Music

Aminé Slams Trump's Victory on Jimmy Fallon

The Portland rapper denounced the president-elect during his guest appearance on The Tonight Show.

11/16/2016 By Fiona McCann

Culture Cheat Sheet: TV

Remembering Ramblin' Rod

With his hundreds of buttons, fake tugboat, and all-important Smile Contest, this local entertainer lives on in the fond memories of many, many Portlanders.

11/15/2016 By Kelly Clarke

Music

Pink Martini Keeps It Positive with Je Dis Oui!

We talk to the band’s founder, Thomas Lauderdale, about happiness, politics, and why conga lines are a must.

11/15/2016 By Fiona McCann

Editor’s Note

Can Pop Culture Conquer All?

At the very least, it can shake us out of our weary funks.

11/14/2016 By Zach Dundas

Pop Culture

Your Ultimate Portland Pop Culture Cheat Sheet

What are the movies, books, comics, songs, and pop culture moments (as found on YouTube) that define our city? We’ve brought them all together, right here.

11/14/2016 Edited by Fiona McCann

Culture Cheat Sheet: YouTube

Impress Your Friends on the Internet with These 7 Amazing Oregon Moments

From the exploding whale to Ramblin’ Rod, here are moments that made this place—as seen on YouTube.

11/14/2016 By Kelly Clarke, Zach Dundas, Eden Dawn, and Margaret Seiler

Culture Cheat Sheet: Comics

6 Comics Heroes with Serious Portland Cred

Meet the characters who supercharge our city’s comics scene.

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail

Culture Cheat Sheet: Music

Stumptown Soundtracks: A Hard-Rocking Portland Playlist

These heart-racing tunes will help fuel your anger about rising rents, social ills, or fluoride.

11/14/2016 By Fiona McCann

Culture Cheat Sheet: Music

Stumptown Soundtracks: A Seductive Portland Playlist

Perhaps you’re under a blanket on a hillside, or hiding out the winter in your tiny house: either way, invite some company and hit play. You’re welcome.

11/14/2016 By Fiona McCann

Culture Cheat Sheet: Music

Stumptown Soundtracks: An Eclectic Playlist for the Day-Drinker

Soundtrack farmers market mornings, Mount Tabor afternoons, and early happy hours with this playlist: echt Portland in its unclassifiability.

11/14/2016 By Fiona McCann

Culture Cheat Sheet: Music

Stumptown Soundtracks: Homegrown Shoegaze for Rainy Walks (and Dampened Hearts)

These Portland tunes pair well with downpour and despair.

11/14/2016 By Fiona McCann

Culture Cheat Sheet: Essay

Portland’s Cultural Exports Might Never Take Over the World. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.

Almost famous is just fine by us.

11/14/2016 By Shawn Levy

Star Trek

14 Portlanders Who Made It Big in Tinseltown

Clark Gable to Christina Hendricks, these screen stars all passed through Portland on their way to Hollywood.

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail

Playlist

November: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

From glitter-glam pop-punk to hard-core symphonic play-alongs, November’s music scene gives Portland a lot to be thankful for.

11/02/2016 By Jason Buehrer and Rebecca Jacobson

Album Review

Blind Pilot’s And Then Like Lions and the Nature of Grief

On their third album, the local band digs deep into an often beautiful exploration of loss.

10/26/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

Culture Call Sheet

Pop Culture Watch: The Shows, Movies, Tracks, and Books We’re Really into Right Now

From Christopher Guest’s Mascots to Y La Bamba and Joseph, Portland Monthly staffers reveal their current pop culture obsessions.

10/26/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Hip-Hop

Damian Lillard Releases Debut Album Featuring Lil Wayne and Jamie Foxx

The Portland Trail Blazer, a.k.a. Dame D.O.L.L.A., dropped his first full-length rap album on Thursday, October 20.

10/20/2016 By Fiona McCann

Books

Sex, Drugs, and Masterful Movies: Rome's Sweet 1950s Life

Author Shawn Levy explains how our modern, celebrity-obsessed culture was born in 1950s Rome.

10/13/2016 By Fiona McCann

Film

A Powerful New HBO Documentary Explores Internet Spook Slenderman

Two Wisconsin girls tried to kill their friend—and blamed an Internet meme. Should they be tried as adults? Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky examines the case.

10/10/2016 By Fiona McCann

Movies

Come Stare into the Mouth of Madness at Portland’s 21st Annual Lovecraft Film Festival

Here's what to watch at the 21st CthulhuCon.

10/05/2016 By Jason Buehrer