In our third annual Oregon Woman issue, we celebrate individuals who call the shots at their own businesses, improve our laws, feed our imaginations, brighten our world, ask tough questions, reenvision our skyline, and challenge the Way Things Are. Women make up more than half of Oregon’s population—this is how they’re reshaping our state each and every day. 

In This Feature:

Portland Women's March Organizer Margaret Jacobsen on Why Change Won't Come Easy

Meet the de facto spokesperson for a new wave of local feminism.

03/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Bitch Cofounder Andi Zeisler Shares Her Current Pop Culture Obsessions

From Portland's She Shreds magazine to British TV series Chewing Gum, here's what the feminist writer is digging right now.

03/20/2017 By Andi Zeisler

With the Perlene, Erin Teal Littlestar Creates the Coven You Didn't Know You Needed

Meet the woman behind Portland's brand-new workspace and social club, a place to hustle, organize, and smash the patriarchy—and then sip some bubbly while crafting.

03/20/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

One of Oregon’s Most Successful Designers Makes Modesty Garb in La Grande

With a strong market among Pentecostals, Dainty Jewell's is on track to clear $2.4 million in projected sales this year.

03/20/2017 By Eden Dawn

19 Oregon Women You Must Follow on Social Media

Pundits, belly-laugh makers, deep thinkers, and eye candy generators: here are the local ladies to follow on Instagram and Twitter.

03/20/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Meet 6 Badass Dames of Portland Yore

From abortion doctors to black lawyers to vegetarian spiritualists, these women were kicking ass and taking names during our city's formative years.

03/20/2017 By Heather Arndt Anderson

What's It Like to Be a Woman in Oregon? The Numbers Reveal a Stark Portrait

From mental health to poverty to domestic violence, our state has some work to do.

03/20/2017 By Katelyn Best

Oregon Is a Bastion of Lady Political Power—and Is Challenging the DC Frat House

From the State House to Portland City Hall, meet the politicians and power brokers of this pantsuit posse.

03/20/2017 By Beth Slovic

What Stands in the Way of Electing a Woman President?

Marylhurst University president Dr. Melody Rose breaks down the next steps.

03/20/2017 By Melody Rose

How to Fight for Social Justice and Build a Better Community—Using What You've Already Got

Got ears? Time? Money? Friends? Good. Here's your action plan.

03/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Wildfang Foments a Feminist Revolution

The Portland clothing boutique proves fashion can get political—and make a difference.

03/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Why Aren't There More Women at Portland Architecture Firms?

Bora partner Amy Donohue talks bros, flow, and higher ed.

03/20/2017 By Ko Ricker

Gorgeous Porcelain Smokeware to Classy Diaper Bags, April's Hottest Local Stuff

Take a peek at our favorite goods of the month, all made by women.

03/20/2017 By Marty Patail

World of Color: Spring Fashion 2017

International influences and bold hues usher in the season's style.

03/20/2017 Styled by Eden Dawn Photography by Holly Andres

Chef Naoko's Radical, Farm-Fresh Japanese Cooking Lures a Star Architect

The downtown bento spot morphs from anti-space to high-design statement, but Naoko Tamura's bold cooking remains center stage.

03/20/2017 By Karen Brooks

Dana Frank Leads Portland's Natural Wine Revolution

The Dame sommelier walks us through the wild, sometimes weird-smelling world of natural wine.

03/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

34 Women-Run Portland Restaurants We Love

Who run the (food) world? These ladies.

03/20/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Ten Extraordinary Oregon Women Fighting for Change and Disrupting the System

We asked these local luminaries to pair off for conversations about what it means to be an Oregon woman today. Here’s what they said.

02/23/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, and Kelly Clarke

Oregon Woman 2015

The inspiring women of our state are writers, brewers, ranchers, politicians, designers, investors, punk rockers, and mothers. They are pioneers, rule-breakers, and innovators. Meet them.

03/02/2015 Edited by Rachel Ritchie