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

Interview

Portland Author Willy Vlautin Talks Gentrification and the Changing City

His new book, The Night Always Comes, is out this month.

04/30/2021 By Fiona McCann

Oregon Woman

Nafisa Fai Is a Groundbreaker, in More Ways Than One

“We have a right to represent our community, to show the power of diversity. There is nothing scary about representation. There is power in it."

03/27/2021 By Julia Silverman

Oregon Woman

Demetria Hester Is the Tough Black Mom the Movement Needs

"I’m a Black mom. I’ll cuss you out and say, ‘Baby, I did it for love.’"

03/27/2021 By Jenni Moore

Oregon Woman

Oregon Women Talk Inspiration and Change

Millions of women are making a daily difference in our state. We talked to eight such women about who inspires them, and what change they'd most like to see.

03/27/2021 Edited by Fiona McCann

Oregon Woman

Their Own Wings

Oregon women are shaping our city and state, in politics, on the streets, in boardrooms, and in daily life. Listen to what they have to say.

03/27/2021 By Fiona McCann, Eden Dawn, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Jenni Moore, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Luz Zamora

Cannabis

Eternal Optimist Jesce Horton Talks Cannabis in the New Decade

“It’s definitely odd that I found myself in the cannabis industry, but I’m really happy, really thankful that it happened.”

03/22/2021 By Jenni Moore

Soccer

Jeremy Ebobisse Is Done Letting Microaggressions and Overt Racism Slide

At just 24 years old, the Portland Timbers forward is a leader when it comes to activism within professional sports.

03/16/2021 By Katelyn Best

Essay

Remembering Kevin Peterson Jr.

On October 29, 2020, Kevin Peterson Jr.—‘Splash’ as he was known to his classmates and friends—was shot to death by police in Vancouver, Washington.

03/13/2021 By Ted Katauskas

Q & A

How to Be a Better Boss: Advice from an Award-Winning Entrepreneur

Society Nine founder Lynn Le talks about the cycle of support she and her team try to create for each other.

03/09/2021 By Eden Dawn

Food & Politics

Rangoon Bistro’s Alex Saw on Myanmar’s Military Takeover

“This is our last fight. We’re not going to give up.”

02/11/2021 By Marty Patail

Opinion

How to Lose an Election: An Open Letter to Donald Trump

Gregory McKelvey, campaign manager for Sarah Ianaronne, has advice for Number 45. 

01/20/2021 By Gregory McKelvey

Interview

This Portland Photographer Became a US Citizen the Day after Insurrectionists Stormed the Capitol

“If you’re moving to a town, and you’re just parking your car, and you see the town burning on fire, you start wondering, ‘Do I really want to move to this t...

01/15/2021 By Reina Harwood

Feature

How a Washougal Man, Known as 'The Blind Woodsman,' Became a TikTok Star

John Furniss uses his spatial memory and a special measuring tool to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind bowls and canisters for his adoring social media fans.

12/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Long Story Short

From Army Captain to CEO and City Council: Beach Pace Talks About Her Path Into Community Work

The former Army captain and current Hillsboro City Council member shares what it's like being an elected official, running nonprofits, and leading during a p...

12/22/2020 Edited by Christen McCurdy

Arts & Culture

This Artist Is the Sole Resident of an Oregon Ghost Town. He’s Just Been Told to Leave.

John Simpkins has lived and painted out of a schoolhouse in Andrews, Oregon, for a decade. Now he’s looking for a new home.

12/18/2020 By Christen McCurdy

Wine

Meet Moe Momtazi, Keeper of Some of the Willamette Valley’s Most Primal Grapes

"My grandfather was a farmer in the old country, and back then we didn’t call it biodynamics or anything like that, we just called it ‘natural farming.’"

10/04/2020 By Jordan Michelman