Menstruation

Period Activists Call For An End to the Tampon Tax

A menstrual equity movement born in Portland goes national

10/18/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Light a Fire

Women Skaters Are Kickflipping Ass at This Portland Nonprofit

Skate Like a Girl provides community and space for women and nonbinary people.

09/23/2019 By Alli Weseman

Summer Beer: Essay

Portland Women Love Craft Beer. Why Doesn’t It Love Them Back?

Brews aren’t just for beardy types, and Beervana—of all places—should know that.

06/25/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Spotlight

Zanele Mutepfa-Rhone Wants to Give Working Women a Platform

The Here to Stay series celebrates diverse business women through panel discussions and party vibes.

06/17/2019 By Eden Dawn

Activism

Angry About Alabama and Want to Support Pro-Choice Groups? Here’s How.

Last week, Alabama signed into law the most restrictive abortion measures in the nation.

05/20/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Cycling Stories

How Women on Bikes Have Raised Hell Throughout History

Tessa Hulls travels back to the early days of cycling to tell stories of pioneering women, trans, and femme riders.

03/21/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Film

A New Film Documents the Daily Work of Abortion Providers

In Our Bodies, Our Doctors, Portlander Jan Haaken sets out to demystify a little-seen corner of medical care.

03/07/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Television

Inside Shrill, Lindy West's New TV Tale

The Portland-filmed Hulu series, which stars Aidy Bryant, is inspired by West's real-life transformation from bumbling cub reporter to nationally known feminist and fat activism powerhouse.

02/26/2019 By Rob Owen

Cannabis: Women & Weed

A New Accelerator Pushes for Gender Parity in the Cannabis Industry

The Initiative sets out to boost women-led weed businesses.

02/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Strategies

How to Use March Madness to Fight the Patriarchy

Help close the enthusiasm gap with a little (probably illegal) gambling.

02/26/2019 By Margaret Seiler

Office Life

Women-Focused Coworking Space the Riveter to Expand to Portland

“We try to build benefits that fuel life and work, because I don’t think the two really remain separate anymore,” says Riveter founder Amy Nelson.

02/18/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Breaking News

Stop What You’re Doing: Michelle Obama Is Portland-Bound

The queen of everything won't be here until February, but tickets go on sale THIS WEEK. 

12/11/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Music

She Shreds Turns 5 with a Blowout Anniversary Show

The pioneering Portland-based magazine—the world's only print publication devoted to women guitarists and bassists—puts on a killer concert featuring Nai Palm, Black Belt Eagle Scout, and more.

10/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Film

A New Series Dives into Feminist Experimental Film

Through October, the Northwest Film Center showcases work from the 1970s to today.

10/04/2018 By Fiona McCann

Books & Talks

Women's Rage Is Transforming America, Says Rebecca Traister

In her new book, Good and Mad, the journalist argues that female fury is exactly what our country needs right now.

10/02/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Documentary

New Ursula K. Le Guin Documentary Premieres in Portland 

Arwen Curry’s film about the late author, who died in January of this year, gets its first national screening at the Northwest Film Center. 

09/13/2018 By Fiona McCann

Essay

Welcome to Portland, the City That's Just Like Your Overachieving Older Sister

You're in Marcia-Land now. Here are all the ways Portland is the most-est.

08/03/2018 By Jimmy Radosta

Women's Work

Here Are 3 Opportunities to Hang Out with Amazing Portland Women

Swill lady-made gin, combat the wage gap, and get an earful of risky lit.

06/07/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Woman Up!

What the Heck Does 'Healthy' Look Like, Anyway?

This Saturday, four local health pros will attempt to redefine wellness at Portland Monthly’s Woman Up!

05/08/2018 By Molly Woodstock

Spotlight

This Business Accelerator Wants to End the Funding Gap for Women-Owned Start-Ups

XXcelerate Fund is the incubator we need.

05/08/2018 By Eden Dawn