Watershed Politics

Lawrence Halprin's designs for Keller Fountain and the farms and vineyards of the Willamette Valley

05/01/2013 By Randy Gragg


Pushing Boundaries

Four decades ago, Gov. Tom McCall asked the Willamette Valley's citizens how they wanted Oregon's heartland to look in 30 years. We may need to ask again.

05/01/2013 By Randy Gragg


Design for Small Spaces: The Fifth Unit

On the tiny former site of a dilapidated garage, a new, ultra-skinny home soars.

03/22/2013 By Randy Gragg


Keep Portland Free(er)

The conundrum of historic districts

03/22/2013 By Randy Gragg


Home Furnishings for Small Spaces

Products and lessons to live by for the small house and apartment.

03/22/2013 By Randy Gragg


Design for Small Spaces

Three contemporary designs for compact times.

03/22/2013 By Randy Gragg and Amara Holstein


Public Art & Debate

A look at Portland's newest public art project, Lead Pencil Studio's Inversion: Plus Minus, now rising in the Central Eastside.

02/15/2013 By Randy Gragg


PICA Fundraiser for Plazm Founder Josh Berger

Josh Berger shined a national spotlight on many local artists, and now those artist want to help him in a time of need.

02/14/2013 By Randy Gragg


When I Learned

The impromptu history lesson that most changed my life.

01/24/2013 By Randy Gragg


Nike Comes To Town?

As Nike ponders an expansion in South Waterfront, we take a look at the company's developments elsewhere.

01/23/2013 By Randy Gragg


Sam Adams Exit Interview

Portland's departing mayor hastily answers some of our questions.

12/20/2012 By Randy Gragg


Top Doctors & Nurses 2013

Our eighth annual list of Portland's most outstanding medical professionals

12/18/2012 Edited by Randy Gragg and Martin Patail


Gallery Review: Lumber Room

Collector Sarah Miller Meigs combines guts and good eyes in her exhibition Terrain Shift.

12/17/2012 By Randy Gragg


Perfect Party 2012

The make-believe bash that brings together Portland’s biggest 2012 newsmakers

11/21/2012 By Randy Gragg and Zach Dundas


OHSU's Commuter Science

OHSU creates connections between its doctors, campuses, and the city

11/21/2012 By Randy Gragg


OHSU: 125 Years of Connection

A short history of the past and future of Oregon Health and Sciences University.

11/16/2012 By Randy Gragg Videography by Stephen Person

Visual Arts

Review: Lumber Room's Terrain Shift

Collector Sarah Meigs curates her first exhibition—photography spanning the globe—with a freedom and reach unmatched elsewhere in town. Thru Feb. 2

11/12/2012 By Randy Gragg

Editor's Note

In Memoriam: Robert Reynolds

Every dead friend leaves a void, but the loss of the Portland food culture’s BFF is deep.

10/16/2012 By Randy Gragg

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Artist Talk: Kara Walker

The controversial art star talks at Reed College on October 2 about her work exploring racism, sexuality, and violence. Her solo exhibit runs through November 18.

09/27/2012 By Randy Gragg Edited by Aaron Scott

Who We Are

Who We Are: Complete Results

Check out our complete “Who We Are” survey results … and see how Portland Monthly staffers’ answers stack up against the rest of the city.

09/26/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell and Randy Gragg