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The Oregon Woman: 2018

These Extraordinary Oregon Women Are Transforming Our State (and World)

From a guitar-wielding 26-year-old to a veteran of 1970s underground feminism, Oregon’s most compelling forces are female.

04/24/2018 Edited by Rebecca Jacobson Photography by NASHCO PHOTO

Top Stories

Hunger in Oregon

Can We Solve Oregon’s Hunger Crisis with Big-Picture Boldness?

In a state that suffers one of the nation's highest rates of food insecurity, what could we do better?

04/24/2018 By Marty Patail

Finance

The Portlander's Essential (and Easy) Guide to Personal Finance

Money feels weirder than ever. Five local experts spell out basic tips to simplify your financial life.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Travel

The Insider's Weekend Guide to Bend

Here's where to eat, shop, hike, float, and golf in the happiest city in the Oregon high desert.

04/24/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

The Oregon Woman: Bookshelf

10 Best New Books by Oregon Women

From dystopian fiction to poetry inspired by Frank Ocean, add these volumes to your shelf.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

The Oregon Woman: Playlist

11 Best New Songs by Oregon Women

Raspy rock, dance pop, and motormouth hip-hop fuel this must-blast playlist.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Essentials

13 Things to See and Do in Portland: May 2018

From an exploration of black hair to a poetic tribute to Janet Jackson and nacho cheese, here's what you can't miss this month.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Music

A Pioneering Gay Rights Activist Releases Her First Jazz Album at Age 77

On Love for Sale, Kathleen Saadat teams up with Pink Martini. Not bad for a rookie.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Theater

Can a Bilingual Theater Company Thrive in the Age of Trump?

For decades, Milagro has produced Latin American theater for Portland audiences. Now it faces a whole new set of challenges.

04/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

Eat & Drink

I'm With Her

Get to Know These 4 Standout Women in Portland's Culinary Scene

Food industry folks gush about some of their favorite local ladies.

04/24/2018 By Karen Brooks and Kelly Clarke

Word of Mouth

Meet Portland Chocolate Phenom Sebastian Cisneros

The Ecuador-born chocolatier opens Cloudforest, a shrine to chocolate making and chocolate drinking on SE Stark.

04/24/2018 By Karen Brooks

Pour

Kiosko Brings Latin Pride—and Mexican Affogato—to the South Waterfront

Forget your vanilla latte. At this diminutive coffee shop, it's all "cortaditos" and "ahogados."

04/24/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Recipes

A New Italian Market in Lents Makes a Mean 'Grass Pie'

Don't call it a quiche.

04/24/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Spotlight

At Dos Hermanos, Two Yucatán-Born Brothers Work Bakery Magic

Gabriel and Josue Azcorra fuel N Williams with great baguettes and sugar-showered Mexican pastries.

04/24/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Editor's Note

Editor's Note

From the Editor: The Spirit of '68

Finding the Paris-Portland connection.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Health & Wellness

Strategies

How to Break the Gender Binary

Nonbinary journalist and Gender Reveal host Molly Woodstock shares tips for gender inclusivity.

04/24/2018 By Molly Woodstock

Home & Real Estate

Design

Behold this Stunning, Small-Scale Bathroom Remodel

Here's how to make the hardest-working room in the house work.

04/24/2018 By Marty Patail

News & City Life

The Shakedown

Ermahgerd, It's Prom Season!!!

We size up everyone's favorite teenage rite of passage.

04/24/2018 By Marty Patail

Finance

The Portlander's Essential (and Easy) Guide to Personal Finance

Money feels weirder than ever. Five local experts spell out basic tips to simplify your financial life.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Finance: Life Planning

Ready for Some Serious Life Planning? Get the Butcher Paper.

Know the piano is falling. Act while you can.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Finance: Get Purr-sonal

How to Embrace Budgeting (and Cats, and Glitter)

If that's what it takes.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Finance: Real Estate

Should You Invest in Real Estate?

Accept the pain and get the duplex. Just don't love it.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Finance: Banking

Umpqua's CEO Breaks Down Some Banking Basics

First off: don't treat your bank like a glorified ATM. Also? Make friends.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Finance: Vision & Values

Want to Figure Out Your Financial Life? Better Have a Vision.

Portlander Georgia Lee Hussey advises people to know their money story—and to buy the damn coffee.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

The Oregon Woman: 2018

These Extraordinary Oregon Women Are Transforming Our State (and World)

From a guitar-wielding 26-year-old to a veteran of 1970s underground feminism, Oregon’s most compelling forces are female.

04/24/2018 Edited by Rebecca Jacobson Photography by NASHCO PHOTO

The Oregon Woman: No Shelter

In Rural Oregon, Victims of Domestic Violence Face Huge Barriers

A dispatch from Cave Junction.

04/24/2018 By Gosia Wozniacka

The Oregon Woman: She's Running

Women Are Running for Office in Record Numbers in 2018

Meet four Oregon women stepping into the arena for the first time.

04/24/2018 By Eden Dawn

The Oregon Woman: Into the Arena

Portlander Ana del Rocío Shakes Up the Civic Scene

From serving on the David Douglas school board to spearheading statewide efforts to elect more progressive candidates of color, the 31-year-old works for change.

04/24/2018 By Emilly Prado

The Oregon Woman: Changing the Game

How Brenda Tracy Combats Rape Culture in College Sports

After enduring a violent sexual assault 20 years ago, the Portlander now travels the country, speaking to athletes and advocating for change.

04/24/2018 By Jason Cohen

The Oregon Woman: Shredding the Patriarchy

Fabi Reyna Is Changing the Guitar Industry with She Shreds

Portland is home to the world’s only print magazine devoted to women guitarists and bassists. But it’s only the first step in its founder’s plan to destroy bro-rock culture.

04/24/2018 By Kelly Clarke

The Oregon Woman: Into Their Own Hands

Meet Judith Arcana, a Pioneer of '70s-Era Underground Abortion Work

Before Roe v. Wade, a group called Jane served Chicago women. Arcana, now a writer living in Portland, was part of that clandestine network.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Oregon Woman: The Chief

Danielle Outlaw Is the First Black Woman to Lead the Portland Police

The 41-year-old talks racial tensions, raising two sons, and doughnuts.

04/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

Take Action

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon Puts Food Insecurity on the State Agenda

The nonprofit makes changes on the ground and in the legislature.

04/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

Hunger in Oregon

Can We Solve Oregon’s Hunger Crisis with Big-Picture Boldness?

In a state that suffers one of the nation's highest rates of food insecurity, what could we do better?

04/24/2018 By Marty Patail

Development

The Massive Post Office Makeover Will Transform Northwest Portland

This May, the city picks a frontrunner to reshape a whole neighborhood off the Broadway Bridge. It will, admittedly, take a while.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

History

70 Years after Vanport, a Survivor Recalls the Flood

The deluge that destroyed Oregon’s second-largest city still resonates in Portland.

04/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

Sexing the Flower

How the Portland Rose Festival Found Its New Bloom

When two flowers love each other very much…

04/24/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Business

What Will It Take to Get More Women in Construction?

Only 7 percent of construction workers in our state are women. Oregon Tradeswomen founder Connie Ashbrook wants to up that number.

04/24/2018 By Lily Raff McCaulou

Sports

The Lefty Punks of German Soccer Come to Portland

On May 22, FC St. Pauli squares off against the Timbers' reserve squad.

04/24/2018 By Marty Patail

PDX Index

What's the Deal with Portland's Parking Kitty App?

We break down the numbers behind the city's year-old app, which lets drivers pay for downtown parking with their phone.

04/24/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Memorial

How Should We Commemorate Portland's Fatal MAX Attack?

TriMet plans a street-art tribute at the Hollywood Transit Center.

04/24/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Beardly Beauty

Behold the Most Fabulously Decorated Beards in the World

From glitter to googly eyes, this Portland duo turns facial hair into a work of art.

04/12/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Style & Shopping

Style

Hair and Makeup Maven, Renegade Artist … and Sea Captain?

Get to know Portlander Randi Whipple before she ships out.

04/24/2018 By Eden Dawn

Trophy Case

Some of Portland’s Coolest Stuff Is Lady-Made

From erotic selfie quilts to colorful tote bags, women run this city's maker scene.

04/24/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Travel & Outdoors

Travel

The Insider's Weekend Guide to Bend

Here's where to eat, shop, hike, float, and golf in the happiest city in the Oregon high desert.

04/24/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Direct Flights

A Perfect Weekend Getaway in Santa Rosa

The sunny California town—nestled in wine country and lined with breweries—is a quick direct flight from PDX.

04/24/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Field Notes

At Willamette Mission State Park, History Meets Family-Friendly Hiking

Ferries and filberts, cottonwoods and catastrophes.

04/24/2018 By Ramona DeNies

School Crush

A Pinot Power Couple Donates $6 Million to Linfield College

The gift creates the world’s first interdisciplinary wine studies major.

04/24/2018 By Ramona DeNies