Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Apr 24–May 7

Give Wikipedia entries a feminist overhaul, march for workers' rights, hear from Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King, strip for Planned Parenthood, and learn how to decolonize queerness.

04/24/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Apr 17–30

March for science, write letters to Congress, eat cookies for good causes, catch a spoken-word show about race and criminal justice, and check out a new health clinic for LGBTQ Portlanders.

04/17/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Apr 10–23

March for tax transparency, learn how to protect Mt Hood, catch comedy for Planned Parenthood, and watch films about refugees, coral reefs, and Wendell Berry.

04/10/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Apr 3–16

School yourself on the Middle East and environmental justice, raise funds for Peru flood victims, hear stories from immigrants and refugees, and show your solidarity for survivors of sexual assault.

04/03/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Community

Portland Action Agenda: Ways to Make a Difference, Mar 27–Apr 9

Take in stories of Japanese-American incarceration, hear from Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman, celebrate feminism and free speech, and learn how to laugh through revolution with Bassem Youssef.

03/27/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

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