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

These 12 Local Nonprofits and Individuals Are Changing the World

These are the 2019 winners of Portland Monthly's 15th-annual Light a Fire Awards.

08/30/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

The Shakedown

What’s the Deal with the Portland Winterhawks?

On the ice with our junior hockey team, who start their 44th season September 21

08/27/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

The Shakedown

OK, What's the Deal with Pink Martini?

We size up Portland’s adult contemporary party band, 25 years in.

07/24/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Light a Fire 2019

Nominate Your Favorite Nonprofit Now!

We’ve extended the deadline for nominations for Portland Monthly’s 2019 Light a Fire awards. Get on it!

07/03/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

The Shakedown

IPA... Why Does Portland Love It So?

A hard look at Oregon’s signature craft brew

06/25/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Best Summer Ever

20 Totally FREE Things to Do in Portland This Summer

From costumed bike rides to movies in the park to jazz beneath the St. Johns Bridge, here's how to make this summer your best—and cheapest—yet.

06/03/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

The Shakedown

The 2019 World Naked Bike Ride Happens June 29

We take a look (maybe not too close a look, OK?) at the annual Pedalpalooza event.

05/28/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

The 15th Annual Light a Fire Awards

Know a Nonprofit That Deserves an Award?

Submit your nominations for Portland Monthly’s 2019 Light a Fire awards now.

05/22/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Activism

Angry About Alabama and Want to Support Pro-Choice Groups? Here’s How.

Last week, Alabama signed into law the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation.

05/20/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Activism

April 28 Is National Superhero Day. Who Is Your Favorite Local Superhero?

We offer our picks for fictional and living, breathing legends.

04/27/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

The Shakedown

So What's the Deal With Morning, Anyway?

We size up the earliest time of day.

04/23/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Gift Guide

From Hot Sauce to CBD Lotion, 5 Gifts for Mom That Aren't Macaroni Art

Forget the earrings and perfume. Here's what Portland moms really need.

04/22/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Insider’s Guide 2019: Expert Picks

Juicy Tips From Insiders on How to Make the Most out of Portland

From concierges to baristas, local experts give us their picks for how to enjoy the city like a pro.

03/26/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Insider’s Guide 2019: Quadrant Breakdown

Where to Eat, Shop, and Play in All 5 Portland Quadrants

Plus hot insider tips from local experts.

03/26/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

The Shakedown

Tax Day Is Upon Us. This Again?

To fund or not to fund the government?

03/26/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Announcement

Say What Now? Portland Monthly Has a Brand-New Daily Newsletter

Dispatch is your insider's guide to Portland, delivered to your inbox every weekday morning.

02/08/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Good Riddance

Send Out 2018 with These 7 New Year's Eve Concerts

From local rage masters Summer Cannibals to a honky-tonk holiday show, here's how to ring in the new year in musical style.

12/20/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Best of the Year

Portland Monthly's Top Longreads of 2018

Tonya Harding. Wolves vs. dogs. Zombie-filled video games. Greg Walden. Quaker sex cults. Here are 12 of our best in-depth stories from the past year.

12/13/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Breaking News

Stop What You’re Doing: Michelle Obama Is Portland-Bound

The queen of everything won't be here until February, but tickets go on sale THIS WEEK. 

12/11/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

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