Smart Mouth

This Pearl District Research Center Pays Cash for Taste Testers

OSU’s Food Innovation Center helps companies like Salt & Straw tweak their recipes.

07/24/2019 By Heather Arndt Anderson and Ramona DeNies

History

Meet Portland’s Original Anti-Vaxxers

A century ago, the followers of Lora Little fought the law. (The law won.)

07/24/2019 By Ann Leslie Davis

PDX Index

Portland Spots Ranked... by Temperature

August is Portland’s most sweltering month. Here are 10 ways to beat—or bring—the heat.

07/24/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Editor's Note

It’s Time For Oregon Seafood Lovers to Break Out of Our Shells

It’s surprisingly easy to make good choices. And by doing so, we boost our coastal fishing industry and our sea-to-table food scene.

07/24/2019 By Ramona DeNies

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

Outdoors

A New Swimmable, Loungeable Beach Is Open Under the Hawthorne Bridge

The Human Access Project's Audrey McCall Beach offers lifeguard-protected swimming on the east side.

07/23/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Science

A Rare, 17-Year-Old 'Corpse Flower' Is Blooming in Vancouver

The 4-foot-tall plant is an endangered plant from Indonesia—and it's open to the public.

07/17/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Light a Fire 2019

Nominate Your Favorite Nonprofit Now!

We’ve extended the deadline for nominations for Portland Monthly’s 2019 Light a Fire awards. Get on it!

07/03/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Office Life

New Portland Coworking Space Wants to Set Us Free from the Traditional Work-Life Separation

With an on-site concierge, fitness classes, and a drop-in day care center, Vida is especially focused on supporting working mothers.

07/02/2019 By Shannon Henderson

History

The Portland Building Used to Be a Jazz Club That Hosted John Coltrane and Duke Ellington

A new architecture podcast examines Portland's forgotten history, one building at a time.

06/25/2019 By Brendan Nagle

Neighborhood Eats

Foster-Powell’s Food Scene Is Finally on the Map

The busy, auto-shop-studded triangle between Lents and Woodstock, is having a food renaissance.

06/25/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

Summer Beer: Trends

Have We Reached Peak Beer?

Some of Portland’s foundational breweries are kicking the bucket. Maybe they're just doing it wrong.

06/25/2019 By Jason Notte

Summer Beer: Essay

Portland Women Love Craft Beer. Why Doesn’t It Love Them Back?

Brews aren’t just for beardy types, and Beervana—of all places—should know that.

06/25/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Street Art

Could the Industrial East Side Become Portland’s Mural District?

Fresh paint is coming to a viaduct near you.

06/25/2019 By Sam Pape

Books

Molly Gloss’s New Short Story Collection Takes On Elvis, Earthquakes, and Space Rangers

Unforeseen, out July 16, assembles 17 engrossing tales by the longtime Portland author.

06/25/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

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

These 4 Nonprofits Are Fighting Homelessness One Meal, Bed, or Trash Bag at a Time

When it comes to tackling homelessness, bigger is not always better.

06/25/2019 By Fiona McCann

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

Twisted Citrus

Is Venture Capital–Backed Imperfect Produce Squeezing Portland’s Small Farmers?

Local CSAs say the company has a transparency problem.

06/25/2019 By Seth Lorinczi

History

125 Years Ago, Hundreds of Climbers Undertook a Mass Ascent of Mount Hood

And on the summit, they founded the Mazamas alpine club.

06/25/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson