Event Calendar

Things to Do in Portland This Week

Looking for something to do in Portland, Oregon? Here's a list of upcoming Portland-area events, activities, exhibits, shows, and more.

01/26/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Movers & Shakers

Perfect Party: Winter 2023

From Pinocchio to Ryan Reynolds, here’s who we’re inviting to the dinner table to warm us up this season.

12/21/2022 By Conner Reed

Year in Review

The Best Oregon-Made Books, Films, Music, Theater, and Art of 2022

From a Decemberist’s spine-chilling ghost story to a joyful album from an old Portland master, 2022 was the year the arts roared back to life.

12/14/2022 By Conner Reed

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

Film

Inside Guillermo del Toro’s Portland-Made Pinocchio

The decade-in-the-making stop-motion spectacle sets Collodi’s classic tale against the backdrop of Fascist Italy. It opens in Portland November 23.

11/23/2022 By Conner Reed

Books

Reese Witherspoon Wasn’t at the Portland Book Festival, Per Se

Taylor Jenkins Reid, Tom Perrotta, and other Witherspoon-adjacent authors came out for the 2022 Portland Book Festival.

11/08/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Photo Essay

Portland Is One of America's Great Moviegoing Towns

The Rose City is overflowing with ornate, independent movie houses. We zeroed in on 7.

11/01/2022 By Conner Reed Photography by Michael Novak

Outdoors

What to Do in Oregon in November

Día de los Muertos in Eugene, Thanksgiving in Wine Country, Run to Stay Warm, and more!

10/31/2022 By Portland Monthly Staff

Election 2022

Portland’s City Charter Reform Measure Gets a Celebrity Endorsement from Jennifer Lawrence

The Oscar-winning megastar has worked for years on pro-democracy causes.

10/28/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Film Review

Portland-Made Wendell & Wild Is a Head-Spinning Display of Craftsmanship

The latest dispatch from the minds of Jordan Peele and Henry Selick is an overstuffed, overstimulating feast of delicious stop-motion animation.

10/24/2022 By Conner Reed

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

Film

Where to Watch Horror Movies on the Big Screen in Portland This Halloween

The city's stalwart repertory theaters are ready to bring a chill to your October.

10/12/2022 By Conner Reed

Film Review

Showing Up Brings Portland to NYFF

Kelly Reichardt’s latest lowkey gem offers a portrait of the artist as a grunt worker.

10/10/2022 By Conner Reed

Feature

Remembering Vampira and Tarantula Ghoul, Oregon’s Scream Queens

Inside the legacies of two Oregon-grown horror hosts.

10/03/2022 By Conner Reed Illustrations by Patrick Leger

Film

13 Oregon-Made Halloween Flicks to Add to Your Queues This October

From a Disney Channel original to an ’80s Daryl Hannah slasher, these homegrown horror films will spruce up your October programming.

09/26/2022 By Conner Reed

Pop Culture Deep Dive

What Is Going On with Our Relationship to Don’t Worry Darling?

As a movie, the Olivia Wilde–helmed thriller is drawing unflattering comparisons to ‘Black Mirror.’ As tabloid fodder, it might mark cultural inflection point.

09/12/2022 By Conner Reed

Film

The Trailer for Jordan Peele’s New Portland-Made Stop-Motion Feature Is Here

‘Wendell & Wild’ hits Netflix October 28.

09/06/2022 By Conner Reed

Film

Baby Fever Is a Monstrously Good Portland-Made Horror Flick

The pregnancy-centered, candy-colored short from Hannah May Cumming is making a splash on the festival circuit.

08/26/2022 By Conner Reed

Business

Can an Indie Takeover Bring Back the Lloyd Center’s Glory Days?

Local, art-focused shops, including Musique Plastique and Floating World Comics, are bringing new life to the iconic Portland mall.

08/11/2022 By Sam Pape

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