Essay

Across Three Seasons, Shrill Quietly Revolutionized the Portrayal of Fat Women on Television

The show's success with critics and audiences paves the way for more shows that celebrate fat bodies instead of pathologizing or pitying them.

12:30am By Amy McCarthy Illustrations by Gillian Dreher

Music

An Incomplete Timeline of Portland’s Musical History

From the post-World War II jazz boom to when Courtney met Kurt, these were the moments that shaped Stumptown’s sound.

05/05/2021 By Conner Reed

Style Spotlight

Studio Prismatic Wants to Change Your Ideas About Quilts

The new Portland studio makes bold, colorful quilts out of sustainable fabrics.

05/04/2021 By Reina Harwood

Film

The 8 Best Portland Movies from the Last 10 Years

When Portlandia reshaped our pop culture image, movies didn't get the memo.

05/01/2021 By Conner Reed

Interview

Portland Author Willy Vlautin Talks Gentrification and the Changing City

His new book, The Night Always Comes, is out this month.

04/30/2021 By Fiona McCann

Top Chef

‘Top Chef’ Season 18, Episode 4 Recap: Angry Orchard

The chefs take a trip to Oregon's Fruit Loop, and for some, it’s anything but sweet.

04/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: PoMo Kids’ Picks

The content in our children’s queues, including YA lit, lemurs, hilarious memes, all-caps WEIRD anime, and this obscure show called The Simpsons

04/22/2021 By William Berrier, Gustav Engler, Jane Engler, Cormac McCann Shafer, Finn McCann Shafer, Max Novak, and Moira Novak

Books

New Portland-Produced Book Teaches Kids and Parents about Anti-Asian Hate

A Kids Book About Anti-Asian Hate talks about what it means to be Asian American and how to use your voice to stand up to hatred.

04/20/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Profile

Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner Is Ready to Feel Again

With the release of her first book, Crying in H Mart, and third album, Jubilee, the Eugene native is exorcising her grief and looking for somet...

04/16/2021 By Conner Reed

Things to Do

Hustling, Bustling IRL Shopping Events are Back!

From Portland Night Market to Saturday Market to Portland Flea (and more), the in-person multi-vendor market returns.

04/16/2021 By Eden Dawn

Footnotes

LISTEN: Tra'Renee Chambers on Elevating Underrepresented Voices with Her New Show

Portland Monthly senior editor, Eden Dawn, talks with the host of Situations & Conversations

04/16/2021 By Eden Dawn and Gabriel Granillo

Top Chef

‘Top Chef’ Season 18, Episode 3 Recap: Under African Skies

The chefs make gelato-inspired layered desserts, and then cook dishes inspired by Portland's pan-African restaurant scene

04/16/2021 By Julia Silverman

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: An Art Heist, a Historical Adventure, and a Forgotten Tribute to Andy Warhol

The content in our queues, from Netflix's This Is a Robbery to the oeuvre of Dee Wallace.

04/15/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Arts News

Are You Portland's Next Creative Laureate?

The search for Subashini Ganesan’s successor is on.

04/15/2021 By Conner Reed

Interior Design

How to Make Vintage Shopping Work for Your Home

Portland interior designer Max Humphrey's new book, Modern Americana, shows how the old can be new.

04/13/2021 By Reina Harwood

Fashion in Film

From Puppets to Apocalyptic Series About Viruses, Jaymes Neon Knows How to Outfit a Character

The local costume designer talked to us about everything from crafting teeny puppet outfits to making Nicolas Cage look like he's been living in the woods fo...

04/13/2021 By Eden Dawn

Top Chef

‘Top Chef’ Season 18, Episode 2 Recap: Brew Masters

Our chefs tackle the three most quintessentially Portland foods: coffee, beer, and ... breakfast?

04/09/2021 By Conner Reed

Footnotes

LISTEN: How Beverly Cleary Wrote about Motherhood, Parenting, and Portland

Portland Monthly’s news editor talks with Portland-based author Lydia Kiesling about the late writer's enduring legacy.

04/09/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: A Local Audiobook, an Apocalyptic Opus, and More

The content in our queues, from Jaime Schmidt's Supermaker to Lana Del Rey's Norman Fucking Rockwell!

04/08/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Top Chef

‘Top Chef’ Season 18, Episode 1 Recap: Big Bird

Gregory Gourdet and Padma Lakshmi welcomed 15 “cheftestants” to the Rose City.

04/03/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton