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BUDGET

The Portland Budget: How to Manage Your Finances, the Local Way

From picking a credit union to becoming a big-deal investor, there’s a PDX method to money.

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

THE GOLDEN YEARS

If You’re Making $120K in Portland, Here’s How You Should Spend It

Green investment, a beginner’s guide to philanthropy, and how to make bank on a vacation home

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

THE NEXT STEPS

You’re Making $80K—How Should You Spend and Save?

Financing a start-up, the economics of home brewing, and the dark truth about childcare

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

Q&A

How to Budget With Goals in Mind

The creative director of innovative banking app Simple breaks it down.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

THE FRESH START

How to Live the Good Life in Portland on $40K

Uber vs. car ownership, the legendary $10,000 windfall, and picking a credit union

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

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.

  • By Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, and Rachel Ritchie
  • Published 12/21/2015

CHICKEN V. EGG

The Truth About ‘Sustainable’ Chicken Is that It Doesn’t Really Exist

Diners want it. Chefs want it. Farmers want it. So why is organic, pasture-raised chicken so hard to find?

  • By Hannah Wallace
  • Published 08/24/2015

FALL ARTS

Behind the Curtain: Meet the People Who Make the Portland Art World Possible

Who really creates high culture's high season? The local specialists behind the scenes.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 08/24/2015

THE OLYMPIANS

A First Look at the New Olympia Provisions Cookbook

Portland's own meat makers bring a rare cosmopolitan food experience to the table with an eye-popping collection of recipes, stories, and photographs.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 08/24/2015

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

HOME DESIGN

Inside Portland's Oldest Cohousing Community

Founded by 15 families in 1971, Sunlight Holding Co takes the concept of community and a "sharing economy" to the next level.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 06/22/2015

PORTLAND MONTHLY PROFILE

Wendy Red Star Totally Conquers the Wild Frontier

Exploring the native America of a Portland artist on the rise

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/02/2015

SPREZZATURA!

The Portland Art Museum's Extravaganza of Italian Fashion

With an imported look at Italian style, Portland Art Museum reveals how a scruffy upstart country captured the world’s aesthetic imagination. Sound familiar? (We can dream!)

  • By Shawn Levy and Eden Dawn
  • Published 02/02/2015

WOOL FUTURES

A Historic Oregon Ranch is Crusading to Revive the American Clothing Industry

How Imperial Stock Ranch is partnering with national designers and high-end boutiques to save American wool.

  • By Karen Karbo
  • Published 01/05/2015

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

V IS FOR VICTORY

Is This the Best Way to Educate Children with Autism?

At the pioneering Victory Academy, kids make strides through crafted curriculum, specialized architecture, and patience—lots of patience.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 11/05/2014

TITANS OF TEA

The Story Behind Steven Smith's Obsession with Tea

After transforming American tea with Tazo and Stash, Steven Smith chases the world’s greatest leaves.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 11/03/2014

FEATURE

Reasons to Love Portland

From poetry to poutine, from high tech to high fashion, we celebrate what makes our city the best anywhere.

  • By Laini Taylor, Justin Hocking, Brian Doyle, Rene Denfeld, Greg Young, Lexy Folkes, Peter Holmstrom, Maya Seaman, Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, Carl Abbott, Allison Jones, Benjamin Tepler, Aaron Scott, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, and Randy Gragg
  • Published 04/25/2014

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

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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