Hotel Watch 2017

Suite Year? Checking In on Portland's New Hotel Boom

Here's a refresher course on hospitality industry groundbreakings, from downtown's Hi-Lo to the Pearl District's new Hilton to a Hood River cousin of the Jupiter Hotel.

01/13/2017 By Lauren Kershner and Ramona DeNies

Fromage Future

Tillamook Cheese to Get a Flashy New Factory

Stronger with cheddar.

12/20/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Politics

Oregon Community Leaders, Activists, and Artists Respond to Trump's Election

A wide range of Oregonians reflect on what Donald Trump’s victory means for their lives, their work, and their communities.

11/23/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Politics

Oregon Business and Community Leaders Reflect on Trump

From the role of venture capital to the urban/rural divide to simple pain and healing, there’s a lot of work to do.

11/23/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Ventures

Versi Carves Out a Bigotry-Free Space for Latino Digital Commerce

Founded by a trio of Mexican-born entrepreneurs, the Portland start-up is a Spanish-language digital Yellow Pages.

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail

Style

Can This Portlander Help Fashion Businesses Get Off the Ground?

With Laptops & Smalltalk, Brittany Sierra becomes a coach for local fashion entrepreneurs.

10/10/2016 By Eden Dawn

Dispatch

Columbia Sportswear Takes on Gore-Tex

Can a Portland company topple the industry juggernaut?

10/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: Portland Entrepreneur Chaunci King on Building a Liquor Empire

With pear-flavored vodka Miru, the native Portlander takes on the largely white, male-centric booze industry.

09/26/2016 By Eden Dawn

Meet Your Maker

Since 1947, Langlitz Leathers Has Crafted Portland’s Coolest Motorcycle Jackets

And it all started with a bad bike crash.

09/21/2016 By Leah Sottile

Face-Off

Here Are the Best Things Kanye West Has Said (or Rapped) about Nike

Yeezy takes on the Beaverton shoe giant.

09/21/2016 By Marty Patail

Q&A

Multnomah Whiskey Library to WM Goods, the Secrets of Some of Portland’s Sharpest Spaces

Dishing with ELK Collective cofounders Kelly Ogden and Larissa Burden.

09/21/2016 By Claire Colby

Office Party

Welcome to Portland’s Newest, Coolest Work Spaces

Instrument. Swift. Albina Yard. You wish you worked here.

09/21/2016 By Marty Patail

Sign On

How the Tiny Spoon Keeps the Art of Neon Alive

Perry Pfister is Portland's neon mastermind.

09/21/2016 By Claire Colby

Rainmaker

Meet the Family Firm Riding High on Portland’s Building Boom

From luxury apartments to the Legacy Emanuel remodel, Andersen Construction is shaping our city’s evolution.

09/13/2016 By Zach Dundas

Big Shot

Meet the Portland Entrepreneur Taking on the White, Male-Centric Booze Industry

With Miru Vodka, Chaunci King roars onto the scene.

09/13/2016 By Lisa Dunn

Shoe Wars

Why Do Shoe Companies Keep Suing Each Other?

Especially Adidas.

09/13/2016 By Marty Patail

Architecture

Simple Builds Itself Some Fancy New Digs

After opening a new office this spring, the banking startup is still growing at breakneck speed.

08/26/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Hotel Makeovers

How Five Old-Guard Portland Hotels Plan To Keep Up

Portland's tourism boom means an impending glut of shiny new hotels. What are the veterans doing to stay fresh?

08/17/2016 By Kailla Coomes

Marijuana

Meet Three of Oregon’s Top Organic Pot Farmers

These are some next-level nugs.

08/15/2016 By Marty Patail