Mama Sans Drama

7 Oh-So-Portland Ways to Celebrate Mom

Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Don’t just take her to brunch again.

05/02/2018 By Sarah Hutchins and Kelly Clarke

Woman Up!

Make Art, Rock Out, and Plot Career Domination at Portland Monthly’s Woman Up! Event

Our second annual wellness and empowerment bonanza boasts a roster of hands-on experiences to inspire creativity and get you where you want to go.

04/25/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Style

Hair and Makeup Maven, Renegade Artist … and Sea Captain?

Get to know Portlander Randi Whipple before she ships out.

04/24/2018 By Eden Dawn

Beardly Beauty

Behold the Most Fabulously Decorated Beards in the World

From glitter to googly eyes, this Portland duo turns facial hair into a work of art.

04/12/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Mississippi/Williams: Shops

15 Perfectly Portland Shops in the N Mississippi/Williams Neighborhood

Vinyl records and fancy salts to natural oddities and feminist art, this hip 'hood stocks all our local obsessions.

11/01/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Staff

Style Spotlight

North Portland's Cloak & Dagger Is the Cheers of Barbershops

The two-year-old N Williams barbershop combines a welcoming bar-like vibe with serious styling talent.

09/26/2017 By Kayla Brock

Trophy Case

8 Winning Portland Design Finds

From beautiful brass mobiles to bold boxing gloves for women, these locally designed goods are a step above.

09/21/2017 By Eden Dawn

Body Talk

Portland's Bloom Beauty Summit Showcases Celebrity Stylists of Color

Join makeup artists, hairstylists, and life coaches for a two-day natural beauty expo.

09/18/2017 By Kayla Brock

Sweat Equity

An All-Natural Portland Deodorant Brand Goes Big

Schmidt's started in a Foster-Powell home. Now it's got a massive factory and a Florida-based investor.

09/13/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Division/Clinton: Shops

10 Perfectly Portland Shops in the Division/Clinton Neighborhood

Prepare for a trove of chic threads, comic-book finds, stylish stationery, and lady-approved sex toys.

08/08/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke

Everyday Activism

You Can Now Support Homeless LGBTQ Youth by Washing Your Hair

Rudy’s Barbershop is donating bottles of its new unisex product line to Portland’s Outside In, among other organizations.

03/28/2017 By Meagan Nolan

Everyday Activism

A Local Waxing Salon Is Raising Funds to Help Transgender Portlanders

Babe Wax’s WaxFund program provides gender-affirming waxing services to low-income transwomen and trans-feminine folks.

03/16/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Hair to the Throne

This Is the Guy Who Gives Portland’s Top Chefs Amazing Hair

Emmanuel Santana coifs the likes of Gregory Gourdet, Gabriel Rucker, and B.J. Smith.

01/23/2017 By Chad Walsh

Winter Relaxation: Hello Darkness

A Step-by-Step Guide to Float Tanks

Sensory deprivation for dummies.

12/20/2016 By Marty Patail

Winter Relaxation: Pure Bathing Culture

These Korean Spas Will Heal Everything That Ails You

I-5 North: unlikely route to serenity.

12/20/2016 By Margaret Seiler and Amy Martin

Winter Relaxation: Survival Guide

13 Secrets of Winter Relaxation Every Portlander Must Know

From cheap massages to board games to cuddly kitties, here’s how to survive the season.

12/20/2016 By Eden Dawn, Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Molly Woodstock, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke

Winter Relaxation: Floating World

Welcome to Portland’s Flashiest New Spa

Knot Springs boasts soaking pools, panoramic views, and Pendleton towels.

12/20/2016 By Zach Dundas

Body Talk

Claybia Workshops Offer Healing, Self-Acceptance, and a Heck of a Conversation Piece

Come for the amazing pun, stay for the body positivity and arts & crafts time. (NSFW?)

09/22/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Body Talk

Treat Yo’self to Cruelty-Free Body Care with The Compassionate Chick’s Guide to DIY Beauty

A four-ingredient, gluten-free, vegan black forest chocolate cake face mask? Yeah, we’ve got the recipe.

08/19/2016 By Molly Woodstock

BEAUTY BEAT

Shape Brows to Perfection with One Local Wonder Product

Eyebrows. We all have them, but how should we shape them? This Portland product will help do the trick.

07/27/2016 By Claire Colby