Hotel Watch 2017

Suite Year? Checking In on Portland's New Hotel Boom

Here's a refresher course on hospitality industry groundbreakings, from downtown's Hi-Lo to the Pearl District's new Hilton to a Hood River cousin of the Jupiter Hotel.

01/13/2017 By Lauren Kershner and Ramona DeNies

Visual Art

Intestinal Fortitude as Art: Sean Healy’s Gut

The Portland artist’s latest show tackles expanding waistlines and cast-offs.

12/20/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Development

Major Architecture Firm Erects Old Town's First New Building in a Decade

After more than three decades transforming the city's skyline, Ankrom Moisan escapes from John's Landing.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

Shop Local

Hey, Procrastinators! Here Are the Last-Minute Holiday Gifts You Need

Five things you can snag before the weekend—while supporting Portland businesses.

12/20/2016 By Eden Dawn

Architecture

Are These Really Portland's Greatest New Buildings?

AIA Portland picks the architectural jewels of 2016.

12/15/2016 By Ko Ricker

Winter Is Here 2016

Slide Show: Winter Is Here with Portland Monthly & Columbia Sportswear

Photos from our celebration of the cold weather season and the 20th anniversary of Columbia Sportswear's flagship store

12/14/2016 Photography by Jason DeSomer

Design

Booming Sellwood Gets a Slick New Retail Concept

Designed by Waechter Architecture, the narrow Milwaukie Way alley marries old with new.

12/06/2016 By Ko Ricker

Style

Columbia Sportswear Unveils Jackets Inspired by Star Wars Prequel Rogue One

Cozier than a fresh-sliced tauntaun.

12/05/2016 By Marty Patail

Theater

Imago Theatre Unveils a Steampunk Fairy Tale Filled with Puppets

Inspired by Beauty and the Beast, La Belle was three years in the making. The result? Elaborate automata, shadow play, and trip-hop tunes.

12/05/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Lookbook

Soft, Wintry Women's Wear from Make It Good

The family operation churns out cozy dresses, sweatshirts, and ponte knit skirts in their Southeast Portland factory.

12/01/2016 By Eden Dawn

Eat With Your Eyes

First Look: Rachel’s Ginger Beer Now Open on Hawthorne

The beloved ginger brewery opens its first location outside Seattle, pouring fizzy beverages and frying up chicken sandwiches in Southeast Portland.

11/28/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Visual Art

How Do You Make Art from Displacement?

Two Portland artists have used their departure from the Troy Laundry building as inspiration for a new show, and this week marks your last chance to see it.

11/22/2016 By Jason Buehrer

Slide Show

Slide Show: Portland Monthly's The Factory: A Warhol Happening

Portlanders celebrate pop art icon Andy Warhol at the Portland Art Museum.

11/21/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff Photography by Jason DeSomer

Lookbook

How an Old Family Photo Inspired a Holiday Fashion Collection

Myriam Marcela-Dyer debuts a spectacular '70s-inspired holiday collection loaded with knits, satins, and faux furs.

11/08/2016 By Eden Dawn

LIGHT A FIRE 2016

Slide Show: Portland Monthly's 12th Annual Light a Fire Awards

Photos from our 12 annual showcase of local individuals and organizations making Portland a better place to live, love, give, and grow

10/31/2016 Photography by Mario Gallucci By Portland Monthly Staff

Architecture

Squarespace's New Portland Office Is a Masterpiece of Interior Design

Think outside the kegerator.

10/27/2016 By Ko Ricker

Edible Fact Check

This Wieden & Kennedy Food Cart Has Free Donald Trump Baloney Sandwiches

Handsome gold-embossed wrappers dress up five of the Donald's claims, debunked by fact checkers.

10/21/2016 By Webb Wright

Slideshow

Slide Show: Portland Monthly's Presidential Debate Bingo

Photos from a major, super classy night of tremendous political dialogue

10/19/2016 Photography by Ashley Anderson

Lookbook

A Peek inside Altar's Dark, Bohemian Fall Lookbook

Dreamy fall beauty and shadowy floral motifs come together in the Hawthorne boutique's latest fashion editorial.

10/18/2016 By Eden Dawn

MAKER MIXER 2016

Slide Show: Portland Monthly's 2016 Maker Mixer

Photos from our Design Annual Launch Party & Yard Grand Opening

10/10/2016 Photography by Jason DeSomer By Portland Monthly Staff