Vroom Vroom

Small Times

On Portland’s car lots, the inventory shrinks (literally) as consumers say no to the SUV.

05/19/2009 By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Beasties

Animal Instincts

Since 1969, the beaver has reigned as Oregon’s state animal. And it’s been a good run for 40 years: The bucktoothed little mammal has had a baseball team and an entire suburb named after it.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

5 MINUTES WITH...

Brian Greene

If you hear about a speech titled “Cosmology at the Frontier” and your mind wanders to space-age lip liner, don’t be ashamed. But Brian Greene is no Mary Kay.

05/19/2009 By Randy Gragg

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

Marketing

Screen Play

Interactive marketing turns the business of advertising into a touchy-feely affair.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan

Best of the City

Portland's Best Lawyers 2008

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon

Light a Fire

The Givers

On October 28, we dined at The Nines with our heels on and our checkbooks out in celebration of the 2008 Light A Fire awards. Lucky for us, there are lots of opportunities in Portland to do-good in high style. See the calendar below for upcoming events.

05/19/2009 By Martha Calhoon and Stacey Wilson

Politics

Electoral Collage

An extremely long Presidential campaign ended in a historic vote last night, and it feels too soon to give it all up-- our buttons, T-shirts and sloganeering yard signs. We've spent two years stumping for our candidates, are we just supposed to throw that

05/19/2009 By Nino Padova

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

Article

Feliz Cumpleaños, Rudy!

The all-rookie dunker turns twenty-four this month and it can't be easy for the six-foot-six Spanish wonder to be more than five thousand miles away from home on his birthday. So to help make the transition we've assembled this basket of our favorite Spai

05/19/2009 By Benjamin Golliver

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

Higher Education

The 2008 Northwest College Report

You’re the one filling out the application, but the school’s got to meet your criteria, too. And we’re not just talking about SAT scores and financial aid packages. We mean those less quantifiable campus-life kinds of things. In our 2008 NW College Repor

05/19/2009 Research by Martha Calhoon By Kasey Cordell

Article

Mean Girls Like Me

When a friend told me that Portland’s Roller Derby league, a group of eight teams called the Rose City Rollers, would be holding tryouts for its upcoming season, I saw a chance to prove I’m as tough as I tout myself to be and signed up.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

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

Bullseye

Shot to the Heart

When your wife can hit a two-inch bull’s-eye from 20 yards, you 1) love her more and 2) learn to shoot like she does.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

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