Best Offices 2017: The Refurbished UFO

Under Armour Moves Into Portland's Iconic YMCA

The flying saucer-shaped gym has stood empty since 2013. This year, the Baltimore–based activewear company takes up residence.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Best Offices 2017: The Tower of Babel

Daimler Builds a Megalith on North Portland's Swan Island

Welcome to the auto company's new North American headquarters: huge, gleaming, and with Jet Ski access.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Best Offices 2017: Space Odyssey

How One Portland Software Company Scaled Up

Video streaming company Elemental went from two rooms in 2006 to 100,000 square feet today. How'd they do it?

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Best Offices 2017: The Gamble

A Radical New Portland Office Blends Work and Nature

Project^ and Hacker Architects join forces on a $61 million gamble.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Gaming

A New Gamer Bar Is About to Hit Portland. Will the City Embrace eSports?

Part bar, part gaming battle arena: welcome to Outrage.

05/15/2017 By Meagan Nolan

Ventures

Japan Loves All Things Portland. This Osaka Pop-Up Fair Showcases the Best.

The annual event is a one-stop expo for PDX brands.

04/17/2017 By Geoff Nudelman

Travel News

Five Reasons PDX Hearts Alaska Airlines

New nonstop routes, a seasonal lineup, and a power-packed merger: here’s why Alaska rules the Portland sky.

04/13/2017 By Regan Breeden

Weather

How Portland's Horrid Winter Storms Brought Small Businesses Together

A lonely upside to repeated batterings from snow and ice.

02/23/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Ventures

Bike Brand Chrome Industries Buckles Down in Portland

The cycling-accessory maker moves from San Francisco to the Rose City in April.

02/20/2017 By Zach Dundas

Dispatch

Activewear Hijabs to Rosary Necklaces, This Website Is a One-Stop Faith-Based Shop

Online marketplace FaithHaus is the brainchild of Portlander Kristin Spear.

02/20/2017 By Ko Ricker

History

White Stag Made Portland into a Sports Gear Mecca

It’s more than an iconic Old Town sign.

01/23/2017 By Zeb Larson

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