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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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.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 10/10/2016


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

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

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 10/10/2016

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.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 09/13/2016

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.)

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 09/13/2016

Editor's Note

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

J’adore this old Portland warhorse.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/15/2016


The Five Best Portland Catstagrams

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

  • By Amy Martin
  • Published 08/08/2016


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.

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


3 New Poems by Top Portland Poets

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

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


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.”

  • By David Shafer
  • Published 07/12/2016


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.”

  • By Leah Sottile
  • Published 07/12/2016


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.”

  • By Diana Abu-Jaber
  • Published 07/12/2016


Does Cryotherapy Work? We Asked a Portland Expert

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

  • By Molly Woodstock
  • Published 06/24/2016


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.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/24/2016


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.”

  • By Jack Rushall
  • Published 06/24/2016


Marijuana Edibles Are Finally Ready for Consumption in Oregon

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

  • Published 06/24/2016


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.

  • By Sarah Hopwood
  • Published 06/24/2016


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.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/13/2016


How to Camp Like a True Oregonian

We tapped a slew of Oregon experts for hard-earned tips and tricks for every kind of camping.

  • By Benjamin Tepler and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 05/19/2016


Andrew Bird Is Portland-Bound—and He's Bringing His Bicycle

We caught up with the midwestern musician and songwriter to talk babies, bikes, and being direct.

  • By Amy Martin
  • Published 05/12/2016


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
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