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.

Presidential Plans

What Should President Biden Do on His Portland Trip?

We’ve put together an itinerary for no. 46, who will be in town Thursday to discuss infrastructure and, presumably, eat a LOT of ice cream.

04/18/2022 By Portland Monthly Staff

Outdoors

Who's Left Behind by Oregon’s Ever-Growing Trail Permit System?

Last year's permit rollout at Three Sisters, Mount Jefferson, and Mount Washington was rife with no-shows. This season looks to address access and equity.

02/18/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Travel

PDX Debuts Newly Renovated Concourse B for Alaska Airlines

38-foot-high windows, 10 gates, and 1 very cool new addition to the country’s best airport.

12/08/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Outdoors

What to Do in Oregon in December

Hop aboard the Holiday Express, hunt for ornaments in the Willamette and Umpqua National Forests, and more

11/30/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Travel

Alaska Airlines to Offer Boxed Water and Paper Cups on All Flights

The move is part of the airline's goal to reduce its inflight waste and achieve net zero emissions by 2040.

11/03/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Outdoors

What to Do in Oregon in November

ZooLights at the Oregon Zoo, Día de los Muertos at Zenger Farm, Run to Stay Warm in Eugene, and more

11/02/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Outdoors

What to Do in Oregon in October

Visit Halloweentown, explore PNW hops, learn about mushrooms, and more this spooky season

09/30/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pets

At a Loss This Weekend? May We Suggest a Catio Tour?

The 9th annual Catio Tour, hosted by the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon and the Portland Audubon, seeks to inspire cat owners to build their own catio.

09/10/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Outdoors

What to Do in Oregon in September

The Oregon State Fair, Pendleton Round-Up, yoga among the dahlias, and other fun around the state.

09/03/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pets

Meet Our Portland Monthly Pups

It's National Dog Day, so we're showing off our PoMo pups.

08/26/2021 With Portland Monthly Staff

Travel & Outdoors

As National Park Service Turns 105, Entrance to These PNW National Parks Is Free

Crater Lake National Park, Lewis and Clark Historical Park, Fort Vancouver Historical Site, and more are free this Wednesday.

08/23/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Education

Oregon K–12 Children Will Be Required to Mask in School This Fall

Gov. Kate Brown has directed the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Education to require masks for K–12 schools statewide.

07/29/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Top Shops

Here Are Our Favorite Places for CBD, Edibles, and All Things Cannabis

Looking for the perfect set and setting? Look no further.

05/09/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: An Art Heist, a Historical Adventure, and a Forgotten Tribute to Andy Warhol

The content in our queues, from Netflix's This Is a Robbery to the oeuvre of Dee Wallace.

04/15/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: A Local Audiobook, an Apocalyptic Opus, and More

The content in our queues, from Jaime Schmidt's Supermaker to Lana Del Rey's Norman Fucking Rockwell!

04/08/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: RoboCop, Nomadland, and More

The content in our queues, from a pulpy ’80s classic to a current Oscar hopeful

03/18/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Coronavirus

Oregonians Reflect on One Year with the Coronavirus

Nosy questions about a year in lockdown

02/28/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: In & Of Itself, Tove Lo, and More

The content in our queues, from a heart-filling magic show to a Swedish pop banger

02/25/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: Barb and Star, To All the Boys, and More

The content in our queues, from Kristen Wiig’s loopy latest to a refreshing trilogy-ender

02/18/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

News

Portland Got Snow and We Took Pictures

We sent our editors out to capture the frozen fun.

02/12/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff