Interview

A Portlander Wrote Atlas Obscura’s New Food-Obsessed Book, Gastro Obscura

We talked with Cecily Wong about the book she co-authored, out October 12. Catch her at a virtual Powell’s event October 14.

10/08/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Q&A

The Iceman Speaketh

Don Baldwin talks Christmas at the mall, artificial snow, and Tonya Harding.

09/30/2021 By Marty Patail

Interview

We Can All Learn So Much From Betty White

In How to be Golden, author Paula Bernstein discusses the beloved actress's magnetism and the lessons we might learn from her long career.

09/29/2021 By Cami Hughes

Q&A

Can Squid Teach Us How to Survive Climate Change?

PNW author and conservation biologist Thor Hanson talks to us about his new book Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid.

09/28/2021 By Karly Quadros

Interview

Meet Lloyd Center’s Pretzel Man

Eleazar Puente won his Auntie Anne’s mall location via reality TV.

09/21/2021 By Marty Patail

7 Questions For...

After Extreme Tumult, a New Voice at the Top for Mercy Corps

Tjada D’Oyen McKenna talks about taking the helm at Portland's flagship global humanitarian nonprofit.

09/14/2021 By Fiona McCann

Interview

Portland Comedian Riley McCarthy Thrives on Discomfort

The 2021 Portland’s Funniest Person runner-up talks mental health, the time he lied about being a doctor, and his successful Twitch show.

08/26/2021 By Brooke Jackson-Glidden

Coronavirus

What to Know About Breakthrough COVID Cases in Oregon

We looked at Oregon's data and spoke with Dawn Nolt, a professor of pediatrics at OHSU with a focus on infectious diseases, to get some answers.

08/26/2021 By Fiona McCann

Interview

The Black Pumas on Busking and Returning to the Road

We caught up with the Grammy-nominated rising star in advance of his August dates at the Roseland.

08/16/2021 By Nick Campigli

Interview

James Patterson Talks His New, Portland-Set Thriller

The 74-year-old discusses his new Beaver State thriller, getting dinner with the Clintons, and his upcoming collaboration with Dolly Parton.

08/13/2021 By Conner Reed

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