NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Ten Once-in-a-Lifetime Cascadian Journeys

From ice cave expeditions to lavish river safaris to nostalgic train trips, here are the Pacific Northwest’s most epic getaways.

02/23/2016 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Marty Patail, Benjamin Tepler, and Christopher Van Tilberg

Top Stories

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Ten Extraordinary Oregon Women Fighting for Change and Disrupting the System

We asked these local luminaries to pair off for conversations about what it means to be an Oregon woman today. Here’s what they said.

02/23/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, and Kelly Clarke

SPRING ARTS

Can Portland Artists Survive the City’s New Gilded Age?

A property boom means mass evictions and escalating rents. What does that mean for our creative scene?

03/01/2016 By Fiona McCann

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

SPRING ARTS

Can Portland Artists Survive the City’s New Gilded Age?

A property boom means mass evictions and escalating rents. What does that mean for our creative scene?

03/01/2016 By Fiona McCann

SPRING ARTS

Your Guide to the 2016 Spring Arts Season

From thrash metal to Thornton Wilder, acrobat lumberjacks to Leon Bridges, we present our picks for the season’s sweetest tickets.

03/01/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Eat & Drink

EAT HERE NOW

Olympia Oyster Bar Combines Cocktail Talent with Gussied-Up Mollusks

North Mississippi Avenue has a new place to slurp.

03/01/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

WORD OF MOUTH

A Communal Appalachian Feast and More to Check Out in March

Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the month.

03/01/2016 By Karen Brooks

RECIPE

The Secrets to a Flawless Grilled Rib Eye

The Ox cookbook will help you make the perfect steak.

03/01/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

REVIEW

High Chairs and Hard Core

Pizza Jerk rolls out a first: the punk-rock family pizza joint.

03/01/2016 By Karen Brooks

Editor's Note

EDITORS’ NOTE

Why Travel Writing Is the Worst Awesome Job Ever

And should be nothing to complain about—but sometimes we do anyway.

03/01/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

Home & Real Estate

HABITAT

How A Striking Tasting Room Takes House Spirits to New Heights

The Pacific Northwest’s largest distillery has a massive new home in the Central Eastside.

03/01/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

News & City Life

BIG PICTURE

It’s Not Spring Till the Cherry Blossoms Pop

These trees are pretty in pink.

03/01/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

5 THINGS ABOUT

Beyond Pre: What to Know About Running in Oregon

As some of the world’s best runners converge in Portland for the Indoor Track & Field Championships, we take a look at a sport besieged by scandal.

03/01/2016 By Katie Vaughan

SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal With Ellen Rosenblum?

Oregon’s attorney general is running for a second term. But first, we size her up.

03/01/2016 By Marty Patail

SCIENCE

Researchers Unlock the Secrets of Panda Sex

Hint: the Viagra might not be helping.

03/01/2016 By Marty Patail

Q&A

5 Reasons We Don’t Get Numbers

And it has nothing to do with math.

03/01/2016 By Marty Patail

PDX INDEX

The New York Times Has Been Obsessed With Portland Even Longer Than We Thought

From 1854 to today, the Gray Lady has played our city hot and cold.

03/01/2016 By Marty Patail

DISPATCH

This Portland Fabric Lab is Testing the Fashion of the Future

Whether you’re making a waterproof jacket or high-tech sports bra, Elizabeth LeMay has got it dialed.

03/01/2016 By Megan Haverman

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Ten Extraordinary Oregon Women Fighting for Change and Disrupting the System

We asked these local luminaries to pair off for conversations about what it means to be an Oregon woman today. Here’s what they said.

02/23/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, and Kelly Clarke

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Video: Behind the Scenes at the Oregon Woman 2016 Photo Shoot

For our March issue, we convinced 10 amazing ladies to interview each other over a two-day photo shoot blitz. Here’s what it looks like to be part of Portland Monthly's 2016 Oregon Woman feature.

02/23/2016 With Sika Stanton

OREGON WOMAN 2016

The Year’s Movers, Shakers, and Newsmakers

From music to politics to roller derby, Oregon women have made serious waves lately. We take a look back.

02/23/2016 By Ramona DeNies

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Two Fierce Oregon Women Who Insist on Defining Themselves

Nkenge Harmon Johnson of the Urban League of Portland and comics writer Kelly Sue DeConnick talk self-determination, aging, and what it’s like to work in a male-dominated industry.

02/23/2016 By Marty Patail

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Why Oregon Women Need Radical Reform at Home and On the Job

Andrea Paluso of Family Forward Oregon and p:ear's Pippa Arend discuss self-sacrifice, the value of caregiving, and the decision to have children (or not).

02/23/2016 By Kelly Clarke

OREGON WOMAN 2016

How Two Oregon Women Learned to Find Their Voice

Transgender advocate V Thongrivong and Pink Martini’s China Forbes talk performing, family, and gratitude.

02/23/2016 By Ramona DeNies

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Guiding Oregon’s Arts and Assets

Meyer Memorial Trust’s Rukaiyah Adams and WillaKenzie Estate’s Ronni Lacroute discuss power, tokenism, and feeling pushed away from math class.

02/23/2016 By Ramona DeNies

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Why Being an Oregonian is All About Idealism

Advertising guru Mira Kaddoura and indigenous people’s advocate Alyssa Macy talk opportunity, diversity, and why Oregon always calls us back home.

02/23/2016 By Zach Dundas

ESSAY

Why Portlanders Have More in Common with the Bundy Militiamen Than We Think

The "occupation" is over, but the militia movement isn't going anywhere. We’re all bound by the complex history and future of the West.

02/11/2016 By Zach Dundas

Style & Shopping

SHOP LOCAL

Meet the Man Selling Portland’s Most Luxurious Suits

In a plush, century-old parlor, Joseph Mueller outfits customers in the finest silk and wool.

03/01/2016 By Eden Dawn

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: The Best Local Stuff of March 2016

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from ergonomically pleasing knives to an app that’ll help you make spontaneous plans

03/01/2016 By Marty Patail

Travel & Outdoors

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Ten Once-in-a-Lifetime Cascadian Journeys

From ice cave expeditions to lavish river safaris to nostalgic train trips, here are the Pacific Northwest’s most epic getaways.

02/23/2016 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Marty Patail, Benjamin Tepler, and Christopher Van Tilberg

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Skiing? Sure. But Don't Forget Whistler's Ice Caves.

Spring for an extravagant backcountry adventure amid Canada’s peaks.

02/23/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Lodge-Hop the Olympic Peninsula

Explore a rare, lichen-cloaked landscape—and some seriously old-school lodging.

02/23/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

Northwest Getaways

Bandon Dunes is the Northwest's Most Challenging, Maddening, and Gorgeous Golf Course

And it's time for you to tackle it.

02/23/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Ski Around Crater Lake

Experience the country’s deepest lake in all its wintry glory.

02/23/2016 By Christopher Van Tilburg

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Journey Back in Time in Eastern Oregon

Head east on a classic odyssey.

02/23/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Surf ’n’ Soak in Tofino

A British Columbia gem offers equal parts exhilaration and relaxation.

02/23/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Cruise the Alaskan Panhandle

Charter a yacht to navigate some of the world’s most bewitching waters.

02/23/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Raft the Upper Klamath

Take to the water in style, with your own riverside compound.

02/23/2016 By Rachel Ritchie

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Conquer the Piles of Powder in the Wallowas

There's a reason they call it Oregon’s “Little Switzerland.”

02/23/2016 By Christopher Van Tilburg

NORTHWEST GETAWAYS

Ride the Rails to Glacier

Embark on a nostalgic train journey to an outdoor wonderland in Montana.

02/23/2016 By Marty Patail