City Commission

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish Dies at 61

The long-serving commissioner had announced his intention to resign just two days ago.

01/02/2020 By Fiona McCann

Best Places to Work

Paid Family Leave Finally Lands in Oregon

It took 10 years. Some employers didn’t bother waiting that long.

12/31/2019 By Julia Silverman

News

Oregon and Washington Take Another Stab at Replacing the I-5 Bridge

The once-canceled megaproject over the Columbia resurfaces.

12/31/2019 By Julia Silverman

Podcasts

Listen to the WNYC Podcast About Portland Monthly & ProPublica's Gordon Sondland Story

Our sources and reporters speak on a special episode of Trump, Inc.

12/04/2019 By Conner Reed

Breaking news

Local and National Outlets Respond to Gordon Sondland Sexual Misconduct Story

When Portland Monthly and ProPublica published a story detailing three women's accounts of sexual misconduct by Gordon Sondland, Portland and the US responded. (Sondland denies the allegations.)

11/27/2019 By Conner Reed

Breaking News

Multiple Women Recall Sexual Misconduct and Perceived Retaliation by Gordon Sondland

Three women recall Sondland made unwanted sexual contact in business settings. One says he exposed himself and that, later, she fell over the back of a couch trying to escape him. All recall professional retaliation after they rejected him.

11/27/2019 By Julia Silverman, Kelly Clarke, Fiona McCann, Maryam Jameel, and Doris Burke

Long Story Short

Hillsboro’s Steve Callaway on His Growing City

When you’re mayor, you are your brother’s (and sister’s) keeper.

11/26/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Menstruation

Period Activists Call For An End to the Tampon Tax

A menstrual equity movement born in Portland goes national

10/18/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Impeachment

Portland Hotelier To Testify in Congress on Thursday—for Real This Time

After the White House initially blocked Gordon Sondland's testimony, he's been served.

10/15/2019 By Julia Silverman

Impeachment

Portland Hotelier At Center of Impeachment Inquiry Blocked From Testifying

Gordon Sondland—the US Ambassador to the EU—also runs some of the most popular boutique hotels in Portland.

10/09/2019 By Julia Silverman

Save the Planet

Survival Tips for Portland’s Brave New Plastic Straw-Free World

Swap out that single-use plastic for locally made, reusable goods...OR ELSE.

10/01/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Light a Fire

One Portland Non-Profit Is Challenging Trump’s Border Policies—And Winning.

The Innovation Law Lab has become a national leader taking on immigrant cases.

09/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

Politics

How Jeff Merkley Is Helping to Keep the Nation’s Eyes on the Border Crisis

He talks Senate reform, his presidency bid, and hearing from sobbing mothers at our country’s migration camps.

09/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

Community

Meet the Woman Who Helps Immigrant and Refugee Communities Get Ready for a Massive Quake

Regina Ingabire wants everyone to know what to do when the shaking stops.

09/23/2019 By Zach Dundas

Twilight Zoning

The Curious Case of Damascus, Oregon—The Undead City

Over the course of 15 years, the Portland suburb has gained, lost, and regained city status. Where does it stand today?

09/23/2019 By Zach Dundas

PDX Index

Oregon’s 7 Public Universities Just Raised Tuition by up to 10 Percent

And to keep those hikes from going higher, the state will chip in nearly $1 billion over the next two years.

09/03/2019 By Monica Juárez

Report

Public Parks and Onramps Are Biting Back Against Camping. But Should They?

Hostile design can prevent someone from pitching a tent. But some say the urban design trend just creates more problems.

08/27/2019 By Fiona McCann Illustrations by Neil Webb

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