Entertaining Guide

A Portland Pro on How to Throw the Party of Your Dreams

Portland Monthly’s own party planner, Polly Zel, spills her secrets (including budgets, blooms, and Bud Light).

08/27/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Fall Arts 2019: Visual Arts

For Hank Willis Thomas, All Art Is Political

In a major new exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, the Brooklyn-based conceptual artist takes on history, sports, and gun violence.

08/27/2019 By Emma Mannheimer

Fall Arts 2019: Profile

The Life of Drag Legend Darcelle Is Becoming a Musical

That’s No Lady is a song-fueled story of overcoming the odds to find love and acceptance amid sequins, feathers, and bawdy jokes.

08/27/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Long Story Short

Meet the 78-Year-Old Oregon Hunter Who Says He's Never Had to Buy a Piece of Meat

“If you’re gonna kill an animal, don’t waste it.”

08/27/2019 By Hannah Wallace Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

The Shakedown

OK, What's the Deal with Pink Martini?

We size up Portland’s adult contemporary party band, 25 years in.

07/24/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Seafood Guide 2019: As Told To

Meet One of the Only Divers Who Harvests Uni from the Oregon Coast

Tim Foley evades sea lions and 12-foot swells while diving for these delicious yet poisonous pincushions.

07/24/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Books

Molly Gloss’s New Short Story Collection Takes On Elvis, Earthquakes, and Space Rangers

Unforeseen, out July 16, assembles 17 engrossing tales by the longtime Portland author.

06/25/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Spotlight

Zanele Mutepfa-Rhone Wants to Give Working Women a Platform

The Here to Stay series celebrates diverse business women through panel discussions and party vibes.

06/17/2019 By Eden Dawn

Interview

I Talked to TV Legend LeVar Burton About Visors and Literacy and Now I Can Die Happy

While he was in town, we caught up with the titan behind Roots, Reading Rainbow, and Star Trek.

06/14/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

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

Profile

La’s Celebrates Hmong Food Culture One Sausage at a Time

The Northwest’s only Hmong soul food cart hides behind a Little Caesars in Aloha.

05/28/2019 By Natasha Tandler

World Cup 2019: Profile

Lindsey Horan Is Redefining Women’s Soccer

The Thorns midfielder and US national team member is changing the game—and it could only have happened in Portland.

05/28/2019 By Katelyn Best

Community Report

One Woman’s Story of Living on Oregon’s Streets

Corrine Penning tells us how she became homeless, and what that experience was like.

05/28/2019 By Fiona McCann

Jazz It Up

Meet MC Shoehorn, Portland's Tap-Dancing Saxophonist

"It's a hard act to sell on the phone," says Michael Conley of his unusual schtick.

05/22/2019 By Jackson Main

Activism

April 28 Is National Superhero Day. Who Is Your Favorite Local Superhero?

We offer our picks for fictional and living, breathing legends.

04/27/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Basketball

Damian Lillard Is a God

A cold, murderous god.

04/24/2019 By Marty Patail

The Oregon Woman 2019

These Are the Women Working to Make Oregon a Better Place Right Now

From indigenous activists and creative super-nerds to executive directors and prison educators, here are the women forging dramatic change in our state.

04/23/2019 Edited by Kelly Clarke

The Oregon Woman 2019

6 Amazing Oregon Women-Led Projects

From serious documentaries to full-contact football to sex education, here are six local projects changing the game.

04/23/2019 By Sarah Mirk, Margaret Seiler, Ryan Ashby, Kelly Clarke, and Rebecca Jacobson

The Oregon Woman 2019

On Vailey Oehlke’s Watch, the Multnomah County Library Is Anything But by the Book

The library's director has built our system into a cutting-edge program envied the world over.

04/23/2019 By Beth Slovic

The Oregon Woman 2019

At Coffee Creek Women’s Prison, Mercy Corps Teaches Women How to Be the Boss

The nonprofit’s first of its kind LIFE program helps inmates think like entrepreneurs (and stay out of jail, too).

04/23/2019 By Eden Dawn