EDITOR'S NOTE

Why Portland Monthly Won’t Keep Your Favorite Swimming Hole a Secret

Public land belongs to the public.

07/12/2016 By Zach Dundas

EDITOR'S NOTE

How Portlanders Are Reinventing Health and Exercise

Our city is far ahead of the pack.

06/24/2016 By Zach Dundas

EDITOR'S NOTE

When an Average White Editor Screws Up

The story behind Portland Monthly’s apology for an illustration and headline.

05/19/2016 By Zach Dundas

EDITORS' NOTE

Sorry, Tinder: The Road to True Love Still Runs Through a Bar

Arts Editor Fiona McCann recounts finding love while pulling pints in Buenos Aires.

04/22/2016 By Fiona McCann

EDITOR'S LETTER

An Apology From Portland Monthly

The combination of an illustration and a headline in our April issue caused justifiable offense.

04/01/2016 By Zach Dundas

EDITORS’ NOTE

Why Travel Writing Is the Worst Awesome Job Ever

And should be nothing to complain about—but sometimes we do anyway.

03/01/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

EDITORS' NOTE

Why Portland’s Comfort Food Haunts Are More Important Than Its Hottest Restaurants

It’s all about nourishing the soul.

01/25/2016 By Zach Dundas

EDITORS’ NOTE

Discovering Portland

Remembering the early days of arriving in the Rose City

12/20/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

EDITORS' NOTE

Why a Rainy Fall Feels Extra Necessary in Portland This Year

Our executive editor meditates on the joys of autumnal hibernation after a summer for the record books.

10/27/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

EDITORS' NOTE

To Halloween, or Not to Halloween—That is the Question

Our executive editor meditates on the challenges of the ghostly season when it comes to magazine making.

09/21/2015 By Zach Dundas

EDITORS' NOTE

Why Portland Monthly Staffers Drove Over 3000 Miles this Month

...all in the pursuit of the ultimate Northwest trails.

07/20/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

EDITOR'S NOTE

The Pursuit of Happiness (and Health) in Portland

Homing in on what it means to live the good life in the City of Roses.

07/13/2015 By Zach Dundas

EDITORS' NOTE

What Could Oregon Possibly Know About Making Good Beer?

Our associate editor reflects on 10 years of the Oregon craft beer revolution.

06/22/2015 By Marty Patail

EDITORS' NOTE

How Will You Spend YOUR Precious Portland Summer?

Whatever you do, make these fleeting warm months epic.

05/26/2015 By Zach Dundas

EDITORS' NOTE

Is Brunch in Portland Just a High-Calorie Spectator Sport?

Our Senior Editor shares the trials, tribulations, and unexpected bonuses of curating a list of the city's best brunches.

04/27/2015 By Kelly Clarke

EDITORS' NOTE

Portland Real Estate Is Still Dirt Cheap—And That's the Problem

Are you willing to beg for your dream home?

04/08/2015 By Zach Dundas

EDITORS' NOTE

Why We're Donating a Portion of March Newsstand Sales to the Women's Foundation of Oregon

Our state is full of both inspiring #oregonwoman success stories and startling statistics of poverty and assault. Here's how to help.

03/20/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

EDITORS' NOTE

Why EVERY Portland Parent Dreads the Words "Late Start"

When did navigating the schedule of an elementary school become a task that seems to require an advanced degree?

02/02/2015 By Zach Dundas

EDITORS' NOTE

Making a Magazine Is A Little Like Time Travel

While you're celebrating the new year, we're thinking about summer—and beyond.

01/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

EDITORS' NOTE

How Winter Separates True Portlanders from the PDX Pretenders

Bring forth what misery you can muster, O Atmosphere! We will treat the cold and wet as yet another excuse to be awesome.

12/01/2014 By Zach Dundas