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Oregon Woman 2015

The inspiring women of our state are writers, brewers, ranchers, politicians, designers, investors, punk rockers, and mothers. They are pioneers, rule-breakers, and innovators. Meet them.

03/02/2015 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

Top Stories

TOP COCKTAILS

The 10 Most Interesting Cocktails in PDX Right Now

A snapshot of the best of Portland's creative bar offerings, from neighborhood dives to craft cocktail havens.

03/02/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

POMO PICKS

Spring Arts 101: Your Guide to the Portland Arts Scene this Season

If you need a primer on Portland's vibrant art and culture world—from how to collect art to understanding just how awesome ballet really is—here's your starter course.

03/02/2015 Edited by Aaron Scott

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

POMO PICKS

Spring Arts 101: Your Guide to the Portland Arts Scene this Season

If you need a primer on Portland's vibrant art and culture world—from how to collect art to understanding just how awesome ballet really is—here's your starter course.

03/02/2015 Edited by Aaron Scott

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Arlene Schnitzer, Patron Saint of Portland Arts, Speaks!

From philanthropy to feminism, the life of Portland's reigning cultural patron is a saga of art, business, and telling it like it is.

03/02/2015 By Zach Dundas

PORTLAND ARTS 101

Pop Culture Translations for Opera's Most Confusing Terms

It's time to end opera's difficult rep—we break down some of the form's most baffling concepts with references from our modern age.

03/02/2015 By Marty Patail

PORTLAND ARTS 101

What Do Album Producers Do, Exactly? We Asked One of Portland's Best.

He's recorded the Decemberists, Neko Case, and R.E.M.—now, Tucker Martine explains his craft.

03/02/2015 By Aaron Scott

PORTLAND ARTS 101

A Beginner's Guide to the Portland Literary World's Major Landmarks

Mapping the gateways to the city's writing and reading scene—from the coffee shop most frequented by writers and poets to the Portland Poetry Slam

03/02/2015 By Kevin Sampsell

PORTLAND ARTS 101

How to Start an Art Collection—and the 5 Galleries that Will Help It Grow

You too can be an art mogul—if you plan ahead and learn the ropes.

03/02/2015 By Aaron Scott

PORTLAND ARTS 101

The Portland Playbook: How to Create Theater Magic in 12 Steps

A clever plan to collaborative creative success, from the team behind Oregon Children’s Theatre's Timmy Failure

02/24/2015 By Ramona DeNies

LONG STORY SHORT

Portland Singer-Songwriter Vikesh Kapoor's Journey from Punk to Folk

The Pennsylvania native shares his love of universal storytelling, his parents' immigrant experience, and Craigslist jobs.

02/19/2015 By Zach Dundas

Eat & Drink

TOP COCKTAILS

The Ultimate Barsenal: Stock Your Home Bar Like a Pro

The owners of Portland's Bull in China cocktail supply store share their favorite finds.

03/03/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

BEER BULLETIN

The Suds of March: 5 New Portland Beer Destinations

Raise a pint at the city's freshest hop operations, from IPA altruists to Chinese lager masters.

03/02/2015 By Brian Yaeger

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Portland’s First Female Head Brewer Talks Fermentation, Culinary School, and Anheuser-Busch

10 Barrel Brewing's Whitney Burnside has climbed to beer ladder from Laurelwood to Upright to Elysian to Pelican. Now, she talks about her biggest challenge yet.

03/02/2015 By Marty Patail

PDX INDEX

A By-The-Numbers Look at Oregon's Organic Farm Industry

Oregon ranks #9 for most organic farms in the nation. Here's how those hard-working farmers make it work.

03/02/2015 By Sarah Ostaszewski

HIGH SPIRITS

Oregon’s Link to the World’s Most Famous Single Malt Scotch

In Scotland's remote islands, some of the industry's best barrels are made with Oregon fir.

03/02/2015 By Mike Schwartz

EAT HERE NOW

The Reinvention of Portland's Iconic Indie Steak House

Can chef Ben Bettinger bring new life to Laurelhurst Market? Signs point to yes.

03/02/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

WORD OF MOUTH

3 Things You Must Eat in Portland This March

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

03/02/2015 By Karen Brooks

RECIPE

The Easiest Pasta Recipe of All Time

In her new cookbook, Jenn Louis explores the hidden world of Italian dumplings—and unearths a seriously simple version.

03/02/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

TOP COCKTAILS

5 Portland-Made Cocktail Classics Worth Savoring

It's hard to argue with time-tested perfection. These specimens pay homage to their pedigreed forbears with measured respect.

03/02/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

TOP COCKTAILS

Behind the Bar: Shaker Secrets from PDX's Master Cocktail Brains

From the don of Portland's bar scene to headline-making NYC transplants, we get the tips and tricks to take your cocktail game to the next level.

03/02/2015

TOP COCKTAILS

The 10 Most Interesting Cocktails in PDX Right Now

A snapshot of the best of Portland's creative bar offerings, from neighborhood dives to craft cocktail havens.

03/02/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

EAT HERE NOW

Pollo Norte's Irresistible Rotisserie Renaissance

A new Mexico-City style chicken shack is heating up Northeast Portland.

03/02/2015 By Allison Jones

Editor's Note

EDITORS' NOTE

Why We're Donating a Portion of March Newsstand Sales to the Women's Foundation of Oregon

Our state is full of both inspiring #oregonwoman success stories and startling statistics of poverty and assault. Here's how to help.

03/20/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

Home & Real Estate

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One Oregon Woman is Transforming the Architecture Industry

Designer Kathy Shaloo Berg is a leadership role model—and the lone woman at the top tier at ZGF Architects' Portland hub

03/02/2015 By Randy Gragg

News & City Life

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Oregon Woman 2015

The inspiring women of our state are writers, brewers, ranchers, politicians, designers, investors, punk rockers, and mothers. They are pioneers, rule-breakers, and innovators. Meet them.

03/02/2015 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

SPORTS

Caleb Porter: Soccer Genius?

His first season rocked. His second ended before it began. Analysts weigh in on the Timbers' highly touted coach.

03/02/2015 By Marty Patail

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Three Women Transforming Ranching in Eastern Oregon

Cory Carman, Jill McClaran, and Carrie Hermens are on the top of Oregon's meat game.

03/02/2015 By Kelly Clarke

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How Strategist Rebecca Tweed Transformed Oregon Politics

The political consultant behind more than 40 Oregon campaigns goes beyond party lines to elect the best person for the job.

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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The Ugly Truth About Sexism and Business in Portland

Portland Monthly's president and cofounder reveals the shocking lack of respect shown to ambitious women raising capital in this town.

03/02/2015 By Nicole Vogel

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A Feminist History of Oregon, from Abigail Scott Duniway to 'Bitch'

Oregon's legacy is rooted in women shipyard workers, suffragettes, sci-fi authors, legal abortion, and kick-ass senators. Get inspired!

03/02/2015 By Marty Patail

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Why Oregon is the Only State that Doesn’t Limit Legal Access to Abortion

No waiting periods, no mandated parental involvement, and no limitations on publicly funded abortions? This is how we got here.

03/02/2015 By Kelly Clarke

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Portland’s Pioneer of Natural Hair Care Fought the Law (and Won)

Amber Starks of Conscious Coils saw a flaw in the licensing laws for natural hair care and decided to do something about it.

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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How Kendall Clawson Doubled the Number of Women Running Oregon

The Office of the Governor's Deputy Chief of Staff has fought for the LGBTQ community, supported people diagnosed with AIDS, and radically changed the face of the state's policy boards. And she's not done yet.

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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Marcela Alcantar's Incredible Journey

Marcela Alcantar, president of Alcantar & Associates, on her roots in Mexico, her love of dirt, and launching the Diversified Builders and Engineers Council

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

BIG PICTURE

This Ain't Your Typical Treehouse

"It's just like building any other cabin, only it's 30 feet off the ground."

03/02/2015 By Haley Martin

FREE STUFF

Inside the North Portland Shop Where Everything Is Free

Yes, you read that correctly. SamplingLab exchanges free swag for your online opinions.

03/02/2015 By Molly Woodstock

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: March 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from former governor John Kitzhaber to DC-bound former mayor Sam Adams

03/02/2015 Illustrations by Matty Newton

INTERVIEW

Portland's Mayor Says the Future is Bright—If Anyone Can Still Afford to Live Here

Halfway through his term Portland's mayor reflects on the city's rising skyline, an urban world, and the city's greatest challenge.

03/02/2015 By Zach Dundas

ESSAY

A Native Portlander Returns to Find Her Hometown Radically Transformed

After years away, a prodigal daughter comes back to a city of handlebar mustaches, salty ice cream, kid-friendly breweries, and vegan preschools.

03/02/2015 By Rachel Saslow

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The Oregon Women of Tomorrow

We asked some young women in the third grade at Northeast Portland's Vestal School what they want to be when they grow up.

03/02/2015 By Marty Patail

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Writer and Private Investigator Rene Denfeld on Portland Sexism

"The women are going to raise the kids and the chickens, and the guys are going to drink beer, look like lumberjacks, and throw darts."

02/05/2015 By Zach Dundas

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Carrie Brownstein: The New Icon of Oregon Feminism

From punk rock to Portlandia to her forthcoming memoir, one of Oregon's biggest superstars opens up about what (and who) inspires her. PLUS: A behind-the-scenes video of our cover shoot.

02/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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Why Every Successful Business Needs Women

Only 7 percent of venture capital is invested in management teams that include women. Here's why that needs to change.

02/02/2015 By Zach Dundas

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An Open Letter to the Women of Oregon, from Governor Barbara Roberts

Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts (1991–1995) on the hardship, endurance, bravery, and strength required to make a difference.

02/02/2015 By Barbara Roberts

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The Startling Truth About Pay Inequality in Oregon

Did you know that women in Oregon earn 79¢ for every dollar a man earns? We offer an annotated guide to the shocking numbers behind our state's wage gap.

02/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

Style & Shopping

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: The Best Local Stuff of March 2015

This month's hottest locally made goods, from Bee Local's smoked honey to Looptworks leather bags made from salvaged airline seats

03/02/2015

STYLE

Dreamy Visions from Portland Fashion's Upcoming Spring Lines

We asked three local designers to share tips for rising to the occasion of the warm-weather wardrobe.

03/02/2015 By Eden Dawn

Travel & Outdoors

WEEKEND GETAWAY

Lummi Island: An Otherworldly Northwest Island Escape

The meal of a lifetime? It's on a woodsy island at the edge of the San Juans, and it's waiting for you.

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie