Food Event Spotlight

Spend Election Day Raising Funds for Pueblo Unido at Queer Soup Night

The Brooklyn-based fundraising series will host its second Portland event on Nov 6.

10/30/2018 By Molly Woodstock

Light a Fire 2018

Join Us at Portland Monthly’s 14th Annual Light a Fire Awards 

Meet the people and organizations working to make our city and state a better place at our annual gala at the Portland Art Museum. Cue all the happy tears.

10/25/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Light a Fire 2018: Exceptional Volunteer

Portlander George Nicola Documents Untold Stories of the LGBTQ Movement

The GLAPN volunteer captures how change happens.

10/17/2018 By Fiona McCann

Light a Fire 2018: Emerging Leader

Portlander Olivia Katbi Smith Fights for Justice

"The community’s struggle is my struggle,” says the Democratic Socialist activist and IRCO staffer.

10/17/2018 By Sam Pape

Top Nonprofits

Meet Our 2018 Light a Fire Winners

Welcome to our annual celebration of local nonprofits, volunteers, and community projects.

10/17/2018 Edited by Fiona McCann Illustrations by Loris Lora

Election Season

Portland Musicians Rally for Affordable Housing with Oct 2 Benefit Gig

The Mississippi Studios show—featuring the likes of Kyle Morton, Mexican Gunfight, and Ashleigh Flynn—is in support of two November ballot measures.

10/02/2018 By Emma Luthy

Parties

This Women’s Collective Throws Kick-Ass Parties—and Supports Good Causes in the Process

Event production group NXT LVL takes over Portland.

09/20/2018 By Eden Dawn

Politics

Saturday's Patriot Prayer Rally Could Get Ugly. Here's a Primer.

Right-wing demonstrators and a broad coalition of counter-protestors could face off on the Portland waterfront on Aug 4. We've rounded up your essential advance reading.

08/03/2018 By Zach Dundas

Visual Art

A New Portland Gallery Puts Activism on Show

The Elisabeth Jones Art Center opened in June with exhibits on Standing Rock, climate change, and land development.

07/19/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Edible Activism

3 Deliciously Charitable Food Events Happening in July

Fight the good fight by chowing on chilaquiles, cannabis-infused ice cream, and vegan waffles.

07/09/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Secret Sauce

How Burgerville Workers Formed the First Fast-Food Union in the US

The beloved Northwest chain made history this spring, but there's plenty more work ahead.

06/19/2018 By Christine Menges and Sam Pape

Women's Work

Here Are 3 Opportunities to Hang Out with Amazing Portland Women

Swill lady-made gin, combat the wage gap, and get an earful of risky lit.

06/07/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Light a Fire

It’s Time to Nominate Portland’s Best Nonprofits and Volunteers

Who are they? You tell us! Submit your nominations for Portland Monthly’s 2018 Light a Fire awards.

05/29/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Sports

An Innovative Grassroots Soccer Tournament Takes on Homelessness

Timbers stars and community activists will kick off in the Portland Social Change Cup, harnessing street soccer for good causes.

05/25/2018 By Sam Pape

Visual Art

New Paintings by Portland Artist Henk Pander Depict the Flood That Destroyed Vanport

The Dutch-born octogenarian has produced new work for the Vanport Mosaic Festival.

05/21/2018 By Fiona McCann

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

The Oregon Woman: Changing the Game

How Brenda Tracy Combats Rape Culture in College Sports

After enduring a violent sexual assault 20 years ago, the Portlander now travels the country, speaking to athletes and advocating for change.

04/24/2018 By Jason Cohen

The Oregon Woman: Into Their Own Hands

Meet Judith Arcana, a Pioneer of '70s-Era Underground Abortion Work

Before Roe v. Wade, a group called Jane served Chicago women. Arcana, now a writer living in Portland, was part of that clandestine network.

04/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Edible Activism

Eat Tibetan Momos, Somali Sambusas, and Cuban Pastries to Support Refugee Students

Refugee Center Online’s PDX Global Eats event spotlights the food and voices of Portland-based immigrants and refugees.

04/19/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Storytelling

Can Live Storytelling Be an Antidote to Xenophobia?

With an evening of personal tales from immigrants and refugees, Portland Story Theater is betting on it.

04/04/2018 By Sarah Hutchins