Art

Jailbreak Studios Provides Minority Artists Opportunity to Showcase Their Work

The Southeast storefront sells and exhibits work from local queer, POC, and female artists.

12/10/2019 By Alli Weseman

Party for a Cause

Celebrate Portland Monthly’s 2019 Light a Fire Award Winners in Person

Get ready for all the feels at our 15th annual nonprofit and volunteer awards gala at the Oregon Convention Center November 21.

11/12/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Events

Three Ways to Party for A Good Cause This Fall

Eighties-themed costume bashes and rock and roll blowouts to Latina art exhibits: let loose and feel good about yourself doing it.

09/19/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Shop Local

My People’s Market Returns with 130-Plus Portland Entrepreneurs of Color

On Saturday, June 1, dozens of POC-owned businesses gather at the US Postal Service Building for the popular market's fourth incarnation.

05/30/2019 By Conner Reed

Signal Boost

This Yearlong Program Provides a Platform for Black Filmmakers in Portland

Open Signal Labs provides everything from cameras and money to local acting talent and mentoring.

05/28/2019 By Emma Mannheimer

Festivals

5 Events You Can't Miss at This Year's Vanport Mosaic Festival

From a walking tour to watercolors to documentaries about Mulugeta Seraw and the 2017 MAX attack, here's what to catch at the fourth annual fest.

05/22/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson and Fiona McCann

Connections

Portland in Color’s First Live Event Connects Creatives and Industry Experts

The online hub for black, Indigenous, and/or people of color artists expands with networking party Rose City Rolodex.

05/07/2019 By Kelly Clarke

The Oregon Woman 2019

6 Amazing Oregon Women-Led Projects

From serious documentaries to full-contact football to sex education, here are six local projects changing the game.

04/23/2019 By Sarah Mirk, Margaret Seiler, Ryan Ashby, Kelly Clarke, and Rebecca Jacobson

Wellness: Bust a Move

Cully's Nonprofit Workout Studio Puts Community First

(com)motion brings Portland together with dance parties, karate classes, and body-positive yoga.

01/29/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Theater

What Happens When You Put the Stories of Police Officers Onstage?

After tackling racial profiling and police violence, Portland's Red Door Project takes on a new challenge.

12/21/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Hometown Hero

The Newest DC Comics Superhero Is a Girl of Color from Oregon

Meet Naomi, a new character created by Portland writers Brian Michael Bendis and David Walker.

12/21/2018 By Fiona McCann

Savor

This Grocery ‘Boot Camp’ Helps POC and Immigrant Entrepreneurs Get to Market

Portland Mercado's three-week crash course is free and bilingual.

10/17/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Long Story Short

This Portlander Wants to Get More People of Color into the Art Museum

John Goodwin pushes for inclusion in art collecting.

09/11/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Time Out

Kids of Color Get Punished More Than White Kids. One Portland School Is Changing That.

A couple of simple tweaks (and a lot of conversation) are paying off.

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

Lab Life

This Portlander Creates Super-Fun Science Videos for Kids

Lindsey Murphy—aka “Crazy Aunt Lindsey”—makes DIY experiments fabulous.

05/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Eat This Now

Meet the Woman Launching a Hmong Food Movement in the Pacific Northwest

From her Aloha cart, La Vang-Herr aims to make Hmong sausages (and culture) as recognizable as Vietnamese banh mi.

05/10/2018 By Natasha Tandler

The Oregon Woman: The Chief

Danielle Outlaw Is the First Black Woman to Lead the Portland Police

The 41-year-old talks racial tensions, raising two sons, and doughnuts.

04/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

Theater

Can a Bilingual Theater Company Thrive in the Age of Trump?

For decades, Milagro has produced Latin American theater for Portland audiences. Now it faces a whole new set of challenges.

04/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

Design Week 2018: Gaming in Color

Hair Nah Creator Momo Pixel Wants Designers to Use More Color

"Especially in Portland, there’s this concrete, off-white, 'add wood' feel."

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Politics

No Woman of Color Has Ever Served on Portland City Council. This Election Could Change That.

Meet the contenders in this historic race.

03/27/2018 By Beth Slovic Illustrations by Alice Mollon