Homelessness: Viewpoints

What Don't We Understand About Homelessness in Portland?

We spoke to a shelter worker, someone who has lived on our streets, a cop, nonprofit directors, and more to find out.

04/23/2019 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Kelly Clarke, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Ramona DeNies

Day Trip

Commune with the Blooms at Willamette Valley Flower Farms

Stately tulips, monster peonies, and Anvil of Darkness irises await thee.

04/23/2019 By Jennifer Krazit

The Shakedown

So What's the Deal With Morning, Anyway?

We size up the earliest time of day.

04/23/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Hotel Hooch

Portland’s New Hotel Bars Want to Be Your Boozy Living Room

Tope, Abigail Hall, and Hey Love are straight-up hospitality-backed thirst-traps.

04/23/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Books

Karen Russell’s New Story Collection Is a Wondrous, Wild Imagining

The Portland-based author of Swamplandia returns with Orange World.

04/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

Long Story Short

Mr. Statue Celebrates Two Decades Standing Still in Downtown Portland

The "Silver Guy" on paint brands, contact juggling, and how the city has changed around him

04/23/2019 By Byron Beck

Development

Welcome to Oregon’s Largest-Ever Planned Community

Hillsboro’s Reed’s Crossing will be a 4,000-home insta-neighborhood.

04/23/2019 By Ryan Ashby

PDX Index

The Numbers on Oregon's New "Rent Control" Measures

Oregon gives the controversial practice a new lease on life.

04/23/2019 By Ramona DeNies

History

Did You Know Portland Invented the Ice Cream Cone Machine?

The city of Salt & Straw has always had the hots for cool confections.

04/23/2019 By Heather Arndt Anderson

Cannabis

4/20 Deals to Ensure a Dope Weekend

The highest of the holidays approaches. Here's where to score some bargain bud.

04/18/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Sports

Barley Is a Gentle and Beautiful Creature and I Will Protect Them with My Life

A super-serious rebuttal to the Pennsylvania sports insider who called the Hillsboro Hops mascot "terrifying."

04/17/2019 By Brian Breneman

Wildfire Upside

Could Wildfires Help Save Oregon's Native Bees?

The hotter the blaze, the buzzier are Oregon's 500-some bee species.

04/15/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Music

Legendary Portland Singer Shirley Nanette Brings Sequins and Soul to Holocene

At 71, the dynamo entertainer returns to the stage to perform her 1973 album, Never Coming Back, in its entirety.

04/09/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Death Services

This New Portland Service Offers One-Click Cremation

Your cremains come back in a minimalist "urn" so sleek it could hold a new iPhone.

04/05/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Ocean Activism

Oregon Bans Offshore Drilling.... Again?

Breaking down the state's latest attempt to thwart energy speculation in our territorial waters.

04/04/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Sports

Women’s Tackle Football Is a Hard-Hitting and Touchdown-Filled Thing to Behold

The tough-as-nails Portland Fighting Shockwave will take the field on April 6 for its season opener.

04/04/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Development

Portland Meadows Is Closing for Good

Big changes are coming for the historic racetrack, slated to close in June.

03/29/2019 By Jackson Main

News

E-Scooters Are Back and It's Tearing the Portland Monthly Staff Asunder

We continue to love each other—even though some of us are very wrong.

03/27/2019 By Marty Patail

Insider's Guide 2019

75 Things Every Portlander Must Do

We tapped art aficionados, food fanatics, entrepreneurs, and outdoor enthusiasts for their picks of things every Portlander must do.

03/26/2019 Edited by Fiona McCann