comedy

All Jane Comedy Festival

This five-day festival showcases nearly 50 female comedians, including headliners like Aparna Nacherla, at Curious Comedy Theater each October.

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“The Simpsons” landmarks in Portland

Check out the landmarks that inspired the characters and places in “The Simpsons,” created by Portland’s own Matt Groening.

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Free live music and comedy in Portland

Discover a new favorite comic or musician at Portland's free concerts and comedy nights, scattered across the city and scheduled throughout the week.

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Essential Portland comedians

Several outstanding comedians have honed their craft here; get ready to ROFL with our guide to the all-stars of Portland’s comedy scene.

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Live storytelling events in Portland

Hear true stories about love, sex, history, movies and even middle school at six regular live storytelling events in Portland.

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Live Wire Radio

Live Wire! is “radio variety for the attention-span-challenged” taped in Portland weekly and broadcast on dozens of stations from Tallahassee, Tenn., to Reading, England.

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Nightlife round-up

Portland comes alive after dark, with restaurants, clubs, theaters, concert venues and performance halls open late all over town.

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Hawthorne activities

From second-run movies to first-rate comedy acts, Hawthorne is home to an eclectic array of daytime activities and outstanding nightlife options.

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April events

Spring brings festivals dedicated to wine, tulips and tunes.

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Bridgetown Comedy Festival

Every spring, the Bridgetown Comedy Festival features a weekend full of shows at venues across the city with intimately set stand-up acts, panel discussions and other events.

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