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Arts & Culture

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Winter Playlist

Reimagined holiday classics, warm Americana, and rainy hip-hop by homegrown talent to keep you warm

9:00am By Conner Reed

Comics

Meet Miles Morales, the New, Portland-Born Spider-Man

With help from Polygon comics editor Susan Polo, we untangle the web of Miles's complicated origin story.

11/19/2020 By Marty Patail

Eat & Drink

Recipe

Hot Cocoa Recipe Ideas from the Rambler, Xico, and Our Own Cupboard

Winter just isn't winter without that hot cup of cocoa.

11/27/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Recipe

Biba CHamoru Kitchen’s Buñuelos Åga: A Guamanian Holiday Table Essential

These banana doughnuts were a staple at Ed Sablan’s family fiestas growing up on Guam.

11/24/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Food Listings

Taco Chronicles: PDX Edition

Where to find all the tacos from season two of Netflix’s mouthwatering docuseries

11/22/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Eat & Drink

Local Fermented and Frozen Foods to Help You Hibernate for the Winter

Warm up with a freezer full of dumplings, Hmong sausages, and horseradish vodka.

11/18/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Health & Wellness

Top Doctors, Nurses & More

Portland’s Top Medical Providers 2021

Here are the city’s best doctors, nurses, physician assistants, chiropractors, and more, according to their peers.

10:00am Edited by Margaret Seiler

Health

Actual Good News! Norovirus Outbreaks Are Way Down in 2020

Sorry COVID made you postpone your wedding, but here’s one more disease you won’t be getting. (Maybe.)

5:00am By Margaret Seiler

Coronavirus

This Medford Clinic Is Developing a Coronavirus Vaccine, and You Wouldn’t Even Know It

The Clinical Research Institute of Southern Oregon has quietly conducted more than 700 clinical research trials. Now, it’s working on a coronavirus vaccine.

11/19/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Riley Blake

Home & Real Estate

Home Projects

Should You DIY a Galvanized Steel Hot Tub in Your Backyard?

It might depend on your—and your partner’s—patience levels.

11/24/2020 By Julia Silverman

Design

How Retired MAX Cars Could Help Portland’s Most Underserved Communities

A revolutionary concept dubbed "The Afro-Village Movement" aims to reconstruct the models to offer food, hygiene, and therapy for those experiencing homeless...

11/23/2020 By Sam Pape

Design

These 6 Northwest Schools Are Inspiring Post-Pandemic Design

From high-tech ventilation systems to “flex spaces” for students to work while social distancing to sweeping outdoor classrooms, here are a few spookily pres...

11/20/2020 By Julia Silverman

News & City Life

Light a Fire

This Nonprofit Helps Those Experiencing Houselessness Build Skills with Art

“I feel that the more that we can express and share our creativity, the healthier we’re going to be as a planet.”

12/02/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Light a Fire

At Portland Audubon, There’s Wildlife Rescue, Nature Education, and Environmental Advocacy for All

At our “Caring for the Planet” award winner, it’s always baby bird season.

12/02/2020 By Julia Silverman

Light a Fire

This 50-Year-Old Housing Org Offers Hope to Portland’s Most Vulnerable Residents

Transition Projects combats homelessness with deeply affordable housing units built for long-term societal change.

12/02/2020 By Morgan Westling

Light a Fire

Basic Rights Oregon Has Advocated for LGBTQ Oregonians for a Quarter Century

Queer and trans Oregonians owe the nonprofit some significant policy victories.

12/02/2020 By Conner Reed

Light a Fire

Growing Gardens Grows More Than Just Plants

How one nonprofit has become a beacon of hope, health, and self-sufficiency.

12/02/2020 By Riley Blake

Light a Fire

Four Decades of Protest: Self Enhancement Inc Keeps Showing Up

The North Portland nonprofit works with schools, families, and partner organizations to provide support for students and their families, in academia and beyond.

12/02/2020 By Fiona McCann

Light a Fire

When COVID-19 Put Oregon’s Families in Deep Need, This Venture Nonprofit Changed Overnight to Help

Within days of COVID-19’s official arrival in Oregon in late winter, the Contingent sensed an urgent need for help among its foster families.

12/02/2020 By Marty Patail

Light a Fire

Margaret-Ann Jones at 71 Is Still Giving her Time and Opening Doors for Portlanders

“This is what feeds me. It lifts my spirits healing others,” she says. “One of my philosophies is the more you give away or the more you do, the more comes b...

12/02/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Light a Fire

The Black Resilience Fund Brings Immediate Financial Relief to Black Portlanders—and Strives for a More Equitable Future

The fund has grown from a GoFundMe with a goal of $5,000 to a nonprofit that’s raised nearly $1.7 million for Black Portlanders.

12/02/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Light a Fire

Brennan Wood Approaches Grief with Lived Experience, Compassion, and a Dedicated Staff

“This process of grieving the death of somebody is natural and normal and healthy, and it doesn’t have to be something you try to keep separate from who you ...

12/02/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Light a Fire

At Camp Ukandu, Jordan Herrle Restores Hope—and Childhood—for Kids Battling Cancer

The youngest member of the camp’s leadership team advocates year-round for kids with cancer.

12/02/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Light a Fire

This Portland-Based Organization Is Helping Kids Get the Healthy Meals They Need

Since 2017, Our Giving Table has been cooking and delivering nutritious, mom-made meals for food-insecure kids.

12/02/2020 By Karen Brooks

Design

Dot Gay Is Here to Queer This (Cyber)Space

The new top-level domain launched in September, courtesy of Portland company Top Level Design.

11/25/2020 By Conner Reed

Style & Shopping

Shopping

Portland Monthly's Local Holiday Gift Guide

This year it’s more important than ever to get those holiday gifts locally for everyone on your list. We can help.

11/24/2020 Edited by Eden Dawn Photography by Michael Novak