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.

Q&A

How Will Portland's Fashion Scene Rebound Post-COVID?

After a treacherous year for the fashion community, we asked major players what the city and state could do to help get them back on track.

06/08/2021 By Eden Dawn

Home Décor

3 Local Ceramists Show Off Their Envy-Worthy Pieces

From stately planters to chill mugs to one-of-a-kind sake sets, there’s something for everyone.

05/18/2021 By Eden Dawn

Books

This Portlander Can Teach You How to Make Your Own Stylish Shoes

Rachel Corry's new book The Sandalmaking Workshop lays out everything you need—from patterns to step-by-step instructions—to make your own shoes.

05/10/2021 By Eden Dawn

Essay

A Thank You to Portland’s Fashion Scene

Today is my last day as style editor of Portland Monthly after 11 years. Let's walk down memory lane together and check out the hits.

05/07/2021 By Eden Dawn

Gift Guide

8 Mother's Day Gift Ideas from Black-Owned Portland Businesses

Make mom happy with beautiful tunics, lush plants, delightful CBD cocktail mixers, and more.

05/04/2021 By Eden Dawn and Sam Pape

Spotlight

Batman Would Surely Approve of This Beautiful New Portland Craft Gallery

Day in the Life Gallery lets fine crafts shine in all their glory, and wants to tell you what makes each piece special.

04/29/2021 By Eden Dawn

News

Portland Garment Factory Burns in Suspected Arson

The locally loved, zero-fabric waste studio appears to have lost everything to the flames.

04/19/2021 By Eden Dawn

Things to Do

Hustling, Bustling IRL Shopping Events are Back!

From Portland Night Market to Saturday Market to Portland Flea (and more), the in-person multi-vendor market returns.

04/16/2021 By Eden Dawn

Footnotes

LISTEN: Tra'Renee Chambers on Elevating Underrepresented Voices with Her New Show

Portland Monthly senior editor, Eden Dawn, talks with the host of Situations & Conversations

04/16/2021 By Eden Dawn and Gabriel Granillo

Fashion in Film

From Puppets to Apocalyptic Series About Viruses, Jaymes Neon Knows How to Outfit a Character

The local costume designer talked to us about everything from crafting teeny puppet outfits to making Nicolas Cage look like he's been living in the woods fo...

04/13/2021 By Eden Dawn

Oregon Woman

Their Own Wings

Oregon women are shaping our city and state, in politics, on the streets, in boardrooms, and in daily life. Listen to what they have to say.

03/27/2021 By Fiona McCann, Eden Dawn, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Jenni Moore, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Luz Zamora

Oregon Woman

These 4 Oregon Entrepreneurs Are Using Success to Lift Others

Jaime Schmidt, Junea Roche, Pat Welch, and Lynn Le are leading like bosses.

03/27/2021 By Eden Dawn

Fashion History

A Stitch in Time

A look at three centuries of Portland's fashion scene and its impact on the world.

03/22/2021 By Eden Dawn Illustrations by Sarah Donofrio

Fashion Event

Here's Your Chance to See 22-Foot Tall Drag Queens

See Darcelle and company in a special fashion-filled drive-in drag show at Zidell Yards.

03/16/2021 By Eden Dawn

Small Business

Orox Leather's Storefront Smashed and $26,000 of Product Stolen

The locally owned, family business has been broken into twice in a month in middle-of-the-night attacks.

03/11/2021 By Eden Dawn

Q & A

How to Be a Better Boss: Advice from an Award-Winning Entrepreneur

Society Nine founder Lynn Le talks about the cycle of support she and her team try to create for each other.

03/09/2021 By Eden Dawn

fashion news

The Portland Pickles Have Announced a Pet Clothing Line. We Want More.

The baseball team's new cute outfits for Fido and Fluffy are making us dream of more pet fashion possibilities.

03/03/2021 By Eden Dawn

DIY

Designer Laurs Kemp Posts Free and Easy Fashion Projects to Try at Home

From jazzing up thrift store berets to turning old silk scarves into ruffly sleeves, this video series makes it easy to dip your toe into sewing projects.

02/26/2021 By Eden Dawn

Media

A New Portland Magazine Centers Black Femme Storytelling

Homegirl will focus on fashion, lifestyle, culture, home, and experiences through personal narratives, interviews, and photo editorials.

02/22/2021 By Eden Dawn

News

Small Businesses Deal with Collapsed Tents, Doors Frozen Shut, and Downed Branches

The weather brought a slew of new challenges.

02/15/2021 By Eden Dawn