The Newmark Theatre, located in Antoinette Hatfield Hall at the Portland’5 Centers for the Arts, is an 880-seat theater that hosts theater productions, concerts, author readings and talks, literary events, lectures and discussions, and other events throughout the year.
Mother Foucault’s Bookshop is a serious book lover’s haven with a curated collection of literature, philosophy, literary criticism, foreign language books, and more. They regularly host literary events such as readings, talks, panels, and performances.
The Independent Publishing Resource Center’s mission is to facilitate creative expression, identity, and community by providing individual access to tools and resources for creating independently published media and artwork. Since its inception in 1998 the center has been dedicated to encouraging the growth of a visual and literary publishing community by offering a space to gather and exchange information and ideas, as well as to produce work. The IPRC regularly holds workshops, classes, talks, readings, performances, presentations, and book release events.
Passages Bookshop specializes in unusual, out-of-print, and rare books, prints, and original materials with a focus on poetry, modern art and literature, fine printing and artists' books, and related fields. They also host events and readings in their shared studio and gallery space.
Literary Arts is a community-based nonprofit literary center located in downtown Portland, with a thirty-year history of serving Oregon’s readers and writers. Our programs include Portland Arts & Lectures, one of the country’s largest lecture series; Oregon Book Awards & Fellowships, which celebrates Oregon’s writers and independent publishers; and Writers in the Schools, which hires professional writers to teach semester-long creative writing workshops in Portland’s public high schools.
Portland State University’s Creative Writing MFA Program hosts visiting writers throughout the academic year, as well as many author readings, talks, and lectures, and a monthly student reading series.
A neighborhood independent bookstore, Annie Bloom’s Books carries a broad range of new (not used) books across many genres. Along with a strong fiction section, they excel in children's and young adult, travel, current events, and cooking. The bookstore hosts frequent book readings and signings, writer talks, local authors, and First Friday activities.
This west side location of Powell’s Books at Cedar Hills Crossing hosts popular author events, talks, and readings throughout the year. This bookstore also provides an expansive setting for customers to explore over half a million used, new, and hard-to-find books across every category and genre.
Powell’s Books on Hawthorne is a smaller, more relaxed counterpart to Powell’s City of Books flagship location. Located in the heart of Southeast Portland, Powell’s Books on Hawthorne covers more than 10,000 square feet of retail space and offers more than 200,000 used and new books. They host lively author readings several times each week in the Tabor Room.
Inspired by the country’s earliest libraries, often called athenaeums, Folio provides access to discerning private book collections that have been donated, and a home for reading, writing, dialogue, and learning. Public programming includes book-based discussions, readings, presentations of book arts and rare volumes, and musical, cultural, and civic events.