Long Story Short

Mr. Statue Celebrates Two Decades Standing Still in Downtown Portland

The "Silver Guy" on paint brands, contact juggling, and how the city has changed around him

04/23/2019 By Byron Beck

Culture

At Portland’s Gender-Neutral Square Dance, You Won’t Hear “Ladies” and “Gents”

Portland’s do-si-do scene is punk as hell.

03/26/2019 By Sarah Mirk

Restaurant Review

Is Din Tai Fung's New Portland Outpost Worth the Hype?

The soup dumpling chain has a global following. Now it's landed at Washington Square mall.

02/26/2019 By Karen Brooks

Long Story Short

This 93-Year-Old Oregonian Won a Silver Medal at the 1948 Olympics

As a teenager, backstroke champion Suzanne Zimmerman Edwards was part of a legendary group of swimmers at the Multnomah Athletic Club.

02/26/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Culture

In Portland, Drag Brunches Are a Thing

An order of bacon and legs, please.

01/29/2019 By Allison Place

Long Story Short

Portlander Zoë Vrabel Is One of the Globe's Best Pinball Players

Her pro tip? Bump some Cardi B.

11/20/2018 By Sam Pape

Long Story Short

This Banana Slug–Eating Survivalist Will School You on Wilderness Skills

Nicole Apelian says those mustard-colored monopods are delicious.

10/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Long Story Short

This Portlander Wants to Get More People of Color into the Art Museum

John Goodwin pushes for inclusion in art collecting.

09/11/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

High Spirits

Portland's Best Bars 2018

Raise a glass to reimagined wine bars, revelatory cocktails, and beer halls with brass.

08/14/2018 Edited by Benjamin Tepler Photography by NASHCO PHOTO

Best Bars 2018: The Next Round

Portland's 15 Best New Bars

Natural wine in every neighborhood. Wild cocktails from hotshot bartenders. A real Irish pub. Cheers, Portland.

08/14/2018 By Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Woman Up!

This Weekend Brings Portland Monthly's Stories about Awesome, Change-Driving Women to Life

A chance to bask in Oregon's female future.

05/03/2018 By Zach Dundas

The Oregon Woman: 2018

These Extraordinary Oregon Women Are Transforming Our State (and World)

From a guitar-wielding 26-year-old to a veteran of 1970s underground feminism, Oregon’s most compelling forces are female.

04/24/2018 Edited by Rebecca Jacobson Photography by NASHCO PHOTO

The Oregon Woman: Into the Arena

Portlander Ana del Rocío Shakes Up the Civic Scene

From serving on the David Douglas school board to spearheading statewide efforts to elect more progressive candidates of color, the 31-year-old works for change.

04/24/2018 By Emilly Prado

The Oregon Woman: Changing the Game

How Brenda Tracy Combats Rape Culture in College Sports

After enduring a violent sexual assault 20 years ago, the Portlander now travels the country, speaking to athletes and advocating for change.

04/24/2018 By Jason Cohen

The Oregon Woman: Shredding the Patriarchy

Fabi Reyna Is Changing the Guitar Industry with She Shreds

Portland is home to the world’s only print magazine devoted to women guitarists and bassists. But it’s only the first step in its founder’s plan to destroy bro-rock culture.

04/24/2018 By Kelly Clarke

The Oregon Woman: Into Their Own Hands

Meet Judith Arcana, a Pioneer of '70s-Era Underground Abortion Work

Before Roe v. Wade, a group called Jane served Chicago women. Arcana, now a writer living in Portland, was part of that clandestine network.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Oregon Woman: The Chief

Danielle Outlaw Is the First Black Woman to Lead the Portland Police

The 41-year-old talks racial tensions, raising two sons, and doughnuts.

04/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

Long Story Short

Republican Senator Jackie Winters Has Spent Decades Shaping Oregon

The Senate minority leader—and our state's longest serving black senator—talks conservatives, food banks, and barbecue.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Long Story Short

How Chef Stacey Givens Transformed a Side Lot in Cully into a Booming Urban Farm

The Side Yard Farm & Kitchen is a destination for everything from celtuce to shiso, bike-in movie nights to grief groups.

08/14/2017 By Chad Walsh

Sports

Meet the Portland Coach Breaking Down Barriers on the Soccer Pitch

Best known for his viral coming-out video, Kaig Lightner reaches out to kids from low-income families and welcomes LGBTQ players—and his coaching extends beyond the field.

07/10/2017 By Molly Woodstock