At any given time, your Fine Print blogger might be any staffer on the Portland Monthly masthead. We’re keeping an eye out for newsy or randomly interesting bits we think might interest you, and occasionally we’ll talk about the inner workings of the magazine—why we ran a particular story or chose one cover design over another, for instance.

Light a Fire 2018

Join Us at Portland Monthly’s 14th Annual Light a Fire Awards 

Meet the people and organizations working to make our city and state a better place at our annual gala at the Portland Art Museum. Cue all the happy tears.

10/25/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Far afield

Get Out of Town with These 7 Direct Flights from PDX

From Tokyo to Puerto Vallarta to Sun Valley, nonstops abound from PDX—and our airport's not too shabby, either.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

PDX Planner

Portland by the Season: Can't-Miss Stuff for Every Time of Year

From summer swims to winter film fests, here's how to fill your calendar.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Cowabunga

At Barn Bash, We're Partying with Barbecue, Brewers, and Sweet Retro Bands

A blazing night out at Rossi Farms will bring city and country together.

06/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Light a Fire

It’s Time to Nominate Portland’s Best Nonprofits and Volunteers

Who are they? You tell us! Submit your nominations for Portland Monthly’s 2018 Light a Fire awards.

05/29/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

The Big One

The Portlander's Guide to Surviving the Big One

Are you ready for the Cascadia Subduction Quake? From incinerating toilets to tsunamis, here's your seismic handbook.

02/02/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Best of the Year

Portland Monthly's Top 10 Stories of 2017

What made readers click this year? Among other things: creepy monster masks, kid-friendly eateries, and life-giving Korean spas.

12/19/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Best of the Year

Portland Monthly’s Top Longreads of 2017

The Malheur takeover. How the Blazers won Portland. Grisly murders. The battle to be nonbinary. Jeff Merkley. Vegan cronuts. Here are 12 of our best in-depth stories from the past year.

12/18/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Gift Guide

The Portlander's Guide to Holiday Shopping 2017

We've gathered gifts for everyone on your list. Plus: the best holiday fairs, sales, and more.

11/20/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Best Bars

20 Essential Portland Bars

From 19th-century holdouts to karaoke-rich tiki dens, make your way through our city’s required drinking list.

11/02/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Mississippi/Williams: Food & Drink

Where to Eat & Drink in Portland's N Mississippi/Williams Neighborhood

Smoked chicken sandwiches, fancy brunch, cult coffee shops, and elephantine Fijian feasts—come hungry.

11/01/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Eagle Creek Fire

As the Columbia Gorge Burns, Reflecting on What This Place Means to Us

From pianist Hunter Noack to hiker Jenny Bruso to chef Gregory Gourdet, Oregonians pay tribute to a natural resource forever changed.

09/07/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

News

The Gorge Is Burning: What to Know and How to Help

A roundup of news and resources as the Eagle Creek fire continues to burn

09/05/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Not-So-Humble Brag

Portland Monthly Takes Home a Top National Magazine Award

The City and Regional Magazine Association just announced its 2017 award winners, and we're feeling pretty chuffed.

05/24/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, May 8–21

From QDoc to Reach the Beach, a runway show for Planned Parenthood to a Mother's Day run for Family Forward, here's how to get engaged right now.

05/08/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, May 1–14

Journalist and activist Shaun King hits the Schnitz, women writers speak out against Trump, a lingerie runway show benefits Planned Parenthood, and Chinese and Japanese American elders recount the early days of Old Town.

05/01/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Apr 24–May 7

Give Wikipedia entries a feminist overhaul, march for workers' rights, hear from Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King, strip for Planned Parenthood, and learn how to decolonize queerness.

04/24/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Apr 17–30

March for science, write letters to Congress, eat cookies for good causes, catch a spoken-word show about race and criminal justice, and check out a new health clinic for LGBTQ Portlanders.

04/17/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Apr 10–23

March for tax transparency, learn how to protect Mt Hood, catch comedy for Planned Parenthood, and watch films about refugees, coral reefs, and Wendell Berry.

04/10/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Apr 3–16

School yourself on the Middle East and environmental justice, raise funds for Peru flood victims, hear stories from immigrants and refugees, and show your solidarity for survivors of sexual assault.

04/03/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff