Style Editor

Eden Dawn (a rare born-and-raised Oregonian) used her bachelor’s degrees in English Lit and Fashion Design to elbow her way to the position of style editor. With a love for all things style she’s provided shopping guides for Portland’s vintage hunters, hung out in the glitter-filled closet of drag queen legend Darcelleinterviewed Tim Gunn on Project Runway’s love affair with Portland, and styled fashion features extravagant enough to make Jay Gatsby blush.

When she’s not writing do’s and dont’s for the city, she’s styling the fashion features for Portland Bride & Groom or giving advice on where to shop in Travel Portland. In non-fashion moments she can be found in search of the perfect picnic location or hunkered down at home with her handsome boyfriend and two (borderline dictatorial) girl cats.

Brand New

Japanese Lifestyle Store Muji Is Here to Fill the Empty Hole in Your Life

The iconic brand opens its second biggest US location in the former Meier & Frank space.

11/20/2018 By Marty Patail and Eden Dawn

Steals & Deals

Skip the Big-Box Stores on Black Friday (and Shop These Local Options Instead)

This is the biggest shopping weekend of the year. Do it the right way with non-profit pop-ups, indigenous marketplaces, and local mega sales.

11/20/2018 By Eden Dawn

Gift Guide

Terrariums to Tiny Pies to Woke Tees, Your 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

We've got locally made presents for everyone on your list.

11/20/2018 By Eden Dawn

Style Spotlight

A New Design Collective Might Be the Cure to Portland's Retail Woes

With new store the Ones, designer Liza Rietz—a longtime member of the Portland fashion community—fights for small businesses.

11/06/2018 By Eden Dawn

Comedy

Chris Gethard Explains Why Comedians Care About Portland

In advance of his Portland visit, the New York comic—out with a new book called Lose Well—talks writing, failure, and success.

10/22/2018 By Eden Dawn

Light a Fire 2018: Most with the Least

At Portland's Q Center, the Fight for Queer Rights Is Far from Over

In the age of Trump, the community center is more important than ever.

10/17/2018 By Eden Dawn

Travel

8 Reasons to Winter in Palm Springs

From jet-set art to vintage gems, the Coachella Valley is a cultural oasis.

10/17/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Eden Dawn, Zach Dundas, and Fiona McCann

Style

These 3 Portland Brands Support International Makers

Sandals to stylish baskets, these local entrepreneurs expand a community-minded ethos around the globe.

10/17/2018 By Eden Dawn

Events

Disrupt Wants to Show Portland It's Not Your Average Design Conference

WeMake's fourth annual event features Y La Bamba's Luz Elena Mendoza, Broccoli's Anja Charbonneau, and illustrator Loveis Wise.

10/09/2018 By Eden Dawn

Style Spotlight

Portland's Inaugural Textile Month Is in Full Swing

Inspired by NYC's citywide shindig, Portland's first-ever fabric fest runs through the end of October. Here are five events to hit.

10/08/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais and Eden Dawn

Parties

This Women’s Collective Throws Kick-Ass Parties—and Supports Good Causes in the Process

Event production group NXT LVL takes over Portland.

09/20/2018 By Eden Dawn

Trophy Case

8 Great Portland Design Finds

Hand-thrown mugs to chic raincoats to rustic Mexican chimineas, we're suckers for these local goods.

09/18/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Eden Dawn, and Catherine Johnson

Flashback

In 1975, Portland Played Home to an Incredible Black Fashion Project

Photographer Bruce Forster recalls shooting 60 rolls of film. Forty years later, he tracked down his original models.

09/18/2018 By Eden Dawn Photography by Bruce Forster

Editor's Note

From the Editor: A Goodbye

Editor in chief Zach Dundas bids Portland Monthly farewell.

09/11/2018 By Zach Dundas

Fall Fashion

Portland Soul Singers Ural Thomas and Blossom Get Dressed Up to Get Down

Welcome to Fall Fashion 2018, featuring a musical legend and a rising star.

09/11/2018 By Eden Dawn Photography by Holly Andres

Lookbook

This Portland Jewelry Designer Won Over Cynthia Nixon

Leslie Paige Smith's weird and wonderful baubles spent the summer getting the A-list treatment.

09/11/2018 By Eden Dawn

Lookbook

Ginew Releases a Stunning Lookbook Shot on the Umatilla Indian Reservation

From the horses to the Eastern Oregon location to the clothing inspired by their family's past, the Native American designers draw on tradition in this new set of photos.

08/28/2018 By Eden Dawn

Fashion

Fade to Light Returns with All-New, Two-Night Format—Plus a Bonus Show

The signature local show returns as a two-day affair, followed by a third evening presented by the Art Institute of Portland's final graduating class.

08/14/2018 By Eden Dawn

PDX Planner

Portland by the Season: Can't-Miss Stuff for Every Time of Year

From summer swims to winter film fests, here's how to fill your calendar.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Style

Portland's New Activewear School Gets Designers Closer to That Dream Job

And it boasts a workspace that would make Tim Gunn clap with joy.

07/17/2018 By Eden Dawn