Need some help navigating the annual bonanza of new, locally produced performance? Here are three solid bets and three wild cards.
Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann
Alternative Arab music. The Rolling Stones. Malian blues. Nick Cave. They’re all on the big screen at the 34th annual fest—here are our picks.
February is Stout Month, and Fort George Brewery's insanely popular mid-month block party can sell out within weeks. Heads up—tickets are already on sale.
Food Event Spotlight
The annual “black gold” blowout returns January 20–29, 2017.
Arlo Voorhees and Benjamin Tepler
The state’s greatest dairy creations will assemble under one roof in Southeast Portland.
The inaugural Portland Black Music Festival, a slew of new plays, the return of comedian Shane Torres, and a pop-up art museum at Pioneer Courthouse Square—put your weekend pants on.
Rebecca Jacobson, Kailla Coomes, Michelle Porter, and Fiona McCann
Ahead of their MusicfestNW presents Project Pabst show, the British-born bassist holds forth on musical infidelities, and why he's with her.
Aerialists spinning from the trees. Pink Martini crooning at the zoo. Coney Island photography in the Pearl. Pirouettes (and prima donnas, and Pee-wee, and Prospero) at the park. Ahoy, August.
Rebecca Jacobson and Lisa Dunn
Summer Cannibals, Mic Capes, and more pick the bands they're most excited to see.
The festival, album, book, and film you can’t miss this month
In its third year, the fest promises another killer lineup of improv and sketch from Portland and beyond.
But even cold weather and rain couldn't stop the beats.
And other true facts ahead of Oregon's funnest little electronic festival.
Oregon's big little dance party is all grown up.
60 beer vouchers, seven brands of cold brew, and one meatless butcher shop—find it all at the Vegan Beer & Food Festival on June 11.
PDX JAZZ FEST
From Dianne Reeves to Coltrane’s own son Ravi, this month’s citywide jazz spectacular pays tribute to a legend who would have turned 90 this year. These are the shows we think he’d catch.
From Icelandic sheep farmers to a Hong Kong song-and-dance number, a famed French restaurateur to a surrealist Colin Farrell caper, here are the 11 films at PIFF we’re seriously stoked to see.
Fiona McCann and Rebecca Jacobson
FOOD EVENT SPOTLIGHT
The 2016 festival expands to three weekends and adds truffle boozing.
Deep-fried cheesesteaks, unlimited pours, and Thao & the Get Down Stay Down. Plus: we're giving away tickets!
Winding up summer with the Oregon Symphony's Waterfront Concert, the Portland Film Festival, and Art in the Pearl. And! Ben Harper, Bill Papas, and riot grrrls.
Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman