Theater

A New Play Tackles Displacement in 1970s North Portland

Left Hook is set in the historically African American Albina neighborhood. We talked to director Damaris Webb.

10/05/2017 By Kayla Brock

Style Spotlight

North Portland's Cloak & Dagger Is the Cheers of Barbershops

The two-year-old N Williams barbershop combines a welcoming bar-like vibe with serious styling talent.

09/26/2017 By Kayla Brock

Everyday Activism

Support the Columbia Gorge by Buying Lagers, Light Bulbs, and Lube

On Monday, September 25, dozens of N Mississippi Avenue businesses will donate a portion of sales to Eagle Creek fire relief efforts.

09/21/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Film

A Riverside Moviehouse Breathes on the Embers of Portland's Film Underground

Located in a 93-year-old former fireboat station, BoatHouse MicroCinema showcases independent, local work.

09/13/2017 By Fiona McCann

Entertaining

You, Too, Can Make the Pierogi of Portland Punk Legend and Lore

We tracked down the recipe for the Foggy Notion's killer potato dumplings.

09/13/2017 By Liz Crain Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Best Offices 2017: The Tower of Babel

Daimler Builds a Megalith on North Portland's Swan Island

Welcome to the auto company's new North American headquarters: huge, gleaming, and with Jet Ski access.

05/15/2017 By Marty Patail

Weather

How Portland's Horrid Winter Storms Brought Small Businesses Together

A lonely upside to repeated batterings from snow and ice.

02/23/2017 By Jason Buehrer

NEIGHBORHOOD BARS

Poll: What Are the Definitive Neighborhood Bars in North/Northeast Portland?

Readers, we want your thoughts: where do the real locals hang out?

02/22/2016 By Portland Monthly Staff

CITY NEWS

North Portland’s Iconic Paul Bunyan Statue is Finally Getting Some Love

Oregon’s only historic roadside attraction needs more than a new coat of paint.

11/10/2015 By Marty Patail

LONG LIVE THE KING

Why King Burrito Is Still North Portland’s Greatest Burrito Joint (After 20 Years)

The NoPo taco standby enters its third decade with a winning strategy for success: keep doing things the way they've always been done.

10/19/2015 By Margaret Seiler

PHOTOGRAPHY

St Johns Photography Exhibit Showcases the Many Faces of the Neighborhood

A new pop-up photography exhibition in St John's shows over 300 portraits of the North Portland's neighborhoods residents.

07/30/2015 By Fiona McCann

EAT WITH YOUR EYES

First Look at North Portland's Swift and Union

A casual eatery from the owners of Tabor Tavern brings seasonal pub fare to Kenton.

07/15/2015 By Katie Vaughan

FREE STUFF

Inside the North Portland Shop Where Everything Is Free

Yes, you read that correctly. SamplingLab exchanges free swag for your online opinions.

03/02/2015 By Molly Woodstock

OPENING WATCH

Inside Broder Nord, Now Open

The North Portland outpost of SE Clinton's picture-perfect Scandinavian eatery offers familiar plates with plenty of elbow room.

11/01/2013 By Allison Jones

EAT HERE NOW

New Brunch Alert: Radar on Mississippi

Stop into this chic North Portland spot for Swedish pancakes, baked eggs, and a side of family history.

03/04/2013 By Allison Jones

OUTDOORS

Do-Gooders Rally to Save a Tree

A North Portland community protects one of Oregon's last oak savannahs.

12/20/2012 By Tamara Feingold

CHURCH & STATE

From the Archives: By the Grace of God

With the gentrification of North and Northeast Portland, churches hold the city’s African American community together. But how much longer can the bonds last?

02/17/2012 By Aaron Scott