ARTS & CULTURE

Get Cultured Around Portland—For Free!

A field guide to finding free access to art, history, and family-friendly museums at places that typically charge for the pleasure—and a few that don't

09/05/2014 By Sarah Ostaszewski

CULTUREPHILE

The Art Museum Brings a Bit of Paris to Portland

The Portland Art Museum pays homage to Paris's Tuileries Garden, one of the world’s most inspiring spaces.

06/11/2014 By Aaron Scott

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 5-8

The Naked Bike Ride bares PDX, Shine a Light turns the art museum into a party, Jesse Eisenberg stars in a thriller filmed in Oregon, Colin Meloy talks the Pogues, First Thursday sees sun, and more.

06/05/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

PDX INDEX

Portland Art Museum's Bacon Bonanza

A by-the-numbers look at PAM's showing of the most expensive work of art ever sold at public auction

03/03/2014 By Alexandria Bordas

ON THE TOWN

PoMo Picks: February 2014

Jazz's rising star Cécile McLorin Salvant, the reinvention of comics, the Portland Art Museum's Venice exhibition, and the rest of the month's best bets for things to see or do

02/03/2014

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do this Weekend: Jan 2–5

Not worn out from the holidays? Then catch the last week of the art museum's Samurai and Contemporary NW Art exhibitions and the first week of two new film festivals.

12/30/2013 By Aaron Scott

BREAKING NEWS

PAM to Get Major Fashion Exhibit

The Portland Art Museum gets into the fashion game with an upcoming exhibit dedicated to the Italian greats. That means up close with Versace, Prada, and more.

12/06/2013 By Eden Dawn

History

50 Moments That Shaped Portland

Our spin through Portland’s raucous 170 years reveals a city molded by punks and power brokers, by brilliant breakthroughs and a few heinous mistakes.

12/02/2013 By Randy Gragg With Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Marco España, Caitlin Feldman, Cari Johnson, Alexandria Bordas, and Doug Kenck-Crispin

NOD TO NOSTALGIA

10 Unforgettable Moments from 2013

We look back on a year of Portland theater, books, music, and comedy—plus a naked bike ride to remember.

12/02/2013

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Nov 28-Dec 1

Christmas explodes across the city in a flurry of shows and lights, three leading local bands rock the weekend, and dance companies give thanks. Also, Village People!

11/25/2013 By Aaron Scott, Portland Monthly Staff, and Nathan Tucker

EVENTS

PoMo's Halloween Guide

From debaucherous costume balls to zombie rock shows, we've found Halloween events for every type of ghoul and goblin.

10/22/2013 By Roxanne Davis

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 3–6

First Thursday, Wordstock, Samurai's at the art museum, Steve Martin, and the Pet Shop Boys makes the weekend too much to handle.

10/03/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott and Nathan Tucker By Portland Monthly Staff

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Sept 26-29

A granny takes on death, a theater producer takes on Mid-East militants, Kahane takes on Beethoven, and you take on the weekend.

09/25/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

VISUAL ARTS

Sept. First Thursday Gallery Guide

A new gallery launches in the Pearl, PNCA gets uncomfortable, TBA spreads the art around, and the art museum showcases Oregon's most significant photographer.

09/05/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Nathan Tucker

FALL ARTS PROFILE

Visionary Photographer Robert Adams Turns His Lens on Oregon

A new exhibition explores how the legendary landscape photographer portrays a changing west—and his own convictions.

09/03/2013 By Randy Gragg

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do Labor Day Weekend 2013

The inaugural Portland Film Festival, the messiah (aka Russell Brand), world-class golf. Plus, the Honey Badger comes to town! All play, no work for Labor Day weekend.

08/27/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 15-18

PDX Adult Soapbox Derby! Summer Shakespeare reaches its zenith! The Monkees reunite (and it's not just a joke)! Get summer while it's hot!

08/13/2013 Videography by Portland Monthly Staff

VISUAL ARTS

First Thursday/Wednesday: July Picks

First Thursday moves to Wednesday this week (due to 4th of July) for a patriotic explosion of fine art.

07/02/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff Edited by Claire Gordon

ART UNFETTERED

Review: ‘Cyclepedia,’ ‘Man/Woman,’ and a Thousand Naked Cyclists

In a poetic partnership, the museum welcomed the jubilantly unclothed hordes for the opening weekend of its summer exhibitions.

06/11/2013 By Aaron Scott

EVENTS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: June 6–9

Tributes to Dolly Parton and George Gershwin, an improvised 'Star Trek' marathon, and the Naked Bike Ride are on this weekend's to-do list.

06/05/2013 By John Chandler