Inside the Inauguration Portland Monthly publisher and founder Nicole Vogel will be our eyes and ears on the ground (and our elbows at the bar) at the inauguration celebrations in Washington, DC. She’ll be attending the Green Ball (the most environment-friendly pre-inauguration gala, with Wyclef Jean headlining), where she’ll attempt to arrive via bicycle, wearing an evening gown; the Texas Ball, which the Bush family is expected to attend; and the Emily’s List Inaugural Luncheon for the women of the Obama administration, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, Janet Napolitano, Hilda Solis, and Nancy Pelosi. Nicole’s brother, Scott Vogel, travel editor of the Washington Post and founding editor of Portland Monthly, will pitch in on the blog, as will their mom, Lisa, if mom feels so moved. Bonus! During Tuesday’s inauguration ceremony, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, from Oregon’s 3rd District, will join the conversation by posting blogs of his own. Elected to the US House of Representatives in 1996, Congressman Blumenauer has carved out a unique role as Congress’ chief spokesperson for livable communities. Portland Monthly is thrilled to include his Portland point of view in our coverage of this historic national event.

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The Ugly Truth About Sexism and Business in Portland

Portland Monthly's president and cofounder reveals the shocking lack of respect shown to ambitious women raising capital in this town.

03/02/2015 By Nicole Vogel

Beyond the Bridges

Sayulita Is Mexico's Hush-Hush Resort Town. Get There Before the Word Gets Out.

Sayulita, a tiny village of 2,500, still feels like one imagines it did during the 16th century, when the Spanish first happened upon it. Even the Mexicans began settling it only in 1941.

10/09/2009 By Randy Gragg

Mudroom

The Perfect Party

A lion, a critic, and a Design Star are among the guests at our table this month.

10/09/2009

Mudroom

Toll Position

The mayoral race in Vancouver has a lot more to do with Portland than you would think, as issues about a toll for the Columbia River Crossing shape the campaigns.

10/09/2009 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Off Hours

Our rundown of the best ways to spend your time this month.

10/09/2009

Mudroom

Running in Space

Local design firm Terrazign helps astronauts battle atrophy due to weightlessness through exercising harnesses.

10/09/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Mudroom

Baptism by Fryer

_Portland Monthly_, with the help of Side Cart, deep-fries an entire Thanksgiving dinner.

10/09/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Article

Pimp My Ride

Cobb Tuning Surgeline, a Tigard autoshop who worked on _Fast & Furious_, shows you how to unlock your car's hidden power.

10/09/2009 By Vanessa Chang

30 Seconds With…

Jesse Katz

_Portland Monthly_ chats with Jesse Katz, Pulitzer-prize winning reporter, son of Vera Katz, and author of the upcoming _The Opposite Field_, a memoir about coaching his son in Little League.

10/09/2009

Currency

Taking Stock

Through the Stock program at Gallery Homeland, group patronage helps to keep local artists afloat.

10/09/2009 By Lisa Radon

Currency

Wheel Borrow

If people can take out loans on houses and cars, why not take them out on bikes?

08/18/2009 By Laura Klairmont

Science & Tech

Cell Division

OHSU scientist Shoukhrat Mitalipov believes his groundbreaking embryonic cloning and stem cell harvesting method will cure diseases like Parkinson’s. But President Bush doesn't like his solution. Which is why a growing number of stem cell researchers are

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Publisher’s Note

High Five

05/19/2009 By Nicole Vogel

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The View From Out Here

The inauguration ceremony itself.

01/20/2009 By Nicole Vogel

Article

Bono the Ubiquitous

Squint! It’s U2!

01/19/2009 By Nicole Vogel

Article

Golden Tickets!

Lines are two hours long…

01/19/2009 By Nicole Vogel

Article

Obama Arrives at the Smithsonian

A Presidential Portrait

01/19/2009 By Nicole Vogel

Article

Need a Tic-Tac? Yes We Can!

Capitalizing on History

01/19/2009 By Nicole Vogel

Article

Obama-tron

Whistle-stop Speeches on the Big Screen.

01/19/2009 By Nicole Vogel