City & Region

Feature

Is Oregon Addicted to the Lottery?

Oregonians forked over $12 billion last year on slim chances to win big. Here’s how our state lottery plans to keep feeding that habit.

06/25/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Community Report

These 4 Nonprofits Are Fighting Homelessness One Meal, Bed, or Trash Bag at a Time

When it comes to tackling homelessness, bigger is not always better.

06/25/2019 By Fiona McCann

Community Report

We Know How to Solve Homelessness in Portland. What’s Stopping Us?

“These are not intractable problems. They can be solved.”

06/25/2019 By Fiona McCann

PDX Index

12 Things That Are Banned in the Beaver State

You already know Oregon law frowns on certain fireworks. But sky lanterns and pet leopards?

06/25/2019 By Kelly Clarke

News

In 1999, a Wolf Named Freedom Came to Oregon. We’re Still Fighting Over Her.

The apex predator is a lightning rod for conservationists and ranchers.

06/25/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Development

Downtown Portland Is Getting the Northwest's First Ritz-Carlton Hotel

The 35-story tower replacing the SW 10th and Alder food cart pod will soon house a luxury hotel.

06/20/2019 By Marty Patail

Best Summer Ever

20 Totally FREE Things to Do in Portland This Summer

From costumed bike rides to movies in the park to jazz beneath the St. Johns Bridge, here's how to make this summer your best—and cheapest—yet.

06/03/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

True Crime

A Beloved Culinary Instructor Was Murdered. What Happened Next Was Stranger Than Fiction.

The plot seemed pulled straight from a bad romance novel, but friends and family are left wondering: why did Dan Brophy die?

05/31/2019 By Ciara O'Rourke

Free Wheeling

The Portlander's Guide to Having More Fun on Your Bike

From scenic bike trails to cycling tips to Pedalpalooza's most offbeat and fun group rides, here's our guide to making the most out of your two wheels. 

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Signal Boost

This Yearlong Program Provides a Platform for Black Filmmakers in Portland

Open Signal Labs provides everything from cameras and money to local acting talent and mentoring.

05/28/2019 By Emma Mannheimer

Throng Song

A Massive Prince Sing-Along Is Coming to Pioneer Courthouse Square

The drop-in choir formerly known as the OK Chorale celebrates the 35th anniversary of Purple Rain with an all-ages, open-air party.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Free Wheeling: Groups

10 Portland Bike Groups for Cyclists of Every Speed

From mellow rambles to gravel suffer-fests, pizza rides to midnight mystery whirls, our city serves up something for everyone.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Free Wheeling: Bike Fun

5 Best Bets for Pedalpalooza 2019

From two-wheeled all-nighters to Muppet sing-alongs, there’s a bike ride for you.

05/28/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Community Report

These Are the People Cleaning Up Portland's Homeless Encampments

Central City Concern’s Clean Start employees are uniquely qualified for the job: they used to be homeless, too.

05/28/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Cars

A Rally of Gas-Guzzling Junkers Is Cleaning Up Oregon’s Backcountry

The now-global Gambler 500 road race is cheap, weird, and totally from here.

05/28/2019 By Marty Patail

Economy

What Do Minimum Wage Hikes Mean for Portland?

On July 1, we’re halfway through a seven-year stretch of minimum wage increases.

05/28/2019 By Ramona DeNies

News

Are Wildfires Choking Oregon’s High Season?

“Smoke season” is costing us millions in tourism dollars. Some agencies are desperate to cut through the haze—before it’s too late.

05/28/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Hotel Openings

Get an Eyeful of Society Hotel’s Chic Outpost in the Gorge, Open May 24

Society Hotel Bingen lures with hammocks, bunk beds, and a roomy hot tub and spa with Columbia River views.

05/21/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Soccer

Here's What the Timbers' $85 Million Stadium Upgrade Looks Like

With 4,000 new seats on three new tiers, two new video screens, and a ton of little updates, Providence Park has never looked this good.

05/08/2019 By Marty Patail

Chocolate

What It’s Like to Drive a Truck Full of Chocolate from Texas to Portland

The open road. A truck. A mission. And coolers packed with “slave-free" chocolate.

04/30/2019 By Margaret Seiler