Body Talk

Has This Portlander Designed a Better Menstrual Cup?

When Voxapod founder Amanda Wilson couldn't find a cup that worked for her, she decided to produce her own. A Kickstarter campaign is live now.

03/16/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Urban Futures

Will Robot Cars Rule Portland's Streets?

National thinkers gathered here to ponder what autonomous vehicles will do to our cities. Who's driving this thing?

03/13/2018 By Randy Gragg

Urbanism

How Radically Will Growth and Change Transform Portland?

A three-part series of live events features the heavy hitters shaping our future cityscape. Think: an upsized soccer stadium, a rebooted airport, and plenty of traffic to manage.

03/12/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Design

Meet Portland's Master Bladesmiths

Our city is a capital of cutlery. These knife makers are a slice above.

02/27/2018 By Mike Allen

Trophy Case

This Stuff Will Get Your Home Lookin' Good

From macramé to elegant lamps, here's how to zhoosh up your house.

02/27/2018 By Eden Dawn

Business

Old Town Gets a Posh UK Hotel Brand

Will the Portland neighborhood's rough edges deter Hoxton’s globe-trotting clientele?

02/27/2018 By Eleanor Van Buren

Gaming

An Oregon City Game Designer Builds VR Worlds Worthy of Black Mirror

Is Contact.exe the future of video gaming?

02/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Hotel News

17 New and Soon-to-Open Hotels in Portland and Beyond

From a historic downtown Portland renovation (with a restaurant by hometown hero Doug Adams) to a luxury RV Park in Coos Bay (yes, Coos Bay), we're hot for these new lodging options.

02/20/2018 By Anya Rehon

Development

3 Bonkers Things We Learned about These Proposed Skyscrapers

No. 3: the 680-feet-high skybridge will have trees growing in it.

02/15/2018 By Marty Patail

Transportation

Portland Wants You to Redesign Those Bright Orange Bikes

Hate the color of our city's communal bikes? Channel your rage into a new design.

02/14/2018 By Marty Patail

Architecture

Is Portland the Best Place in the Country to Build an ADU?

Kol Peterson's new book, Backdoor Revolution, lays out the secrets behind the perfect tiny home.

02/13/2018 By Christine Menges

The Big One

The Portlander's Guide to Surviving the Big One

Are you ready for the Cascadia Subduction Quake? From incinerating toilets to tsunamis, here's your seismic handbook.

02/02/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

The Big One: Be Prepared

The Portland Earthquake Survival Kit

We should prepare to spend at least one week off the grid. (Maybe six months.) Get ready for your most rustic staycation ever!

02/02/2018 By Portland Monthly Magazine

The Big One

The Big One Is Coming. What Will Happen to Portland?

The Northwest is long overdue for a devastating earthquake. Here’s what to know.

02/02/2018 By Randy Gragg With Sarah Hutchins

Education

Portland's Brand-New Design Program for Busy People

The Pacific Northwest College of Art's new MA in Design Systems will barely cut into your 9-to-5.

01/30/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Cannabis: Marketing

How Should Cannabis Companies Market Themselves?

Mike Reeves of Portland branding company LTRMN breaks it down.

01/30/2018 By Marty Patail

Design

How Do You Make a Bar Fun? The Elvis Room Duo Tells All.

The barmen behind Portland's double-decker ode to the King know how to create a space that's always on your mind.

01/30/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Science

Indonesia's Wildfires Are a Climate Disaster. Can Portland Help Douse the Flames?

A local design company thinks it can help solve a fiery carbon conundrum.

01/30/2018 By Zach Dundas

Housing

A New NE Portland Housing Unit Hopes to Give Refuge to African Americans and Vets

The apartment building for families displaced from the Eliot neighborhood is also a behavioral clinic for vets and others.

01/16/2018 By Kayla Brock