Associate Art Director

Amy Martin designs, draws, and assigns photography and illustration for Portland Monthly.  

Her own illustration work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, Fast Company, GOOD, Tin House, Bitch, and McSweeney’s; in campaigns for Rock the Vote, Obama for America, and Cover Oregon; and on posters for Death Cab for Cutie, Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent, and 826LA.

Amy also writes and illustrates picture books, including Symphony City (McSweeney’s, 2011). She almost worked at both Tiger Beat and Cat Fancy before moving from Los Angeles to Portland. She is clinically Midwestern and will totally help you move.

Editor's Note

From the Editor: We All Deserve Some Time on the Beach

Let us wander toward the rolling surf and setting sun.

07/10/2017 By Zach Dundas

Beer Guide 2017: Hipster Henry

Why Portland Needs Henry Weinhard's to Start Making a Tallboy

Move over, PBR.

06/12/2017 By Mike Schwartz

Dispatch

Yes, Portland Has a Surf Scene—and It's on the Rise

These are swell times in our landlocked city.

06/12/2017 By Rick Albano

Dispatch

This Portlander Could Become Canada's Next Astronaut

Ground control to Major Thomas.

05/17/2017 By Lauren Kershner

History

Is There Buried Treasure on the Oregon Coast?

There could be gold in them thar rocks.

05/15/2017 By Regan Breeden

Marijuana

Splimm Is a Magazine for Pot-Smoking Parents

"In our experience, cannabis enhances our ability to parent."

05/15/2017 By Courtney Eldridge

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Portland's Soul Resides in Forest Park

Not exclusively, but certainly.

05/15/2017 By Zach Dundas

Great Ape Escape

How a Portland Zookeeper Helped Rescue Endangered Orangutans

Cydney Sines traveled to Indonesia to release apes—orphaned or displaced by habitat destruction—back into the wild.

04/17/2017 By Amy Martin

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Coffee as Commodity and Connector

The bean brings us together in more ways than one.

02/20/2017 By Zach Dundas

Coffee Guide: Explainer

Espresso Explainer: What's That Drink You Just Ordered?

Americano. Italiano. Cortado. We break it down.

02/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Pets: Top and Tails

A Great Vet Can Transcend the Cycle of Life

For both you and your animals.

01/23/2017 By Amy Martin

Pizza Party

Rally Pizza Gives Portlanders a Reason to Drive to Vancouver

Ken’s Artisan Pizza alums lure with awesome pies, frozen custard, and so, so much parking.

01/17/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Endorsements 2017

Unusual times demand unusual measures.

12/21/2016 By Zach Dundas

Winter Relaxation: Pure Bathing Culture

These Korean Spas Will Heal Everything That Ails You

I-5 North: unlikely route to serenity.

12/20/2016 By Margaret Seiler and Amy Martin

Winter Relaxation: Survival Guide

13 Secrets of Winter Relaxation Every Portlander Must Know

From cheap massages to board games to cuddly kitties, here’s how to survive the season.

12/20/2016 By Eden Dawn, Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Molly Woodstock, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke

Editor’s Note

Can Pop Culture Conquer All?

At the very least, it can shake us out of our weary funks.

11/14/2016 By Zach Dundas

Culture Cheat Sheet: YouTube

Impress Your Friends on the Internet with These 7 Amazing Oregon Moments

From the exploding whale to Ramblin’ Rod, here are moments that made this place—as seen on YouTube.

11/14/2016 By Kelly Clarke, Zach Dundas, Eden Dawn, and Margaret Seiler

Tao of Meow

Meet the Man Using Data Sets to Map Portland’s Feline Friends

Want to see the city’s finest cats? Follow computer programmer Max Ogden on Instagram.

11/14/2016 By Amy Martin

Imaginary Oregons

The Northwest Has Always Fantasized about Starting Its Own Country

From Cascadia to Ecotopia, welcome to all the Oregons that could have been.

10/10/2016 By Marty Patail

Politics

Steve Novick vs. Chloe Eudaly: Portland’s Alterna-Election

The city council race is earnest, geeky, and quintessentially Portland.

10/10/2016 By Zach Dundas