Woman Up!

Portland Monthly’s Woman Up! Unveils a Weekend of Power and Positivity

From inspiring speakers to life-affirming exercise and art classes to Mother’s Day races, May 12 and 13 will jumpstart your life.

04/17/2018 By Zach Dundas

Cannabis: Rolling Papers

This Portland-Based Cannabis Magazine for Women Is Wonderfully Weird

Broccoli is fun to read in any state of mind. But, you know.

01/30/2018 By Zach Dundas

Fashion News

Wildfang Sets Out to Save South Dakota's Last Abortion Clinic

In honor of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a Portland apparel company steps up to save one state's access to reproductive health care.

01/22/2018 By Eden Dawn

Politics

In 2017, Portland Politics Was All About the #Resistance

Pink hats marched. Our senators stepped up. Progressive reform took shape in the heart of the solid-blue West Coast. Will it make a difference? We'll keep you in suspense.

12/22/2017 By Zach Dundas

Best of the Year

Portland Monthly’s Top Longreads of 2017

The Malheur takeover. How the Blazers won Portland. Grisly murders. The battle to be nonbinary. Jeff Merkley. Vegan cronuts. Here are 12 of our best in-depth stories from the past year.

12/18/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Video Games

This Video Game Tells People to Stop Touching Black Women’s Hair

Hair Nah, designed by Wieden & Kennedy art director Momo Pixel, follows a black woman as she attempts to reach her travel destination—while swatting away grabby hands.

11/30/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Light a Fire 2017: Best New Nonprofit

How One Nonprofit Tackles the Gender Gap in Portland Tech

With twice as many men as women working in local tech, PDXWIT aims to right the balance (cocktails in hand).

10/16/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Media

A Smart New Portland-Based Magazine Covers Travel for Women of Color

Backed by advertising giant Wieden & Kennedy, On She Goes already has a lot going on.

10/16/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson Illustrations by Lisk Feng

Breaking News

All-Woman Food & Design Collective the Nightwood Launches in Chesa Space

Elder Hall’s Michelle Battista and Ataula's Cristina Baéz team up for a private event hall, community class hub, and 'creative wonderland,' where a lady supergroup makes food and art dreams come true.

09/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Storytelling

Women's Storytelling Series Brings Together Activists, Athletes, and Authors

Together Live kicks off in Portland with soccer star Abby Wambach and others.

09/14/2017 By Kayla Brock

Gym Spotlight

Portland’s New Body-Positive, Queer-Centric Gym Opens September 2

What’s it like to work out in a space that shuns diet culture? Liberation Barbell wants to find out.

08/14/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Ballet

Oregon Ballet Theatre Debuts 3 World-Premiere Dances By Women

Choreography XX showcases brand-new work from three female choreographers.

06/28/2017 By Anyi Wong-Lifton

Office Life

Welcome to Portland's New Creative Feminist Workspace

Its motto: "badass broads do it better."

04/04/2017 By Lauren Kershner

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: OK, Ladies

How to Fight for Social Justice and Build a Better Community—Using What You've Already Got

Got ears? Time? Money? Friends? Good. Here's your action plan.

03/20/2017 By Molly Woodstock

The Oregon Woman: What Happens Next?

What Stands in the Way of Electing a Woman President?

Marylhurst University president Dr. Melody Rose breaks down the next steps.

03/20/2017 By Melody Rose

The Oregon Woman: No Man's Land

With the Perlene, Erin 'Kiki' Teal Littlestar Creates the Coven You Didn't Know You Needed

Meet the woman behind Portland's brand-new workspace and social club, a place to hustle, organize, and smash the patriarchy—and then sip some bubbly while crafting.

03/20/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Oregon Woman: Gynocracy Now

Oregon Is a Bastion of Lady Political Power—and Is Challenging the DC Frat House

From the State House to Portland City Hall, meet the politicians and power brokers of this pantsuit posse.

03/20/2017 By Beth Slovic