Footnotes

LISTEN: The Bearded Woodworker Dishes on Being a Contestant on NBC's Making It

Portland Monthly news editor Julia Silverman talks with Gary Herd about filming the show during COVID and how Oregon inspires his craft.

07/16/2021 By Gabriel Granillo With Julia Silverman

Reality TV

Meet the Waldport Contestant Shaking Things Up on NBC's Making It

Gary Herd, known as the Bearded Woodworker, is one of eight makers left in the crafting competition

07/15/2021 By Julia Silverman

Television

Portland's Own Shrill Snags Its First Emmy Nod

Aidy Bryant has landed some long-deserved recognition for her work in the show's final season.

07/13/2021 By Conner Reed

Television

Looking for Portland in Hey, Arnold!

The ’90s hit turns 25 this year. Here’s where you can spot its Rose City roots.

07/08/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Entertainment

Portlanders Are Killing It on America's Got Talent

Storm Large stormed. Now Jimmie Herrod makes us actually believe in tomorrow.

06/23/2021 By Fiona McCann

Events

How to Celebrate Pride 2021 in Portland

Last year, Pride went fully virtual and scaled way back. This year, it’s dipping its toes back in the water.

05/26/2021 By Conner Reed

Pop Culture

Watch Aidy Bryant Say Nice Things about Oregon in a Frilly Collar

The Shrill star gives the Beaver State our own Sally Field moment!

05/18/2021 By Conner Reed

Essay

Across Three Seasons, Shrill Quietly Revolutionized the Portrayal of Fat Women on Television

The show's success with critics and audiences paves the way for more shows that celebrate fat bodies instead of pathologizing or pitying them.

05/07/2021 By Amy McCarthy Illustrations by Gillian Dreher

Real Estate

What Happened After the HGTV Cameras Stopped Rolling for These Oregon Homeowners?

Over the years, Portland and environs have starred in our fair share of episodes of House Hunters.

04/24/2021 By Julia Silverman

Top Chef

‘Top Chef’ Season 18, Episode 4 Recap: Angry Orchard

The chefs take a trip to Oregon's Fruit Loop, and for some, it’s anything but sweet.

04/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: PoMo Kids’ Picks

The content in our children’s queues, including YA lit, lemurs, hilarious memes, all-caps WEIRD anime, and this obscure show called The Simpsons

04/22/2021 By William Berrier, Gustav Engler, Jane Engler, Cormac McCann Shafer, Finn McCann Shafer, Max Novak, and Moira Novak

Top Chef

‘Top Chef’ Season 18, Episode 3 Recap: Under African Skies

The chefs make gelato-inspired layered desserts, and then cook dishes inspired by Portland's pan-African restaurant scene

04/16/2021 By Julia Silverman

Footnotes

LISTEN: Tra'Renee Chambers on Elevating Underrepresented Voices with Her New Show

Portland Monthly senior editor, Eden Dawn, talks with the host of Situations & Conversations

04/16/2021 By Eden Dawn and Gabriel Granillo

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: An Art Heist, a Historical Adventure, and a Forgotten Tribute to Andy Warhol

The content in our queues, from Netflix's This Is a Robbery to the oeuvre of Dee Wallace.

04/15/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Top Chef

‘Top Chef’ Season 18, Episode 2 Recap: Brew Masters

Our chefs tackle the three most quintessentially Portland foods: coffee, beer, and ... breakfast?

04/09/2021 By Conner Reed

Top Chef

‘Top Chef’ Season 18, Episode 1 Recap: Big Bird

Gregory Gourdet and Padma Lakshmi welcomed 15 “cheftestants” to the Rose City.

04/03/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: Lucille Bluth, Point Break, and More

The content in our queues, from a fallen legend to a goofy classic

04/01/2021 By Gabriel Granillo, Aurora Biggers, and Conner Reed

Top Chef

Top Chef Season 18, Filmed in Portland, Starts Now

Tune in to see Gregory Gourdet alongside Padma Lakshmi, while Portland chefs Gabriel Pascuzzi and Sara Hauman compete for the Top Chef title.

03/31/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: RoboCop, Nomadland, and More

The content in our queues, from a pulpy ’80s classic to a current Oscar hopeful

03/18/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Television

11 Shows with Portland Connections You Can Stream Right Now

Easy-access TV with roots in the Rose City, from a Nickelodeon classic to a slice of David Fincher neo-noir

03/17/2021 By Conner Reed