PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 5–8

Profile, Artists Rep, and CoHo close provocative shows, PIFF kicks off, and Tommy Orange comes to the Schnitz.

03/04/2020 By Conner Reed and Daniel Bromfield

Q + A

A Love Letter, and a Wake-Up Call, for Yamhill County, From A New York Times Columnist

'Tightrope' traces the ripple effects of generational poverty in Yamhill, Oregon, and what can be done to break the cycle.

02/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

Trophy Time

Awards Season Hits Oregon

Esperanza Spalding snags her fourth Grammy, and Literary Arts announces the 2020 Oregon Book Award finalists.

01/27/2020 By Conner Reed

Book Festival 2019

The Portland Book Festival Is Good for More Than Just Meet Cutes

The event heralded in its 15th year on Saturday, and proved why it’s one of the city’s most essential.

11/11/2019 By Conner Reed

Book Festival 2019

YA Graphic Novelists Owned the Portland Book Festival This Weekend

The kids are all right—and they lined up in droves on Saturday to see Raina Telgemeier, Rainbow Rowell, and more.

11/11/2019 By Julia Silverman

Book Festival 2019

Portland Book Festival Announces 2019 Lineup

More than 100 writers are inbound for the annual bibliophile’s bonanza.

09/06/2019 By Fiona McCann

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: January 2019

Radical Canadian dancers, a London R&B queen, Andy Borowitz, and a quadrumvirate of Portland poets are on the calendar this month.

12/21/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Books

5 Picks for the Portland Book Festival (Formerly Known as Wordstock)

Saturday’s literary event offers a smorgasbord of bookish delights. We’ve narrowed the list for your delectation. 

11/08/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Arts News

Tom Hanks and Abbi Jacobson Are Coming to Portland

The stars will hit town in November for the Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock), alongside such authors as Rachel Kushner, Jonathan Lethem, and Lauren Groff.

09/07/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Fall Arts

20 Can't-Miss Portland Shows in Fall 2018

From Young Fathers to aquatic romance, Ukrainian puppets to Drake v. Tchaikovsky, here's what you have to catch this season.

08/14/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Women's Work

Here Are 3 Opportunities to Hang Out with Amazing Portland Women

Swill lady-made gin, combat the wage gap, and get an earful of risky lit.

06/07/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Local reads

Nicole Georges and Omar El Akkad Win Big at the Oregon Book Awards

The 31st annual event showcased the breadth and caliber of literature in this state.

05/01/2018 By Fiona McCann

Arts News

Literary Arts Announces 2018 Oregon Book Awards Finalists

From Portland to Ashland to Sisters, writers from across the state were shortlisted for the best local books.

01/31/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Literary Festival

Who Are the Writers Psyched to See at Wordstock?

The day-long lit fest hits Portland this Saturday. We asked four participating authors who they're most excited to see.

11/08/2017 By Fiona McCann

Books & Talks

George Saunders Talks Fear, Joy, and Getting 'More Precisely Manic'

We caught up with the Lincoln in the Bardo author in advance of his Portland visit.

10/10/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

West End: Entertainment

What to Do in Portland's West End

Bouncy dance floors, peaceful pulpits, and high-end cinema—this neighborhood has 'em all.

05/15/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Books

Literary Arts Announces Oregon Book Award Winners

Awards went to Tracy Daugherty, Walidah Imarisha, and Joyce Cherry Cresswell, among others. Read on for the full list.

04/25/2017 By Fiona McCann

Politics

Portland Performers, Creators, and Arts Leaders Get Ready for a New "Inspiration": Donald Trump

Expect an era of “satire with teeth,” among other responses.

11/23/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Wise Up: Get Smart

7 Places in Portland to Exercise Your Brain

From literary seminars to an underground grad school, here are the city’s best places to stretch your mind.

11/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Book Festival

The Essential Guide to Wordstock 2016

Portland’s beloved book festival boasts more than 100 authors all crammed into one short day. We’ve made an itinerary for the time-pressed and book-besotted.

11/02/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff