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

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

9 Local Gifts for the Northwest Adventurer

Ponchos, backpacks, and Cabin Porn, oh my! We've got you covered for the outdoorsy folk on your list.

12/01/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

MUSIC

December: A Month of Portland Concerts in 20 Songs

Modest Mouse, Mötley Crüe, Matt and Kim: December’s concerts bring some serious musical variety to Portland to brighten up the cold, dark nights. Check out our playlist if you don't believe us!

11/30/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

DEEP STEEP

Inside Steven Smith Teamaker’s New Tasting Room

A first look at the high-end tea maker’s upcoming Southeast warehouse and sipping space.

11/26/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

SPORTS

Portland’s Roller Derby All-Stars Bring Home a World Championship

With a nailbiting win over New York, our own Rose City Rollers took home the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Championship.

11/25/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

BOOKS

Take a Peek Inside One Portland Uber Driver’s Diary

Uber driver Tom Vandel teamed up with artist Karen Wippich for an illustrated insider’s look into life behind the wheel.

11/24/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

OUTDOORS

A Northwest Filmmaker Is Standing Up to Oregon's Logging Industry

Peeling back the "emerald curtain"—strips of trees left around certain clearcuts—Shane Anderson wants to show Oregonians what's really going on in our forests.

11/24/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

JUST FOR FUN

We Went Indoor Skydiving and Here's What Happened

Three of us braved the tunnel, and three of us survived.

11/16/2015 By Marty Patail, Benjamin Tepler, and Emma Mannheimer

WEEKEND AWAY

Awesome Alternative Holiday Getaways

Eight charming Northwest retreats to make spirits bright

11/13/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

BEST OF THE NORTHWEST

Oregon Instagrammers We Love

These 10 adventuresome Oregonians have mastered the art of Instagram—the rest of us can just follow along and enjoy the ride.

11/05/2015 By Emma Mannheimer