Light a Fire 2018

Join Us at Portland Monthly’s 14th Annual Light a Fire Awards 

Meet the people and organizations working to make our city and state a better place at our annual gala at the Portland Art Museum. Cue all the happy tears.

10/25/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Photography

This Jewish Photographer Captured Life in a World War II Ghetto

Nearly 300 photos taken by Henryk Ross land in Portland.

10/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Events

Disrupt Wants to Show Portland It's Not Your Average Design Conference

WeMake's fourth annual event features Y La Bamba's Luz Elena Mendoza, Broccoli's Anja Charbonneau, and illustrator Loveis Wise.

10/09/2018 By Eden Dawn

Long Story Short

This Portlander Wants to Get More People of Color into the Art Museum

John Goodwin pushes for inclusion in art collecting.

09/11/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

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

Style

How Laika's Costume Designer Dresses Tiny Puppets for the Big Screen

Deborah Cook and her costume crew make miniature masterpieces in Hillsboro.

02/27/2018 By Eden Dawn

The Essentials

13 Things to Do and See in Portland: December 2017

From Hillary Clinton to Ian Karmel, Explode Into Colors to serpentwithfeet, here's what you can't miss this month.

11/20/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

The Essentials

13 Portland Shows, Events, and Pure-Genius Things to Know This October

From George Saunders to a comedy about cockfighting to a major museum exhibit about Laika, here's what you can't miss this month.

09/13/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Profile

Portland Artist Arvie Smith Paints the Black Experience in Blazing Color

As he nears 80, Smith—easily one of the city's most technically skilled painters—confronts race with sardonic humor and fantastic beauty.

08/14/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Photography

From the 1800s to the 1990s, African American Lives Captured on Camera

See our slide show of photographs from Portland Art Museum's Representing.

08/02/2017 By Fiona McCann

Habitat

How Portland-Born Architect John Yeon Gave the Northwest Its Signature Style

A major new exhibit at the Portland Art Museum explores Yeon's legacy.

04/27/2017 By Zach Dundas

Poetry

Morgan Parker Turns Beyoncé and Gin-Soaked Olives into Electric Poetry

The New Yorker hits Portland with her new book, There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé.

03/07/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Visual Art

This PAM Exhibit Puts African American Art Front and Center

Constructing Identity features more than 80 artists, with work from the 1930s till now.

02/02/2017 By Fiona McCann

Slide Show

Portland Monthly's The Factory: A Warhol Happening

Portlanders celebrate pop art icon Andy Warhol at the Portland Art Museum.

11/21/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff Photography by Jason DeSomer

Style Events

Portland Fashion & Style Awards Turns Five

What are Portland's best boutiques? Who's the city's top accessory designer? What about our best dressed TV personalities? On November 6, the PFSA doles out awards to stylish local industry folks.

11/02/2016 By Eden Dawn

LIGHT A FIRE 2016

Portland Monthly's 12th Annual Light a Fire Awards

Photos from our 12 annual showcase of local individuals and organizations making Portland a better place to live, love, give, and grow

10/31/2016 Photography by Mario Gallucci By Portland Monthly Staff

Time Warp

Channel Your Inner Warhol at Portland's Factory Bash

Party among the Warhol prints at Portland Art Museum, after hours. Andy would be proud.

10/24/2016 By Webb Wright

Arts News

Portland Art Museum Announces New $75 Million Rothko Pavilion

Named after the Portland's most famous artistic son, the new glass-walled structure will connect PAM's two buildings.

10/06/2016 By Webb Wright

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Sept 1–4

Fireworks and Tchaikovsky. A "truth booth" video confessional. Ages and Ages in a hometown show. A century-spanning collection of black art. Ready to send summer out, Portland?

09/01/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Kailla Coomes

VISUAL ART

Teletubby Riot Police and Razor-Blade Doughnuts: This Is Freedom

Artist Josh Kline brings his immersive dystopia to Portland.

07/20/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson