Cheese

The Wedge Cheese Festival Returns for 2017

After the inaugural 'Oregon Cheese Month,' the stoke is high for the state’s biggest dairy blowout.

10/02/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Music

Hear Your Favorite Portland Bands Play Live by the Sea

Stackstock is a brand-new music festival bringing Colin Meloy, Pure Bathing Culture, and more to Cannon Beach this weekend.

09/19/2017 By Fiona McCann

Breaking News

Feast Portland Loses Texas Barbecue Star Aaron Franklin after Restaurant Fire

After major damage to Austin’s iconic Franklin Barbecue last week, a Portland favorite will stay home to rebuild.

08/30/2017 By Karen Brooks

Sketch Comedy

Portland’s Newest Comedy Festival Celebrates Sketch

Sketchfest’s cofounder Ted Douglass promises plenty of laughs—and powerful air conditioning.

07/11/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Beer

Get Ready for August's Total Eclipse with an Insane Beer Festival

On August 5, Portland Monthly throws a beer bash for the astronomical event of the century (barring an asteroid or doomsday solar flare).

07/06/2017 By Marty Patail

2017 Eclipse

Forget Camping. The Best Seat for the Solar Eclipse Is in the Sky.

An Alaska Airlines charter flight is eclipse viewing at its most exclusive. Oh, and there are two seats up for grabs!

06/27/2017 By Meagan Nolan

Comedy

Portland Gets Its First-Ever Queer Comedy Festival

It's the first multiday fest in the country wholly dedicated to queer comics and their friends and fans.

06/12/2017 By Lisa Dunn

Beer

The Breweries of the Pearl Have Their Own Damn Festival

On June 3, come taste the suds of the Pearl.

06/01/2017 By Meagan Nolan

Festival

6 Shows to See at the 2017 Fertile Ground Festival

Need some help navigating the annual bonanza of new, locally produced performance? Here are three solid bets and three wild cards.

01/19/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Film Festival

Six Movies You Should See and Hear at the Reel Music Festival

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.

01/11/2017 By Fiona McCann

Beer Me

Want to Go to Astoria's Dark Arts Festival? Get on That Now.

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.

11/23/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Food Event Spotlight

Gifts of Winter: It's Time for the Oregon Truffle Festival

The annual “black gold” blowout returns January 20–29, 2017.

11/21/2016 By Arlo Voorhees and Benjamin Tepler

Fromage

The Wedge, Oregon’s Blowout Cheese Festival, Returns October 1

The state’s greatest dairy creations will assemble under one roof in Southeast Portland.

09/20/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 8–11

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.

09/08/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Kailla Coomes, Michelle Porter, and Fiona McCann

Music

Duran Duran’s John Taylor Stays Up Later Than Most of Portland

Ahead of their MusicfestNW presents Project Pabst show, the British-born bassist holds forth on musical infidelities, and why he's with her.

08/23/2016 By Fiona McCann

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 4–7

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.

08/04/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Lisa Dunn

MUSIC

Five PDX Pop Now Performers Share Their Festival Picks

Summer Cannibals, Mic Capes, and more pick the bands they're most excited to see.

07/21/2016 By Fiona McCann

THE ESSENTIALS

Joseph to Buster Keaton’s Oregon-Shot Silent Film: August’s Pop Culture Hot List

The festival, album, book, and film you can’t miss this month

07/12/2016 By Fiona McCann

PERFORMANCE

How the Small-But-Mighty Stumptown Improv Festival Powers Up Portland Comedy

In its third year, the fest promises another killer lineup of improv and sketch from Portland and beyond.

07/12/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

MUSIC

A Weekend at What the Festival... Or June-uary Strikes Again!

But even cold weather and rain couldn't stop the beats.

06/24/2016 By Marty Patail