Events

6 Can't-Miss Speakers at TEDx Portland 2022

An anonymous poet, a Meow Wolf cofounder, a stripper-slash-writer, jazz drummer, and plenty of others will grace the Moda Center on May 28.

05/24/2022 By Conner Reed

Nightlife

Portland Is Dancing Again

A combination of roving dance nights, new venues, and pandemic fever has pushed Portlanders back out to the clubs.

05/16/2022 By Conner Reed

Pop Culture Deep Dive

Electra Heart 10 Years Later

Revisiting one of Tumblr-pop's most indefatigable outputs on its tin anniversary.

04/29/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

Inside Portland's Booming House Show Scene

DIY home venues are back in full swing as omicron recedes. Can they handle the influx of fun-starved partygoers?

04/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Live Music

Review: British Pop Star Dua Lipa at the Moda Center

The ‘Levitating’ and ‘New Rules’ singer’s Future Nostalgia tour, postponed since 2020 due to the pandemic, brought all kinds of fans

03/30/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Editor’s Note

From the Editor: A New Season Blooms in the City

There's a lot to look forward to in and around Portland, Oregon, this spring, from work lunches to Columbia River Gorge trips and more.

03/28/2022 By Fiona McCann

Q&A

Jackpot! Recording Studios’ Larry Crane on Portland’s Music Scene, Past and Present

The Jackpot Studios founder and Tape Op magazine editor on Portland music past and present

03/25/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

Our 10 Favorite Portland Record Stores

From Music Millennium in Laurelhurst to My Vinyl Underground in Ladd's Addition, here are some of the best record stores in Portland, Oregon.

03/24/2022 By Jenni Moore

Music

50 Oregon Albums That Define Our State

From Elliott Smith to Emancipator, Cool Nutz to Quasi, we’re running down the 50 albums that define our state.

03/23/2022 Edited by Conner Reed By Conner Reed, Gabriel Granillo, Karly Quadros, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Margaret Seiler, and Fiona McCann

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Spring 2022 Playlist

Fresh tracks from Portlanders old and new to spin this spring: MAITA, Frankie Simone, Kingsley’s explosive joy, Logan Lynn’s Elliott Smith cover & more

03/22/2022 By Conner Reed

Movers & Shakers

Perfect Party: Spring 2022

From Dua Lipa to Ava Duvernay to a real clown, here's who we’re inviting to our dinner table for a spring soirée.

03/21/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘I Feel Fine’ by Reptaliens

The husband-and-wife-fronted band face the indoor doldrums on this track from their January LP ‘Multiverse.’

03/11/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

Song of the Week: ‘Dancing Dimensions’ by Ural Thomas & the Pain

The Portland soul legend is back with a spacey, satisfying new single.

03/04/2022 By Conner Reed

Music on Film

Onry’s ‘1955’ Braids Together James Baldwin, Emmett Till, and Ouija Boards

The viral Portland opera star’s new short film is part of an upcoming visual EP.

03/03/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

MAITA on Open Mics, Avoiding Clichés, and Straining to Feel Wild

The Rose City indie rocker's sophomore LP, ‘I Just Want to Be Wild for You,’ dropped February 18 on Kill Rock Stars.

02/24/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

5 Can’t-Miss Shows at the 2022 PDX Jazz Festival

Local legend Mel Brown, four-time Grammy winner Robert Glasper, and more will bathe Portland in sound throughout the rest of February.

02/16/2022 By Gabriel Granillo and Conner Reed

Song of the Week

Song of the Week: ‘What, Me Worry?’ by Portugal. The Man

The driving, tongue-in-cheek anthem is the first new, solo material we've heard from the Lords of Portland in roughly four years.

02/11/2022 By Conner Reed

Events

10 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month in Portland

Film festivals, art shows, a Black Panthers retrospective, and more fill the Rose City's calendar this year. Here's what we have our eyes on.

02/08/2022 By Karly Quadros, Conner Reed, and Shannon Daehnke

Makers

How a Luthier from Uzbekistan Makes Some of Portland's Most Beloved Guitars

Portland luthier Peter Tsiorba on how his Uzbekistan roots, a 16th-century lute, and a guitar in downtown Portland have influenced his work.

01/31/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Pomo Picks

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.

01/31/2022 By Conner Reed, Shannon Daehnke, and Michelle Harris