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

The Oregon Woman 2019

One Indigenous Activist Is Making a Place for Two Spirit People in Portland

Candi Brings Plenty has a history of making change happen.

04/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

The Oregon Woman 2019

Meet the Portland Woman Penning the Words for Nike’s LeBron James Commercials

She's a comics nerd, marketing whiz, and possible superhero.

04/23/2019 By Karen Brooks

Books

Karen Russell’s New Story Collection Is a Wondrous, Wild Imagining

The Portland-based author of Swamplandia returns with Orange World.

04/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

Long Story Short

Mr. Statue Celebrates Two Decades Standing Still in Downtown Portland

The "Silver Guy" on paint brands, contact juggling, and how the city has changed around him

04/23/2019 By Byron Beck

Sports

Barley Is a Gentle and Beautiful Creature and I Will Protect Them with My Life

A super-serious rebuttal to the Pennsylvania sports insider who called the Hillsboro Hops mascot "terrifying."

04/17/2019 By Brian Breneman

Music

Legendary Portland Singer Shirley Nanette Brings Sequins and Soul to Holocene

At 71, the dynamo entertainer returns to the stage to perform her 1973 album, Never Coming Back, in its entirety.

04/09/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson