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Real Estate 2017

Rising Prices. Fierce Bidding Wars. What's Next for Portland Real Estate?

Even in a world where anything can happen (right?), Portland remains a real estate promised land. What does that mean for the city? And where should you look?

03/20/2017 Edited by Zach Dundas

Top Stories

The Oregon Woman: 2017

Meet the Bold Women Reshaping Oregon Right Now

Resistance leaders and culture critics. Modesty moguls and power brokers. At a critical moment in history, our state's future is female.

03/20/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke Photography by Nicolle Clemetson

Timber Land

The Future of Portland's Skyline Is Made of Wood. Yes, Wood.

The next cutting-edge technology to fuel our building boom just may grow on trees.

03/20/2017 By Brian Libby

Spring Fashion

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

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

The Essentials

From Lidia Yuknavitch's New Novel to a Berlin Quest-Turned-Portland Play, April's Pop Culture Hot List

The singers, books, and play you can't miss this month.

03/20/2017 By Fiona McCann and Rebecca Jacobson

Books

Portlander Omar El Akkad's Debut Novel Is a Dystopian Antiwar Tale

Drones. Eco-crisis. Civil strife. American War owes more than a little to the present day.

03/20/2017 By Rayyan Al-Shawaf

Theater

Take Unpublished Poems by August Wilson. Add Musical Theater. What Happens?

The result is UniSon, getting its world premiere at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

03/20/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Oregon Woman: Pop Culture Hit List

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

Eat & Drink

Dining Guide

34 Women-Run Portland Restaurants We Love

Who run the (food) world? These ladies.

03/20/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Eat Here Now

Beloved Seattle Export Rachel's Ginger Beer Flies Deep Under Portland's Radar

It's our northern neighbor's equivalent to Salt & Straw. So why is the SE Hawthorne outpost so quiet?

03/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Word of Mouth

What to Eat at SuperBite's New Happy Hour

From a $10 double-decker burger to $2 microplates, here's how to maximize a meal at the downtown restaurant.

03/20/2017 By Karen Brooks

Pour

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

Recipes

How to Build a Grain Salad, According to Tusk Chef Sam Smith

Here's the Mideast restaurant’s formula for a perfect spring bowl.

03/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Review

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

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Meet the Conspirators behind Our April Issue

These are the hardened operatives who make this magazine happen.

03/20/2017 By Zach Dundas

Home & Real Estate

Real Estate 2017

Portland Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2017: The City

From the east side to the west side, Portland’s real estate market is still riding high. (No surprise.)

03/22/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Real Estate 2017

Portland Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2017: The Suburbs

The metro area is hotter than Mount St. Helen’s core of liquid hot magma.

03/22/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Real Estate 2017

Rising Prices. Fierce Bidding Wars. What's Next for Portland Real Estate?

Even in a world where anything can happen (right?), Portland remains a real estate promised land. What does that mean for the city? And where should you look?

03/20/2017 Edited by Zach Dundas

Real Estate 2017: Seeds of a Sale

Selling Your House? Don't Forget the Yard.

Here are six gardening tips for getting things market-ready.

03/20/2017 By Kate Bryant

Real Estate: Handpicked Hoods

Portland's Hottest Hoods: Which One Is for You?

Whether you're a bargain hunter, a downsizer, or a young and single urbanist, here's the place to be.

03/20/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Real Estate 2017: Big Dreams

If Portland Has to Grow and Grow, We Have a Few Demands. Better Sashimi, for One.

From water taxis to truly great sushi, here's our big city wish list.

03/20/2017 By Margaret Seiler, Marty Patail, Zach Dundas, and Benjamin Tepler

Timber Land

The Future of Portland's Skyline Is Made of Wood. Yes, Wood.

The next cutting-edge technology to fuel our building boom just may grow on trees.

03/20/2017 By Brian Libby

Q&A

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

News & City Life

Real Estate 2017: Small Wonders

How New Buildings Can Use Portland's Ultra-Small Blocks to Save Our Urban DNA

The city's future may depend on how new developments adapt our Lilliputian street grid.

03/20/2017 By Carl Alviani

The Oregon Woman: 2017

Meet the Bold Women Reshaping Oregon Right Now

Resistance leaders and culture critics. Modesty moguls and power brokers. At a critical moment in history, our state's future is female.

03/20/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke Photography by Nicolle Clemetson

The Oregon Woman: OK, Ladies

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

The Oregon Woman: What Happens Next?

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

The Oregon Woman: No Man's Land

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

The Oregon Woman: Gynocracy Now

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

The Oregon Woman: Index

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

The Oregon Woman: History

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

The Oregon Woman: Follow Along

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

The Oregon Woman: Fashion of the Christ

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

The Oregon Woman: Queen Bitch

Andi Zeisler and Bitch Media Pushed the World to See Pop Culture through Feminist Eyes

And it worked—almost too well.

03/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Urban Design

Could Portland's Proposed Green Loop Reshape the City?

Design Week Portland aims to bring one vision of the six-mile carless Loop to life.

03/20/2017 By Zach Dundas

Marijuana

The Future of Weed May Sprout in Portland’s Suburbs

The heir to a major beer distributor turns his attention to developing new strains of cannabis for a growing industry.

03/20/2017 By Lauren Kershner

The Oregon Woman: Tough Love

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

Style & Shopping

Knobs & Bulbs

The Treasures and Tales of East Burnside's Hippo Hardware

At 41 years old, the sprawling shop is a legend of Portland oddity.

03/20/2017 By Mike Allen

Spring Fashion

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

Winning Finds

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

Dispatch

Wildfang Foments a Feminist Revolution

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

03/20/2017 By Fiona McCann