LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Caring for the Planet: Friends of Trees

Creating community and greener cities, one tree at a time.

10/20/2015 By Katie Vaughan

BODY TALK

10 Portland-Made Cleansers for Naturally Clean Skin

Local skin-care companies have plenty of gentle options for cleansing, whether you're into oils, or traditional solutions.

10/20/2015 By Allison Jones

BEST RESTAURANTS

Are You a True Portland Food Fan? Take Our Quiz!

How do you rate on the scale of ultimate Portland food fanaticism? Find out now.

10/20/2015 By Kelly Clarke

ARCHITECTURE / URBAN FUTURES

Are Tiny Homes the Housing Solution for a Fast-Growing PDX?

How to cope with a population boom, rising prices, and McMansion ugliness? A gathering of innovative housing thinkers says the solution lies in microscopic homes.

10/20/2015 By Alex Madison

MUSIC

YACHT’s Claire L. Evans on Coming Back to a Changed Portland

Electro-experimenters YACHT are back on their old stomping ground this weekend. We caught up with singer Claire L. Evans ahead of their Wonder Ballroom gig.

10/20/2015 By Brandon Staley

FURNITURE

Shaker Simplicity Meets Danish Modern in the Awesomely Elegant "Portland Chair"

A refined designer from Portland (Oregon). A renowned manufacturer from Portland (Maine). You know this chair is going to inspire serious envy.

10/20/2015 By Alex Madison

BOOKS AND TALKS

5 Reasons We're Stoked to See Sarah Vowell at Powell's

Author, essayist, This American Life contributor, and all-round funny gal Sarah Vowell hits PDX to discuss her new book. Here are some reminders of why you need to be there.

10/20/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

OPENINGS

New Seasons Woodstock Opens with Rooftop Bar

The celebrated local grocer expands with new products, a ramen bar, and a full tap list.

10/19/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

WEEKEND AWAY

Why Walla Walla Should Be on Your Fall Travel Agenda

12 reasons to head east and enjoy the sights, tastes, and charms of the Walla Walla Valley.

10/19/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

CANNABIS

Six Expert Tips for Shopping for Weed in Portland

Weed is legal but you don't know what you're doing. We asked a Portland quality-control expert for guidance.

10/19/2015 By Portland Monthly Staff

THE MENU MAKERS

Meet the Local Farmers, Ranchers, and Beekeepers that Drive Portland Menus

Learn the stories behind the names you've come to know—and find out what ingredients will be inspiring Portland chefs in the future.

10/19/2015 By Kelly Clarke and Allison Jones

PHOTOGRAPHY

Intimate Photos of Warhol and Basquiat Reveal the Artsy Grit of ‘80s NYC

From Warhol to Basquiat to Miles Davis, see some of Paige Powell's 10,000 photographs of the NYC art scene in a new Portland Art Museum exhibition.

10/19/2015 By Fiona McCann

THE MENU MAKERS

How Ayers Creek Farm Creates Tomorrow's Heirloom Ingredients

The Gaston-based couple stay busy selecting the fruits, vegetables, and grains on your future dinner plate.

10/19/2015 By Kelly Clarke

THE MENU MAKERS

Camas Country Mill Brings the Wheat to Portland's Bakeries and Pizzerias

Meet the miller behind your favorite local slices, loaves, and bagels.

10/19/2015 By Kelly Clarke

THE MENU MAKERS

After 25 Years, Sustainable Meat Pioneer Nicky USA Is Just Getting Started

The wild game distributors and ranchers have supplied the best local meats to local restaurants for the better part of three decades. Here's what's next.

10/19/2015 By Allison Jones

LONG STORY SHORT

Could Portland's Makers Spark A New Industrial Revolution?

ADX founder Kelly Roy explores the potential of small, hands-on workspaces and their impact on the industrial economy.

10/19/2015 By Zach Dundas

TRAIL OF THE MONTH

Stunning Fall Color and Wildlife at Southwest Washington’s Conboy Lake

An animal watcher's paradise lies just two hours away, home to elk, coyotes, and over 200 varieties of birds.

10/19/2015 By Brian Barker

BIG PICTURE

Skyscrapers Made of Super-Strength Wood Could Transform Portland’s Skyline

How cross-laminated timber could replace concrete and steel in future Portland buildings.

10/19/2015 By Zach Dundas

MUSIC

How Blitzen Trapper Builds Powerhouse Indie Rock Live Sets

Frontman Eric Earley shares the method behind his live shows.

10/19/2015 By Jason Cohen

GIVE US YOUR CALIFORNIANS

Why Portland Needs As Many Californians As We Can Get

Forget the "No Californians" bumper stickers. For Portland's white-hot tech scene, "outsiders" can't come soon enough.

10/19/2015 By Marty Patail