NovaPDX is a talent and production company based in Portland, Oregon. We organize and host performance and educational events, showcasing local and visiting musicians, poets and comedians. Our mission is to create spaces where talent thrives.

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Our Events



Comedy vs. Tragedy

Comedy vs. Tragedy is a monthly variety competition event in Portland, Oregon.

Comedian vs. Poet vs. Musician!

We are changing the location and format of the show! More details are coming soon!

Mark your calendars and join us on July 19th at Rocking Frog Cafe for the Comedy vs. Tragedy #17.

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Wordlights is a weekly poetry evening at The Rocking Frog Cafe (located at 2511 SE Belmont St in Portland, Oregon) hosted by Igor Brezhnev and presented by NovaPDX. It is a space for appreciating and supporting poetry in its many forms. On 1st and 3rd Saturdays we have an open mic with 8 10-minute slots available and a 20 minute feature from a local or visiting poet. On 2nd and 4th Saturdays we have an open mic with 8 5-minute slots, two 15-minute mini-features and a 30 minute feature.

Sign-ups are at 5:30PM. Show starts at 6PM.

To be considered for a feature please email your press kit to wordlights@novapdx.org.

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The Verse Showcase

The Verse Showcase is a night of music and spoken word, where local and visiting artists share their talents in the intimate environment of our favorite wine bar in Portland, Oregon. The Verse Showcase is presented to you by NovaPDX in collaboration with songwriter Jonie Blinman.
Join us each first Friday of the month at the Devil's Den for the show!

Check out the facebook event page for details.


Special Events


In addition to the regular events NovaPDX produces a variety of special events—workshops and performances featuring visiting and local artists and other unique shows. Subscribe to our mailing list and follow us on social media to be the first to know about what we are up to next.