Analysis

Traffic Stops Are About to Change in Portland

It's just the latest shift in a seismic year of back-and-forths with the Portland Police Bureau.

06/22/2021 By Julia Silverman

News & Events

Oregon's Day of Empathy Centers Women, Dignity, and Criminal Justice Reform

The national event aims to shine a light on individuals impacted by the criminal legal system.

03/01/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

True Crime

The Zodiac Crimes and ‘Zynchronicity’

In the codes and on the calendar, here is just some of the Zynchronicity around Richard Gaikowski, a suspect in the Zodiac killings.

12/16/2020 By Jordan Michelman

Feature

What If You Solved the Zodiac Killer Mystery and No One Believed You?

Tom Voigt thinks he knows who was behind the crime of the century.

12/16/2020 By Jordan Michelman

Footnotes

LISTEN: Why Stenography Matters in Oregon Today

Stephanie Gehring on the importance of courtroom reporters and stenographers and why the shift toward digital recordings matters.

10/30/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Feature

Who Is Committing Violence Against Trans Women?

Two Portland organizers explain how transmisogyny and oppression are structural—and how we can fight back.

10/02/2020 By Tuck Woodstock Illustrations by Ebin Lee

History

Sad, Bad Times: A Look at the Darker Side of Portland’s Past

Not everything in the Rose City has been rosy.

09/06/2020 By Sam Pape

Dead Air

An Oregon Reporter’s Obsession with a 30-Year-Old Murder Is Your Next Podcast Binge

'Murder in Oregon' asks who really killed the state’s former corrections department chief.

02/25/2020 By Zach Dundas

MAX Killings

Jury: Jeremy Christian Guilty on All Charges of Stabbings on MAX

The verdict comes after an emotional three-week trial.

02/21/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Law and Order

Nearly 3 Years After the Horrific MAX Attack, Jeremy Christian Goes on Trial

Jury selection in the trial of Jeremy Christian begins on Tuesday.

01/20/2020 By Julia Silverman

News

After New Year's Day Break-In, Passages Bookshop Is Back in Business

Owner David Abel is still looking for the stolen books, including rare works by Andy Warhol and Samuel Beckett.

01/17/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

True Crime

A Beloved Culinary Instructor Was Murdered. What Happened Next Was Stranger Than Fiction.

The plot seemed pulled straight from a bad romance novel, but friends and family are left wondering: why did Dan Brophy die?

05/31/2019 By Ciara O'Rourke

Block Buster

How One $50,000 Bust Revealed an Underworld of Portland Lego Crime

We investigate the teeny black market, brick by brick.

01/29/2019 By Marty Patail

History

7 Infamous Oregon Crimes (Besides D. B. Cooper)

From murders to bank robberies, we take a peek at the state's grisly past.

12/21/2018 By Allison Place

Crime

How a Botched Oregon Heist Led to the Birth of FBI Forensics

Back in 1923, three brothers staged a not-so-great train robbery.

12/21/2018 By Michelle DeVona

PDX Index

Can Portland's 911 Call Center Step Up Its Game?

Here's a look at the numbers.

11/20/2018 By James Stevens

Trophy Case

This Portland-Made Bracelet Has One Wild Backstory

Involving a waterlogged bronze babe and a full-on police investigation.

08/14/2018 By Alena Willbur

Books

A Portland Writer Tracks a Grisly 1849 Murder

Paul Collins's new book, Blood and Ivy, exhumes a once-infamous doctor-on-doctor crime.

07/20/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Television

This Portland Woman Spent 12 Years in Prison—for a Murder She Didn't Commit

New true crime series Evidence of Innocence tells an all-too-common story.

06/08/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Dark Waters

A New Book Asks Questions about a Mother Turned Killer

In To the Bridge, Portland author Nancy Rommelmann attempts to comprehend an incomprehensible crime.

05/22/2018 By Fiona McCann