BE PREPARED

The Big One: A Northwest Earthquake Survival Guide

The Cascadia Subduction Quake is coming. How bad will it be? Bad. (Maybe the worst natural disaster in US history.) Can we prepare? YES!

07/01/2014 By Randy Gragg Illustrations by Nomad With Peter Holmstrom

LONG STORY SHORT

The Road to Legal Gay Marriage in Oregon

Meet the unlikely team that changed the course of Oregon law (and love).

07/01/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg Illustrations by Matty Newton

BIG PICTURE

Would You Swim in the Willamette? Prove it.

Why the annual Big Float challenges Portlanders to dive in to the river that runs through us.

07/01/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

REPORT

Will Phil Knight's Cancer Challenge Hurt Oregon Charities?

Local nonprofits are pursuing huge fundraising goals. Will they all make the finish line?

06/02/2014 By Nena Baker

LITERATURE FROM THE BLAST ZONE

Coming Back to the Lady

Legendary Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin offers a perspective on the blast and changing landscape of Mount St. Helens.

06/02/2014 By Ursula K. Le Guin

ECOLOGY

Life Goes On: Mount St. Helens' Flora and Fauna

Ecologists reflect on the rebirth of the mountain after its modern eruptions—and a field guide to its wildest residents (yes, including Sasquatch).

06/02/2014 Illustrations by Dan Gay By Kelly Clarke

BIG PICTURE

The Rise of Park Avenue West

After failed dreams and a family feud, a 30-floor building is set to be Portland's fourth-tallest.

06/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

ENVIRONMENT

Adventures in the Quest to Save the Feral Honeybee

How—and why—Bee Local's Damian Magista rescues wild pollinators.

06/02/2014 By Maya Seaman

POSTSCRIPT

If Portland Monthly Became a Tabloid...

Ever wondered what we'd look like if we were "Portland's only reliable newspaper"?

06/02/2014

NEWS

Portland Crowned King of Bike Commuting

A new report by the US Census Bureau shows that more Portlanders bike to work than residents of any major US city.

05/29/2014 By Caleb Diehl

POLITICS

Five Essential Talking Points in Portland's Epic Water War

With ballots out to voters, the fate of the legendary Bull Run watershed (and City Council's political clout) hangs in the balance.

05/08/2014 By Zach Dundas

VOX POPULI

Is the Big One Coming? Take Our Survey!

Answer 25 free questions on earthquakes, and enter to win a $150 gift card to Pazzo

05/02/2014 By Marty Patail

POSTSCRIPT

Reasons to Complain About Portland

From brunch lines to our terrible drivers, we balance our May issue love fest with a little bit of whine.

05/01/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff

ENVIRONMENT

In Portland, Even Our Rats are Special

An in-depth look at the life and times of our city's above-average rodents

05/01/2014 By Merilee Karr

DISPATCH

Humans of Portland Defy All Stereotypes

An Oregonian spin-off of New York's famous photoblog reveals a portrait of a city unlike any other.

05/01/2014 By Molly Woodstock

JUST BECAUSE

Oregon's Beauty Captured in Stunning Slow Motion

From downtown Portland to frozen Multnomah Falls, Uncage the Soul brings Oregon's sights to life with stunning slow motion and time lapse videos.

04/25/2014 By Nicole Cordier

POLITICS

Who Should Control Portland's Drinking Water?

A controversial campaign aims to take Bull Run away from City Council.

04/15/2014 By Zach Dundas

JUST BECAUSE

Weird War III: Portland Rising

In the ongoing battle for weirdest city, an Austin-based graphic designer crowns Portland as the quirkiest of all.

04/03/2014 By Nicole Cordier

THE NEXT PORTLAND

Four Buildings That Are Setting New Design Standards in Portland

Portland’s current multifamily housing boom is breeding some buildings to look forward to. Here are a few projects that each set new standards.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

THE NEXT PORTLAND

Orenco Station: Westward Expansion

A 20-year dream that this onetime nursery workers’ village would become a small city next to the MAX line is nearly fulfilled.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg