Cycling Stories

How Women on Bikes Have Raised Hell Throughout History

Tessa Hulls travels back to the early days of cycling to tell stories of pioneering women, trans, and femme riders. She's in Portland March 26.

03/21/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Q&A

Cookbook Celebrity Samin Nosrat on Writing, Eating Healthy, and Trader Joe's Frozen Food

The James Beard–award winning author and host of the Netflix's Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat comes to Revolution Hall on Monday, March 11.

03/08/2019 By Jackson Main

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Mar 7–10

Ali Wong hits the Keller, the Portland Film Festival kicks off, Laura Veirs plays Polaris Hall, and Bag & Baggage revamps The Winter's Tale.

03/06/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson, Wriik Maui, and Fiona McCann

Spring Road Trips: Sonic Sidekicks

10 Oregon-Inspired Podcasts, Audiobooks, and Albums

Cue up this playlist for your next Pacific Northwest road trip.

02/26/2019 By Emma Mannheimer

Profile

Author Mitchell S. Jackson Is a Blistering, Lyrical Voice of Our Time

For proof, read the Portland-raised writer's staggeringly smart new book, Survival Math.

02/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

Books

A New Supervillain Warlord Hits Oregon—and Purrs

Meet Klawde, Feline High Commander of the planet Lyttyrboks and protagonist of a new middle-grade series by Portland's Emily Chenoweth and New Jersey's Johnny Marciano.

02/20/2019 By Wriik Maui

Television

ABC Orders TV Pilot for Portland-Made Graphic Novel Stumptown

Writer Greg Rucka, along with artists Justin Greenwood and Matthew Southworth, will be executive producers.

01/30/2019 By Marty Patail

Books

The Hero of This YA Book Is a Houseless High Schooler

Portland author Connie King Leonard’s debut novel, Sleeping in My Jeans, tackles the effects of homelessness on kids.

12/27/2018 By Emma Luthy

Hidden Portland: Secret Spots

Portland's Best Basements, Back Rooms, Attics, and Hideaways

Here are some of the city's most out-of-the-way spots to eat, drink, or just be mysterious.

12/21/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

Hometown Hero

The Newest DC Comics Superhero Is a Girl of Color from Oregon

Meet Naomi, a new character created by Portland writers Brian Michael Bendis and David Walker.

12/21/2018 By Fiona McCann

Last Glimmer

Portland Literary Magazine Glimmer Train Blinks Out

After nearly 30 years, the magazine will publish its last issue in October.

12/21/2018 By Anya Rehon

Arts News

Portland's Tin House to Stop Publishing Its Magazine

The local publishing company's 20th anniversary issue, to be released in June 2019, will be its last.

12/13/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Breaking News

Stop What You’re Doing: Michelle Obama Is Portland-Bound

The queen of everything won't be here until February, but tickets go on sale THIS WEEK. 

12/11/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Monster Banquet

Anthony Bourdain’s Final Graphic Novel Is a Grisly, Ghostly Tale

Hungry Ghosts, cowritten with longtime collaborator Joel Rose, was released by Dark Horse Comics four months after Bourdain’s 2018 death.

12/05/2018 By Fiona McCann

Books

5 Picks for the Portland Book Festival (Formerly Known as Wordstock)

Saturday’s literary event offers a smorgasbord of bookish delights. We’ve narrowed the list for your delectation. 

11/08/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Comics

In a New Book, the Comics Writers Behind Oh Joy Sex Toy Tackle Sex Ed

Portlanders Erika Moen and Matthew Nolan set out to school us on the basics.

10/17/2018 By Fiona McCann

Books

A New Bookstore Comes to Downtown Gresham

On November 2, librarian Stephanie Csaszar opens Books Around the Corner, a shop inspired (in part) by You've Got Mail.

10/17/2018 By James Stevens

Hometown Pride

PoMo Critic Karen Brooks Featured in The Best American Food Writing 2018

Food literature idol Ruth Reichl curates 28 of the nation’s best writers for the inaugural edition.

10/16/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Books & Talks

Women's Rage Is Transforming America, Says Rebecca Traister

In her new book, Good and Mad, the journalist argues that female fury is exactly what our country needs right now.

10/02/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Heroes & Villains

Forget Superheroes: These Comics Take On Politicians and Rock Stars

James Comey to Osama bin Laden to Lady Gaga, Portland's TidalWave Productions turns news into comic books.

09/18/2018 By Sam Pape