Best Breakfasts 2019

Portland's Must-Eat Morning Meals

Wake up and dig into the city’s must-eat breakfast plates and chefs’ home porridge, egg, and toast hacks. plus: why biscuits & gravy deserves your undying morning allegiance.

04/23/2019 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Top Stories

The Oregon Woman 2019

These Are the Women Working to Make Oregon a Better Place Right Now

From indigenous activists and creative super-nerds to executive directors and prison educators, here are the women forging dramatic change in our state.

04/23/2019 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Community Report

Understanding Homelessness in Portland

We ask what Portlanders need to understand about a thorny issue in a city grappling with its ideals.

04/23/2019 Edited by Fiona McCann

Travel

Eat All the Japanese Food in This Vancouver, BC, Burb

Richmond is home base for Vancouver’s airport—and also some of the best ramen, sushi, and teppanyaki in the West.

04/23/2019 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Day Trip

Commune with the Blooms at Willamette Valley Flower Farms

Stately tulips, monster peonies, and Anvil of Darkness irises await thee.

04/23/2019 By Jennifer Krazit

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Dance

Don’t Listen to Dance Snobs—Tap Still Matters

The Portland Tap Dance Fest chugs into year 4, bringing improv battles, decades of history, and legendary tappers along with it.

04/23/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Books

Karen Russell’s New Story Collection Is a Wondrous, Wild Imagining

The Portland-based author of Swamplandia returns with Orange World.

04/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: May 2019

Shannon Shaw plays Mississippi Studios, Hannah Gadsby comes to the Newmark, Pure Bathing Culture drops a new record, and a mermaid lands in Coos Bay.

04/23/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Eat & Drink

Best Breakfasts 2019: Get Spicy

3 Hot Sauces You Need to Try Right Now

These PNW-based chile concoctions are your new Tabasco alternatives.

04/23/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Breakfasts 2019

Portland's Must-Eat Morning Meals

Wake up and dig into the city’s must-eat breakfast plates and chefs’ home porridge, egg, and toast hacks. plus: why biscuits & gravy deserves your undying morning allegiance.

04/23/2019 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Best Breakfasts 2019: Editor's Note

Parenting 101: Take Your Kid to Breakfast

The bulk of my relationship with my daughter has been built over dim sum and gigantic diner pancakes.

04/23/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Best Breakfasts 2019: Recipes

The Breakfast Hacks That Will Change Your Mornings Forever

From decadently soft scrambled eggs to the fanciest toast you'll ever eat, Portland chefs offer tricks for upgrading any morning.

04/23/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Best Breakfasts 2019: Legends

5 All-Time Portland Breakfast Greats

Go. Order anything. Leave happy.

04/23/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Best Breakfasts 2019

Biscuits and Gravy Is Portland’s Signature Dish. Fight Me.

The dish may have Southern roots, but biscuits and gravy is as ubiquitous in Portland as microbrews and passive aggression. And we have the history to back it up.

04/23/2019 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Best Breakfasts 2019

12 Breakfast Dishes You’ve Got to Eat Right Now

From fancy Australian eggs and bacon to chilaquiles and the city’s first great babka, this is what you need come sunup.

04/23/2019 By Karen Brooks, Benjamin Tepler, and Kelly Clarke

Hotel Hooch

Portland’s New Hotel Bars Want to Be Your Boozy Living Room

Tope, Abigail Hall, and Hey Love are straight-up hospitality-backed thirst-traps.

04/23/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Cold Fusion

Salt & Straw’s Ice Cream Cookbook Is Anything but Vanilla

Time to dig that dusty ice cream maker out of the basement.

04/23/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Word of Mouth

Wild Salads to Elaborate Cocktails, Quaintrelle Is Ready for Its Close-Up

Come for the drinks. Stay for the... brussels sprouts?

04/23/2019 By Karen Brooks

News & City Life

The Oregon Woman 2019

These Are the Women Working to Make Oregon a Better Place Right Now

From indigenous activists and creative super-nerds to executive directors and prison educators, here are the women forging dramatic change in our state.

04/23/2019 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Community Report

Understanding Homelessness in Portland

We ask what Portlanders need to understand about a thorny issue in a city grappling with its ideals.

04/23/2019 Edited by Fiona McCann

The Oregon Woman 2019

6 Amazing Oregon Women-Led Projects

From serious documentaries to full-contact football to sex education, here are six local projects changing the game.

04/23/2019 By Sarah Mirk, Margaret Seiler, Ryan Ashby, Kelly Clarke, and Rebecca Jacobson

The Oregon Woman 2019

On Vailey Oehlke’s Watch, the Multnomah County Library Is Anything But by the Book

The library's director has built our system into a cutting-edge program envied the world over.

04/23/2019 By Beth Slovic

The Oregon Woman 2019

At Coffee Creek Women’s Prison, Mercy Corps Teaches Women How to Be the Boss

The nonprofit’s first of its kind LIFE program helps inmates think like entrepreneurs (and stay out of jail, too).

04/23/2019 By Eden Dawn

The Oregon Woman 2019

One Indigenous Activist Is Making a Place for Two Spirit People in Portland

Candi Brings Plenty has a history of making change happen.

04/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

The Oregon Woman 2019

Meet the Portland Woman Penning the Words for Nike’s LeBron James Commercials

She's a comics nerd, marketing whiz, and possible superhero.

04/23/2019 By Karen Brooks

The Oregon Woman 2019

Women of Color Are the Majority on the Multnomah County Commission. It's a Big Deal.

Turns out it matters who has a place at the table, even when you’re talking about soil erosion and transportation funding. Welcome to the matriarchy.

04/23/2019 By Sarah Mirk

Homelessness: Numbers

The Numbers Behind Oregon's Homelessness Crisis

A quick look at the vital stats

04/23/2019 By Wriik Maui

Homelessness: Neighborhood

How One North Portland Neighborhood Is a Microcosm of Our Homelessness Problem

When it comes to the encampment-dotted Peninsula Crossing Trail, neighbors want a safe space; homeless Portlanders want the same thing.

04/23/2019 By Sam Pape

Homelessness: Viewpoints

What Don't We Understand About Homelessness in Portland?

We spoke to a shelter worker, someone who has lived on our streets, a cop, nonprofit directors, and more to find out.

04/23/2019 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Ramona DeNies

Day Trip

Commune with the Blooms at Willamette Valley Flower Farms

Stately tulips, monster peonies, and Anvil of Darkness irises await thee.

04/23/2019 By Jennifer Krazit

The Shakedown

So What's the Deal With Morning, Anyway?

We size up the earliest time of day.

04/23/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Long Story Short

Mr. Statue Celebrates Two Decades Standing Still in Downtown Portland

The "Silver Guy" on paint brands, contact juggling, and how the city has changed around him

04/23/2019 By Byron Beck

Development

Welcome to Oregon’s Largest-Ever Planned Community

Hillsboro’s Reed’s Crossing will be a 4,000-home insta-neighborhood.

04/23/2019 By Ryan Ashby

PDX Index

The Numbers on Oregon's New "Rent Control" Measures

Oregon gives the controversial practice a new lease on life.

04/23/2019 By Ramona DeNies

History

Did You Know Portland Invented the Ice Cream Cone Machine?

The city of Salt & Straw has always had the hots for cool confections.

04/23/2019 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Travel & Outdoors

Travel

Eat All the Japanese Food in This Vancouver, BC, Burb

Richmond is home base for Vancouver’s airport—and also some of the best ramen, sushi, and teppanyaki in the West.

04/23/2019 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Field Notes

Wildflowers and Sweet Silence on the Weldon Wagon Trail

A hidden Gorge hike near Husum offers rare blooms, valley views, and solitude.

04/23/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Direct Flight

Need a Sunshine Getaway, Kids in Tow? Consider Phoenix.

Butterfly wonderland is just a couple hours away.

04/23/2019 By Kelly Clarke