Visual Art

The Coolest Gallery Shows in Portland Right Now

A look at some of the Rose City's most exciting visual art, from food by way of Warhol and Hockney, autumnal brushes with the occult, and more.

09/27/2022 By Conner Reed

Visual Art

Perspectives at PAM Helps Metabolize Portland's 2020 Protests

The Portland Art Museum exhibition features photographs from six artists that challenge the notion of a fixed takeaway from the city's uneasy moment in the spotlight.

07/20/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Visual Art

PAM’s Frida Kahlo Exhibit Is More Than a Study in History

To supplement its main exhibition, the museum is tapping a slew of local muralists to generate new pieces that nod to Kahlo's legacy.

04/08/2022 By Conner Reed

Arts News

The NW Film Center Is Now PAM CUT. What Does That Mean?

Inside the 51-year-old institution’s rebrand to the Portland Art Museum Center for an Untold Tomorrow.

03/09/2022 By Conner Reed

Film

NW Film Center Announces 2022 Cinema Unbound Award Honorees

Carrie Brownstein and Shirin Neshat join five other filmmakers and artists in this year's lineup of NW Cinema Unbound Award Honorees

02/02/2022 By Conner Reed

Money & Politics

Who Is Donating in Portland City Council Elections?

With contributions capped, big players with names like Goodman, Kafoury, and Jubitz are writing small checks to candidates for city commissioner.

01/25/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Visual Art

Inside the Portland Art Museum’s Aux/Mute Gallery

DJ Ambush of the Numberz has transformed part of PAM’s fourth floor into a platform for BIPOC artists.

12/20/2021 By Conner Reed

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch: December 6-12

Snow in the mountains, a new GM for the Blazers, and cutbacks at TriMet

12/06/2021 By Julia Silverman

Museums

How Did Portland Become an Art City with So Few Art Museums?

For a city with a creative reputation, we're scant on honest-to-goodness museums.

09/15/2021 By Conner Reed

Sponsored Content

Portland Art Museum Is Open and NW Film Center Drive-In Movies Are on Deck

After four months of closure, visitors can see art in person again—albeit with masks and timed-entry tickets. Plus, the NW Film Center has just what you need...

07/15/2020

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

Art from Home

How to Stream and Support Portland Artists During the Coronavirus Outbreak

A rotating list of online events by Portland-area artists and the most direct ways to get money in their pockets.

03/20/2020 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann

Jazz Fest

Thundercat Was at Home Among Jazz Fans at His PDX Jazz Fest Set

The bassist set aside the hits and played dazzling solos for a rapt crowd at Portland Art Museum last Saturday.

03/06/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

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

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 27–Mar 1

White Bird brings French-Candian acrobats to town, plus an embarrassment of plays and exhibitions.

02/26/2020 By Conner Reed and Daniel Bromfield

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

Art News

Arlene Schnitzer Makes $10 Million Gift to Portland Art Museum

Meant to kickstart work on the Mark Rothko Pavilion, it's the largest donation from a single individual in the museum's history.

01/21/2020 By Conner Reed

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: February 2020

Guitar-strumming drag queens, explosive volcano art, and festivals galore.

01/21/2020 By Conner Reed

Fall Arts 2019: Visual Arts

For Hank Willis Thomas, All Art Is Political

In a major new exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, the Brooklyn-based conceptual artist takes on history, sports, and gun violence.

08/27/2019 By Emma Mannheimer

Insider’s Guide 2019: Sports

What Does Glenda Goldwater Love as Much as Art? Baseball.

The bon vivant is a fixture at arts events—and at Hillsboro Hops games.

03/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson