Oregon Woman

These 4 Oregon Entrepreneurs Are Using Success to Lift Others

Jaime Schmidt, Junea Roche, Pat Welch, and Lynn Le are leading like bosses.

03/27/2021 By Eden Dawn

Small Business

Orox Leather's Storefront Smashed and $26,000 of Product Stolen

The locally owned, family business has been broken into twice in a month in middle-of-the-night attacks.

03/11/2021 By Eden Dawn

Q & A

How to Be a Better Boss: Advice from an Award-Winning Entrepreneur

Society Nine founder Lynn Le talks about the cycle of support she and her team try to create for each other.

03/09/2021 By Eden Dawn

News

Small Businesses Deal with Collapsed Tents, Doors Frozen Shut, and Downed Branches

The weather brought a slew of new challenges.

02/15/2021 By Eden Dawn

Local Artists

Tender Loving Empire's Snail Mail Subscription Service Will Help You Keep in Touch

The monthly packages include handmade cards, envelopes, and stamps.

01/08/2021 By Alli Weseman

Small Business

For Some Portland Businesses, the Pandemic Was the Chance They Needed to Get in the Game

Available commercial space and a market for little luxuries at home were silver linings of 2020.

12/29/2020 By Julia Silverman

Feature

How a Washougal Man, Known as "The Blind Woodsman," Became a TikTok Star

John Furniss uses his spatial memory and a special measuring tool to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind bowls and canisters for his adoring social media fans.

12/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

A Look Back

The Most Read Stories About Retail and Small Businesses in 2020

Virus clauses, Black-owned business shopping guides, and unemployment updates. Get caught up on the top 10 stories you cared about this wild year.

12/23/2020 By Eden Dawn

Local Business

These Portlanders Have Closed Their Own Shops. But That Isn't All They're Missing.

We asked Toffee Club’s Niki Diamond to tell us about a dearly departed outlet she’s mourning, and then kept the shout-outs going.

12/02/2020 By Julia Silverman

Food News

Multnomah County Grants Now Available to Restaurants & Food Carts

Applications for the small grants are open until December 15.

11/30/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

holiday shopping

Your Definitive Guide to Shopping Local This Holiday Season

Online and COVID-safe, in-person maker markets are still happening this year. We have all the info to make your pandemic shopping easy and help give struggli...

11/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Small Business

What Can Small Businesses Expect Under a Biden Administration?

Better PPP funding, more reasonable loan structures, and even student debt cancellation. The question is: Can he do it?

11/12/2020 By Eden Dawn

Small Business

Rally the Troops, Enchanted Forest Needs Us

Between the pandemic and the wildfires, Oregon's most loved amusement park is in peril and is asking for our help.

10/29/2020 By Eden Dawn

Save Our Shops

Here's How You Can Help Portland's Small Businesses Right Now

PDXSOS offers a few tips to help you support small businesses, and most of them won't cost you a dime.

08/31/2020 By Eden Dawn

Food News

At the Grocery Store, a Push to Re-Up Hazard Pay

Employees at New Seasons say the pandemic's not over, so their bonus pay shouldn't be either.

08/27/2020 By Julia Silverman

Black Lives Matter

Black-Owned Businesses: Service Directory

Portland Monthly's guide to Black-owned companies to hire for just about any job you need done.

08/04/2020 By Eden Dawn, Lauren Carlos, and Jordyn Mayer

How We’re Coping

Masks. Distancing. How Does a Facepainter Meet a Pandemic?

With outdoor events canceled and birthday parties feeling too risky, Mystique’s Fancy Faces owner Celese Williams is sharing her craft online.

07/31/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Coronavirus

What's Going on With Oregon's Unemployment?

As of this week, OED has announced a new app, a new act to give $500 to people who haven't gotten their claims, and there's a new lawsuit aimed at the department.

07/17/2020 By Eden Dawn

Business

Doctors, Doughnuts, Sawmills, and New Car Dealers: Who Got Big PPP Loans in Oregon

More than 1,000 businesses in the state got $1 million or more.

07/07/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Unemployment

A Staffer Alleges Mismanagement in the Unemployment Office Affecting Thousands of Claims

"I sat at my desk, played with my phone, and got paid for it. Your tax dollars paid me to sit at my desk and play on Instagram.”

06/26/2020 By Eden Dawn