Grass At My Feet

Gretchen Flesher Duggan’s "Grass at My Feet" is the winner of the 2010 Wordstock Short Fiction Competition.

09/13/2010 By Gretchen Flesher Duggan


Mother Nature's Bad Boy

The Wolverine Way offers an unforgettable look at one of the world’s surliest predators


Bright Lights: Discussions About the City

Bright Lights with Mike Houck

Mike Houck discussed his latest efforts to develop natural habitat in the city, from Ross Island to green roofs, along with the successes and controversies of his three decades of conservation work.



Slide Show: Checked Out

Multnomah County libraries loan us a peek into what's being checked-out these days.



Checked Out

Multnomah County libraries loan us a peek into what's being checked-out these days.

05/17/2010 By Taryn Wheeler

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Putting Away Childish Things

Marcus J. Borg strays away from his religious nonfiction works to write a novel—a religious studies professor internally gets torn between her faith as an Episcopalian and her experiences at a liberal arts college.

04/23/2010 By Graham Bell


Bright Lights on Metro

Though their politics align in many ways, the three candidates for the position of Metro president bring different backgrounds and political instincts to the job. At Bright Lights on March 8, 2010 the candidates Rex Burkholder, Bob Stacey and Tom Hughes d


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Lean on Pete

Willy Vlautin's latest tale finds its 15-year-old protagonist searching for a family connection at Portland Meadows.

03/16/2010 By Randy Gragg

Bright Lights

Branding Oregon

Dan Wieden spoke at the Bright Lights discussion series on February 8. He discussed recent work from Wieden + Kennedy, one of the nation’s top creative firms in the ad business (and one of the largest remaining independent ones), as well as philanthropy


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Without Mercy

Lisa Jackson's new novel, Without Mercy, is a fiction kick back to her time in the Pacific Northwest.

02/15/2010 By Amber Villa-Zang


Atheist on the Rocks

For more than two years, infamous atheist Christopher Hitchens has made good sport debating those who believe in God. His rapier wit and merciless debate style pack houses across the country. But after his January lecture for Literary Arts--a dinner at Bl

02/04/2010 By Randy Gragg


Bright Lights, European City

Portland State University president Wim Wiewel spoke at the Bright Lights city design discussion series on January 11. Wiewel discussed his vision for PSU's future and contemplated his time in Portland so far. Listen to the complete conversation here.



The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet

We review Myrlin A. Hermes's take on _Hamlet_, where Horatio finds himself falling for the Prince of Denmark.

12/16/2009 By Veronica Martin

30 Seconds With…

Tom Krattenmaker

_Portland Monthly_ sits down with Tom Krattenmaker to discuss the way evangelical Christianity permeates athletics.


Literary Life

Oregon Book Awards: Honors Highlight Dark Horses

Politician edges out Skloot, Gaston and Gwartney with his nonfiction legal offering

10/27/2009 By Helyn Trickey


The Grocery Store Cart

With her short story "The Grocery Store Cart," Marian Pierce won the 2009 short fiction competition of the Wordstock book and literary festival. Chosen by Oregon writer Barry Lopez, this story won her $1,000 and publication in Portland Monthly.

09/10/2009 By Marian Pierce


"Calendar Girl, Arrested. Freed"

The winner of this year's Wordstock short-fiction contest is the story of an infatuated reporter and a mysterious girl who lives in a mall.

05/19/2009 By Kurt Rheinheimer


Paul Krugman

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Book Review

Horse Suspense

Molly Gloss’s new novel tells a warmhearted tale of a coolheaded, bronco-busting Oregon gal.

05/19/2009 By Kaasten Alonso