Books

In Easy Crafts for the Insane, the Inventor of “Adulting” Rebuilds Herself One Paper Star at a Time

Kelly Williams Brown had a terrible 700 days. In a new memoir, she talks about how paper folding helped her through it.

07/23/2021 By Conner Reed

Footnotes

LISTEN: The Bearded Woodworker Dishes on Being a Contestant on NBC's Making It

Portland Monthly news editor Julia Silverman talks with Gary Herd about filming the show during COVID and how Oregon inspires his craft.

07/16/2021 By Gabriel Granillo With Julia Silverman

Film

Remembering Point Break’s Iconic Oregon-Shot Ending on its 30th Birthday

We break down Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze's Cannon Beach confrontation in the classic action thriller.

07/12/2021 By Conner Reed

Footnotes

LISTEN: A Conversation with Leila Haile, Subashini Ganesan, and Joaquin Lopez

We chat with past and present Portland creative laureates about the gig, the arts, and more.

06/25/2021 By Gabriel Granillo and Nick Campigli

Books

Genevieve Hudson’s Buzzy Novel Boys of Alabama Addresses Southern Masculinity and More

The South, says Hudson, “feels like the landscape culturally and emotionally that shaped me to be who I am.”

06/16/2021 By Aliya Hall

Q&A

Swan Song’s Udo Kier, Interviewed by His Portland Co-Star

Swan Song will make its Oregon premiere at Zidell Yards during Pride’s new LGBTQ film fest on June 16.

06/11/2021 By Thom Hilton

Footnotes

LISTEN AGAIN: What Albert Camus's 'The Plague' Can Teach Us About the Pandemic

Courtney Campbell on The Plague, the lessons we’ve learned from this pandemic, and how philosophy will continue to play a role in our everyday lives.

06/11/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Q&A

How Will Portland's Fashion Scene Rebound Post-COVID?

After a treacherous year for the fashion community, we asked major players what the city and state could do to help get them back on track.

06/08/2021 By Eden Dawn

Q&A

Writing, Memory, and Mental Health: An Interview with Portland Writer Emilly Prado

Her new book, Funeral for Flaca, hits shelves July 1.

06/06/2021 By Nick Campigli

Interview

5 Portland Drag Queens Reflect on a Year without an Audience

Poison Waters, Carla Rossi, and others share how they’re emerging from the pandemic.

06/03/2021 With Reina Harwood, Marty Patail, Margaret Seiler, and Conner Reed

Comics

Regina King Will Direct an Adaptation of Portland Comic Bitter Root

"I remember going to see Batman in the theater in 1989, and I never thought I'd have the opportunity to experience that in my own way," says the comic...

05/12/2021 By Conner Reed

Footnotes

LISTEN: Farewell, Eden Dawn

Portland Monthly says goodbye to our senior/shenanigans editor.

05/07/2021 By Gabriel Granillo With Marty Patail

Interview

Portland Author Willy Vlautin Talks Gentrification and the Changing City

His new book, The Night Always Comes, is out this month.

04/30/2021 By Fiona McCann

Books

New Portland-Produced Book Teaches Kids and Parents about Anti-Asian Hate

A Kids Book About Anti-Asian Hate talks about what it means to be Asian American and how to use your voice to stand up to hatred.

04/20/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Profile

Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner Is Ready to Feel Again

With the release of her first book, Crying in H Mart, and third album, Jubilee, the Eugene native is exorcising her grief and looking for somet...

04/16/2021 By Conner Reed

Footnotes

LISTEN: Tra'Renee Chambers on Elevating Underrepresented Voices with Her New Show

Portland Monthly senior editor, Eden Dawn, talks with the host of Situations & Conversations

04/16/2021 By Eden Dawn and Gabriel Granillo

Footnotes

LISTEN: How Beverly Cleary Wrote about Motherhood, Parenting, and Portland

Portland Monthly’s news editor talks with Portland-based author Lydia Kiesling about the late writer's enduring legacy.

04/09/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Music

Portland-Born Smash ‘I Can’t Wait’ Turns 35

The plastic-disco thumper by Nu Shooz was an early MTV staple.

04/01/2021 With Conner Reed

Oregon Woman

Oregon Women Talk Inspiration and Change

Millions of women are making a daily difference in our state. We talked to eight such women about who inspires them, and what change they'd most like to see.

03/27/2021 Edited by Fiona McCann

Oregon Woman

Engineer and Scientist Arlyne Simon Wants to Inspire Children to Go into STEM

"I asked myself ... ‘What can I do to get more girls into science?’"

03/27/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton