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The Heroes, Villains & Rogues who Shaped Portland

Worrying about “keeping the city weird?” Don’t. As these tales reveal, Portland has always been stranger, bloodier and more fascinating than you ever imagined.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/23/2015


Inside Portland's Great Little Shops

Explore 65 of the city's best shops, from bright boutiques and indie hot spots to inspired new finds, and find your shopping paradise.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 09/21/2015


A Shopper's Guide to Portland's Best International Markets

Explore the world—one bite at a time—at Portland's plethora of global markets, where local meals and ingredients become tasty travelogues.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/24/2015


The Essential Guide to Mount St. Helens

We explore the mountain's top trails and campgrounds, history and lore, and take in in-depth look inside the historic eruption.

  • By Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 06/02/2014


25 Sandwiches That Will Change Your Life

Why Portland stacks up as America's great new sandwich city

  • By Karen Brooks and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 03/03/2014


Bread: Elementary Rules of Usage

Artisan bakery loaves, custom-ordered rolls, and an “I Baked It My Way” mind-set aren’t merely options in Portland. They’re the law.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 03/03/2014


Top Doctors & Nurses 2014

Our ninth annual list of Portland's most outstanding medical professionals

  • Published 01/02/2014


The Food Lover's Guide to Portland

Join us for a wild adventure through our food-obsessed city. We’ll lead the way; your job is simply to learn, shop, explore, cook—and eat.

  • By Karen Brooks and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 08/23/2012

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This month's issue of Portland Monthly is dedicated to beer. You love beer? Great! We do too, and we've spent countless hours and sleepless nights knocking back pint after pint in order to provide you with the quality beer information that you deserve. Ti

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 08/20/2012

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Farmers Markets

Considering today’s craze for fresh, sustainable produce, it’s hard to believe that 25 years ago the farmers market scene was nonexistent. Here is our tip of the hat to the growers, markets, and food finds...

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/20/2012

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Oregon’s 50 Best Wines 2011

For this year’s list of Oregon’s 50 best wines, we gathered five of the city’s top wine connoisseurs for marathon blind-tasting sessions of some 400 of the bottles our fair state has to offer.

  • By Allison Jones and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 08/20/2012


Portland's Best Pizza

Everyone (everyone sane anyway) loves pizza. But not long ago, Portland was an admittedly underwhelming 'za town. Thankfully, the city's collective dough has risen, and now we exult in the "*wheel-spinning innovators*":/eat-and-drink/articles/clever-cru

  • By Rachel Ritchie and Zach Dundas
  • Published 08/19/2012


Hollywood Knights

Phil Knight famously made a fortune as a founder of Nike. Now the shoe king and his son Travis are vying for a foothold in the super-competitive world of filmmaking with a cartoon girl named Coraline.

  • By Tom McNichol
  • Published 07/24/2012

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8 Great Northwest Swimming Holes

Our guide to close-in swimming holes doles out details on where to get wet, whether you’re a family of four looking for calm waters (and close-by restrooms) or an adventurous couple seeking a secluded spot to soak up the sun.

  • By Kasey Cordell
  • Published 07/17/2012

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Trail City

Within 20 miles of downtown you’ll find an astonishing 1,200 miles of trails and 40,000 acres of parks and natural areas. as hiking season arrives, we celebrate our seamless connection to nature by mapping 32 places to get outside in every corner of

  • By Brian Barker
  • Published 06/15/2012

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The Insider’s Guide to the Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge attracts more than 2 million visitors a year, and we’re betting you’re one of them. But how well do you really know our signature landscape? Sure, you’ve seen Multnomah Falls, maybe hoofed it up Angel’s Res

  • By Sara Gates, Martin Patail, Kate Bryant, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, Christopher Van Tilburg, Zach Dundas, Brian Barker, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 05/25/2012

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Best of the City 2012

*OUR LATEST BEST-OF EDITION* comes jam-packed with 100 reasons to cheer our fair town. among our raves: crêpes that’ll make your toes curl, a cobbler who picks up and delivers, and the one place that makes karaoke cool again. our readers also

  • By Cari Hachman, Will Lambeth, Benjamin Tepler, Aaron Scott, Anne Adams, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, John Chandler, Brian Barker, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 04/26/2012

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The Quintessential Portland Gardener

Putting plants to soil has an expansive tradition in our region—one of the world’s most fertile valleys. From growing vegetables that look as good as they taste to cultivating your own private Hawaii, we offer 50 ways to join the local avant-g

  • By Kate Bryant
  • Published 03/23/2012

Rise & Dine!

Portland’s Best Breakfasts

Just like mom said: breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And after weeks stuffing ourselves silly while exploring the city’s myriad breakfast joints, we can attest that it also happens to be the most delicious.

  • By Karen Brooks and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 02/23/2012

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Sunshine Getaways!

Last February, Portlanders enjoyed just two cloud-free days. Just in case that happens again, here's a plan to combat the collective vitamin-D deficiency: Ten places where you're just about guaranteed sunshine and blue skies … and they're all just one dir

  • By Martin Patail, Rachel Ritchie, and Kasey Cordell
  • Published 01/24/2012
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