Cover Story

The Best Places to Work 2020

Mind-melting offices, galaxy-brain work perks, and forward-thinking companies changing Portland’s work culture.

12/31/2019 Edited by Marty Patail

Top Stories

Nooners

10 Portland Lunches We Can’t Stop Eating

Portland’s collective brunch trance is ending. The golden age of workday lunching has arrived.

12/31/2019 By Benjamin Tepler With Karen Brooks and Kelly Clarke

Feature

This Oregon Woman Lost 5 Years of Memories

Sarah Swenson woke up after a bout of meningitis missing five years of her life. Where did they go?

12/31/2019 By Fiona McCann Illustrations by Heather Landis

Health

Top Medical Providers 2020

In our annual survey, we ask the city’s doctors, nurses, physician assistants, naturopaths, and complementary medicine providers to answer one key question: to whom would they trust the care of their loved ones?

12/31/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Health

Top Naturopaths and Complementary Medicine Providers 2020

These are the city’s best acupuncturists, chiropractors, naturopaths, and physical and massage therapists, according to their peers.

12/31/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Television

Oregon's Surprisingly Close, and Slightly Dark, Relationship with The Bachelor

We're in the top tier of feeder states for the nearly two-decade old reality show.

12/31/2019 By Julia Silverman

Interview

Catching Up with RACC Leader Madison Cario, One Year In

‘One of the biggest problems and opportunities for Portland is the number of people moving here.’

12/31/2019 By Conner Reed

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: January 2020

Hedwig and Beckett hit the stage, the folk festival returns, and a beloved local painter showcases new work

12/31/2019 By Conner Reed

Best of the City

Nooners

10 Portland Lunches We Can’t Stop Eating

Portland’s collective brunch trance is ending. The golden age of workday lunching has arrived.

12/31/2019 By Benjamin Tepler With Karen Brooks and Kelly Clarke

Eat & Drink

Word of Mouth

Portland Chefs Reveal their Secret Projects and Predictions for 2020

Salt and pepper on your table: in. Shitty bar food: out.

01/02/2020 By Karen Brooks

Lunch Guide

The 8 Pantry Essentials That PoMo’s Food Editors Keep in Their Office Drawers

It's called "desk halva," people.

12/31/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipe

Up Your Nut Butter Game with Three Recipes from Ground Up

Did you know you can smuggle nut butters into Indian curries and Scandi baked goods?

12/31/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Food News

Kachka Lavka Brings Eastern European Groceries to the Central Eastside

Herring-packed Lunchables? Say no more.

12/31/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Health & Wellness

Health

Top Naturopaths and Complementary Medicine Providers 2020

These are the city’s best acupuncturists, chiropractors, naturopaths, and physical and massage therapists, according to their peers.

12/31/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Health

Top Medical Providers 2020

In our annual survey, we ask the city’s doctors, nurses, physician assistants, naturopaths, and complementary medicine providers to answer one key question: to whom would they trust the care of their loved ones?

12/31/2019 Edited by Margaret Seiler

Medical Marvels

The Dentist Revolutionizing Food for People Who Have Trouble Swallowing

Happy Valley’s Reva Barewal Makes Melt-in-Your-Mouth Snacks for the Chewing Challenged

12/31/2019 By Juno DeMelo

Medical Marvels

A Portland-Made Mole Mapping App Is Helping the Fight Against Skin Cancer

A researcher made an app to protect his wife from skin cancer. Now, OHSU is using it as a weapon in its ‘War on Melanoma.’

12/31/2019 By Mark Fogerson

Medical Marvels

A Local Neurologist Thinks a Baby’s Dream State May Affect Their Adult Life

OHSU prof Miranda Lim thinks there may be a link between interrupted REM sleep and autism.

12/31/2019 By Julia Silverman

Feature

This Oregon Woman Lost 5 Years of Memories

Sarah Swenson woke up after a bout of meningitis missing five years of her life. Where did they go?

12/31/2019 By Fiona McCann Illustrations by Heather Landis

Home & Real Estate

Cover Story

The Best Places to Work 2020

Mind-melting offices, galaxy-brain work perks, and forward-thinking companies changing Portland’s work culture.

12/31/2019 Edited by Marty Patail

Best Places to Work

Squarespace’s Downtown Office Puts an Emphasis on Togetherness—and Food

Meals are a big deal here.

12/31/2019 By Marty Patail

Best Places to Work

Swift’s Northwest Portland HQ is Packed to the Brim with Delights

At this point, the yoga sessions, roving bar cart, and rosé and Ecliptic hazy on tap just seem like overkill.

12/31/2019 By Marty Patail

News & City Life

Best Places to Work

How to Switch Careers—According to these Portland Experts

In a rut? Portland career counselors Vicki Lind and Dan Hahn have some homework for you.

01/02/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Best Places to Work

Paid Family Leave Finally Lands in Oregon

It took 10 years. Some employers didn’t bother waiting that long.

12/31/2019 By Julia Silverman

Best Places to Work

Diversity in the Workplace: Who Is Doing It Right?

For Meyer Memorial Trust, diversity means more than just demographics.

12/31/2019 By Tiara Darnell

Best Places to Work

In the Age of the Internet, Why Do We Still Need Offices?

Most of us have the same access at home as we do at the office. The coffee is better at home, too.

12/31/2019 By Marty Patail

Best Places to Work

12 Amazing Side Perks for Portland Workers

From ski passes and unlimited vacation time to massages and gyms, these Oregon companies are going beyond the kegerator.

12/31/2019 By Jennifer Lagdameo

Best Places to Work

BeFunky's Portland Headquarters Is a Gorgeous Minimalist Oasis

The photo editing software company has more than 25 million active users, so you might be surprised by the modesty of the firm’s Portland headquarters.

12/31/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Best Places to Work

Expensify Infuses a Cold, Cavernous Former Downtown Bank with Life—and Dogs

Let's call it a cozy kingdom.

12/31/2019 By Hannah Wallace

Best Places to Work

Software Giant Autodesk’s Central Eastside Office Is an Homage to Portland Makers

Their six-floor hub inside the stories Towne Storage building includes lovingly preserved artist’s graffiti, a custom laser-cut video game console, and Mayor Ted Wheeler’s favorite roof deck.

12/31/2019 By Kelly Clarke

The Shakedown

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of 2020

We size up the coming storm.

12/31/2019 By Marty Patail and Margaret Seiler

News

Oregon’s Plastic Bag Ban Starts Jan. 1. Here’s What You Need to Know.

For starters, prepare to pay five cents every time you want a paper bag.

12/31/2019 By Alice Callahan

News

What’s Behind the Youth-Driven Union Boom in the Pacific Northwest?

Organized labor is on a roll. Thanks, millennials!

12/31/2019 By Fiona McCann

How To

A Masterclass in How Not to Apologize, From 3 Portland-Area Men

Dissecting the recent if-pologies from Alberto Salazar, Ken Fisher, and Neal Keny-Guyer

12/31/2019 By Julia Silverman

PDX Index

Ever Wanted to Know How Much People Make in This Town?

We snooped around, from minimum wage earners to megamillionaires.

12/31/2019 By Olivia Wolf

News

Oregon and Washington Take Another Stab at Replacing the I-5 Bridge

The once-canceled megaproject over the Columbia resurfaces.

12/31/2019 By Julia Silverman

Best Places to Work

Why You Should Always Love Your Work Family

Portland Monthly's outgoing editor in chief Kelly Clarke on the people who absorb your stress and celebrate your wins—and concoct the best inside jokes

12/31/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Style & Shopping

Travel & Outdoors

Travel

Head to Hawaii for Just a Long Weekend? Yes, We Can!

Chase the sun in Kailua, President Obama’s low-key hideaway.

12/31/2019 By Julia Silverman