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

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Winter 2022 Playlist

Fire tunes from Portlanders old and new to keep the season warm.

12/20/2022 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

Mall Rats

What Does Lloyd Center’s Indie Rebirth Say about Portland’s Future?

Local artists and small business owners are turning things around at a mall that was left for dead.

11/23/2022 By Sam Pape Illustrations by Lars Leetaru

Food News

At Lollipop Shoppe, Portland Has a Brand-New Spot for Late-Night Southern Food

The new music venue takes over the former Dig a Pony space, with food and beverage from the Tulip Shop Tavern team.

11/03/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pop Culture Deep Dive

A Knee-Jerk Reaction to Taylor Swift’s Midnights

The superstar’s tenth album descended on an extremely suspecting public when the clock struck 12 last night. Here's how it hit us.

10/21/2022 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

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Fall 2022 Playlist

Lush, autumnal tracks from Portlanders including Dead Moon, Rasheed Jamal, Dakota Theim and more.

10/14/2022 By Conner Reed

Events

What to Do in Oregon in October

Hop and harvest festivals in Hood River, Air Supply concerts in Lincoln City, the Great Columbia Crossing running race in Astoria, and more

09/30/2022 By Margaret Seiler

long story short

Who's the LA Transplant Playing (Tunes) for the Blazers?

The official Blazers DJ for basketball games at the Moda Center, David Jackson is also a mentor, music producer, cancer survivor, and more.

09/14/2022 By Fiona McCann Photography by Jasmine Pritchett

Music

Lose Yr Mind Fest Is Back with Its Biggest Lineup Ever

The two-day music festival’s 2022 roster includes The Dandy Warhols, Soft Kill, and The Thesis.

08/31/2022 By Michelle Harris

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

Music Festivals

Pickathon Is Back (and Vibier Than Ever) After a Three-Year Hiatus

The 10,000-person Happy Valley festival returns, and it’s bigger and weirder than we remember.

08/04/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Pop Culture Deep Dive

A List of Things Less Gay Than Beyoncé’s Renaissance

The superstar’s seventh album is a glittering tribute to queer dance music through the ages, making it a hell of a lot gayer than, say, a bachelorette party at Darcelle's.

08/01/2022 By Conner Reed

Hollywood

If Jennifer Lopez Is Going to Marry a Costar, Does It Have to Be Ben Affleck?

With his upcoming Nike movie, he’s got Portland cred, but let’s just imagine some of the alternatives: Jesus, Voldemort, George Clooney…

07/19/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Events

20 Totally FREE Things to Do in Portland This Summer

Music, movies, plays, and more: you can catch ’em all for an unbeatable price at these in-city events.

07/12/2022 By Matthew Trueherz, Michelle Harris, and Conner Reed

Pop Culture Deep Dive

Mid-Year Pop Culture Report

From Big Thief to Marcel the Shell to a kinetic new take on Chekhov, these are the pop culture nuggets that have spoken to us most directly.

07/08/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Summer 2022 Playlist

From Portugal. the Man to Yeat to Pink Martini, give this list of summer songs from Portlanders—old and new—a spin this season.

06/24/2022 By Conner Reed

Concerts

McMenamins Has Launched a New Concert Series in Forest Grove

Imagine Edgefield on Xanax and you're most of the way there.

06/17/2022 By Conner Reed