Family

20+ Ideas for Family Fun in Portland

We’ve got 10 gold-standard destinations and off-the-radar alternatives that will blow your little ones’ little minds.

4:34pm Edited by Fiona McCann By Kelly Clarke, Zach Dundas, and Margaret Seiler

Pets

How to Be Your Pet’s Best Friend

From holistic vets to hamster hotels to cat piles, here’s everything a Portland pet owner needs to know.

4:32pm Edited by Fiona McCann

Pets: Vets

Five Portland Vet Services You Need to Know

From emergency care to animal massage, here’s where to take your terrier (or tarantula).

4:29pm By Rebecca Jacobson

Pets: Top and Tails

A Great Vet Can Transcend the Cycle of Life

For both you and your animals.

4:28pm By Amy Martin

Pets: Canine Calendar

A Dream Day in a Portland Dog’s Life

From dog-friendly cafes to acupuncture and afternoon pedis, it’s a divine time to be alive.

4:28pm By Fiona McCann

Pets: Where the Wild Things Are

Five Favorite Portland Dog Parks

With 33 patches of off-leash, dog-friendly romping zones in city parks, how do you decide?

4:28pm By Rachel Ritchie

Pets: Beast Masters

Portland’s Dog Training Experts Are Divided into Dueling Camps. What Works?

It's been a long, confounding odyssey.

4:28pm By Benjamin Tepler

Pets: Zootopias

Day Care, Dog Walkers, and Animal Odditoriums: Pet Boarding in Portland

Be it your beagle or bearded dragon, the city's got you covered.

4:28pm By Margaret Seiler

Pets: Pet Sitting

Four Steps to Picking the Right Pet Sitter

Don’t trust the care of your beloved beast to any old person.

4:28pm By Zach Dundas

Pets: Cat-Crazed

Finding My Happy Place at the Bottom of a Cat Pile

How we built our little fur family.

4:28pm By Alexis M. Smith

Wheels Up

A Wilsonville Car Museum Revives Shop Class

World of Speed houses historic cars—and teaches automotive education to high school students.

4:26pm By Jason Buehrer

Hair to the Throne

This Is the Guy Who Gives Portland’s Top Chefs Amazing Hair

Emmanuel Santana coifs the likes of Gregory Gourdet, Gabriel Rucker, and B.J. Smith.

4:24pm By Chad Walsh

PDX Index

Portland Is a Sanctuary City. What Does That Mean?

Mayor Ted Wheeler says Portland law enforcement won’t cooperate with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement in looking for or holding undocumented immigrants.

4:24pm By Ko Ricker

Mental Health

Two New Portland Murals Fight Depression Stigma

Local muralists Rather Severe and Blaine Fontana teamed up with Kaiser Permanente to foster mental illness awareness through public art.

01/05/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Longreads

Portland Monthly's Top Longreads of 2016

A trailblazing AIDS researcher. The future of weed. A hidden gorge. The illegal wildlife trade. A radical theory about Portland's origin story. Here are 12 of our best in-depth stories from the past year.

12/22/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Development

Major Architecture Firm Erects Old Town's First New Building in a Decade

After more than three decades transforming the city's skyline, Ankrom Moisan escapes from John's Landing.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

Ahhhhh...

25 Ways to Relax, Refresh, and Stay Sane

Hot soup, strong drinks, good books, and cheap massages to get you through the dark times.

12/20/2016 Edited by Zach Dundas

True Crime

Sandy. Burnside. Two Streets at the Heart of Portland’s East Side—and Three Grisly Murders That Reveal Their History

From Native American trail to car mall, the Burnside-Sandy axis has seen a crime-stained past.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

The Shakedown

A Very Clear-Headed, Not-at-All-Cranky Appraisal of TriMet

See where this takes you.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail