Nominations are closed for our 16th annual Top Medical Professionals list. See results in our January 2020 issue.

Portland Monthly
invites you to nominate your peers for our 17th annual guide to the Portland area’s Top Doctors, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners. Watch for the survey in summer 2020.


We’re soliciting peer nominations from every licensed doctor, registered nurse, and physician assistant in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties—more than 20,000 professionals from virtually every specialty.

The Feature at a Glance

+ The final Top Doctors, NPs, and PAs list will anchor our January 2020 issue’s health and medicine coverage, accessed by more than 317,000 readers.
+ The final Top Complementary Medicine Providers list will also be published in January 2020.
+ Doctors, registered nurses, and physician assistants are eligible to vote for Top Doctors, NPs, and PAs.
+ Our robust online survey system minimizes ballot stuffing and voting errors.
+ All votes are confidential.
+ An independent panel of doctors, NPs, and PAs from Portland-area hospitals, clinics, and private practices will review the final list of Top Doctors, PAs, and Nurses.


For Portland Monthly’s annual Top Doctors and Nurses list—2020 will be our 16th—we invite every licensed doctor, physician assistant, and registered nurse in Multnomah, Washington, and Clackamas Counties to select as many medical specialties as they wish, and nominate up to four peers within that specialty.

Participants log in using their medical license number to vote, which we obtained from the respective licensing boards. The published list will include MDs, DOs, DPs, PAs, CRNAs, CNWs, and NPs—however, Registered Nurses are also eligible to vote.

After all the nominations are tallied, Portland Monthly narrows the list to the top 5  to 10 percent of vote getters in each field. Next, we convene an independent, voluntary, and anonymous panel of doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners representing local hospitals and clinics to further assess each finalist. We also confirm all finalists are currently certified to practice by their respective medical licensing board and have not been subject to recent disciplinary action in Oregon. (Note that someone’s status can change after fact-checking, and the medical providers often change locations or employers.) 

Any questions? Email [email protected]