The Oregon Woman: Queen Bitch

Andi Zeisler and Bitch Media Pushed the World to See Pop Culture through Feminist Eyes

And it worked—almost too well.

03/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke

The Oregon Woman: Tough Love

Portland Women's March Organizer Margaret Jacobsen on Why Change Won't Come Easy

Meet the de facto spokesperson for a new wave of local feminism.

03/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Mar 20–Apr 2

Sip coffee with elected officials, boogie down for racial justice, learn self-care tools, and hear from Viva Las Vegas about women's bodies and the resistance.

03/20/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Mar 13–26

From films about women protecting wild places to intersectional climate justice workshops to blues dance parties, here's how to get engaged right now.

03/13/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Mar 6–19

From Roxane Gay to Matthew Desmond, activist trainings to stories from queer and POC writers, here's how to get engaged right now.

03/06/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Feb 27–Mar 12

From DACA rallies to POWFest, photography exhibits to LGBTQ history tours, here's how to get engaged right now.

02/27/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Public media

Portland Community Media Is Reborn as Open Signal

In its bright, newly renovated quarters, Open Signal offers public access to media equipment and education, with a focus on social impact.

02/23/2017 By Fiona McCann

History

Takin' It to the Streets: Portland's Protest History

From 1857 to now, which issues have galvanized our city?

02/20/2017 By Arlo Voorhees

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Feb 20–Mar 5

From concerts benefiting the ACLU to happy-hour chats about democracy to an evening of stories about Planned Parenthood, here's how to get engaged right now.

02/20/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Feb 13–26

From marches on Salem to dance parties for Planned Parenthood to comedy fundraisers for Don't Shoot Portland, here's how to get engaged right now.

02/13/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Feb 6–19

Eat waffles to benefit Bitch Media, catch a resistance-themed variety show, and learn about systemic racism and workplace discrimination.

02/06/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

First Thursday

Turn Your Protest Sign into Art in a New Portland Gallery Show

Wieden & Kennedy calls on Portlanders to donate their protest signs for a new exhibit, We the People, opening Thursday, February 2.

02/01/2017 By Fiona McCann

Activism

PDX Protests: Hundreds Rally against Trump's Immigration Order

Hundreds of demonstrators assembled at PDX International Airport to protest Trump's action blocking nationals from seven Muslim-born countries, among them volunteer lawyers offering assistance to those in need.

01/30/2017 By Fiona McCann, Margaret Seiler, and Zach Dundas

Politics

Portland Grabs Back: Photos from the Women's March

An estimated 100,000 people packed the downtown streets. Here's what we saw.

01/23/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Portland Politics

What to Do On (and Around) Inauguration Day

From marches and rallies to art workshops and comedy shows, here are 15 inauguration-related happenings to light your political fire as a new president takes office.

01/10/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Protest Cookies

Female Bakers Unleash "Cookie Grab 2017" to Raise Money for Planned Parenthood

Proceeds from the kick-ass cookie boxes, loaded with goods from 21 lady-operated Portland spots, will be delivered to Planned Parenthood on the day of Trump's inauguration.

01/06/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Essay

Why We Need Portland’s Burgeoning Hip-Hop Scene Now More Than Ever

A onetime local rapper reflects on the young talent and activism currently boosting the city’s scene.

11/14/2016 By Mac Smiff

ACTIVISM

Wieden & Kennedy Employees Shame Pro-Gun Politicians for Meaningless Tweets

A group of employees at the Portland ad agency is turning politicians' "thoughts and prayers" into a book for charity.

06/24/2016 By Lisa Dunn

RINGTONE ACTIVISM

This Ringtone of Michelle Obama Telling Men to “Be Better” Is Going Viral

My pal made me a thing as a joke. Huffington Post called him a genius.

06/24/2016 By Molly Woodstock