Ooligan Press invites you to join us for Transmit Culture: A Panel Discussion about Comic and Graphic Novel Publishing. Featuring: Chris Ross, Director of Digital Publishing and in-house book designer for Top Shelf Productions (2013 Eisner Award nomination for best publication design) Sarah Mirk, Online Editor of Bitch Medi
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The OBT has done it again. This year’s American Music Festival features gorgeous costuming and modern music, including one performance set to the Fleet Foxes; I jokingly called this my “hipster ballet” experience, until I was blown away by the choreography and attention to detail. The American Music Festiv
From TFAW: Planning to attend Stumptown Comics Fest at the Oregon Convention Center April 27 and 28? Start the celebration right at the Stumptown Comics Fest Kickoff Party April 26 at the Portland TFAW. Meet and mingle with guests from the Fest, enjoy music by Switch from Dangerous Kids and Bobby Roberts from Welcome to [..
Sunday night shows can be rough. Even in Portland, home of the oddly-scheduled, Sunday finds people tired from the weekend and extra tired in the face the looming work week. I rolled up to the Doug Fir expecting to stand quietly in the back, watch the show, and take off, with very little interaction in between. But [...]
I grew up in a desert city. There was almost nothing to do for entertainment most nights. When I was 15, I would hop into my friend’s car and we would drive out to where we went to high school. We would roll down all of the car windows and blast whatever music we were [...]
You know those summer parties, the ones thrown right as the weather is just starting to hint at unbearable and you are just barely into your 20s; those parties that always start in the hour or two before twilight when the world is warm and open and life seems fully possible? Those parties promise nothing, [...]
Are you doing a thing tonight? No? May I suggest that you drop by the Doug Fir Lounge at 8pm to see Ramona Falls and Social Studies? That’s where I’ll be. Ramona Falls are on tour promoting their sophomore album, Prophet. Check out this acoustic version of “Spore” on YouTube from that album and joi
Attention all ye nerds of Portland: The Aladdin theatre is bringing Charlie Ross, Canadian actor and writer, to the stage in a one-man production of the Star Wars trilogy. After sold-out performances at Fringe festivals worldwide, Ross brings his multi-tasking sci-fi vision to Portland on April 26, with tickets available at
What were you doing last Friday night? I was at Tonic Lounge, listening to music and dodging the drink-spilling dancers who just couldn’t contain their excitement long enough to set down their PBRs. No matter how musically saturated your city may be, there is something magical about an album release show. It is the
If you don’t have plans tonight, come check out Rare Monk. They will be bringing the garage pop goodness to Tonic Lounge at 9:30pm. Pre-game their fuzzy pop sound by listening to Drumhead.
From Ooligan Press: PSU’s Masters in Publishing, along with Ooligan Press, is pleased to announce the start of Transmit Culture: a Lecture Series of Publishing Professionals. The series will delve into current issues in publishing and print media, led by a variety of professionals in the field. First on the roster is Eli
We don’t have much to do with weddings here at DTR, but we support any attempts to make Portland better at being multicultural. So when we received this press release, we decided to pass the info on. Introducing the first Indian Wedding Showcase in Portland, Oregon! Want something unique for your wedding? Stop by the
Sean Grasso created an enchanting short video about Lâm Quảng and Kestrel Gates, artisan lamp makers of the HiiH Gallery. HiiH Lights from Cineastas on Vimeo.
Portland Center Stage: A Midsummer Night’s Dream This December, Portland Center Stage features a dynamic modern retelling of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directed by Penny Metropulos, the production features standout performances by the key players, each of whom breathe new breath into these classic roles.
It really is a wonderful life when I’m eating Salt and Straw ice cream. Salt & Straw will be selling their limited run holiday flavors during the 2pm screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life” on December 23rd at the Hollywood Theatre. AND a Golden Ticket will be placed under the seats of the theater. The [...]
I originally wrote this guide to the Mississippi Neighborhood for the guests of a friend’s wedding. It’ll do for the purposes of any short trip to this stretch of NoPo. Coffee Albina Press 4637 N Albina Ave Fresh Pot 4001 N Mississippi Ave Ristretto Roasters 3808 N Williams Ave Dining Monsoon Thai 4236 N Mississ
Portland band Rare Monk has their new EP Death By Proxy available for download on BandCamp. Woo! Free music.
Ooligan Press just published a wonderful collection of short stories, Close Is Fine, by Eliot Treichel. As part of the Ooligan Press team, I watched this book go from editing to publication and I’m excited to present it to the public. Tonight, we’re throwing a free book launch party at the Doug Fir. From Ooligan
My latest earworm, St. Lucia, will be playing tonight at the Crystal Ballroom with Friends and Two Door Cinema Club. Check out the “Before the Dive” video below. The song is pretty glorious. If I weren’t drowning in grad school, I’d be at the Crystal Ballroom doing a flailing 80s dance. Stream the St
This fall’s performance by the Oregon Ballet Theatre featured the enigmatic and diverse quartet of individual pieces inspired by ancient Greece. Paired with the Portland Art Museum’s Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece exhibition (which runs through January), Body Beautiful at the Keller Auditorium is undoubtedly t
by Kylie Foster, PHC Northwest & Connecting Communities Coalition Everyone has limitations; they are a part of daily life for the human race. Though barriers exist everywhere, people with disabilities are possibly the group most associated with the proverbial glass ceiling. They are also the individuals that society of
Although DTR takes no official position on fluoridation, and frankly, it seems like most of us are in favor of it, I think it’s rational to be wary of adding more chemicals to the public water supply. Full disclosure: Zia McCabe of the Dandy Warhols is a friend, and when she asked me to promote [...]
Bedraggled homeless people shuffled onto stage while the audience took its seat. The first sign that this version of Sweeney Todd might not traditional was the plastic possessions of the street dwellers, a plastic bag, a plastic milk crate, a cheap cast-off baby stroller made of obviously synthetic materials holding four pl
From Comics Underground: The sixth installment of Comics Underground—Portland’s quarterly live comic book performance series—is two weeks away. We provide a projector and a microphone; creators bring the music, sound effects, outlandish accents, and anything else they need to translate their work into a full-fledg
I updated WordPress and broke everything. We’ll soon be installing a new theme to make things attractive again. In the meantime, please excuse the DERP and may I distract you with this Beach Boys parody by SF band Foolproof Four?
Thanks to grad school I’m still on Season 2 of walking dead. I have until mid-October to catch up. From TFAW: Things From Another World (TFAW) is once again sponsoring FREE screenings of AMC’s The Walking Dead at the Hollywood Theatre. Join your fellow zombie fans for the East Coast feed at 7:00 pm PST [...]
For the love of all that is furry, go to the Pixie Project Expansion Party tomorrow from 6-9. Tour the newly expanded Pixie Project at 510 N.E. MLK., then swing by Spirit of 77 right next door at 500 N.E. MLK Blvd. to enjoy free food, drinks, photo booth, and games. Celebrate the expansion in [...]
From the The Projects: 3 days of workshops, exhibitions, panels, performances, projections and collaborative projects. Introducing experimental artists from comics, animation, and other narrative arts. This festival is a free event, oriented toward creative process, idiosyncratic expression, and inspiration, leaving behind
I was lucky enough to catch the DANCE+ performance series this past Friday, and I walked away wishing DANCE+ wasn’t just a two-weekend run (showcasing eight collaborative works and featuring 28 local artists) but instead, something any culture-loving Portlander had access to every weekend night. Fortunately, Co
It’s summer, and while most people who live in the Pacific Northwest are looking for beautiful sun-kissed places to frolic, ride bikes, grill real-meat-or-fake-meats on respectively individual grills, watch 9pm sunsets, hike/climb/walk/run/camp, summer means a single thing for Portland geeks: another year of Atomic Ar