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

Comedy

Randy Rainbow Brings His Sassy Show Tunes to Portland

The pink-spectacled satirist takes his internet hits on the road. He dishes on accidental activism and the carousel of crazy.

04/03/2018 By Fiona McCann

Take Action

With a Food Pantry and Home Delivery, This Nonprofit Serves Low-Income Portlanders

Last year, Lift Urban Portland distributed some 250,000 pounds of food in its fight against hunger.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Take Action

How Urban Gleaners Fights Hunger in Portland

The nonprofit delivers food to some 6,000 people each week.

02/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Hiking

This Oregon Guidebook Spotlights Two Coastal Forests

The Sierra Club wants you to fall in love with the Clatsop and Tillamook State Forests.

02/20/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Immigration

An Ex-Border Patrol Agent on the Futility of Building a Wall

Memoirist Francisco Cantú discusses the need to translate empathy to action ahead of his upcoming reading at Powell’s.

02/14/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Political Art

A New Portland Art Exhibit Takes On Trump

Agent Orange at Wieden & Kennedy showcases the work of illustrator Edel Rodriguez.

01/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

Theater

A New Portland Play Takes On Climate Change—For Hours

Award-winning playwright E. M. Lewis breaks down her five-hour epic, Magellanica.

01/16/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Politics

In 2017, Portland Politics Was All About the #Resistance

Pink hats marched. Our senators stepped up. Progressive reform took shape in the heart of the solid-blue West Coast. Will it make a difference? We'll keep you in suspense.

12/22/2017 By Zach Dundas

Music

Watch Portugal. The Man Sing Oasis in Bed

The group joins a stellar lineup for this year’s Bedstock festival to raise funds for kids with cancer.

12/19/2017 By Fiona McCann

Video Games

This Video Game Tells People to Stop Touching Black Women’s Hair

Hair Nah, designed by Wieden & Kennedy art director Momo Pixel, follows a black woman as she attempts to reach her travel destination—while swatting away grabby hands.

11/30/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Everyday Activism

A Massive, Food-Fueled Fundraiser for Puerto Rico Comes to Portland Next Week

Ataula, Han Oak, Lardo, Stumptown, and more host seven days of special feasts to raise money for Americans in need.

11/28/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Film

A New Portland Movie Grapples with Gentrification

Priced Out zooms in on recent changes in the Albina neighborhood.

10/31/2017 By Fiona McCann

Top Nonprofits

Meet Our 2017 Light a Fire Winners

Every year, we honor Portland’s most innovative community leaders and volunteers.

10/16/2017 Edited by Marty Patail

Light a Fire 2017: Lifetime Achievement

How Antoinette Edwards Takes Care of Portland's At-Risk Youth

It's been over four decades, and she's not giving up.

10/16/2017 By Fiona McCann