From the nation’s leading wave energy expert to the inventor of the wiki to a cartoonist who pioneered a new literary genre, _Portland Monthly_ and OMSI invite you to explore the work, inspirations, and creative processes of 12 Oregonians who are changing

09/21/2011 Edited by Randy Gragg

Editor's Note

Art's Footprint

First Thursday celebrates 25 years of art walking.

08/19/2011 By Randy Gragg


Fall Arts Preview 2011

From theater and dance to a 16th-century masterpiece painting, the fall season of arts offerings is ripe with couples’ collaborations.

08/19/2011 By Randy Gragg and Anne Adams


Global Canvas

Influential gallery owner Elizabeth Leach has accomplished much in her 30-year career.

07/22/2011 By Randy Gragg

Editor’s Note

State of Refuge

07/22/2011 By Randy Gragg

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: The Birth of a Park

Parks have always been a battle between expenses and aesthetics.

06/29/2011 By Randy Gragg

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: Parks Near and Far

Reflecting on Zari Santner's three-decade career at Portland Parks

05/20/2011 By Randy Gragg

Long story [short]

The Architect

The man tasked with designing the next big expansion at the Portland Japanese Garden talks of earthquakes and architecture.

05/19/2011 By Randy Gragg


Storm Tharp at The Lumber Room

Collector Sarah Miller Meigs’ invited artist Storm Tharp to curate a show from her impressive collection for a rare public opening of her extraordinary...

05/12/2011 By Randy Gragg

Editor's Note

Editor's Note: Food by Design

Food insecurity in Oregon has created a push for community-farming programs.

04/22/2011 By Randy Gragg

Introducing: At Home

Welcome Home!

Portland Monthly’s new e-newsletter, At Home

03/29/2011 By Randy Gragg

Now See This

Artist of the Pen

Don't miss this gallery retrospective presenting Lloyd Reynolds's calligraphy, etchings, puppets books, graphic works and some rare films showcased at the Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery.

03/17/2011 By Randy Gragg

Real Estate 2011

Neighborhoods by the Numbers: 2011

We've rated Portland's best and worse neighborhoods in this year's real estate survey. See which areas of the city are up-and-coming and which ones are on a downfall.

03/15/2011 By Randy Gragg and Martin Patail

Cover Story

Portland’s Greatest Homes

From 19th-century Victorians to modernist ranches, our jury of experts debated the merits of architectural styles, design, and craftsmanship. Bask in the architectural wonder, as we take you on a virtual tour of Portland’s finest residential structures, a

03/11/2011 By Randy Gragg


True West

Kelly Reichardt and Jon Raymond’s new film _Meek's Cutoff_ is loosely based on the true story of Stephen Meek, a guide who led a wagon train on an imagined shortcut through today’s Harney County. Unlike many Westerns or road movies before it, _Meek's Cuto

03/10/2011 By Randy Gragg

Editor’s Note

A Yeon Centennial

After a century of conservationist work, collection of art and architecture, John Yeon finally gets the recognition he has long deserved.

03/09/2011 By Randy Gragg


TBA 2011: First news

Curator Cathy Edwards says “cults, demigods, proselytizing, and fracturing” are the themes for this year’s dynamic September festival of dance, music and, an...

03/03/2011 By Randy Gragg


Works of Heart

In the Portland Art Museum's expanding installation, Object Stories, people from all walks of life share their cherished objects and what they mean. The museum will host a reception o march 12 featuring Storm Large and Mayor Sam Adams.

02/14/2011 By Randy Gragg