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

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

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

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

Poetry

The First Recorded Reading of Allen Ginsberg’s Howl Took Place in Portland. Now You Can Own It on Vinyl.

Two-time Grammy winner Cheryl Pawelski has headed up the restoration and release of the historic 1956 recording.

04/01/2021 By Conner Reed

Essay

What Ramona Quimby Taught Me about Taking Up Space

YA author and Portlander Renée Watson on how meeting Ramona Quimby changed her life.

03/30/2021 By Renée Watson

Books

Literary Arts Announces 2021 Oregon Book Award Finalists

A queer coming-of-age novel, a children’s mystery, a fictional film club, and more

03/29/2021 By Aurora Biggers

News

Oregonians Remember Beverly Cleary

‘I’m just so sad. I think she becomes a little piece of you, and all of a sudden that little piece is gone, yet carries on, and I'm so grateful for what she'...

03/27/2021 By Conner Reed

Design

3 New Portland Books that Just Look Good

Impress your friends by sporting these new book on your coffee table—but you should also read them too.

03/19/2021 By Marty Patail

Books

10 Great (Recent) Books by Oregon Writers

From dystopian novels to nihilistic comedy to multi-continental short stories, we bring you our favorites from local authors from the past 5 years.

03/11/2021 By Fiona McCann

Poetry

A New PCC Writing Residency Honors a Forgotten Oregon Poet

Carolyn Moore wrote thousands of poems in her lifetime. Most of them are about to be published for the first time.

02/26/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Streaming Events

Notable Portlanders Detail Their Bad Dates in Valentine's Day Virtual Event

Bad Dates will be cohosted by Portland Monthly’s own Eden Dawn.

02/12/2021 By Conner Reed

Literature

Ursula K. Le Guin to be Featured on Upcoming USPS Literary Arts Stamp

The Portland science-fiction author will be honored on the 33rd stamp in the series, joining James Baldwin, Flannery O'Connor, and others.

01/15/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: The Portland Book of Dates, with Eden Dawn

The author and PoMo style editor talks about her new book, how COVID impacted its release, and how small businesses are still struggling.

01/15/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Books

Powell's Will Continue to Sell Andy Ngo's Book Online

Some are calling for the book's removal from the site, citing harassment and online abuse by Ngo.

01/13/2021 By Marty Patail

Footnotes

LISTEN: What The Plague Can Teach Us About the Pandemic

We talk with OSU professor Courtney Campbell about Albert Camus's 1947 novel, philosophy, and human nature.

12/18/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Feature

Middle-Grade Graphic Novels Are Storming the Best-Seller Lists

Portland creators are getting in on the boom.

12/13/2020 By Julia Silverman

Interview

Vanessa Veselka Writes the Reality of Poverty in America

The Portland writer talks ambition, trauma, and her new book.

11/08/2020 By Fiona McCann

Books

Our Picks for the 2020 Portland Book Festival

The typically one-day, in-person festival will sprawl across two digital weeks this year. Here's what you can't miss.

11/05/2020 By Fiona McCann and Conner Reed