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Portland’s Pioneer of Natural Hair Care Fought the Law (and Won)

Amber Starks of Conscious Coils saw a flaw in the licensing laws for natural hair care and decided to do something about it.

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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How Kendall Clawson Doubled the Number of Women Running Oregon

The Office of the Governor's Deputy Chief of Staff has fought for the LGBTQ community, supported people diagnosed with AIDS, and radically changed the face of the state's policy boards. And she's not done yet.

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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Marcela Alcantar's Incredible Journey

Marcela Alcantar, president of Alcantar & Associates, on her roots in Mexico, her love of dirt, and launching the Diversified Builders and Engineers Council

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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Writer and Private Investigator Rene Denfeld on Portland Sexism

"The women are going to raise the kids and the chickens, and the guys are going to drink beer, look like lumberjacks, and throw darts."

02/05/2015 By Zach Dundas

HOMETEAM ADVANTAGE

Break a Sweat Like Portland's Top Athletes

From rugby to ice hockey to Mixed martial arts, we work out with some of the city’s most impressive athletes to find out what makes them tick, how they stay fit, and how you can get in on the action.

12/31/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie By Allison Jones and Marty Patail

FEATURE

Portland Alt-Fitness Guide

Find your sanctuary of sweat in Portland's exploding universe of diverse exercise options.

12/01/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Portland Monthly's Golden Holiday Hits Gift Guide

Toys! Sweaters! Food and drink! Accessories! The classics are classics for good reason. Sometimes, they just need a fresh spin.

12/01/2014 By Eden Dawn Photography by Nicolle Clemetson With Kristin Lane

LONG STORY SHORT

Portland Opera Turns 50 This Month—and One Woman Has Been There For It All

From chorus girl to costume queen, Frances Britt has been involved with almost every Portland Opera production of the past half century. We look back at some of the wildest moments—and wildest costumes.

11/03/2014 By Aaron Scott

THE STATE OF CRAFT

6 Design Stars Shaping Portland’s Craft Scene

It's no secret that our city is a hotbed of impressive stuff. Meet the makers behind the magic.

10/01/2014 By Zach Dundas, Rachel Ritchie, Aaron Scott, Benjamin Tepler, and Marty Patail

LONG STORY SHORT

Portlandia's Mayor Turns to the Bottle

Kyle MacLachlan's Walla Walla winery Pursued by Bear is earning accolades from oenophiles nationwide. Here's how it came to be.

09/26/2014 By Matthew Halverson

MENSWEAR

Off to the Races in High Style

Fellas, here’s the plan: ditch the full suit, but incorporate a pop of color, whether vibrant slacks or a bright pocket square.

08/01/2014 By Eden Dawn

HIT LIST

Cool Off with Our 6 Favorite Summer Beers

Our go-to half-dozen local brews to quench your seasonal thirst.

07/01/2014 By Rachel Ritchie

STYLE

A Decade of Portland Fashion Flashbacks

Ten years ago, we proclaimed that these fresh young designers would be the next big thing. (Look at them now!)

05/01/2014 By Eden Dawn

BREAKING FOOD NEWS

Nong’s Khao Man Gai to Open Restaurant

Portland’s food cart queen launches her first official sit-down eatery.

03/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

LONG STORY SHORT

Kristen Murray: Dessert Whiz

The makings of the sweet chef behind Maurice—downtown's new "pastry luncheonette"

03/03/2014 Photography by Nicolle Clemetson By Marnie Hanel

NEWS

Legal Weed is Coming! Are We Ready?

Oregon may vote to legalize recreational marijuana in 2014. As the drug war winds down, we explore Oregon's current cannabis landscape.

03/03/2014 By Doug Fine

DISPATCH

Panic's High Tech Passion

Why Cabel Sasser turned down an offer from Steve Jobs—and how the early app start-up lived to tell the tale.

02/03/2014 By Marty Patail

STYLE

A Guide to Winter Accessories

No cold-weather ensemble is complete without the right accessories.

01/22/2014 By Eden Dawn

PROFILE

Nancy Hales, Portland's First Lady

With local fashion chops, a passion for grassroots organization, and a 1987 bumper sticker-laden Toyota truck, the mayor's better half is crafting herself a place in Portland history.

01/02/2014 By Karen Karbo

PRET-A-PORTLAND

It's Raining, Men

From fellas looking for designer denim to gents hunting killer ties, these Portland shops outfit every type of man for fall.

10/11/2013 Edited by Eden Dawn