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

Oregon Woman

Demetria Hester Is the Tough Black Mom the Movement Needs

"I’m a Black mom. I’ll cuss you out and say, ‘Baby, I did it for love.’"

03/27/2021 By Jenni Moore

Oregon Women

These 3 Oregon Campaigners Are Claiming Political Space for All

Candace Avalos, Carina Miller, and Jessica Vega Pederson are using their political experience to open doors for others.

03/27/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Oregon Woman

Nafisa Fai Is a Groundbreaker, in More Ways Than One

“We have a right to represent our community, to show the power of diversity. There is nothing scary about representation. There is power in it."

03/27/2021 By Julia Silverman

Cannabis

Eternal Optimist Jesce Horton Talks Cannabis in the New Decade

“It’s definitely odd that I found myself in the cannabis industry, but I’m really happy, really thankful that it happened.”

03/22/2021 By Jenni Moore

Footnotes

LISTEN: The Portland Rose Festival and the Future of Large-Crowd Events in Oregon

Portland Monthly news editor Julia Silverman talks with Portland Rose Festival Foundation CEO Jeff Curtis about challenges large outdoor events are fa...

03/19/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Style

From Digital Design, to Handmade Hairpins, to Modeling, Margaret Alba Can Do It All

We talked to the multi-hyphenate designer about her wide-ranging projects.

03/18/2021 Edited by Lola Oyibo

Q & A

How to Be a Better Boss: Advice from an Award-Winning Entrepreneur

Society Nine founder Lynn Le talks about the cycle of support she and her team try to create for each other.

03/09/2021 By Eden Dawn

Film

The Young Stars of Moxie Talk Shooting in Oregon and Working with Amy Poehler

The riot grrrl dramedy drops March 3 on Netflix.

03/02/2021 By Reina Harwood

Coronavirus

Oregonians Reflect on One Year with the Coronavirus

Nosy questions about a year in lockdown

02/28/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Footnotes

LISTEN: Portland Monthly Looks Back on One Year with the Coronavirus

Marty Patail, Fiona McCann, Margaret Seiler, and Katherine Chew Hamilton talk about how we’re coping, overcoming, and changing.

02/26/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Profile

19-Year-Old Portland Rapper Daniyel Is the Next Big Thing

With a viral music video under his belt and a project about 82nd Avenue in the pipeline, Daniyel is poised to take Portland hip-hop by storm.

02/25/2021 By Conner Reed

Interview

Portugal. The Man’s Zachary Carothers on Releasing Oregon City Sessions

“We're just trying not to be too precious with things anymore … Rock and roll is not perfect. If you want perfect music, don't listen to Portugal. The Man.”

02/25/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Music Video

Watch M. Ward’s New Warhol and Lynch-Inspired Video

Portland photographer Holly Andres directed the dreamlike “Violets for Your Furs” clip.

02/19/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Interview

Drag Queen Jinkx Monsoon Talks Getting Married in Portland and New Career Moves

"I’m trying to use the word ‘unapologetic’ in my work more often: unapologetically queer, unapologetically feminine, unapologetically anti-racist."

02/05/2021 By Andrew Jankowski