Shoe Gazing

Beyond Nike and Adidas: Shoes Are Big Business in Portland

A totally cosmic look at the brightest stars—and the up-and-comers—in our local sneaker industry’s footwear firmament.

11/22/2022 By Julia Silverman

Sustainable Style

Portland-Based Streetwear Brand Unless Collective Sets Up Shop in Union Way

The Portland streetwear brand, with a new storefront downtown, designs its 100 percent plant-based apparel to completely biodegrade.

09/13/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Footwear

The Best Photos from Sneaker Week PDX 2022

The annual event, taking place August 4–10, brings out the city’s most cultured and creative enthusiasts in the footwear industry.

08/09/2022 By Dalila Brent

Business

A New Generation of Footwear Start-Ups Takes their Shot in Portland

Many of the Rose City-based brands have founders with roots at Nike, Adidas and Columbia—like Velous, which is making recovery sandals

05/26/2022 By Julia Silverman

Style

Portland's New Activewear School Gets Designers Closer to That Dream Job

And it boasts a workspace that would make Tim Gunn clap with joy.

07/17/2018 By Eden Dawn

Longreads

Portland Monthly's Top Longreads of 2016

A trailblazing AIDS researcher. The future of weed. A hidden gorge. The illegal wildlife trade. A radical theory about Portland's origin story. Here are 12 of our best in-depth stories from the past year.

12/22/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Shoe Wars

Why Do Shoe Companies Keep Suing Each Other?

Especially Adidas.

09/13/2016 By Marty Patail

FEATURE

Spring's Best Portland Outdoor and Sports Gear

We explore Portland's booming activewear industry with a look at this season's coolest new gear—and the five best locally designed sports bras.

04/12/2013 By Zach Dundas With Rachel Ritchie and Rachel Rasmussen