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.

EDITORS' NOTE

Portland Real Estate Is Still Dirt Cheap—And That's the Problem

Are you willing to beg for your dream home?

04/08/2015 By Zach Dundas

ESSAY

Are Portlanders Anti-Science?

From vaccinations to fluoride to GMOs, one biologist argues that Portland needs to get back to the lab.

04/02/2015 By Jason Maxfield

THE TIMELINE

Death & Taxis: A Look Back At Portland's Storied Cab History

It's inescapable—Uber is coming to Portland. We explore the backstory of the city's relationship with paid drivers across the decades.

04/02/2015 By Marty Patail

CUTE ATTACK

One Woman's Crusade to Save the Neighborhood Squirrel

Furry friend or vermin? The line is blurry at this Vancouver-based wildlife rehabilitation nonprofit.

04/02/2015 By Rene Bermudez

EDITORS' NOTE

Why We're Donating a Portion of March Newsstand Sales to the Women's Foundation of Oregon

Our state is full of both inspiring #oregonwoman success stories and startling statistics of poverty and assault. Here's how to help.

03/20/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

#OREGONWOMAN

We Found Oregon's Women of Tomorrow at Vestal School

We put them in the magazine and they invited us to their classroom.

03/17/2015 By Marty Patail

#OREGONWOMAN

How Strategist Rebecca Tweed Transformed Oregon Politics

The political consultant behind more than 40 Oregon campaigns goes beyond party lines to elect the best person for the job.

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

#OREGONWOMAN

The Ugly Truth About Sexism and Business in Portland

Portland Monthly's president and cofounder reveals the shocking lack of respect shown to ambitious women raising capital in this town.

03/02/2015 By Nicole Vogel

#OREGONWOMAN

Arlene Schnitzer, Patron Saint of Portland Arts, Speaks!

From philanthropy to feminism, the life of Portland's reigning cultural patron is a saga of art, business, and telling it like it is.

03/02/2015 By Zach Dundas

#OREGONWOMAN

One Oregon Woman is Transforming the Architecture Industry

Designer Kathy Shaloo Berg is a leadership role model—and the lone woman at the top tier at ZGF Architects' Portland hub

03/02/2015 By Randy Gragg

ESSAY

A Native Portlander Returns to Find Her Hometown Radically Transformed

After years away, a prodigal daughter comes back to a city of handlebar mustaches, salty ice cream, kid-friendly breweries, and vegan preschools.

03/02/2015 By Rachel Saslow

#OREGONWOMAN

An Open Letter to the Women of Oregon, from Governor Barbara Roberts

Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts (1991–1995) on the hardship, endurance, bravery, and strength required to make a difference.

02/02/2015 By Barbara Roberts

REPORT

How Will Portland Fare in a Future of Climate Change?

As our leaders prepare for a steamy future, Portland could still get off easy.

01/05/2015 By Marty Patail

HABITAT

Defying Gravity with Ergonomic Twists on the Office Chair

Ergo Depot explores intriguing new versions of the everyday seat.

01/05/2015 By Randy Gragg

LOCAL LORE

The Historian Behind Many of Oregon's Place Names

Point to anything on our state's map. There’s a good chance Chet Orloff helped name it.

01/05/2015 By Caleb Diehl

Scene & Heard

French Connection

In honor of Bastille Day, we sat down at Carafe with PSU vice president Francoise Aylmer to learn what's involved with being named France's honorary consul.

06/22/2012 By Zach Dundas

Prêt-À-Portland

Behind the Runway

There's a lot more that goes into the making of a fashion show than pressing the dresses and shining the shoes.

05/25/2012 By Eden Dawn

Mudroom

All in the Family

Portland’s many sister cities include Bologna and Sapporo. But where the heck is Khabarovsk?

05/25/2012 By Emily Wilson

Plantwise

Survival of the Rosiest

The subject is roses and Plantwise writer Kate Bryant has some budding advice.

05/25/2012 By Kate Bryant

Insider's Guide to the Gorge

Wildflowers and Waterfalls in the Gorge

The transcendant beauty on displaying in the Gorge is both growing and flowing.

05/25/2012 By Kate Bryant