Arts News

Portland’s Arts Scene Is Undergoing a Massive Changing of the Guard

The Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and other local arts organizations have recently shuffled leadership at the highest levels.

03/17/2022 By Conner Reed Illustrations by Álvaro Bernis

Events

The Best Holiday Shows in Portland This Season

Symphony celebrations, ‘The Nutcracker’ at Oregon Ballet Theatre, a pair of yuletide drag shows, a Kwanzaa market, and more

12/03/2021 By Conner Reed

Sponsored Content

Deck the (Concert) Hall with Boughs of Holly

Ranging across the globe and incorporating dance and film, the Oregon Symphony's 2021 holiday concerts offer musical merriment for all.

11/09/2021 By Ben McBee

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: Oct 7–13

A pair of horror double features, Freddy Krueger onstage, brainy below-the-belt comedy, and more.

10/07/2021 By Conner Reed

Sponsored Content

The Sweetest Sound of 125 Years at the Oregon Symphony

The Oregon Symphony returns in 2021-22 with a historic season of music and events, live at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and via internet streaming.

09/01/2021 By Ben McBee

Music

Young Rappers Join the Oregon Symphony for a New Protest Anthem

A new music video unites the Oregon Symphony, nonprofits Outside the Frame and Friends of Noise, local rapper Mic Crenshaw, and two rising young stars.

08/19/2021 By Nick Campigli

Pomo Picks

Portland Arts and Culture to Stream This Weekend: June 19

Seussical hits the web, the Symphony shouts out essential workers, and Profile Theatre pivots to audio.

06/19/2020 By Jordyn Mayer

Coronavirus

The Oregon Cultural Trust Explores Unprecedented $10 Million Coronavirus Relief Fund for Arts Orgs

The organization hopes to use more than a third of its $29 million corpus to keep Oregon’s cultural sector on life support during the coronavirus crisis.

03/27/2020 By Conner Reed

Spring Arts: The Essentials

9 Things to See and Do in Portland: March 2020

The shows and events we love this month.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Spring Arts: Music

Meet Gabriel Kahane, the Oregon Symphony’s New Creative Chair

The Brooklyn-based composer brings an agenda to the brand-new role.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

High Choir Act

This Catlin Gabel Choir Teacher Is Writing a Requiem for Victims of Racial Violence

Damien Geter’s 'An African American Requiem' will premiere at the Schnitz in May.

01/21/2020 By Conner Reed

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: February 2019

The PDX Jazz Fest sweeps the city, Beijing Dance Theater makes its Portland debut, Shane Torres returns to Helium, and Jennifer Egan hits the Schnitz.

01/29/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Good Riddance

Send Out 2018 with These 7 New Year's Eve Concerts

From local rage masters Summer Cannibals to a honky-tonk holiday show, here's how to ring in the new year in musical style.

12/20/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

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

Music

The World's Most Famous Violinist Just Played at a Portland Recovery Center

Ahead of his Schnitzer hat trick, Grammy winner Joshua Bell performed at Central City Concern.

05/15/2018 By Sam Pape

Classical Music

Cue the Drum Roll For Percussionist Colin Currie's Portland Finale

The Oregon Symphony's crowd-pleasing guest soloist prepares for the final concert of his three-year artist residency. There will be tears—and timpani.

03/28/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Events

TEDxPortland Will Feature Bionic Limbs, Psychedelic Beards, and Radical Audience Participation

Presenters include journalist Ann Curry, police chief Danielle Outlaw, the Oregon Symphony, and, potentially, you.

03/16/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

The Essentials

12 Things to See and Do in Portland: January 2018

Photographer Pete Souza makes us nostalgic for the Obama days, the Oregon Symphony mashes up Brahms and Radiohead, and Oliver Twist gets a hip-hop spin.

12/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Fall Arts

20 Shows You Can't Miss in Portland in Fall 2017

From Joe Biden to George Saunders, cash-register exorcisms to garbage paintings, here's what you have to catch this season.

08/14/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann