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.

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

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Mar 27–Apr 9

Take in stories of Japanese-American incarceration, hear from Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman, celebrate feminism and free speech, and learn how to laugh through revolution with Bassem Youssef.

03/27/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

The Oregon Woman: Follow Along

19 Oregon Women You Must Follow on Social Media

Pundits, belly-laugh makers, deep thinkers, and eye candy generators: here are the local ladies to follow on Instagram and Twitter.

03/20/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Mar 20–Apr 2

Sip coffee with elected officials, boogie down for racial justice, learn self-care tools, and hear from Viva Las Vegas about women's bodies and the resistance.

03/20/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Mar 13–26

From films about women protecting wild places to intersectional climate justice workshops to blues dance parties, here's how to get engaged right now.

03/13/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Not-So-Humble Brag

From Punk-Rock Pizza to Oregon’s Last Great Election, Portland Monthly Up for 8 National Awards

The City and Regional Magazine Association has just announced its 2017 award finalists, and Portland Monthly has many reasons to celebrate.

03/09/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

International Women’s Day

Here’s What Happens When Women Go on Strike

Portland Monthly’s editorial staff is 69 percent women.

03/08/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Mar 6–19

From Roxane Gay to Matthew Desmond, activist trainings to stories from queer and POC writers, here's how to get engaged right now.

03/06/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Feb 27–Mar 12

From DACA rallies to POWFest, photography exhibits to LGBTQ history tours, here's how to get engaged right now.

02/27/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Feb 20–Mar 5

From concerts benefiting the ACLU to happy-hour chats about democracy to an evening of stories about Planned Parenthood, here's how to get engaged right now.

02/20/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Feb 13–26

From marches on Salem to dance parties for Planned Parenthood to comedy fundraisers for Don't Shoot Portland, here's how to get engaged right now.

02/13/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Brunch

6 Classic Brunch Spots Every Portlander Must Know

From deep-fried to dim sum, these are our favorite morning meals.

02/13/2017 Videography by Sika Stanton By Portland Monthly Staff