Everyday Activism

Fighting Food Waste Just Got Easier, Thanks to Imperfect Produce

The Bay Area–based delivery service launched in Portland in mid-August, offering “ugly” fruits and veggies for bargain prices.

08/22/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Ideas & Innovations 2017

From Tech to Sustainability to Business, 11 Big Ideas from Portland Innovators

Activist giving, gaming while black, and the rise of the “zebra”—our brightest thinkers change the conversation.

06/12/2017 Edited by Zach Dundas

Ideas & Innovations 2017: Social Entrepreneurs

4 Big Ideas Making Portland a Better City Right Now

From ice cream as brain food to the alley of the future, these local initiatives are making a difference.

06/12/2017 By Ramona DeNies and Zach Dundas

Ideas & Innovations 2017: Tech for Good

3 Portland Projects Using Tech for Good

Activist giving, gaming while black, and bots with 'tude: these projects put the soul back in tech.

06/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Arts News

Congressman Earl Blumenauer Puts Arts on the Agenda

At a forum for the arts, the US Representative unveils the winner of a high school art competition—and the reasons why he ran the contest in the first place.

06/08/2017 By Fiona McCann

Ideas & Innovations 2017: Green States Rising

Oregon's Fierce Response to Trump's Climate Move Is Just the Beginning

Green states unite in a new kind of federalism.

06/02/2017 By Zach Dundas

Editor's Note

In Response to the MAX Attacks

Here's what we've read and seen from local and national news sources about last week's fatal stabbings.

05/31/2017 By Zach Dundas and Fiona McCann

Run Wild

Portland Monthly’s Woman Up! Takes Over Sellwood Riverfront Park This Sunday

Power through a 5k run/walk/roll to raise funds for Girls Inc, then celebrate bold Oregon women with feminist social club the Perlene, the Badass Women's Protest Choir, Salt & Straw, and local nonprofits.

05/31/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke

LGBTQ

Why the Portland Pride Festival Means Even More in 2017

The LGBTQ fest is now in its fifth decade. Four locals reflect on why we still need it.

05/15/2017 By Zach Dundas

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, May 8–21

From QDoc to Reach the Beach, a runway show for Planned Parenthood to a Mother's Day run for Family Forward, here's how to get engaged right now.

05/08/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Fashion Show

An Epic Lingerie Runway Show Aims to Raise $20k for Planned Parenthood

Local boutique Lille turns 10 and celebrates with a fashion show fundraiser.

05/08/2017 By Eden Dawn

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, May 1–14

Journalist and activist Shaun King hits the Schnitz, women writers speak out against Trump, a lingerie runway show benefits Planned Parenthood, and Chinese and Japanese American elders recount the early days of Old Town.

05/01/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Apr 24–May 7

Give Wikipedia entries a feminist overhaul, march for workers' rights, hear from Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King, strip for Planned Parenthood, and learn how to decolonize queerness.

04/24/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Theater

Hip Hop Meets Theater in Spiritrials

A personal tale packs political punch in Dahlak Brathwaite's solo show.

04/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Apr 17–30

March for science, write letters to Congress, eat cookies for good causes, catch a spoken-word show about race and criminal justice, and check out a new health clinic for LGBTQ Portlanders.

04/17/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Theater

Why You Should See This Show about Rodney King (Before It Hits Netflix)

Roger Guenveur Smith’s solo show ends its four-year run right here in Portland, and it's more relevant than ever. He tells us why.

04/13/2017 By Fiona McCann

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Apr 10–23

March for tax transparency, learn how to protect Mt Hood, catch comedy for Planned Parenthood, and watch films about refugees, coral reefs, and Wendell Berry.

04/10/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Apr 3–16

School yourself on the Middle East and environmental justice, raise funds for Peru flood victims, hear stories from immigrants and refugees, and show your solidarity for survivors of sexual assault.

04/03/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Mar 27–Apr 9

Take in stories of Japanese-American incarceration, hear from Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman, celebrate feminism and free speech, and learn how to laugh through revolution with Bassem Youssef.

03/27/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Fashion for a Cause

Portland Fashion Line Raises Money for Standing Rock Water Protectors

Native American–owned line Ginew plans to send 100 percent of profits from its new tee to support legal defense funds of protesters in North Dakota.

03/21/2017 By Eden Dawn