Light a Fire

There’s Still Time to Nominate Your Favorite Nonprofit for Light a Fire

We’ve extended our deadline for nominations to July 31 – get yours in now!

07/28/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Make Racism Wrong Again

What Do You Do When You Recieve a Racist Threat in the Mail?

If you're Mimi Adams, you fight the hate.

07/11/2020 By Fiona McCann

Black Lives Matter

Who’s the Portland Opera Singer with a Viral Video and a TV Invitation from Kelly Clarkson?

Meet Emmanuel Henreid, and his new project, Livin' in the Light.

07/04/2020 By Fiona McCann

Systemic Change

Beyond the Police: Progressive Organizers in Portland Try to Harness the Moment

At rallies and demonstrations, there's talk of universal preschool, tenants' rights, and more.

06/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Black Lives Matter

An Emergency Fund for Black Portlanders Aims to Raise $1 Million

The Black Resilience Fund has raised more than $500,000 to date, with thousands applying for help.

06/17/2020 By Fiona McCann

Essay

Can White Portland's Fragility Handle a Megaquake?

Nope. But here we are anyway.

06/16/2020 By Tiara Darnell

Politics

Want to Know How to Get Rid of Trump? Dan Pfeiffer Has Some Ideas

Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again sets out a clear blueprint for ridding the country of its current administration.

02/21/2020 By Fiona McCann

Climate Warriors

These High Schoolers Are Tired of Waiting for Adults to Curb Climate Change

The world has Greta Thunberg. Portland has Charlie Abrams and Jeremy Clark.

01/21/2020 By Sarah Mirk

Immigration

New OHS Exhibit Features Portland’s Undocumented DREAMers

The moving new exhibit mixes portraits and narratives with images of the items each one carried on their journey here.

01/16/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Menstruation

Period Activists Call For An End to the Tampon Tax

A menstrual equity movement born in Portland goes national

10/18/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Sweet, Sweet Activism

'Big A$$ Bake Sale' Hawks Portland’s Best Goodies to Support Immigrants

More than 40 local bakeries and restaurants gather at Cookshop on Sept. 7 to raise funds for RAICES, a border nonprofit that provides legal services to immigrants.

09/03/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Light a Fire

These 12 Local Nonprofits and Individuals Are Changing the World

These are the 2019 winners of Portland Monthly's 15th-annual Light a Fire Awards.

08/30/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Light a Fire 2019

Nominate Your Favorite Nonprofit Now!

We’ve extended the deadline for nominations for Portland Monthly’s 2019 Light a Fire awards. Get on it!

07/03/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Spotlight

Zanele Mutepfa-Rhone Wants to Give Working Women a Platform

The Here to Stay series celebrates diverse business women through panel discussions and party vibes.

06/17/2019 By Eden Dawn

The 15th Annual Light a Fire Awards

Know a Nonprofit That Deserves an Award?

Submit your nominations for Portland Monthly’s 2019 Light a Fire awards now.

05/22/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Activism

Angry About Alabama and Want to Support Pro-Choice Groups? Here’s How.

Last week, Alabama signed into law the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation.

05/20/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Education

Tens of Thousands Gather in Portland to Protest Education Funding

Teachers, students, and parents flocked to Waterfront Park to demand more funding for public schools.

05/08/2019 By Fiona McCann

The Oregon Woman 2019

These Are the Women Working to Make Oregon a Better Place Right Now

From indigenous activists and creative super-nerds to executive directors and prison educators, here are the women forging dramatic change in our state.

04/23/2019 Edited by Kelly Clarke

The Oregon Woman 2019

One Indigenous Activist Is Making a Place for Two Spirit People in Portland

Candi Brings Plenty has a history of making change happen.

04/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

Trophy Case

This Portland-Made Bracelet Honors a Civil Rights Landmark

Betsy & Iya's Selma Bridge cuff transforms a style statement into a political one. (Ava DuVernay is a fan.)

02/26/2019 By Eden Dawn