Books

A New Cultural Atlas Spotlights the Cities of the Upper Left

The story of Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco, told via gorgeously illustrated maps, from two PSU geography professors and their student collaborators.

09/01/2021 By Julia Silverman

Pomo Picks

10 Can't-Miss Shows Coming to Portland This Fall

John Waters, Hasan Minhaj, and Perfume Genius are coming to town—plus, local favorites like the Portland Book Festival and Time-Based Art Festival return.

08/24/2021 By Conner Reed

Interview

James Patterson Talks His New, Portland-Set Thriller

The 74-year-old discusses his new Beaver State thriller, getting dinner with the Clintons, and his upcoming collaboration with Dolly Parton.

08/13/2021 By Conner Reed

Books

In Easy Crafts for the Insane, the Inventor of “Adulting” Rebuilds Herself One Paper Star at a Time

Kelly Williams Brown had a terrible 700 days. In a new memoir, she talks about how paper folding helped her through it.

07/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo PIcks

Top Things to Do in Portland This Week: June 23–30

A performance from PETE, the Vanport Mosaic Festival winds down, and Brown Calculus hits Zidell Yards.

06/24/2021 By Conner Reed and Nick Campigli

Books

Portland’s Only Brick-and-Mortar Black-Owned Bookstore Reopens on Division

Third Eye Books and Gifts will throw its doors back open on June 20 at an all-new location.

06/18/2021 By Conner Reed

Books

Genevieve Hudson’s Buzzy Novel Boys of Alabama Addresses Southern Masculinity and More

The South, says Hudson, “feels like the landscape culturally and emotionally that shaped me to be who I am.”

06/16/2021 By Aliya Hall

Footnotes

LISTEN AGAIN: What Albert Camus's 'The Plague' Can Teach Us About the Pandemic

Courtney Campbell on The Plague, the lessons we’ve learned from this pandemic, and how philosophy will continue to play a role in our everyday lives.

06/11/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Gift Guide

15 Gifts for Dad—with a Touch of Portland

Your dad likes to eat, right? We've got some gifts for dads who like to do that.

06/10/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Q&A

Writing, Memory, and Mental Health: An Interview with Portland Writer Emilly Prado

Her new book, Funeral for Flaca, hits shelves July 1.

06/06/2021 By Nick Campigli

Comics

Regina King Will Direct an Adaptation of Portland Comic Bitter Root

"I remember going to see Batman in the theater in 1989, and I never thought I'd have the opportunity to experience that in my own way," says the comic...

05/12/2021 By Conner Reed

Book Review

Gregory Gourdet's New Cookbook Blends His Love of Global Flavors and Paleo Foods

Plus: a recipe for grilled carrots and a spicy pineapple turmeric smoothie.

05/11/2021 By Karen Brooks

Books

This Portlander Can Teach You How to Make Your Own Stylish Shoes

Rachel Corry's new book The Sandalmaking Workshop lays out everything you need—from patterns to step-by-step instructions—to make your own shoes.

05/10/2021 By Eden Dawn

Interview

Portland Author Willy Vlautin Talks Gentrification and the Changing City

His new book, The Night Always Comes, is out this month.

04/30/2021 By Fiona McCann

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: PoMo Kids’ Picks

The content in our children’s queues, including YA lit, lemurs, hilarious memes, all-caps WEIRD anime, and this obscure show called The Simpsons

04/22/2021 By William Berrier, Gustav Engler, Jane Engler, Cormac McCann Shafer, Finn McCann Shafer, Max Novak, and Moira Novak

Profile

Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner Is Ready to Feel Again

With the release of her first book, Crying in H Mart, and third album, Jubilee, the Eugene native is exorcising her grief and looking for somet...

04/16/2021 By Conner Reed

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: An Art Heist, a Historical Adventure, and a Forgotten Tribute to Andy Warhol

The content in our queues, from Netflix's This Is a Robbery to the oeuvre of Dee Wallace.

04/15/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Footnotes

LISTEN: How Beverly Cleary Wrote about Motherhood, Parenting, and Portland

Portland Monthly’s news editor talks with Portland-based author Lydia Kiesling about the late writer's enduring legacy.

04/09/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Pomo Picks

Pop Culture Worth Your Time: A Local Audiobook, an Apocalyptic Opus, and More

The content in our queues, from Jaime Schmidt's Supermaker to Lana Del Rey's Norman Fucking Rockwell!

04/08/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Essay

What Ramona Quimby Taught Me about Taking Up Space

YA author and Portlander Renée Watson on how meeting Ramona Quimby changed her life.

03/30/2021 By Renée Watson