Local Business

These Portlanders Have Closed Their Own Shops. But That Isn't All They're Missing.

We asked Toffee Club’s Niki Diamond to tell us about a dearly departed outlet she’s mourning, and then kept the shout-outs going.

12/02/2020 By Julia Silverman

Food News

Multnomah County Grants Now Available to Restaurants & Food Carts

Applications for the small grants are open until December 15.

11/30/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Gift Guide

20 Locally Made Gifts Under $50

Our local stores need your help more than ever this year—and luckily they've got oodles of goodies to suit a more modest budget.

11/27/2020 By Fiona McCann and Eden Dawn

holiday shopping

Your Definitive Guide to Shopping Local This Holiday Season

Online and COVID-safe, in-person maker markets are still happening this year. We have all the info to make your pandemic shopping easy and help give struggli...

11/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Shopping

Sno-Parks, State Parks & Beyond: Give the Gift of Wilderness Parking Passes

“Honey, I got you a present at the DMV.”

11/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler and Wriik Maui

Shopping

Portland Monthly's Local Holiday Gift Guide

This year it’s more important than ever to get those holiday gifts locally for everyone on your list. We can help.

11/24/2020 Edited by Eden Dawn Photography by Michael Novak

Footnotes

LISTEN: Happy 90th Birthday, Darcelle!

Portland Monthly style editor Eden Dawn celebrates drag queen and fashion icon Darcelle's 90th birthday by revisiting a The Long Play interview from 2...

11/20/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Small Business

What Can Small Businesses Expect Under a Biden Administration?

Better PPP funding, more reasonable loan structures, and even student debt cancellation. The question is: Can he do it?

11/12/2020 By Eden Dawn

Small Business

Rally the Troops, Enchanted Forest Needs Us

Between the pandemic and the wildfires, Oregon's most loved amusement park is in peril and is asking for our help.

10/29/2020 By Eden Dawn

Live Event

Pennie Lane and Rolling Stone Editor Ben Fong-Torres Talk 20 Years of Almost Famous

The two join up for a one-night-only conversation to raise funds for Portland Center Stage.

10/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Beauty

Get High while Getting a Pedicure in the Comfort of Your Own Home

Nail artist Nomi Miraj comes to your door (masked and with gloves) for chill spa times.

10/15/2020 By Eden Dawn

Fashion

Vanishing Higher-Ed Hasn’t Put a Damper on These Portland Fashion Schools

The colleges have closed, but the options for getting a fashion industry education in town abound.

10/04/2020 By Eden Dawn

Fashion

Get an Instant Glow-Up with These Local Earrings

Make a statement on your next Zoom meeting.

10/04/2020 By Eden Dawn

Footnotes

LISTEN: Retail and Fashion in a Coronavirus World, with Eden Dawn

Portland Monthly editor-in-chief Marty Patail talks with style editor Eden Dawn about how retail and fashion in Portland are adapting to the coronavirus.

10/02/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Kids

May Your Kids Never Be Bored Again with These Local Toys

We asked the owners of three beloved local shops about their popular pandemic toys for the bored, the brave, and the incorrigibly boisterous.

10/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

Art & Design

These 5 Local BIPOC Artists Are Bringing Awareness to the BLM Movement

Where words tend to fall short, design brings alarming truths.

09/23/2020 By Sam Pape

Fashion

Sávila Pairs Bold Visuals with Soothing Sounds

The three-piece Portland band looks forward by looking back.

09/23/2020 By Conner Reed

Runway

Fade to Light Is Back with a Covid-Tastic Fashion Show

There will be a digital runway—pandemics be damned!

09/22/2020 By Eden Dawn

Save Our Shops

Here's How You Can Help Portland's Small Businesses Right Now

PDXSOS offers a few tips to help you support small businesses, and most of them won't cost you a dime.

08/31/2020 By Eden Dawn

Food News

At the Grocery Store, a Push to Re-Up Hazard Pay

Employees at New Seasons say the pandemic's not over, so their bonus pay shouldn't be either.

08/27/2020 By Julia Silverman