Associate Art Director

Amy Martin designs, draws, and assigns photography and illustration for Portland Monthly.  

Her own illustration work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, Fast Company, GOOD, Tin House, Bitch, and McSweeney’s; in campaigns for Rock the Vote, Obama for America, and Cover Oregon; and on posters for Death Cab for Cutie, Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, and 826LA.

Amy also writes and illustrates picture books, including Symphony City (McSweeney’s, 2011). She almost worked at both Tiger Beat and Cat Fancy before moving from Los Angeles to Portland. She is clinically Midwestern and will totally help you move.

Editor’s Note

Can Pop Culture Conquer All?

At the very least, it can shake us out of our weary funks.

11/14/2016 By Zach Dundas

Culture Cheat Sheet: YouTube

Impress Your Friends on the Internet with These 7 Amazing Oregon Moments

From the exploding whale to Ramblin’ Rod, here are moments that made this place—as seen on YouTube.

11/14/2016 By Kelly Clarke, Zach Dundas, Eden Dawn, and Margaret Seiler

Tao of Meow

Meet the Man Using Data Sets to Map Portland’s Feline Friends

Want to know where the city’s cats live? Follow computer programmer Max Ogden on Instagram.

11/14/2016 By Amy Martin

Imaginary Oregons

The Northwest Has Always Fantasized about Starting Its Own Country

From Cascadia to Ecotopia, welcome to all the Oregons that could have been.

10/10/2016 By Marty Patail

Politics

Steve Novick vs. Chloe Eudaly: Portland’s Alterna-Election

The city council race is earnest, geeky, and quintessentially Portland.

10/10/2016 By Zach Dundas

DIY Culture

Portland’s Indie Print Mecca Must Move—Again. Can the IPRC Survive?

Faced with quadruple rent, the beloved DIY institution is on the quest for a new home.

09/13/2016 By Fiona McCann

Editor's Note

Good Things Happen When Co-Workers Drink Together

Style editor Eden Dawn dishes on the inspiration for our Twin Peaks-inspired fall fashion feature. (Sake was involved.)

09/13/2016 By Eden Dawn

Editor's Note

You Should Be Drinking a Martini at Jake’s Famous Crawfish Right Now

J’adore this old Portland warhorse.

08/15/2016 By Zach Dundas

Photography

The Five Best Portland Catstagrams

No surprise, Portland's cat Instagramming game is elite.

08/08/2016 By Amy Martin

SUMMER READS

Summer Reading 2016: Brand-New Short Stories and Poems from Top Portland Writers

We’ve got fresh fiction from Margaret Malone, David Shafer, and Diana Abu-Jaber, plus poems by Anis Mojgani, Elyse Fenton, and Samiya Bashir. Dive in.

07/12/2016 Edited by Fiona McCann By Margaret Malone, David Shafer, Diana Abu-Jaber, Anis Mojgani, Elyse Fenton, and Samiya Bashir

SUMMER READING 2016

3 New Poems by Top Portland Poets

Fresh verse from Anis Mojgani, Elyse Fenton, and Samiya Bashir.

07/12/2016 By Anis Mojgani, Elyse Fenton, and Samiya Bashir

SUMMER READING 2016

Night Air: A Short Story by David Shafer

“And I liked the Oregon license plate. Seriously. That tree. It reminded me of an air freshener, like Oregon was being clever.”

07/12/2016 By David Shafer

ESSAY

A History Sleuth Tracks Down Portland’s Most Mysterious Founder—and Unearths a Much Rougher Origin Story Than You Know

According to Randall Trowbridge, primordial Portland was less “Little House on the Prairie and a little more Deadwood.”

07/12/2016 By Leah Sottile

SUMMER READING 2016

Blackberries: A Short Story by Diana Abu-Jaber

“Their whole honeymoon had been like that. Brilliant sunlight, Mount Hood in the distance, crisp as a paper cutout.”

07/12/2016 By Diana Abu-Jaber

CHILL OUT

Does Cryotherapy Work? We Asked a Portland Expert

“The literature is pretty mixed,” she told us.

06/24/2016 By Molly Woodstock

MEDICAL RESEARCH

Meet the Portland Father-Daughter Team Chasing Unconventional Cures to MS

Dan Wieden, cofounder of Wieden & Kennedy, and daughter Laura work to speed up the sluggish research clock.

06/24/2016 By Zach Dundas

DISEASES

Have These Portland State Researchers Found a Cure to Malaria?

“We know that the compound has worked, but we don’t actually know how it works.”

06/24/2016 By Jack Rushall

MARIJUANA

Marijuana Edibles Are Finally Ready for Consumption in Oregon

But they’re still a lot weaker than in Washington and Colorado.

06/24/2016

CHILDBIRTH

It’s Official: Water Birth Carries No Added Risk

According to a groundbreaking Oregon State study, it’s just as safe to deliver in water as on land.

06/24/2016 Illustrations by Sarah Hopwood

EDITOR'S NOTE

Why Places Like 182nd Avenue Are Just as ‘Portland’ as Anywhere Else in the City

Want to get a TV fixed, a Russian salami, and a king-sized beer? Look for the metro area’s forgotten corners.

06/13/2016 By Zach Dundas