Light a Fire 2018: Most with the Least

At Portland's Q Center, the Fight for Queer Rights Is Far from Over

In the age of Trump, the community center is more important than ever.

10/17/2018 By Eden Dawn

Light a Fire 2018: Keeping Us Healthy

This Nonprofit Supports Portland's Sex Workers

From trauma support to career coaching, the Cupcake Girls help those in the sex industry or affected by sex trafficking.

10/17/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

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

Savor

This Grocery ‘Boot Camp’ Helps POC and Immigrant Entrepreneurs Get to Market

Portland Mercado's three-week crash course is free and bilingual.

10/17/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Long Story Short

This Banana Slug–Eating Survivalist Will School You on Wilderness Skills

Nicole Apelian says those mustard-colored monopods are delicious.

10/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Look Who's Cooking Now

The Easy Bake Oven Era Is Over

A new Portland-based cooking program aims to teach the next generation of gourmets.

10/17/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Best Restaurants 2018: Jungalow of Ambition

Portland Monthly's Rising Star Restaurant of 2018: Holiday

Instagram-ready smoothie bowls to fancy gluten-free toasts, Stumptown founder Duane Sorenson's new spot bridges the gap between vegan punks and tweezer chefs.

10/10/2018 By Karen Brooks

Education

How a Group of Portland Teens Scored a Huge Victory for Menstruation

Abby Rice and Chloe Knott helped persuade Portland Public Schools to spend $25,000 on menstrual products for 7,000 students.

10/03/2018 By Allison Place

Pedal Power

A Portlander Sets Out to Remake the Mountain Bike

Can Viral Bikes design away many of cycling's maintenance woes?

09/18/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Shoe News

Move Over, Runners: Reshod’s Shoes Are Designed for Walkers

The Portland upstart wants you to walk this way.

09/18/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Long Weekends: Soak It Up

Carson Hot Springs Is Basically a Hot Tub Time Machine

An hour east of Portland, rustic relaxation awaits.

09/11/2018 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Long Weekends: Beyond Barbecue

Looking for a Vegan Vacation? Catch a Direct Flight to Austin, Texas.

Welcome to plant-based paradise.

09/11/2018 By Molly Woodstock

Long Weekends: All the Vibes

Do You Like Palm Springs? Go Soak Up All the Vibes in Ojai.

Head to this Southern California town for dramatic mountains, cacti-adorned patios, and 150-year-old olive trees hung with hammock chairs.

09/11/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Word of Mouth

Portland's Woodblock Is Charley's Real-Life Chocolate Factory (and Café)

No one is more excited about chocolate than Charley and Jessica Wheelock.

09/11/2018 By Karen Brooks

Sports

How an Oregon Kid Reinvented the High Jump

At the Mexico City Olympics in 1968, Dick Fosbury changed the sport forever.

09/11/2018 By Christopher Warner

Pretty in Ink

This Portlander Gives Postmastectomy Tattoos to Breast Cancer Survivors

After a long career, medical tattoo artist Mary Jane Haake will retire at the end of 2018.

09/11/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Food Event Spotlight

Get Your Tickets to the 2019 Oregon Truffle Festival

The truffle blowout returns for the 14th year, boasting canine education, mushroom science, and extravagant dining.

09/05/2018 By James Stevens

Women's Health

This Portland Nonprofit Aims to Destigmatize Mental Illness

ASHA International brings the world here this September for its first annual multicultural women’s mental health conference, Grit and Grace.

08/30/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Camping

5 Oregon Spots to Stake Out on the 'Airbnb of Camping'

From gardens in Southwest Portland to lodge properties in the Wallowas, Hipcamp offers 830-plus places to pitch a tent on private land.

08/29/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Straw Awe

You Can Now Wear a Reusable Stainless Steel Straw around Your Neck

Portland company Dräenk wants you to "embräece the plastic straw ban."

08/23/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson