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Jeff Merkley, the Unquiet American

The Oregon politician was a low-key liberal on the Senate’s back benches. Then came Trump.

04/05/2017 By Marty Patail Photography by Andy Batt

The Oregon Woman: 2017

Meet the Bold Women Reshaping Oregon Right Now

Resistance leaders and culture critics. Modesty moguls and power brokers. At a critical moment in history, our state's future is female.

03/20/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke Photography by Nicolle Clemetson

The Oregon Woman: No Man's Land

With the Perlene, Erin 'Kiki' Teal Littlestar Creates the Coven You Didn't Know You Needed

Meet the woman behind Portland's brand-new workspace and social club, a place to hustle, organize, and smash the patriarchy—and then sip some bubbly while crafting.

03/20/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Oregon Woman: History

Meet 6 Badass Dames of Portland Yore

From abortion doctors to black lawyers to vegetarian spiritualists, these women were kicking ass and taking names during our city's formative years.

03/20/2017 By Heather Arndt Anderson

The Oregon Woman: Follow Along

19 Oregon Women You Must Follow on Social Media

Pundits, belly-laugh makers, deep thinkers, and eye candy generators: here are the local ladies to follow on Instagram and Twitter.

03/20/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

The Oregon Woman: Fashion of the Christ

One of Oregon’s Most Successful Designers Makes Modesty Garb in La Grande

With a strong market among Pentecostals, Dainty Jewell's is on track to clear $2.4 million in projected sales this year.

03/20/2017 By Eden Dawn

The Oregon Woman: Queen Bitch

Andi Zeisler and Bitch Media Pushed the World to See Pop Culture through Feminist Eyes

And it worked—almost too well.

03/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke

The Oregon Woman: Tough Love

Portland Women's March Organizer Margaret Jacobsen on Why Change Won't Come Easy

Meet the de facto spokesperson for a new wave of local feminism.

03/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Gym Spotlight

Molly “Fearless” McConnell Might Be Portland’s Biggest Boxing Secret

The two-time world champion builds a close-knit gym family with world-class technical training and workouts for all levels.

03/08/2017 By Regan Breeden

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Male? Female? Jamie Shupe Battles for a Third Option.

Portlander Jamie Shupe is the first person in the US to be legally recognized as nonbinary.

02/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Long Story Short

Why Movie Madness Owner Mike Clark Doesn't Feel Threatened by Netflix

Belmont's beloved 26-year-old video store stocks the largest VHS and DVD rental collection in Oregon.

02/20/2017 By Jason Buehrer

Long Story Short

The Country's Most Illustrious Squash Player Lives in Portland

After a decade on the pro tour, Julian Illingworth is now a coach at the Multnomah Athletic Club.

12/20/2016 By Stephen Phillips

Politics

Oregon Community Leaders, Activists, and Artists Respond to Trump's Election

A wide range of Oregonians reflect on what Donald Trump’s victory means for their lives, their work, and their communities.

11/23/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Politics

Portland Performers, Creators, and Arts Leaders Get Ready for a New "Inspiration": Donald Trump

Expect an era of “satire with teeth,” among other responses.

11/23/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Politics

Oregon Business and Community Leaders Reflect on Trump

From the role of venture capital to the urban/rural divide to simple pain and healing, there’s a lot of work to do.

11/23/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

The Long Play

PODCAST: Lee van der Voo Unravels the Mysteries of America's Seafood Industry

Who owns our coastal riches? What does "sustainable seafood" really mean? And how can consumers net the best stuff? In her new book, The Fish Market, the Portland journalist goes deep.

11/22/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Wise Up: Humanity in Perspective

How a Class Designed for Low-Income Portlanders Changed One Mind—and Life

Mary Thompson grew up in the foster system and didn’t graduate from high school. Now she’s on a course to a writing career.

11/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Skull Games

How One Portland Special Agent Went Undercover to Stop Poaching and Smuggling

Make no mistake: we’re part of the world’s poaching and smuggling epidemic. Meet the Portland investigator battling it.

11/14/2016 By Ramona DeNies