Founded in 1982, PassinArt is the longest-producing African American theatre in Oregon providing an artistic platform for African American artists and artists of color to showcase their work.

2022 marks 40 years of this non-profit 501(c)3 producing mainstage productions, theatrical … Continue Reading

The story goes like this…a local musician and a local video animation artist meet and collaborate on a video for a song about pie.

It just doesn’t get any better than that…

For our latest PRP Drop-In Session, Veronica BisestiContinue Reading

It was an honor and a pleasure to welcome Brian Hall of TENTS into the Portland Radio Project studio last week. Brian dropped in on Subculture and introduced our listeners to a couple of tunes from the bands debut LP … Continue Reading

Having served the Portland community for 44 years, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony offers performance and music education opportunities to young musicians of all ages.  Children in the Metropolitan Youth Symphony learn and play in orchestra, band, jazz and percussion ensembles.… Continue Reading

Songwriting in its purest form comes from the heart, is unapologetic, and can transcend genres. Chris Margolin and The Dead Bird Collection is a project that embodies these traits and has no reservations when it comes to being vulnerable. Vocal
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Immediately after Tim Ellis’ cancer diagnosis became public, Portland’s musical community stepped up and began delivering positive energy, love, prayers, and economic support for Tim, his wife and six children.

No doubt, you’ve either seen or read about Tim’s extraordinary Continue Reading

Fertile Ground 2015 is a 11-day arts festival that will be held January 22 through February 1 in Portland, Oregon. This city-wide festival is focused on new work in the Arts. It will feature world premiere projects, staged readings, developing … Continue Reading

Siren Nation Festival

The 2014 Siren Nation Festival presents a stunning musical line-up, a night of the best lady comedians from the NW, a visual art show with 40 outstanding NW artists, an art and craft sale and free workshops! Musical line up … Continue Reading

The 2014/2015 season of BodyVox’s gruesome goodness starts on October 23 with the presentation of BloodyVox – Nightmare on Northrup.

“Screaming with mirth and terrible beauty, Nightmare on Northrup is a wickedly entertaining tribute to BodyVox’s favorite time of … Continue Reading

Anyone who is interested in design knows that it is Design Week in Portland. But what does design mean? And, how does it affect our lives?

According to Merriam Webster Online, design means: “to create, fashion, execute, or Continue Reading

Musicians and other artists may have tremendous creative talent, but they may need secret knowledge to become successful – or even financially stable.

Arts education visionary Noah Kleiman wants to change that. He’s launching a new nonprofit, Secret Knowledge, to … Continue Reading

Maybe you saw trapeze artists in your kid days, when you went to a cricus. Or maybe it was was the higher art form of, say, a Cirque de Soleil performance. Whatever it is, it captures so many imaginations as … Continue Reading

A painter from Pennsylvania who helped drive his state’s arts endeavors to new heights has been appointed executive director of the Oregon Arts Commission and Oregon Cultural Trust.

Brian Rogers, deputy director of Pennsylvania’s Council of the Arts will begin … Continue Reading

For a year now a bug-eyed team of 62 film jurors have been watching – and re-watching – hundreds of animated films.  The best 174 short animated films from a field of 826 will be displayed May 12 through May … Continue Reading

Rebecca at the Well in Portland

As most of you know, Portland Radio Project has a Rebecca (News Director, Rebecca Webb) on staff. However, you may not be aware that Portland, the City Of has a Rebecca at well.

Yes, AT well.

Rebecca at the … Continue Reading

Friends and fans are trying to drum up funds to build a memorial for the late Portland cartoonist John Callahan. After a kickoff party in October, the Legacy-Good Samaritan Foundation has donated land for the memorial on NW Marshall at … Continue Reading

Time-Based Art

Another true sign of autumn in the Portland air: the annual Time-Based Art Festival. We love how it sprawls across the city, into galleries, theatres and TBA’s calling card: unusual spaces. The idea is to cross-pollinate and promote and experiment … Continue Reading

The Portland Ballet

I don’t know about you, but I have been known to love watching/being part of a rehearsal more than the final product on the stage in any kind of theatrical production. In this case an opportunity to view The Portland … Continue Reading


Cyclepedia, the visually stunning exhibit of bicycles at Portland Art Museum, will close soon.  You can find out more about the exhibit in a previous PRP article or check Inessa’s review on her site.

Features 40 bicycles representing pivotal Continue Reading