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.

Best Burger

Portland Monthly's Burger Bracket 2020

Who makes the best burger in Portland? Vote for your favorite for a chance to win gift cards and other prizes.

03/11/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Grocery Games

PoMo Staff Make Their Location Predictions for the New Trader Joe's

The independent chain announced plans for a new location in Portland, though it's unclear where or when it will open. The PoMo staff weighs in.

02/28/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Culinary Celebration

Oregon Nabs 17 James Beard Semifinalist Nominations

Portland and beyond feel the love from this year's annual culinary awards.

02/26/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

MAX Killings

Jury: Jeremy Christian Guilty on All Charges of Stabbings on MAX

The verdict comes after an emotional three-week trial.

02/21/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Screen Time

32 Cinematic Takes on California

Films and shows to better understand the Golden State

01/21/2020 By Margaret Seiler and Portland Monthly Staff

Happiest Place on Earth?

A SoCal Family Theme Park Survival Guide

A few tips from actual parents for that trip that might cost as much as a semester of college

01/21/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Immigration

New OHS Exhibit Features Portland’s Undocumented DREAMers

The moving new exhibit mixes portraits and narratives with images of the items each one carried on their journey here.

01/16/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Great Little Shops 2019

The Ultimate Portland Shopping Cheat Sheet

Where to get the goods in each quadrant of the city

11/26/2019 Edited by Eden Dawn By Portland Monthly Staff

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