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.

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EDITORS' NOTE

Why Portland’s Growth Might Not Be Something to Fear

And it could, after all, make us a better city.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/25/2016

WHAT'S NEXT

Portland Is Changing Faster Than You Can Believe

Here are five big game changers already in the works.

  • By Zach Dundas, Brian Libby, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 03/25/2016

FORWARD LOOKS

Four Portland Luminaries and One Transplanted Former Leader Tell Us What Our City Needs to Do

Featuring: Simple cofounder Alex Payne, Switchboard cofounder Mara Zepeda, new Hispanic Chamber prez Oscar Arana, artist Intisar Abioto, and ex-Metro president David Bragdon

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 03/25/2016

EDITORS’ NOTE

Why Travel Writing Is the Worst Awesome Job Ever

And should be nothing to complain about—but sometimes we do anyway.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/01/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Explore Ice Caves in Whistler

Spring for an extravagant backcountry adventure amid Canada’s peaks.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/23/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Golf Bandon Dunes

Tackle the Northwest’s most challenging, maddening, and gorgeous golf course.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/23/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Journey Back in Time in Eastern Oregon

Head east on a classic odyssey.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 02/23/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Surf ’n’ Soak in Tofino

A British Columbia gem offers equal parts exhilaration and relaxation.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/23/2016

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Conquer the Wallowas

Find piles of powder in Oregon’s “Little Switzerland."

  • By Christopher Van Tilburg
  • Published 02/23/2016

EDITORS' NOTE

Why Portland’s Comfort Food Haunts Are More Important Than Its Hottest Restaurants

It’s all about nourishing the soul.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

The Wide World of Comfort (or, We’re All Gonna Die Anyway)

We scoured the city for the best warm-blanket dishes from across the globe. So go ahead, wrap your napkin around your shoulders like a Snuggie and dig in!

  • By Rachel Grozanick, Fiona McCann, Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Amy Martin, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

Making A Case for “Chrysalis Time”

Screw YOLO. Between Instacart, Netflix, and box wine, why go outside at all this winter?

  • By Amy Martin
  • Published 01/25/2016

EDUCATION

Is This The Perfect College For the 21st Century?

The Indiegogo-funded Wayfinding Academy will focus on honing real-world skills rather than fulfilling prerequisites.

  • By Keegan Clements-Housser
  • Published 12/21/2015

EDITORS’ NOTE

Discovering Portland

Remembering the early days of arriving in the Rose City

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/20/2015

EDITORS' NOTE

Why a Rainy Fall Feels Extra Necessary in Portland This Year

Our executive editor meditates on the joys of autumnal hibernation after a summer for the record books.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 10/27/2015

GIVE US YOUR CALIFORNIANS

Why Portland Needs As Many Californians As We Can Get

Forget the "No Californians" bumper stickers. For Portland's white-hot tech scene, "outsiders" can't come soon enough.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/19/2015

LONG LIVE THE KING

Why King Burrito Is Still North Portland’s Greatest Burrito Joint (After 20 Years)

The NoPo taco standby enters its third decade with a winning strategy for success: keep doing things the way they've always been done.

  • By Margaret Seiler
  • Published 10/19/2015

PREVIEW

Will the New Wordstock Literary Festival Charm Portland Readers?

Everyone agreed the lit fest desperately needed a rewrite. Is this the sequel we've been waiting for?

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 10/19/2015

URBAN DESIGN

Climate Change and the Willamette Valley—What Should We Worry About? What Should We Do? 

Leading thinkers expound on the region's climatic transformation.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 10/07/2015

A LIFE AGAINST DEATH

Meet the Man Battling to Abolish Executions in Oregon

As the national debate on capital punishment shifts, Ron Steiner continues his fight.

  • By Rachel Saslow
  • Published 09/21/2015
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