Music

The Thermals Quit the Band, But Not Each Other

After 16 years, the beloved Portland outfit has disbanded. Here's what the trio is doing next, and how they're helping each other make it happen.

05/08/2018 By Eden Dawn

Woman Up!

Can Grassroots Efforts Solve Workplace Inequality?

In Woman Up!'s panel discussion on social change, gender equity at the office gets its moment.

05/07/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Parks Policy

What's the Hold-Up with Oregon's New Office of Outdoor Recreation?

We called the parks agency to find out.

04/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Design

Paul Bunyan vs. Polka Dots: The 15 Biketown Design Finalists Are Here

You have until May 3 to vote on your favorite for each Portland quadrant.

04/27/2018 By Marty Patail

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: 2018

These Extraordinary Oregon Women Are Transforming Our State (and World)

From a guitar-wielding 26-year-old to a veteran of 1970s underground feminism, Oregon’s most compelling forces are female.

04/24/2018 Edited by Rebecca Jacobson Photography by NASHCO PHOTO

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

The project will 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