.

03/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

PDX Index

The Portland International Film Festival, by the Numbers

Our 42-year-old celebration of cinema is back March 7–21. Here's how it stacks up.

02/26/2019 By Allison Place

Film

5 Reasons You Can't Miss This Year's Cascade Festival of African Films

Now in its 29th year, the fest serves up dozens of offerings from 18 countries.

01/29/2019 By Jackson Main

Music

Pickathon Announces 2019 Lineup

Khruangbin, Nathaniel Rateliff, and Mandolin Orange are headed to Happy Valley this summer.

01/21/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Beats from Bed

Laika Characters Join Weird Al and Lisa Loeb for Bedstock Benefit

More than 75 musicians unite with the likes of Kubo and Coraline to raise money for sick kids.

11/28/2018 By Fiona McCann

Arts Fest

An East Portland Festival Puts the Spotlight on Artists of Color

Here are our five picks for the second annual East Portland Arts and Literary Festival.

10/11/2018 By Emma Luthy

Style Spotlight

Portland's Inaugural Textile Month Is in Full Swing

Inspired by NYC's citywide shindig, Portland's first-ever fabric fest runs through the end of October. Here are five events to hit.

10/08/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais and Eden Dawn

Cheese

Get Your Cheese On: The Wedge Cheese Festival 2018 Is Coming

Oregon’s favorite dairy jubilee returns with award-winning fromage.

09/26/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Feast Mode

How Feast Makes Portland Food Sexy as Hell

The food festival has become a national act. How does it stay tasty?

08/14/2018 By Ramona DeNies

PDX Planner

Portland by the Season: Can't-Miss Stuff for Every Time of Year

From summer swims to winter film fests, here's how to fill your calendar.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Music

20 Reasons to Check Out Pickathon on Its 20-Year Anniversary

2018 marks the legendary music fest’s 20th birthday, and it’s as alive and kickin’ as ever.

08/01/2018 By Sam Pape

Visual Art

Portland's Newest Visual Art Festival Packs a Mighty Punch

But what exactly is Converge45? We've got all the details you need.

07/17/2018 By Fiona McCann

Cowabunga

At Barn Bash, We're Partying with Barbecue, Brewers, and Sweet Retro Bands

A blazing night out at Rossi Farms will bring city and country together.

06/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Festival

The First-Ever Northwest Deaf Arts Festival Is Gonna Be a High-Tech Affair

The multimedia show features hip-hop, poetry, and an award-winning deaf dancer.

06/12/2018 By Sam Pape

Tea Party

After a Smashing First Year, Tea Fest PDX Returns July 21

With ceremonies, a slew of vendors, and classes on proper tea preparation, 2018 will be a full-on bonanza.

05/02/2018 By Sarah Hutchins