Long Story Short

This Portland Podcast Gives a Megaphone to People of Color in the Food Industry

On Racist Sandwich, Soleil Ho and Zahir Janmohamed dive into food, race, and lemon bars.

10/10/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Portland Bucket List

50 Things Every Portlander Must Do

From transplants to natives, we present a quirky and quintessential bucket list for every type of Portlander.

12/21/2015 Edited by Marty Patail

LONG STORY SHORT

Oregon Auctioneer Johnna Wells Continues the Family Legacy

How one woman found her calling as an auctioneer for Northwest nonprofits.

11/16/2015 By Sarah Z. Wexler

STYLE FEATURE

Portland’s Newest Bridge Meets the City’s Sharp Architectural Fashion

Tilikum Crossing serves as a fitting stage for local designers' structured and trussed dresses, suits, and separates.

10/05/2015 By Eden Dawn

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.

07/20/2015 Photography by William Anthony

PROFILE

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.

07/20/2015 By Taylor Clark

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.

07/13/2015 By Mary Stutzman

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.

03/02/2015 By Aaron Scott

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.

02/19/2015 By Zach Dundas

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?"

01/05/2015 By Danielle Klenak

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.

12/01/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

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.

10/10/2014 By Nathan Tucker

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.

09/26/2014 By Zach Dundas

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.

08/27/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

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.

08/26/2014 By Aaron Scott

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).

06/02/2014 By Kelly Clarke

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!

05/08/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Danielle Klenak

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.

05/01/2014 By Ryan White

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.

02/03/2014 By Nancy Rommelmann

INSIDE THE MAGAZINE

Arts in the January Issue

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

01/08/2014 By Erik Maurer