PROFILE

As a Comic Book Writer, David Walker Finds Both His Medium and His Moment

“There’s not a lot of people of color in comics that aren’t green or purple,” the Portlander says.

04/22/2016 By Fiona McCann

PROFILE

American Mouth: The Loud Life and Meaty Legacy of Josh Ozersky

A look at the greatest, wildest food writer of his generation.

04/22/2016 By Nigel Duara

HOW-TO

How to Do Polyamory, Successfully

It’s even harder than you think. Google can help.

04/22/2016 By Marty Patail

HOW-TO

How to Maneuver the Murky World of Internet Dating

Dating coach Alma Rubenstein helps you navigate the stars and the swipes.

04/22/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

HOW-TO

Some Tips on Self-Romance from She Bop’s Sex Ed Coordinator

Amory Jane can help you love yourself a little better.

04/22/2016 By Kelly Clarke

LOVE STORIES

Six Couples Reveal How They Found True Love

From church choir to the public bus, love finds you in the strangest places.

04/22/2016 By Fiona McCann

REPORT

You’ve Heard of Scalia. But Who’s O’Scannlain?

Federal appellate judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain is a respected—and controversial—voice of the judicial right.

04/22/2016 By Maureen O'Hagan

MARIJUANA

Is This the Future of Weed?

Jeremy Plumb hopes to use science, medicine, and marketing to redefine marijuana.

03/25/2016 By Winston Ross

SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal With Ellen Rosenblum?

Oregon’s attorney general is running for a second term. But first, we size her up.

03/01/2016 By Marty Patail

Q&A

5 Reasons We Don’t Get Numbers

And it has nothing to do with math.

03/01/2016 By Marty Patail

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Bri Pruett and Courtenay Hameister: Funny in Oregon

A stand-up comedian and former Live Wire radio host talk women in comedy, Portland creatives, and artisanal cheese.

02/25/2016 By Fiona McCann

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Video: Behind the Scenes at the Oregon Woman 2016 Photo Shoot

For our March issue, we convinced 10 amazing ladies to interview each other over a two-day photo shoot blitz. Here’s what it looks like to be part of Portland Monthly's 2016 Oregon Woman feature.

02/23/2016 With Sika Stanton

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Two Fierce Oregon Women Who Insist on Defining Themselves

Nkenge Harmon Johnson of the Urban League of Portland and comics writer Kelly Sue DeConnick talk self-determination, aging, and what it’s like to work in a male-dominated industry.

02/23/2016 By Marty Patail

OREGON WOMAN 2016

How Two Oregon Women Learned to Find Their Voice

Transgender advocate V Thongrivong and Pink Martini’s China Forbes talk performing, family, and gratitude.

02/23/2016 By Ramona DeNies

2016 ELECTION

Promises, Promises: Five City Government Candidates on the Arts

Is the arts an election issue? Portland's mayoral and City Council candidates showed their cards on culture at a packed debate on Tuesday.

01/28/2016 By Ramona DeNies

LONG STORY SHORT

Will Lewis Leads a New Generation of Gamers

With the Portland Indie Game Squad and Pixel Arts Game Education, a new community is born.

01/25/2016 By Brandon Staley

SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal With Tina Kotek?

Oregon’s Speaker of the House begins a new session February 1. But first, we size her up.

01/25/2016 By Marty Patail

BIG PICTURE

Adding Soul to Custom Caskets

Two Portland tattoo artists create “death-positive” coffins in their own home.

01/25/2016 By Megan Haverman

NEWS

Local Tell-Reader Shows the Pros How to Win at Poker

Zachary Elwood tells us how to call someone’s bluff.

01/25/2016 By Marty Patail