Visual Art

Longtime Graphic Designer Ellen McFadden Goes Big on Canvas

The Portland artist, born in 1928, follows a pioneering graphic design career with a new one in painting.

07/10/2017 By Emma Mannheimer

SAY AAAH

Eight Oregon Spa Destinations for Enlightened Pampering and Ocean Views

Head to the coast for fireside massages, seasonally appropriate facials, and unlimited cookies.

06/24/2016 By Emma Mannheimer

MUSIC

Five Places Beach House Brought Us Last Night

The Baltimore–based band went for a journey via their Crystal Ballroom show on Thursday, and invited Portlanders along for the ride.

04/29/2016 By Emma Mannheimer

BIBLES & KICKFLIPS

A Northeast Portland Church Combines Skateboarding and Bible Study

Skatechurch searches for the ollie grail.

03/25/2016 By Emma Mannheimer

MUSIC

Dream of the '90s? Portland Wakes Up to the New Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan and his crew embarked upon their month-long acoustic mission last night at the Schnitz.

03/23/2016 By Emma Mannheimer

MUSIC

Heads Up, Portland: We’re Beliebers Now Too

Bieber’s Moda Center concert showered PDX with pop glory at its finest. We took some pictures to bear witness.

03/14/2016 By Emma Mannheimer

MUSIC

Slide Show: Parquet Courts Treats PDX to Good Ol’ Fashioned Punk Rock

The Brooklyn band blasted the Rose City with killer guitar riffs and high-energy antics at their Wonder Ballroom show.

02/25/2016 By Emma Mannheimer

WALLET GUIDE

Best Oregon Bubbles for Valentine’s Day

Ambonnay Champagne Bar’s David Speer shares his favorite local sparkling wines.

02/03/2016 By Emma Mannheimer

BUDGET

The Portland Budget: How to Manage Your Finances, the Local Way

From picking a credit union to becoming a big-deal investor, there’s a PDX method to money.

01/25/2016 Edited by Marty Patail By Emma Mannheimer and Zach Dundas

THE GOLDEN YEARS

If You’re Making $120K in Portland, Here’s How You Should Spend It

Green investment, a beginner’s guide to philanthropy, and how to make bank on a vacation home

01/25/2016 Edited by Marty Patail By Zach Dundas and Emma Mannheimer

THE NEXT STEPS

You’re Making $80K—How Should You Spend and Save?

Financing a start-up, the economics of home brewing, and the dark truth about childcare

01/25/2016 Edited by Marty Patail By Zach Dundas and Emma Mannheimer

THE FRESH START

How to Live the Good Life in Portland on $40K

Uber vs. car ownership, the legendary $10,000 windfall, and picking a credit union

01/25/2016 Edited by Marty Patail By Zach Dundas and Emma Mannheimer

NEWS

Ruby Jewel Takes Its Ice Cream Sandwiches Nationwide

With a new production facility, the local ice cream maker eyes expansion.

01/25/2016 By Emma Mannheimer

ISSUES & INNOVATION

Portland’s Schools Take On Tough Issues and Bold Ideas

From absentee kindergartners to meditation classes, local education is transforming.

01/15/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Alex Madison, Katelyn Best, Rachel Grozanick, Zach Dundas, and Emma Mannheimer

TRAVEL NEWS

New Website Helps Oregonians Share Their Favorite Outdoor Spots

From hidden hiking trails to unused canoes, ShareOregon lets nature lovers share local gems.

12/23/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

DANCE

What Does It Take to Dance The Nutcracker? This Oregon Writer Can Tell You

Author Lauren Kessler reflects on a year of the ballet in her latest book about dance, dreams, and sheer determination. She tells Portland Monthly what it's like to have your childhood dream come true (after 40 years).

12/22/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

SEASONAL ROUNDUP

Holiday Happenings Around Oregon

A menu of options for engaging in seasonal cheer—or, if you must, wallow in Christmas blues

12/18/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

MUSIC

Rock of Aged: Alice Cooper and Mötley Crüe Shred Up PDX

Mötley Crüe cements their rock legacy and bad-ass reputation with a high octane Moda Center show—with added, awesome Alice Cooper.

12/17/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

WEEKEND GETAWAY

5 Dramatic Destinations for Storm Watching on the Oregon Coast

'Tis the season! Here are best places to witness the Pacific Ocean's majestic winter fury.

12/14/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

JUST BECAUSE

@SocalityBarbie Gets an Environmental Counterpart

Meet @Nature_Glenn, a little plastic fella on a mission to keep Oregon's natural beauty #flawless.

12/07/2015 By Emma Mannheimer