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. Every third Friday, three poets, three musicians and three comedians perform and the audience picks the winner in each category by applause. In the final round it is poet vs. comedian vs. musician. All finalists get cash prizes and the winner of the competition comes back as a feature artist in a next month’s show.

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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.



Outwrite Workshops

Outwrite workshop series is hosted by Leah Noble DavidsonNovaPDX has introduced these series of nine workshops in 2018, where you could learn writing process from nine performers. The series included insights from poets, comedians and musicians and focused on generative writing to help you create more work you are proud to share!

Stay tuned for the 2019 Outwrite schedule!


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.