Politics

Oregon's Lone Republican in Congress Is Bowing Out

After 30 years in Salem and DC, Rep. Greg Walden says he's done with politics.

10/28/2019 By Julia Silverman

Long Story Short

Meet Sara Boone, Portland’s New Fire Chief

“As kids, you let joy lead where you want to go.”

10/24/2019 By Fiona McCann

Lifetime Achievement

This Portland Illustrator and Activist Has Been Working for LGBTQ Rights Since... Well, Forever

Rupert Kinnard joined the Portland Town Council, the first LGBTQ-rights umbrella group in Oregon, in the early ‘80s as its first black member.

10/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

Young Leader

This Woman Is Making College a Possibility for a New Generation of Portlanders

Margarita Gutierrez Lemus is the cochair of College Possible’s joint Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

10/23/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Extraordinary Volunteer

This Volunteer Has Fostered 18 Guide Dogs for the Blind Just Since 2016

Says Debi Hays: “They give me the dogs that are a ‘challenge.' I call them misunderstood.”

10/23/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Extraordinary Executive Director

Shari Dunn Helps Empower Oregon Women for Professional Success

Since 2015, Dunn has steered Dress for Success Oregon, offering women career coaching, interview and résumé preparation, and access to a professional wardrobe.

10/23/2019 By Tiara Darnell

Extraordinary Board Member

Becky Blumer Delivers Groceries and Kindness to Seniors and People with Disabilities

“I grew up in a small community where it felt like a given that people took care of each other.”

10/23/2019 By Conner Reed

People

Two Oregon Pilots Are Preparing for a 9,000-Mile Flight from Patagonia to Florida—On Vintage Airplanes

An airplane mechanic and a filbert farmer team up for a 9,000-mile journey.

10/23/2019 By Rich Reece Photography by Rick A. Brown

Education

Is Reed College’s New President Too Cool to Be a University Administrator?

Audrey Bilger is a gay trailblazer and pop culture pundit with an absolutely baller vinyl collection.

10/23/2019 By Jason Cohen

Interview

Kim Petras on Elvira, the 'Monster Mash,' and Her Dream Collaboration

The rising pop star will come to the Roseland this Thursday to support her Halloween record Turn Off the Light.

10/22/2019 By Conner Reed

Candy Coated

Katie Marks’s Ceramics Are Playful, Colorful, and (Often) Rimmed in 22-Karat Gold

From vases to bongs, the Portland ceramicist's wild creations sell out as fast as she can make them.

10/16/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson Photography by Christopher Dibble

Prop Master

This Local Warehouse Is the Ultimate Local Prop Shop

Peter Corvallis Production's 100,000-square-foot warehouse has supplied party décor, tents, and AV equipment to Portland for the past 50 years.

10/16/2019 By Eden Dawn

Nonprofits

Longtime Mercy Corps Leader to Step Down

Neal Keny-Guyer's resignation comes days after a bombshell investigation by the Oregonian.

10/11/2019 By Julia Silverman

Q&A

How Untitled Goose Game Conquered the Gaming World

Panic's cofounder Cabel Sasser talks about game publishing, his company's evolution, and how a humble goose took the world by storm.

10/10/2019 By Marty Patail

Impeachment

Portland Hotelier At Center of Impeachment Inquiry Blocked From Testifying

Gordon Sondland—the US Ambassador to the EU—also runs some of the most popular boutique hotels in Portland.

10/09/2019 By Julia Silverman

Interviews

A Q&A With Anderson Cooper

The CNN anchor talks Portland, deep fakes, and gay fiction ahead of his appearance at the Schnitz.

09/25/2019 By Conner Reed

PDX Airport Guide: Profile

Meet the Hillsboro Worker Who Commutes from Idaho

And you thought your slog to work was long.

09/23/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Politics

How Jeff Merkley Is Helping to Keep the Nation’s Eyes on the Border Crisis

He talks Senate reform, his presidency bid, and hearing from sobbing mothers at our country’s migration camps.

09/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

Community

Meet the Woman Who Helps Immigrant and Refugee Communities Get Ready for a Massive Quake

Regina Ingabire wants everyone to know what to do when the shaking stops.

09/23/2019 By Zach Dundas

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