Cars

Oregonians Can Now Get Sexy Gray Whales on Their License Plates

Bonus: Funds raised from the new plates will support Oregon State’s Marine Mammal Institute.

01/31/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Welcome to the Jungalow

These Lush Houseplants Are Your New, Low-Maintenance BFFs

Solabee sells the cheapest therapy in town: plants.

01/29/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Travel

Get a Sneak Peek at Coos Bay’s ‘Luxury’ RV Park

Bay Point Landing mixes high design with the usual gravel sites and hookups—plus Airstream trailers for rent if you lack your own rolling palace.

01/08/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Urban Achiever

This Rising Political Star Could Redefine the Portland Region

And you probably don’t even know her name. (It’s Lynn Peterson, and she’s taking over Metro.)

12/21/2018 By Randy Gragg Photography by Nicolle Clemetson

Hidden Portland: Secret Spots

Portland's Best Basements, Back Rooms, Attics, and Hideaways

Here are some of the city's most out-of-the-way spots to eat, drink, or just be mysterious.

12/21/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Margaret Seiler, and Benjamin Tepler

Bowled Over

This New Seasons Impulse Buy? It's Local.

Land Bird's tiny porcelain vessels are hand-thrown in Wren, Oregon.

12/21/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Sports

They Want to Build a Baseball Stadium in Northwest Portland. Here's How It Could Look.

The Portland Diamond Project reached a significant land deal with the city for the Terminal 2 site on NW Front Ave. And the renderings include a mystery gondola.

11/29/2018 By Marty Patail

Brand New

Japanese Lifestyle Store Muji Is Here to Fill the Empty Hole in Your Life

The iconic brand opens its second biggest US location in the former Meier & Frank space.

11/20/2018 By Marty Patail and Eden Dawn

Travel

10 Grand Lodges of the Pacific Northwest

For every season, there’s a dream destination.

11/20/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke

Dead Shot

Will This Zombie Adventure Vault Oregon's Video Game Industry to the Next Level?

Days Gone is a Bend-made game set in the shadow of Mount Bachelor and the Three Sisters.

11/20/2018 By Marty Patail

Hotel Openings

How Will the Hoxton Hotel Change Old Town?

The 119-room luxury tower is chock-full of millennial makers, rooftop macramé, talks with She Bop, and tattoo workshops. Chinatown may never be the same.

10/30/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Design

How a Gossip-Haunted Mount Tabor House Became a Wholesome Family Abode

Nanny affairs! Secret passages! This midcentury marvel boasts juicy stories galore.

10/17/2018 By Amara Holstein

Style

These 3 Portland Brands Support International Makers

Sandals to stylish baskets, these local entrepreneurs expand a community-minded ethos around the globe.

10/17/2018 By Eden Dawn

Get a Room

These Are the Portland Area's 12 Sexiest New Hotels

Think we've hit peak hotel? Nope. We're not even close.

10/16/2018 By James Stevens

Events

Disrupt Wants to Show Portland It's Not Your Average Design Conference

WeMake's fourth annual event features Y La Bamba's Luz Elena Mendoza, Broccoli's Anja Charbonneau, and illustrator Loveis Wise.

10/09/2018 By Eden Dawn

Interior Design

A Portlander Helped Design This Cabo Dream House

Allison Smith Design furnished the home with items from her hometown of San Miguel de Allende.

09/21/2018 By Allison Place

Editor's Note

Why One Portland Monthly Editor Left Old-School Web Design Behind

And now prefers to write about design in all its many forms.

09/18/2018 By Marty Patail

Auto Fixation

This Portland Car Collector Has No Plans to Retire. Ever.

With four decades in the business, Dale Matthews of Memory Lane Motors keeps on cruising.

09/18/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

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