Shopping

10 New Portland Stores Worth a Visit

From women's apparel to flowers to wine to home goods, these new local businesses will scratch your retail itch.

08/27/2021 By Jenni Moore

Shopping

A Custom-Built Trike Empire Grows in Portland’s Old Town

Icicle Tricycles builds everything from activewear to zine trikes.

08/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

School

Pack Your Schoolbag with These Local Back-to-School Supplies

Where to find everything from backpacks, planners, water bottles, and more while supporting Portland businesses.

08/23/2021 By Cami Hughes

Home & Garden

Livingscape Nursery’s New Owners Have Houseplant Tips for You

This Northeast Portland nursery's new owners have all the tips for burgeoning green thumbs.

08/16/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Local Artists

ILY2 Hosts Monthlong Retail Residencies in Portland’s West End

The snug space on SW Oak lets artists sell their wares and share their performances.

08/06/2021 By Conner Reed

Shop Local

My People’s Market Returns for its 7th Year

The three-day event includes over 75 different businesses owned and operated by BIPOC locals, including bakers, designers, artists, and more.

08/05/2021 By Cami Hughes

Shopping

6 Portland Thrift and Consignment Stores We Love to Shop At

Feel good about shopping at these sweet local spots.

07/19/2021 By Jenni Moore

Fashion

What Happened When Two Employees Bought This Ashland Apparel Company?

They combined YALA’s silky, sustainable clothes with livable wages, healthcare, and retirement benefits for everyone on staff.

07/08/2021 By Jenni Moore

Crafting

These Adult-Themed Cross-Stitch Kits Are Probably Not for Your Grandma

How Zoe Frost taught herself to cross-stich and started her business all within a month.

07/07/2021 By Cami Hughes

Style

This Portland Makeup Artist Is Inspired by Beer Cans

Vivi Moss recreates craft beer can designs, using her face as a canvas.

06/20/2021 By Cami Hughes

Books

Portland’s Only Brick-and-Mortar Black-Owned Bookstore Reopens on Division

Third Eye Books and Gifts will throw its doors back open on June 20 at an all-new location.

06/18/2021 By Conner Reed

Style

Portland Social Justice Apparel Brand Mimi's Fresh Tees Opens a Brick and Mortar

The three-year-old company is coming to Old Town.

06/11/2021 By Cami Hughes

Gift Guide

15 Gifts for Dad—with a Touch of Portland

Your dad likes to eat, right? We've got some gifts for dads who like to do that.

06/10/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Q&A

How Will Portland's Fashion Scene Rebound Post-COVID?

After a treacherous year for the fashion community, we asked major players what the city and state could do to help get them back on track.

06/08/2021 By Eden Dawn

Home Décor

3 Local Ceramists Show Off Their Envy-Worthy Pieces

From stately planters to chill mugs to one-of-a-kind sake sets, there’s something for everyone.

05/18/2021 By Eden Dawn

Style

It's Almost Summer Wedding Season—but Oregon's Not Making Planning Easy

Even with a brighter pandemic outlook ahead, a lack of clear guidelines is a problem for brides and grooms alike.

05/18/2021 By Christen McCurdy

Books

This Portlander Can Teach You How to Make Your Own Stylish Shoes

Rachel Corry's new book The Sandalmaking Workshop lays out everything you need—from patterns to step-by-step instructions—to make your own shoes.

05/10/2021 By Eden Dawn

Top Shops

Here Are Our Favorite Places for CBD, Edibles, and All Things Cannabis

Looking for the perfect set and setting? Look no further.

05/09/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Essay

A Thank You to Portland’s Fashion Scene

Today is my last day as style editor of Portland Monthly after 11 years. Let's walk down memory lane together and check out the hits.

05/07/2021 By Eden Dawn

Footnotes

LISTEN: Farewell, Eden Dawn

Portland Monthly says goodbye to our senior/shenanigans editor.

05/07/2021 By Gabriel Granillo With Marty Patail