Workers of the World

Immigrants and Refugees Keep This American Workshop Running

From Iraq to Ethiopia, Myanmar to Cuba, Schoolhouse Electric's employees come from far and wide.

9:30am By Marty Patail Photography by William Anthony

Style

A Refugee Saga Shapes a New Portland Shop’s Compassionate Ethos

Project Object, which donates 10 percent of its profits to good causes, has one helluva origin story.

9:28am By Eden Dawn

Long Story Short

Meet Adrienne Nelson, the Second Black Female Judge in Oregon History

"I moved to Oregon in the summer of 1994. When I got here, people were honest about the fact that there’s not a lot of diversity."

09/13/2017 By Eden Dawn

The Art of Resistance

In the Age of Trump, Portland Artists Clap Back

From a climate change song cycle to a drag queen in a Trump mask, here's how local creators resist.

08/14/2017 By Fiona McCann

Long Story Short

'Unlikely Hiker' Jenny Bruso Blasts Open the Idea of Who Belongs in the Wilderness

"Actually, my size doesn’t keep me from doing anything in the outdoors."

07/10/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Travel News

A New Portland Digital Travel Magazine for—and by—Women of Color

On She Goes, backed by Portland ad agency Wieden & Kennedy, offers tips on queer dating abroad, biking while brown, and even a POC-focused guide to Portland.

06/12/2017 By Caitlin Medearis

Books

A New Portland Project Blows Up the Bookshelves

De-Canon puts the spotlight on writers of color.

05/15/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Body Talk

Decolonize Body Positivity with Gloria Lucas of Nalgona Positivity Pride

How do historical trauma and modern-day oppression relate to eating disorders? Find out at this intersectional workshop on Friday, April 28.

04/19/2017 By Emilly Prado

The Oregon Woman: 2017

Meet the Bold Women Reshaping Oregon Right Now

Resistance leaders and culture critics. Modesty moguls and power brokers. At a critical moment in history, our state's future is female.

03/20/2017 Edited by Kelly Clarke Photography by Nicolle Clemetson

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

Get Outside

A New Portland Cycling Group Invites Women of Color to Pedal Together

Friends on Bikes aims to foster a more diverse and inclusive cycling scene through advocacy and community building—and doughnuts.

03/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Politics

Oregon Community Leaders, Activists, and Artists Respond to Trump's Election

A wide range of Oregonians reflect on what Donald Trump’s victory means for their lives, their work, and their communities.

11/23/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

Light a Fire 2016: Emerging Leader

Born in Mexico, 28-Year-Old Cristina Delgado Devotes Herself to Washington County’s Latina Girls

“I have a similar background to many of the Chicas,” says the Adelante Mujeres staffer.

10/10/2016 By Claire Colby

Light a Fire 2016: Game-Changing Project

Friends of Nadaka Unites a Gresham Neighborhood to Create a Park

Complete with bird walks, play spaces, and a community garden—and soon Gresham’s first handicapped-accessible swing.

10/10/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Long Story Short

This Portland Podcast Gives a Megaphone to People of Color in the Food Industry

On Racist Sandwich, Soleil Ho and Zahir Janmohamed dive into food, race, and lemon bars.

10/10/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Big Shot

Meet the Portland Entrepreneur Taking on the White, Male-Centric Booze Industry

With Miru Vodka, Chaunci King roars onto the scene.

09/13/2016 By Lisa Dunn

SOUL SCENE

Revisiting the Mid-Century Jazz Clubs and Soul Food Kitchens of Portland’s Albina Neighborhood

Before it became a chic bike thoroughfare, N Williams was a compact universe of black-owned businesses.

08/15/2016 By Kelly Clarke

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: The Husband-and-Wife Duo of "Native Americana" Brand Ginew

Erik Brodt and Amanda Bruegl are doctors by day, fashion designers by night. They talk family heritage, the creative process, and the challenges of the Portland market.

07/25/2016 By Eden Dawn

THEATER

What Happens When 7 Black Playwrights Take On Race and Police Violence in America?

In the wake of the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Hands Up is more important than ever.

07/14/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan