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

DISPATCH

Can This Bold Vision of Black Entrepreneurship Reverse Gentrification in Portland?

The proposed Soul District aims to reshape inner North and Northeast Portland.

06/13/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

PODCAST

New Portland Podcast Dives into Food, Race, and Lemon Bars

Chef Soleil Ho and writer Zahir Janmohamed launched Racist Sandwich to give voice to people of color in the local food industry.

06/08/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

FESTIVAL

A New Festival Memorializes Vanport, Beyond the Flood

At the Vanport Mosaic Festival, former residents of what was once Oregon's second-largest city—destroyed by a 1948 flood—tell their stories.

05/26/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

STYLE

Native American Fashion Design Shines in a Landmark Exhibit

The Pacific Northwest has a strong presence in the traveling show, on at the Portland Art Museum.

05/19/2016 By Eden Dawn

FORWARD LOOKS

Four Portland Luminaries and One Transplanted Former Leader Tell Us What Our City Needs to Do

Featuring: Simple cofounder Alex Payne, Switchboard cofounder Mara Zepeda, new Hispanic Chamber prez Oscar Arana, artist Intisar Abioto, and ex-Metro president David Bragdon

03/25/2016 By Zach Dundas

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Ten Extraordinary Oregon Women Fighting for Change and Disrupting the System

We asked these local luminaries to pair off for conversations about what it means to be an Oregon woman today. Here’s what they said.

02/23/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, and Kelly Clarke

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Guiding Oregon’s Arts and Assets

Meyer Memorial Trust’s Rukaiyah Adams and WillaKenzie Estate’s Ronni Lacroute discuss power, tokenism, and feeling pushed away from math class.

02/23/2016 By Ramona DeNies

REPORT

The Radical XOXO Conference Thinks It Knows the Secret to Great Ideas: Get More Women

How the globally acclaimed, Internet-focused festival earned its reputation as inclusive, moving, and oh so Portland.

08/24/2015 By Laura Hudson