Playlist

Portland Monthly’s Essential Summer 2022 Playlist

From Portugal. the Man to Yeat to Pink Martini, give this list of summer songs from Portlanders—old and new—a spin this season.

06/24/2022 By Conner Reed

Music

The 1985 Kate Bush Classic Resurrected by Stranger Things Is the Song of the Summer

Resurrected by Stranger Things, the 1985 jam has been heard all over Portland–from Fred Meyer to Providence Park and beyond. Have you noticed?

06/15/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Elections

3 Key Takeaways from an Unpredictable Primary Election Night in Oregon

Money isn't everything, incumbents hang on, and Oregon's year of the woman shapes up with Kotek, Drazan, McLeod-Skinner, and Chavez-DeRemer leading their races.

05/17/2022 By Julia Silverman

Camping

5 Places to Camp within an Hour of Portland

Pitch a tent at Milo McIver, rent a cabin at Stub Stewart, book a yurt at Champoeg—so many Oregon State Parks are close to the city.

05/06/2022 By Michelle Harris

Real Estate 2022

Every Neighborhood in Portland in a Nutshell

Your Portland neighborhood guide from Alameda to Woodstock, St. Johns to Sylvan Highlands.

03/30/2022 By Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Music

Portland Monthly’s Essential Spring 2022 Playlist

Fresh tracks from Portlanders old and new to spin this spring: MAITA, Frankie Simone, Kingsley’s explosive joy, Logan Lynn’s Elliott Smith cover & more

03/22/2022 By Conner Reed

Trophy Case

Step Up Your Gardening Game This Spring with These 5 Regional Products

Locally forged hoes and trowels, a book from a Portland press, great garden gloves from Salem, and more

03/21/2022 By Gabriel Granillo Photography by Katie Leimbach

Self Care

The Best Beauty Spots in Portland for Your Post-Mask Glow-Up 

From microneedling to teeth whitening to facials, these Rose City beauty destinations will prep you for a new mask optional world.

03/11/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Fiona McCann, and Julia Silverman

Global Aid

Here's How to Help Ukraine From PDX

These Portland artists, restaurants, and businesses are doing what they can to help Ukraine amid Russian attacks, and you can too.

03/02/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Coronavirus

Oregon Has Another New Target Date for Lifting Its Indoor Mask Mandate: March 11

The new target date is nearly two years to the day that the state went into its first sustained lockdown for COVID-19.

02/28/2022 By Julia Silverman

In Memoriam

Oregon-Born Actor Howard Hesseman Dies at 81

Actor Howard Hesseman, who starred in WKRP in Cincinnati and Head of the Class, died on January 29 in Los Angeles at age 81.

01/31/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

These Oregonians Are Ready to Shred at the Beijing Olympics

Tommy Ford, Jacqueline Wiles, Luke Winters, and Sean FitzSimons will represent Oregon in alpine skiing and snowboard in the 2022 Winter Olympics.

01/26/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Money & Politics

Who Is Donating in Portland City Council Elections?

With contributions capped, big players with names like Goodman, Kafoury, and Jubitz are writing small checks to candidates for city commissioner.

01/25/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Scandal!

Portland Pickles Let Mascot Do a Twitter Takeover—Hilarity Ensues

Dillon T. Pickle's lewd selfie has the internet laughing.

01/13/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Satire

What Is Residency, Really?

He's grown Oregon wine grapes and eaten at Mo's. Is that all it takes to be governor?

01/07/2022 By Margaret Seiler

PDX Index

How Much Does It Cost to Die in Oregon

Dying isn't cheap. Here's the average cost of funerals, cremation, caskets, and obituaries in Oregon state.

01/05/2022 By Cami Hughes

Pop Culture Deep Dive

2021 Was the Year of Millennial Ambivalence

What ‘Solar Power’ and ‘Beautiful World, Where Are You’ taught me about processing the mess of 2021

12/31/2021 By Conner Reed

Books

The Best Oregon Books of 2021

Works from Michelle Zauner, Omar El Akkad, Willy Vlautin, Eli Saslow, and many others provided necessary escapes in a weird year.

12/31/2021 By Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, and Karly Quadros

Holiday Guide

Where to Dine In and Get Takeout on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

Don’t want to cook for the holidays? Help is here, from Chin's dumplings to Bullard's ribs.

12/10/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Soccer

What Happens When Your City Hosts the MLS Cup

From Morrison Bridge lights to custom Voodoo Doughnuts, it's beginning to look a lot like Timbers all over town.

12/09/2021 By Margaret Seiler