Edible Activism

3 Deliciously Charitable Food Events Happening in July

Fight the good fight by chowing on chilaquiles, cannabis-infused ice cream, and vegan waffles.

07/09/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Cinematic Sips

Movie Madness Now Has Its Own Beer—and the Liquor License to Serve It

Hollywood Theatre, which helped save the beloved movie store last year, partnered with Ex Novo on a limited-edition pale ale. And you can sip it while browsing Oregon's largest collection of VHS and DVD rentals.

06/26/2018 By Sam Pape

Animal House

Happy 150th Birthday, Oregon Humane Society!

Portland's Hufflepuff cred goes way back.

06/19/2018 By Amy Martin

Light a Fire

It’s Time to Nominate Portland’s Best Nonprofits and Volunteers

Who are they? You tell us! Submit your nominations for Portland Monthly’s 2018 Light a Fire awards.

05/29/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Music

The World's Most Famous Violinist Just Played at a Portland Recovery Center

Ahead of his Schnitzer hat trick, Grammy winner Joshua Bell performed at Central City Concern.

05/15/2018 By Sam Pape

Take Action

Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon Puts Food Insecurity on the State Agenda

The nonprofit makes changes on the ground and in the legislature.

04/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

Business

What Will It Take to Get More Women in Construction?

Only 7 percent of construction workers in our state are women. Oregon Tradeswomen founder Connie Ashbrook wants to up that number.

04/24/2018 By Lily Raff McCaulou

Edible Activism

Eat Tibetan Momos, Somali Sambusas, and Cuban Pastries to Support Refugee Students

Refugee Center Online’s PDX Global Eats event spotlights the food and voices of Portland-based immigrants and refugees.

04/19/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

New Trails

At Last, the Portland-to-Coast Salmonberry Trail Gets the Green Light

For a decade, we've dreamed of this 86-mile route through the Coast Range. The Port of Tillamook just said yes. Now, the hard part: finding the money.

03/30/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Real Estate: A Good Place

An Innovative Recovery Center Breaks Ground in East Portland

Central City Concern brings social services to a fast-growing, oft-neglected section of the city.

03/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Visual Art

A Year after a Controversial Art Gallery Coup, Disjecta Focuses on the Positive

New director Blake Shell aims for more diverse representation—and a revival of the nonprofit's art dinners.

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Take Action

With a Food Pantry and Home Delivery, This Nonprofit Serves Low-Income Portlanders

Last year, Lift Urban Portland distributed some 250,000 pounds of food in its fight against hunger.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Hunger in Oregon

Oregon’s Innovative Food Bank Longs for the Day It Shuts Down

But in a state with disturbingly high rates of food insecurity, it’s probably here for a while.

03/27/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Nonprofits

Women's Shelter Rose Haven Sets Its Biggest Fundraising Goal Yet

With a Mother's Day 5k and party, the Portland nonprofit aims to raise $150,000 to help hundreds of houseless women and children.

03/08/2018 By Eden Dawn

Take Action

How Urban Gleaners Fights Hunger in Portland

The nonprofit delivers food to some 6,000 people each week.

02/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Media

Meet the New Executive Director of Street Roots

Kaia Sand looks to the future of Portland's nonprofit street weekly.

02/27/2018 By Jason Cohen

Bloom Again

This Oregon Nonprofit Stocks Hospice Centers with Unsold Flowers

Bouquets have a new mission with the Bloom Project.

01/30/2018 By Kayla Brock

Food Events

Raise Money for Q Center by Watching RuPaul’s Drag Race at Back to Eden

Festivities include pizza, cupcakes, drinks and entertainment by drag performer Pepper Pepper.

01/23/2018 By Molly Woodstock

Editor's Note

At Light a Fire, Portlanders Can Help Keep the Flame Burning

Portland Monthly's annual celebration of the city's best nonprofits and community change makers feels especially important this year.

10/26/2017 By Zach Dundas

Top Nonprofits

Meet Our 2017 Light a Fire Winners

Every year, we honor Portland’s most innovative community leaders and volunteers.

10/16/2017 Edited by Marty Patail