Streets & Hoods

6 Essential Portland Neighborhoods for Newcomers to Explore

Shop, eat, and play your way across the metro area.

08/03/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke and Margaret Seiler

Local Travel

The Insider’s Weekend Guide to Bend

Head southeast to soak up that glorious sun and splash in the Deschutes.

08/03/2018 By Ramona DeNies

PDX Planner

Portland by the Season: Can't-Miss Stuff for Every Time of Year

From summer swims to winter film fests, here's how to fill your calendar.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Use Your Words

Me Talk Portland One Day: How to Sound Like a Local

From Sauvie to Glisan, Willamette to Couch, this is how we pronounce those tricky words.

08/03/2018 By Daniel Couch

Q&A

Comedian Bri Pruett Gives Advice to New Portlanders

Last year the stand-up comic did the most Portland thing for a successful artist: she moved to LA.

08/03/2018 By Marty Patail

Q&A

Hip-Hop Phenom and LA Native The Last Artful, Dodgr Pulled a Classic California Trick...

... by advancing her art with a move to PDX. Win for us!

08/03/2018 By Fiona McCann

Essay

Welcome to Portland, the City That's Just Like Your Overachieving Older Sister

You're in Marcia-Land now. Here are all the ways Portland is the most-est.

08/03/2018 By Jimmy Radosta

Hell on Wheels

Portland's E-Scooter Invasion Has Begun

Rejoice! Or run for your life!

07/31/2018 By Sam Pape

Hometown Pride

Portlander Colin O’Brady Just Set Another Speed Record

With a final step atop Mount Hood on July 19, O’Brady conquered the highest peak in every American state in a mere 21 days—a world record.

07/20/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Cannabis

A Tour de France Doper Sets His Sights on Portland Cannabis

Floyd Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France medal, talks about healing with cannabis, doping, and the corrupt world of pro cycling.

07/20/2018 By Emily Davis

Design

A Free Portland 'Brand Camp' Teaches Kids about Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Portland Gear's summer program is like boot camp for tomorrow's brand gurus.

07/20/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Books

A Portland Writer Tracks a Grisly 1849 Murder

Paul Collins's new book, Blood and Ivy, exhumes a once-infamous doctor-on-doctor crime.

07/20/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Summer Reads 2018

Water Aerobics: An Essay by Courtenay Hameister

"I moved to a spot in the shallow end. I admit that I was already judging Molly harshly for her Chinese-character tattoo because I was jealous of her leg muscles."

07/17/2018 By Courtenay Hameister

Music

R&B Phenom Chanti Darling Invites Portland to the Dance Floor

On his debut LP, Chanticleer Trü blends electro-soul, boogie-funk, and house, anchoring it all with his classically trained voice.

07/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Shakedown

Is the Oregon Coast Really All It's Cracked Up to Be?

We size up our beachfront property.

07/17/2018 By Marty Patail

Secrets of the North Coast: Sunrise over Wheeler

Can Oregon's North Coast Switch Up Its Tourism Game?

On our state's shores, tourism is synonymous with summer. These northern communities want to convince you the hotness extends all year.

07/17/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Design

A Pair of Downsizers Give the Portland ‘Skinny House’ a New Face

"Skinny houses don’t encourage demolition. Townhouses do.”

07/17/2018 By Marty Patail

Style

Portland's New Activewear School Gets Designers Closer to That Dream Job

And it boasts a workspace that would make Tim Gunn clap with joy.

07/17/2018 By Eden Dawn

Strategies

How to Love the Oregon Coast, Barnacles and All

A writer makes peace with the problematic reality of a tourist destination.

07/17/2018 By Casey Jarman