Portland's Ecotraditions

Portlander's deep connection to their surroundings has been around since... well, forever.

02/02/2011 By Randy Gragg and Melissa Dalton

tune in: television

Portlandia Premieres in NYC

We’ve hit the big time!

01/22/2011 By Randy Gragg

Editor’s Note

Private Eye

Randy Gragg gives some insight into the idea that the steady influx of East-coasters has contributed to the growing interest in private-school education in Oregon.

01/14/2011 By Randy Gragg

Editor’s Note

Bridge of Sighs

The rush-hour creep between Vancouver and Portland could lead almost anyone to conclude that traffic on the I-5 bridge over the Columbia River will only get worse.

12/22/2010 By Randy Gragg

Salem 2011

Friends With Benefits

Salem insiders agree that the key to success in the 2011 Oregon Legislature lies in trust between individuals, across party lines. We asked several lawmakers to name their BPF—best political friend—in the rival party.

12/16/2010 By Randy Gragg and Zach Dundas

On the Town

Room With a View

Curtis Knapp and Aaron Flint Jamison have tuned the 1908 Yale Union Laundry Building at SE 10th Avenue and Belmont Street into YU Center for Contemporary Arts, “a sustainable center for contemporary international avant-garde art.”

11/17/2010 By Randy Gragg

Editor's Note

December Muses

11/17/2010 By Randy Gragg


Karen Brooks on Live Wire!

Portland Monthly’s restaurant critic dishes it up on this week’s live radio broadcast.

11/03/2010 By Randy Gragg


Introducing Eat Beat

We’re expanding the menu.

10/22/2010 By Randy Gragg


30 Seconds With…Phil Stanford

Phil Stanford, author of _The Peyton-Allan Files_, a true crime story about a brutal, mysterious Portland double homicide.

10/11/2010 By Randy Gragg

Editor's Note

The Eat Beat

Portland Monthly welcomes local restaurant critic Karen Brooks as the new Food Editor just in time for the annual Best Restaurants issue.

10/07/2010 By Randy Gragg

Now Read This

River House

In her stirring memoir, River House, Sarahlee Lawrence describes a yearning to return to her rural Oregon home that’s every bit as powerful as was her youthful need to escape it.

09/13/2010 By Randy Gragg

Editor’s Note


Welcome! The Central East side is OPEN.

09/13/2010 By Randy Gragg

Food Cart City

Food Carts: The Book of Genesis

_Cartopia: Portland's Food Cart Revolution_ charts the development of the city's food cart culture.

08/17/2010 By Randy Gragg


Food Cart City

Portland's ever-expanding constellations of food carts have made us one of the top destinations in the world for street fare.

08/17/2010 By Randy Gragg, Zach Dundas, and Rachel Ritchie


Fall Arts Preview 2010

Introducing Portland's arts line-up for the fall season!

08/16/2010 By Randy Gragg, John Chandler, and Anne Adams


Political Stagecraft

Portland Monthly Editor in Chief Randy Gragg takes a look and Portland's possible new culture tax.

08/16/2010 By Randy Gragg


Up With Umpqua

Find out how Oregon's Umpqua Bank has managed to come out of the recession as Oregon's largest bank.

07/15/2010 By Randy Gragg


Second Halfs

Chris Dudley, infamous NBA ex-star, turns Republican gubernatorial candidate.

07/15/2010 By Randy Gragg

Editor’s Note

Bootstrap Medicis

07/14/2010 By Randy Gragg