News & City Life


How Kettle Chips Creates New Flavors

Meet the woman who invents every Kettle Chips flavor.

10/16/2012 By Kelly Clarke


The Man Reinventing Columbia Sportswear

In the lab with Woody Blackford, Columbia Sportswear's man for all seasons.

10/16/2012 By Julian Smith


The Perfect Party: November 2012

The guests we’d most like at our dinner table this month


Tech Scene

Portland's High-Craft Tech Boom

What our thriving start-up scene owes to Portland's crafty culture and urbanism.

10/16/2012 By Will Lambeth

Editor's Note

In Memoriam: Robert Reynolds

Every dead friend leaves a void, but the loss of the Portland food culture’s BFF is deep.

10/16/2012 By Randy Gragg


Portland Film Family Tree

Mapping the connections that make Portland one of the country’s greatest indie film towns

10/16/2012 By Anne Richardson

Party Time

Tailgating That Won't Get You a Ticket

When there's football, and fans, there's gotta be a tailgate party. Tips for your next tailgate (and we don't mean driving too close to the car ahead of you).

10/13/2012 By Kristin Belz


Slide Show: A Day at the Track



Portland Meadows: The Jockeys



Portland Meadows Gambles on a Comeback

Our local track tries to save horse racing—and itself—with a bold marketing strategy

10/11/2012 By Zach Dundas


Light A Fire 2012

Our annual celebration of the nonprofit community recognizes the individuals and organizations who are making our city a better place to live, love, and grow.

10/11/2012 By Jill Davis


Amanda Marshall Cracks Down on Child Prostitution

Portland's top federal prosecutor pursues elusive sex traffickers.

10/11/2012 By Nigel Duara

Vox Populi

What Portlanders Really Think

We know some questions aren't polite to ask, but we did anyway in our scientific survey.


Vox Populi

What Portlanders REALLY Think

How happy are you with your salary? Your sex life? Your city? We know some questions aren't polite to ask, but we did anyway in our scientific survey.


Who We Are

Who We Are: Complete Results

Check out our complete “Who We Are” survey results … and see how Portland Monthly staffers’ answers stack up against the rest of the city.

09/26/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell and Randy Gragg


Portland Past

A survey of Portland's beliefs and values over time

09/25/2012 By Martin Patail and Riley Stevenson


PDX Index: The Big Campaign

The numbers tell the story in any election, whether it's the current one or a pre-Civil War campaign.



Bittman Battles the UFOs, One Meal at a Time

The crusading journalist/cook preaches to the choir at Feast Portland, but it's good to be reinspired.

09/24/2012 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Carpets That Help Kids

Learn about the good works GoodWeave is doing to end child labor in the carpet industry – come to the reception and benefit raffle at Lapchi.

09/22/2012 By Kristin Belz


One Sentence Stories

It's another installment of One Sentence Stories—because there's simply no time for details.