The Shakedown

Ermahgerd, It's Prom Season!!!

We size up everyone's favorite teenage rite of passage.

04/24/2018 By Marty Patail

Finance

The Portlander's Essential (and Easy) Guide to Personal Finance

Money feels weirder than ever. Five local experts spell out basic tips to simplify your financial life.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Finance: Life Planning

Ready for Some Serious Life Planning? Get the Butcher Paper.

Know the piano is falling. Act while you can.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Finance: Get Purr-sonal

How to Embrace Budgeting (and Cats, and Glitter)

If that's what it takes.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Finance: Banking

Umpqua's CEO Breaks Down Some Banking Basics

First off: don't treat your bank like a glorified ATM. Also? Make friends.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Finance: Vision & Values

Want to Figure Out Your Financial Life? Better Have a Vision.

Portlander Georgia Lee Hussey advises people to know their money story—and to buy the damn coffee.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

The Oregon Woman: Bookshelf

10 Best New Books by Oregon Women

From dystopian fiction to poetry inspired by Frank Ocean, add these volumes to your shelf.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

The Oregon Woman: Playlist

11 Best New Songs by Oregon Women

Raspy rock, dance pop, and motormouth hip-hop fuel this must-blast playlist.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Oregon Woman: No Shelter

In Rural Oregon, Victims of Domestic Violence Face Huge Barriers

A dispatch from Cave Junction.

04/24/2018 By Gosia Wozniacka

Development

The Massive Post Office Makeover Will Transform Northwest Portland

This May, the city picks a frontrunner to reshape a whole neighborhood off the Broadway Bridge. It will, admittedly, take a while.

04/24/2018 By Zach Dundas

Sexing the Flower

How the Portland Rose Festival Found Its New Bloom

When two flowers love each other very much…

04/24/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Business

What Will It Take to Get More Women in Construction?

Only 7 percent of construction workers in our state are women. Oregon Tradeswomen founder Connie Ashbrook wants to up that number.

04/24/2018 By Lily Raff McCaulou

PDX Index

What's the Deal with Portland's Parking Kitty App?

We break down the numbers behind the city's year-old app, which lets drivers pay for downtown parking with their phone.

04/24/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Memorial

How Should We Commemorate Portland's Fatal MAX Attack?

TriMet plans a street-art tribute at the Hollywood Transit Center.

04/24/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Woman Up!

Portland Monthly’s Woman Up! Unveils a Weekend of Power and Positivity

From inspiring speakers to life-affirming exercise and art classes to Mother’s Day races, May 12 and 13 will jumpstart your life.

04/17/2018 By Zach Dundas

Development

These 3 New Buildings Will Transform Portland State

Here's a preview of the university's ambitious plans.

04/17/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Smart Travel

ODOT Relaunches Crowd-Pleasing, Crowd-Easing Shuttle to Multnomah Falls

The idea was to reduce traffic on I-84. It's working so well the bus will now run year-round, with extended service to Hood River.

04/17/2018 By Catherine Johnson

New Trails

At Last, the Portland-to-Coast Salmonberry Trail Gets the Green Light

For a decade, we've dreamed of this 86-mile route through the Coast Range. The Port of Tillamook just said yes. Now, the hard part: finding the money.

03/30/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Real Estate 2018

The Huge Real Estate Projects Shaping the Future of Portland

Think Portland has “changed”? Brace yourself. The next 20 years promise big-time growth and dramatic transformation.

03/27/2018 Edited by Zach Dundas

Real Estate 2018: Paradise Found/Lost

I Left Portland to Escape Crazy Development. But Guess What?

You may not be interested in growth, but growth is interested in you.

03/27/2018 By Leah Sottile