News

Could Internet Access Be Portland’s Next Public Utility?

If Municipal Broadband PDX succeeds, it will follow in the footsteps of Hillsboro, Sandy, even tiny Maupin, Oregon.

07/24/2019 By Sam Pape

Feature

Is Oregon Addicted to the Lottery?

Oregonians forked over $12 billion last year on slim chances to win big. Here’s how our state lottery plans to keep feeding that habit.

06/25/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Community Report

We Know How to Solve Homelessness in Portland. What’s Stopping Us?

“These are not intractable problems. They can be solved.”

06/25/2019 By Fiona McCann

Airport News

PDX Might Nab a Coveted Flight Route Direct to Tokyo's Haneda Airport

That would mean no more long commutes from Narita Airport come summer 2020—just in time for the Tokyo Olympics.

05/24/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Activism

Angry About Alabama and Want to Support Pro-Choice Groups? Here’s How.

Last week, Alabama signed into law the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation.

05/20/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community Report

Understanding Homelessness in Portland

We ask what Portlanders need to understand about a thorny issue in a city grappling with its ideals.

04/23/2019 Edited by Fiona McCann

The Oregon Woman 2019

Women of Color Are the Majority on the Multnomah County Commission. It's a Big Deal.

Turns out it matters who has a place at the table, even when you’re talking about soil erosion and transportation funding. Welcome to the matriarchy.

04/23/2019 By Sarah Mirk

Homelessness: Viewpoints

What Don't We Understand About Homelessness in Portland?

We spoke to a shelter worker, someone who has lived on our streets, a cop, nonprofit directors, and more to find out.

04/23/2019 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Ramona DeNies

PDX Index

The Numbers on Oregon's New "Rent Control" Measures

Oregon gives the controversial practice a new lease on life.

04/23/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Ocean Activism

Oregon Bans Offshore Drilling.... Again?

Breaking down the state's latest attempt to thwart energy speculation in our territorial waters.

04/04/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

The Shakedown

Tax Day Is Upon Us. This Again?

To fund or not to fund the government?

03/26/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Fun & Games

Can a New Portland Game Fight Fake News?

Theory Gang’s Werk wants its players to think.

03/26/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Politics

Jeff Merkley Wants to Make Kitten Murder Illegal

You read that right. The bipartisan "KITTEN Act" would prohibit killing kittens used in USDA lab testing.

03/07/2019 By Marty Patail

Foreign Affairs

The Toughest Part of Getting Aid to Syria Could Be US Politics

Just take a history lesson from Portland nonprofit Mercy Corps.

02/26/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Environmental News

Is Oregon About to Get a Shiny New Wilderness Area?

The Senate just passed a massive public lands package—and it includes some sweet promises for lovers of Oregon's rainforests and rivers.

02/14/2019 By Wriik Maui

Wine News

The Van Duzer Corridor Is Oregon's Newest Wine Region. Was the Drama Worth It?

It took eight years and congressional intervention to create the Van Duzer Corridor: Oregon's 19th viticultural area. Will winemakers actually use the designation?

02/12/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Urban Achiever

This Rising Political Star Could Redefine the Portland Region

And you probably don’t even know her name. (It’s Lynn Peterson, and she’s taking over Metro.)

12/21/2018 By Randy Gragg Photography by Nicolle Clemetson

Strategies

How to Get in the Way (Even When Things Are Terrible)

Want change in 2019? Keep showing up.

12/21/2018 By Sarah Mirk