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BIG PICTURE

Seeing Familiar Faces in Headlights and Grills of Classic Cars

A local photographer captures the spirit of the automobile for America's Car Museum.

  • By William Anthony
  • Published 07/20/2015
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PROFILE

Portlander Ursula K. Le Guin is Breathing Fire to Save American Literature

At 85, she may be Portland’s greatest writer. She may also be the fiercest.

  • By Taylor Clark
  • Published 07/20/2015
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LONG STORY SHORT

The 92-Year-Old Swimmer Breaking World Records and Inspiring Us All

Oregonian Willard Lamb on aging, staying active, and what it takes to just keep swimming.

  • By Mary Stutzman
  • Published 07/13/2015
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PORTLAND ARTS 101

What Do Album Producers Do, Exactly? We Asked One of Portland's Best.

He's recorded the Decemberists, Neko Case, and R.E.M.—now, Tucker Martine explains his craft.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 03/02/2015
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LONG STORY SHORT

Portland Singer-Songwriter Vikesh Kapoor's Journey from Punk to Folk

The Pennsylvania native shares his love of universal storytelling, his parents' immigrant experience, and Craigslist jobs.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 02/19/2015
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LONG STORY SHORT

Talking Indie Stardom and Vintage Threads with Michael Maker

"I’m like the lord of Northwest 23rd. I only say that because I don’t want to say mayor. Who wants to be the mayor?"

  • By Danielle Klenak
  • Published 01/05/2015
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SOARING TECH

Drones are Set to Conquer Oregon's Skies. Are You Ready?

Oregon’s drone dreamers envision an innovative, lucrative “Silicon Sky.” First, they must overcome the feds, privacy proponents, and public fear.

  • By Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 12/01/2014
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DESIGN

The Mad Science Behind OMSI's Greatest Exhibits

In the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s exhibition-design laboratory, the future of learning is under construction.

  • By Nathan Tucker
  • Published 10/10/2014
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GROUP THINK

Ziba Made Your Ketchup Bottle—Now It's Remaking Itself

For 30 years, the storied design firm Ziba has created pioneering products for the world’s biggest companies. The most crucial project yet: moving forward.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/26/2014
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EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do Labor Day Weekend 2014

The Oregon Symphony returns to the Waterfront, the Portland Film Festival brings Toby back to 'Labyrinth,' and Art in the Pearl gives you another reason to walk the park blocks on a sunny afternoon.

  • By Schuyler Keenan, Portland Monthly Staff, and Aaron Scott
  • Published 08/27/2014
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LONG STORY SHORT

The Babe with the Power is Back!

Toby Froud crawled his way into our hearts in a red-striped onesie in Jim Henson’s cult fantasy movie Labyrinth. Now, he's creating his own world of magic.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 08/26/2014
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LONG STORY SHORT

Jeffrey Morgenthaler: The Man Behind the Bar

The legendary Clyde Common bartender reveals his slow rise to cocktail stardom (by way of dive bars and white collar ambitions).

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 06/02/2014
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WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: May 8-12

The Bridgetown Comedy Festival conquers all, The Pirates of Penzance opens, and Othello and PAM's Venice exhibition close. Heed!

  • By Danielle Klenak and Portland Monthly Staff
  • Published 05/08/2014
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FEATURE

5 Portland Bands You Need to Hear Now

These incendiary acts may be new to the scene, but they’ve already locked into solid grooves of their own. Best of all, you can still catch them at intimate venues—but probably not for long.

  • By Ryan White
  • Published 05/01/2014
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PROFILE

Death Becomes Her

The "Green Reaper" of Boring, Oregon finds a calling—and a fresh start for an industry in flux—with wicker caskets, backyard burials, and free baby hugs.

  • By Nancy Rommelmann
  • Published 02/03/2014
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INSIDE THE MAGAZINE

Arts in the January Issue

All the arts and culture stories from Portland Monthly’s January issue in one convenient spot.

  • By Erik Maurer
  • Published 01/08/2014
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ENTERTAINMENT

Live Wire Radio Goes for National Glory

After a decade of cracking up local listeners, Portland's radio dynamos aim to be public radios next big thing—and they just might make it.

  • By William Anthony and Aaron Scott
  • Published 01/02/2014
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TICKET GIVEAWAY

Win Tickets to Blind Pilot and the Oregon Symphony

The local indie folk darlings team up with the symphony for a night of sweeping orchestral tunes on April 27.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 04/09/2013
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INSIDE THE MAGAZINE

Arts in the April Issue

This month's art-focused Portland Monthly articles include a Q&A with Artists Rep's new artistic director and Blind Pilot's latest album.

  • By Allison Jones
  • Published 04/01/2013
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CULTUREPHILE

Blind Pilot Goes Symphonic

The indie-folk band teams up with the Oregon Symphony.

  • By Aaron Scott
  • Published 03/15/2013
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