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

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