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

Article

Fresh Kicks

A tomboy takes her tough act to a new level with the martial art of poekoelan—don’t even think of tangling with her now.

05/19/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

Currency

Finders Keepers

$52 million. That's how much money the State of Oregon found last year... and some of it could be yours.

05/19/2009 By Ariel Bleicher

Slideshow

Slide Show: Eternal Flame

05/19/2009

Local Politics

The Underdog

Sean Cruz, candidate for state senate, has been homeless, jobless, and clincially depressed. In other words, he's perfect for public office. And he'd really like your vote.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Sports

Mad Season

Why no self-respecting Oregonian will miss this year’s NCAA basketball tournament.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Service Animals

Rex Rx

Meet the new breed of service hounds: autism dogs.

05/19/2009 By Ashley Griffin

Vegan

Feast of Flesh

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Good Reads

Teen Spirit

Politically savvy twins pen a book and raise an army -- at 19.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame