CULTURE

Portland's Weird National Rankings

Tattoos? Single ladies? Cigarettes? How our place on official and unofficial lists paint a bizarre portrait of the city.

12/02/2013 By Cari Johnson

FOOD NEWS

Oregon's Native Oyster, Reborn

Diners and scientists unite to revive the Olympia, the North Pacific Coast's only native oyster species

12/02/2013 By Virginia Gewin

PDX INDEX

A New Years Eve Countdown

Our by-the-numbers look at 2013, from the Dalai Lama's Trail Blazers gear to the perpetually in-the-works Columbia River Crossing

12/02/2013 By Marty Patail

CULTURE

Dude, Where's My Accent?

Why the California Vowel Shift may have us all by the tongue

12/02/2013 By Chris Lydgate

THE HISTORY ISSUE: AN APPENDIX

Ode on a Carpet, by T.S.A. Eliot

Soon, Portland International Airport will begin replacing the 14 acres of beloved blue-green carpet covering its terminals, a surface that has welcomed travelers since the early 1990s.

12/02/2013

WORLD

Utrecht: Portland's Next Sister City?

Our town hooks up with Utrecht in a city-to-city knowledge share

11/21/2013 By Marco España

EDITOR'S NOTE

Ten Years of Portland Monthly

Reflections on a decade of magazine making

11/01/2013 By Zach Dundas and Rachel Ritchie

CULTURE

The Zoo's New Animal House

The Oregon Zoo feathers its nest with a big-money renovation.

11/01/2013 By Emily Gravlin

HISTORY

A Color-Coded Look at Portland's Urban Growth

A local data tinkerer tracks PDX's progress with interactive map dubbed Portland, Oregon: The Age of a City

11/01/2013 By Zach Dundas

PDX INDEX

PDX Index: PoMo Turns 10

As Portland Monthly celebrates its 10th anniversary this month, we take a moment to reflect with an infographic.

11/01/2013 By Marty Patail

NEWS

The Perfect Party November 2013

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from a 2-year-old snowboarder to the new head of the OLCC

11/01/2013

SPORTS

Can Rip City Be Redeemed?

Five reasons this will be the Blazers' do-or-die season

11/01/2013 By Ben Golliver

FEATURE

Light A Fire 2013

Our ninth annual celebration honoring the individuals and organizations who make Portland more prosperous, beautiful, healthful, and sustainable—in a word, better.

10/11/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott By Benjamin Tepler, Jonathan Frochtzwajg, and Kelly Clarke

THE NEW WAY TO WORK

Portland's Best Places to Work

Making a living in Portland is nothing like it used to be. Meet 17 fast-growing local companies, from law firms to micro-breweries, where people learn new skills, have fun, and get stuff done.

10/01/2013 By Zach Dundas With Camille Grigsby-Rocca and Emily Gravlin

NEWS

Oregon's Suburban Newspaper Wars

Why the Oregonian and Pamplin Media Group are battling for the burbs—and what that says about the future of hyperlocal print media

10/01/2013 By Zach Dundas and Sam Coggeshall

CULTUREPHILE

Tending Tradition at the Portland Japanese Garden

The world-class garden's CEO Steve Bloom and curator Sadafumi Uchiyama seek to reinvent an exquisite, endangered art.

10/01/2013 By Randy Gragg Photography by Ashley Anderson

INTERVIEW

Q&A: Lincoln High School's Peyton Chapman

The veteran principal on youth culture, smartphones, and her own teenage misadventure

09/03/2013 By Michael Zusman

CULTURE

Portland's Urban Homestead Laws

Harvest season got you hankering to start your own super-Portlandy backyard farm? Master the local rules of citified animal husbandry.

09/03/2013 By Alisha Gorder

NEWS

Why Portland's Central Library Matters More than Ever

Multnomah County's downtown landmark celebrates its centennial this month—and sets course for the future.

09/03/2013 By Zach Dundas

FALL ARTS PROFILE

Visionary Photographer Robert Adams Turns His Lens on Oregon

A new exhibition explores how the legendary landscape photographer portrays a changing west—and his own convictions.

09/03/2013 By Randy Gragg