People & Profiles

Q&A

Ripping the City With Emily Greene

The 'Foodie Snitch' creator dishes on her favorite place to getaway, the future of Portland, and restaurants–of course.

06/22/2022 By Dalila Brent

Q&A

Ripping the City With Bimma Williams

The Portland-based entrepreneur and podcaster dishes on his favorite local spots and the future of the city.

06/07/2022 Edited by Dalila Brent

Long Story Short

This Portland Quilter Has Become a TikTok Sensation

Chris Marchini’s modern quilts and bright persona have made him a hit with online crafters.

05/13/2022 By Fiona McCann

Real Estate 2022

In Portland, Your Real Estate Agent Might Just Have a Past

Local real estate professionals include a longtime TV news anchor, a former Timbers player, one of the Dandy Warhols, and more.

04/06/2022 By Julia Silverman

Q&A

Jackpot! Recording Studios’ Larry Crane on Portland’s Music Scene, Past and Present

The Jackpot Studios founder and Tape Op magazine editor on Portland music past and present

03/25/2022 By Conner Reed

Long Story Short

Meet Portland’s Most Beloved Bookseller

Earl Dizon, of NE Alberta’s Green Bean Books, talks Phantom Tollbooth, Agatha Christie, Anne of Green Gables, and library hopping.

03/24/2022 By Fiona McCann

Movers & Shakers

Perfect Party: Spring 2022

From Dua Lipa to Ava Duvernay to a real clown, here's who we’re inviting to our dinner table for a spring soirée.

03/21/2022 By Conner Reed

Weddings

This Oregon Officiant Marries Couples in the Pacific Northwest and Beyond

Eugene-based Jimmie Berguin talks about his journey into the wedding industry, his favorite Portland event locations, and biggest misconceptions

02/23/2022 By Dalila Brent

In Memoriam

5 Reasons Bud Clark Was Portland’s Most Unforgettable Mayor

John Elwood "Bud" Clark, who served as Portland's mayor from 1985 to 1992, died on February 1 from congestive heart failure.

02/02/2022 By Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Makers

How a Luthier from Uzbekistan Makes Some of Portland's Most Beloved Guitars

Portland luthier Peter Tsiorba on how his Uzbekistan roots, a 16th-century lute, and a guitar in downtown Portland have influenced his work.

01/31/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

In Memoriam

Oregon-Born Actor Howard Hesseman Dies at 81

Actor Howard Hesseman, who starred in WKRP in Cincinnati and Head of the Class, died on January 29 in Los Angeles at age 81.

01/31/2022 By Margaret Seiler

In Memoriam

Remembering Ray Tillotson, Founder of Ray’s Ragtime

The business owner, actor, and community figure was an early figurehead of Portland secondhand and vintage shopping.

12/01/2021 By Andrew Jankowski

Light a Fire

Next Up's New Executive Director Breaks the Cycle

Elona J. Wilson talks about her path to leading the youth voting organization.

11/30/2021 By Hanna Merzbach

Going Viral

A 20-year-old TikTokker From Beaverton Introduced the World to Biohazard Clean-Ups

Jacob Suarez now has 4 million Tik-Tok followers and counting

11/24/2021 By Cami Hughes

Interview

A Voice from the COVID Trenches

OHSU nurse Andy Paulson tells us why he’s sticking it out: 'We’re short staffed, we’re tired, people are really sick.’

11/23/2021 By Julia Silverman

Profile

For Belinda Carroll, Comedy and Activism Go Hand in Hand

Activist Belinda Carroll has been shaking up Portland's comedy and gay scenes for years.

11/19/2021 By Karly Quadros

LONG STORY SHORT

Blue Moon Camera & Machine Celebrates 20 Years of Bringing Film to Portland

Jake Shivery’s St. Johns camera and typewriter shop might sell you the last camera you’ll ever buy.

11/10/2021 Edited by Gabriel Granillo

Q&A

The Iceman Speaketh

Don Baldwin talks Christmas at the mall, artificial snow, and Tonya Harding.

09/30/2021 By Marty Patail

Interview

Meet Lloyd Center’s Pretzel Man

Eleazar Puente won his Auntie Anne’s mall location via reality TV.

09/21/2021 By Marty Patail

Pets

Meet Our Portland Monthly Pups

It's National Dog Day, so we're showing off our PoMo pups.

08/26/2021 With Portland Monthly Staff