The Oregon Woman 2019

6 Amazing Oregon Women-Led Projects

From serious documentaries to full-contact football to sex education, here the six local projects changing the game.

04/23/2019 By Sarah Mirk, Margaret Seiler, Ryan Ashby, Kelly Clarke, and Rebecca Jacobson

Death Services

This New Portland Service Offers One-Click Cremation

Your cremains come back in a minimalist "urn" so sleek it could hold a new iPhone.

04/05/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Insider’s Guide 2019: Entrepreneurs

Four Black-Owned Businesses You Need to Visit, Stat

Stephen Green of WeWork Labs tells us how he helps support the African-American community.

03/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

Television

Inside Shrill, Lindy West's New TV Tale

The Portland-filmed Hulu series, which stars Aidy Bryant, is inspired by West's real-life transformation from bumbling cub reporter to nationally known feminist and fat activism powerhouse.

02/26/2019 By Rob Owen

Cannabis: Women & Weed

A New Accelerator Pushes for Gender Parity in the Cannabis Industry

The Initiative sets out to boost women-led weed businesses.

02/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Design

This Duo Makes Some of Portland's Most Eye-Catching Signs

J&S Signs paints the town.

02/26/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Trophy Case

This Portland-Made Bracelet Honors a Civil Rights Landmark

Betsy & Iya's Selma Bridge cuff transforms a style statement into a political one. (Ava DuVernay is a fan.)

02/26/2019 By Eden Dawn

Back to Basics

A New Portland Grocery Store Wants to Help You Feel Better

Yes, Basics Market sells food. But it puts the focus on cooking demos and nutrition classes.

02/26/2019 By Emma Luthy

Office Life

Women-Focused Coworking Space the Riveter to Expand to Portland

“We try to build benefits that fuel life and work, because I don’t think the two really remain separate anymore,” says Riveter founder Amy Nelson.

02/18/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Airline News

Sun Country Airlines to Launch 3 New Direct Flights from PDX

The budget airline's aggressive expansion means Portlanders can soon fly nonstop to Nashville and San Antonio.

01/28/2019 By Wriik Maui

Fashion News

Portland Outdoor Brand Poler Closes Without a Word

After seven years of camp vibes, Poler has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

01/08/2019 By Eden Dawn

Out Back

How Lesbians Saved Portland’s Favorite Car

Subarus weren't always so popular. But two decades ago, the company hit upon a key demographic.

12/21/2018 By James Stevens

Dead Shot

Will This Zombie Adventure Vault Oregon's Video Game Industry to the Next Level?

Days Gone is a Bend-made game set in the shadow of Mount Bachelor and the Three Sisters.

11/20/2018 By Marty Patail

Style Spotlight

A New Design Collective Might Be the Cure to Portland's Retail Woes

With new store the Ones, designer Liza Rietz—a longtime member of the Portland fashion community—fights for small businesses.

11/06/2018 By Eden Dawn

Portland Pantry

Is Bobbie’s Boat Sauce the Next Aardvark?

A new contender threatens to upset Portland's hot sauce throne.

10/31/2018 By Jordan Michelman

Savor

This Grocery ‘Boot Camp’ Helps POC and Immigrant Entrepreneurs Get to Market

Portland Mercado's three-week crash course is free and bilingual.

10/17/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Style

These 3 Portland Brands Support International Makers

Sandals to stylish baskets, these local entrepreneurs expand a community-minded ethos around the globe.

10/17/2018 By Eden Dawn

Look Who's Cooking Now

The Easy Bake Oven Era Is Over

A new Portland-based cooking program aims to teach the next generation of gourmets.

10/17/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Jean Therapy

This Super-Niche Portland Studio Can Repair Your Busted Jeans

Shredded knees and blown-out crotches are no match for Indigo Proof.

10/17/2018 By Theresa Christine

The Big Crush

Meet the Oregon Woman Who Makes the Wines for Costco

Viticulturist Sarah Cabot makes more than a million bottles a year.

10/17/2018 By Natasha Tandler