The Oregon Woman: Index

What's It Like to Be a Woman in Oregon? The Numbers Reveal a Stark Portrait

From mental health to poverty to domestic violence, our state has some work to do.

03/20/2017 By Katelyn Best

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Mar 20–Apr 2

Sip coffee with elected officials, boogie down for racial justice, learn self-care tools, and hear from Viva Las Vegas about women's bodies and the resistance.

03/20/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Mar 13–26

From films about women protecting wild places to intersectional climate justice workshops to blues dance parties, here's how to get engaged right now.

03/13/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Mar 6–19

From Roxane Gay to Matthew Desmond, activist trainings to stories from queer and POC writers, here's how to get engaged right now.

03/06/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Feb 27–Mar 12

From DACA rallies to POWFest, photography exhibits to LGBTQ history tours, here's how to get engaged right now.

02/27/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Feb 20–Mar 5

From concerts benefiting the ACLU to happy-hour chats about democracy to an evening of stories about Planned Parenthood, here's how to get engaged right now.

02/20/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Feb 13–26

From marches on Salem to dance parties for Planned Parenthood to comedy fundraisers for Don't Shoot Portland, here's how to get engaged right now.

02/13/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Feb 6–19

Eat waffles to benefit Bitch Media, catch a resistance-themed variety show, and learn about systemic racism and workplace discrimination.

02/06/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Local Giving

Give Thanks at Coffeehouse Northwest—and Raise Money for Immigrants and Refugees

The local cafe's long-running Thanksgiving charity free-for-all returns, this year benefiting Portland's Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization.

11/22/2016 By Kelly Clarke

LIGHT A FIRE 2016

Slide Show: Portland Monthly's 12th Annual Light a Fire Awards

Photos from our 12 annual showcase of local individuals and organizations making Portland a better place to live, love, give, and grow

10/31/2016 Photography by Mario Gallucci By Portland Monthly Staff

Light a Fire 2016: Best New Nonprofit

Curriculum of Cuisine Teaches Portland’s High School Kids Healthy Choices

The new nonprofit puts real chefs into local classrooms.

10/10/2016 By Ben Tepler

Light a Fire 2016: Emerging Leader

Born in Mexico, 28-Year-Old Cristina Delgado Devotes Herself to Washington County’s Latina Girls

“I have a similar background to many of the Chicas,” says the Adelante Mujeres staffer.

10/10/2016 By Claire Colby

Light a Fire 2016: Extraordinary Executive Director

At Bridge Meadows, Derenda Schubert Leads an Innovative Portland Housing Community

The Portsmouth neighborhood community was designed to create a “big family.”

10/10/2016 By Lisa Dunn

Light a Fire 2016: Extraordinary Volunteer

Meet the Volunteer Tattoo Remover Changing Young People’s Lives

Lesley Segal—internal medicine doctor by day—has spent 14 years at Outside In’s Project Erase tattoo removal program.

10/10/2016 By Eden Dawn

NONPROFIT

One Nonprofit Wants to Connect Every Ghanaian Child With a Portland Pen Pal

Yo Ghana! harnesses the power of good old-fashioned snail-mail.

06/29/2016 By Claire Colby

MOBILE MEALS

Can Food Carts from Oregon Help Rural Cambodia?

A Tigard-based nonprofit sets out to improve nutrition in remote Cambodian villages.

05/19/2016 By Marty Patail

REPORT

Meet the Portland Animal Lovers Who Save Neglected Dogs with One Simple Fix

How an innovative small nonprofit picked one issue and created change

12/21/2015 By Winston Ross

EDUCATION

Is This The Perfect College For the 21st Century?

The Indiegogo-funded Wayfinding Academy will focus on honing real-world skills rather than fulfilling prerequisites.

12/21/2015 By Keegan Clements-Housser

DISPATCH

How A Portland Vet Found Peace in Fly-Fishing

Chad Brown’s path to the river wasn’t easy—but now he wants to share his experience with everyone he can.

12/21/2015 By Katie Vaughan

PHILANTHROPY

New #OregoniansGive Campaign to Channel Holiday Spending to Local Nonprofits

Think of this Tuesday as the Black Friday of charity.

11/29/2015 By Marty Patail