Amy is a former associate art director for Portland Monthly. Her illustration work has also 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.


The Portland Company That Thinks It Knows the Secret to Social Change

How do you build a modern movement? According to one Portland company, it takes a little chaos.

05/26/2015 By Zach Dundas


The Story Behind the "Actors, Models & Talent For Christ" Billboards

The Christian agency launched the career of Megan Fox and Mina Suvari—could a pious Portlander be next?

05/26/2015 By Rachel Saslow


How Will You Spend YOUR Precious Portland Summer?

Whatever you do, make these fleeting warm months epic.

05/26/2015 By Zach Dundas


The 10 Portland Books You Must Read This Summer

Whatever your tastes, we've plucked 10 newly published works for your summer reading pleasure.

05/26/2015 By Fiona McCann


Is Brunch in Portland Just a High-Calorie Spectator Sport?

Our Senior Editor shares the trials, tribulations, and unexpected bonuses of curating a list of the city's best brunches.

04/27/2015 By Kelly Clarke


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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