Happenstance

Strangers on a Train

On a fateful evening in November, a MAX car full of commuters makes an unexpected stop.

05/19/2009 By Hannah Feldman

Theater

Stage Fight

Portland thespians tackle the Tonya Harding scandal.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Music

Strong Timbre

From November 6 to 8, more than 300 of the world’s best luthiers—artisans who make stringed instruments—will descend on Portland for the Violin Society of America’s international competition. Cellos, violas, violins, and bows will be appraised

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Back Talk

Powering Down

Retiring PGE chief Peggy Fowler on evil CEOS, science, and the inevitable perils of being green.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Local Color

Made In Portland

Gus Van Sant might just be the least hip local icon you’ve ever met. “I’m very uncool,” he says. He’s OK with this, and so are we.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

CHIN HAIR 101

Beardos

Lately we've noticed scruff on more than just a few faces. In fact, Portland may be the beardiest city in America right now. Here's our proof.

05/19/2009 By Paige Williams

FEATURE

Light A Fire 2007

Three years ago, _Portland Monthly_ partnered with the Oregon Community Foundation and created the Light A Fire Awards to celebrate the achievements of the metropolitan area’s lesser-known charities, as well as the volunteers and benefactors who support t

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell and Eric Gold

Article

Storm Watch

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Article

Tangled Up In You and You and You

Brian is married to April, but he also likes Maggie. April loves Brian, but occasionally snuggles with Bill. And no one is jealous.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Local Politics

The Underdog

Sean Cruz, candidate for state senate, has been homeless, jobless, and clincially depressed. In other words, he's perfect for public office. And he'd really like your vote.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Vegan

Feast of Flesh

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Sports

Par None

Who knew you could score a college sports scholarship by watching someone else compete?

05/19/2009 By Stacey Wilson

Family

Mommies Know Best

Nearly 20 years after the seminal children's book "Heather Has Two Mommies" was published, sociologists have begun to ask: Do gay parents have it better? Here in Portland, many same-sex couples say the answer is yes.

08/19/2008 By Stacey Wilson