Light a Fire 2017

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Nominate Portland's Best Nonprofits and Volunteers Now!

You only have until July 1 to get in your nominations for Portland Monthly's 2017 Light a Fire awards.

06/16/2017 By Marty Patail

Travel News

A New Portland Digital Travel Magazine for—and by—Women of Color

On She Goes, backed by Portland ad agency Wieden & Kennedy, offers tips on queer dating abroad, biking while brown, and even a POC-focused guide to Portland.

06/12/2017 By Caitlin Medearis

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Portland Summer?

Serving up hot takes on our city's greatest season.

06/12/2017 By Marty Patail

Ideas & Innovations 2017

From Tech to Sustainability to Business, 11 Big Ideas from Portland Innovators

Activist giving, gaming while black, and the rise of the “zebra”—our brightest thinkers change the conversation.

06/12/2017 Edited by Zach Dundas

Ideas & Innovations 2017: Social Entrepreneurs

4 Big Ideas Making Portland a Better City Right Now

From ice cream as brain food to the alley of the future, these local initiatives are making a difference.

06/12/2017 By Ramona DeNies and Zach Dundas

Ideas & Innovations 2017: Necessary, Period

This Portland Nonprofit Leads the Menstrual Movement

Founded by two Catlin Gabel students, Period provides menstrual products, educates young people, and lobbies for change.

06/12/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Local Lens

Time Slip: Photographing Drag Races at Portland International Raceway

Once a week at PIR, a passion for speed keeps a whole scene on track.

06/12/2017 Photography by William Anthony

Style

A Refugee Saga Shapes a New Portland Shop's Compassionate Ethos

Project Object, which donates 10 percent of its profits to good causes, has one helluva origin story.

06/12/2017 By Eden Dawn

DIY Publishing

3 Top Bets for the 2017 Portland Zine Symposium

For the first time, people of color and those who are trans or nonbinary will dominate the two-and-a-half day exhibition.

06/12/2017 By Courtney Eldridge

Dispatch

Yes, Portland Has a Surf Scene—and It's on the Rise

These are swell times in our landlocked city.

06/12/2017 By Rick Albano

PDX Index

The Numbers on the Cowlitz Tribe's Giant Ilani Casino Resort

The megalith, just 25 miles from Portland, cost $510 million to build.

06/12/2017 By Meagan Nolan

Travel

Alaska Launches 5 New Flights from PDX

Orlando. Albuquerque. Detroit. We've got a serious soft spot for the growing airline.

06/12/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Urban Design

Behold the New Plan for Oregon City's Riverwalk

Just one minor detail: is there enough money to build it?

06/08/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Ideas & Innovations 2017: Green States Rising

Oregon's Fierce Response to Trump's Climate Move Is Just the Beginning

Green states unite in a new kind of federalism.

06/02/2017 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

In Response to the MAX Attacks

Here's what we've read and seen from local and national news sources about last week's fatal stabbings.

05/31/2017 By Zach Dundas and Fiona McCann

Not-So-Humble Brag

Portland Monthly Takes Home a Top National Magazine Award

The City and Regional Magazine Association just announced its 2017 award winners, and we're feeling pretty chuffed.

05/24/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Outdoors

This Month, Portland Monthly Explores—and Helps—Forest Park

Every copy sold benefits the city’s 5,200-acre icon of urban wilderness.

05/19/2017 By Zach Dundas

Fashion

18 Artists Unleash Wild, Expressive Embroidered Patches

The favorite self-labeling device of punk youth and army grunts gets a gallery show.

05/19/2017 By Eden Dawn

Visual Art

Portland's ‘Book Excavator’ Scalpels Old Text into Wild Visions

James Allen’s richly textured carving technique comes alive in a local gallery show.

05/16/2017 By Caitlin Medearis

Volcanic Birthdays

On the Anniversary of an Eruption, Mount St. Helens Is a Study in Resilience

The National Volcanic Monument turns 35. Thanks, Reagan!

05/16/2017 By Meagan Nolan