The Oregon Woman: Shredding the Patriarchy

Fabi Reyna Is Changing the Guitar Industry with She Shreds

Portland is home to the world’s only print magazine devoted to women guitarists and bassists. But it’s only the first step in its founder’s plan to destroy bro-rock culture.

04/24/2018 By Kelly Clarke

The Oregon Woman: Into Their Own Hands

Meet Judith Arcana, a Pioneer of '70s-Era Underground Abortion Work

Before Roe v. Wade, a group called Jane served Chicago women. Arcana, now a writer living in Portland, was part of that clandestine network.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Style

Hair and Makeup Maven, Renegade Artist … and Sea Captain?

Get to know Portlander Randi Whipple before she ships out.

04/24/2018 By Eden Dawn

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: May 2018

From an exploration of black hair to a poetic tribute to Janet Jackson and nacho cheese, here's what you can't miss this month.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Music

A Pioneering Gay Rights Activist Releases Her First Jazz Album at Age 77

On Love for Sale, Kathleen Saadat teams up with Pink Martini. Not bad for a rookie.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Theater

Can a Bilingual Theater Company Thrive in the Age of Trump?

For decades, Milagro has produced Latin American theater for Portland audiences. Now it faces a whole new set of challenges.

04/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

History

70 Years after Vanport, a Survivor Recalls the Flood

The deluge that destroyed Oregon’s second-largest city still resonates in Portland.

04/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

Memorial

How Should We Commemorate Portland's Fatal MAX Attack?

TriMet plans a street-art tribute at the Hollywood Transit Center.

04/24/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Runway Show

A Fashion Show? Give Us Moore!

Ultra-talented Portland designer Andrea Moore puts on a 45-piece fashion show.

04/24/2018 By Eden Dawn

Night of Nostalgia

I Went Back to 1993 in a Casino Ballroom

Salt-N-Pepa and Vanilla Ice came to town. One of them was amazing.

04/24/2018 By Eden Dawn

Edible Activism

Eat Tibetan Momos, Somali Sambusas, and Cuban Pastries to Support Refugee Students

Refugee Center Online’s PDX Global Eats event spotlights the food and voices of Portland-based immigrants and refugees.

04/19/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Event Recap

I Spent the Night at OMSI's Adult Sleepover

Every year a million people visit the world-class science facility. This spring, 50 got to stay overnight.

04/19/2018 By Natasha Tandler

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 19–22

Soul'd Out! James Comey! Frankie Cosmos! TEDxPortland! Sloane Crosley! What a bounty, folks.

04/19/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Woman Up!

Portland Monthly’s Woman Up! Unveils a Weekend of Power and Positivity

From inspiring speakers to life-affirming exercise and art classes to Mother’s Day races, May 12 and 13 will jumpstart your life.

04/17/2018 By Zach Dundas

Beardly Beauty

Behold the Most Fabulously Decorated Beards in the World

From glitter to googly eyes, this Portland duo turns facial hair into a work of art.

04/12/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 12-15

Young composers reimagine the work of Elliott Smith, Andrea Gibson brings slam poetry to the Wonder, and Oregon Ballet Theatre digs into gender stereotypes.

04/12/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler

Comedy

Hannibal Buress Talks Prom, Sobriety, and Spin Class

The stand-up comic and Broad City fave swings through Portland on April 15. We caught up with him ahead of the show.

04/10/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Science Sleepover

Stay Up All Night at OMSI’s Grown-Up Slumber Party

Want to sleep in an Arctic tunnel or the uterus room? OMSI debuts a night at the museum, Portland-style.

04/10/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Happenings

Our 5 Fashion Picks for Design Week Portland

From a building full of fashion installations to a forum on sustainability, here's a quintet of can't-miss style events.

04/10/2018 By Eden Dawn

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Apr 5–8

A ninja shape-shifts into a cat, drag queens set out to save democracy, Sama Dams drops new tunes, and Hamilton wraps up its Portland run.

04/05/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, and Natasha Tandler