Black Lives Matter

4 Portland Photographers on Covering the BLM Protests

From behind the lens, a new focus on collaboration, education, and elevation of an evolving narrative.

06/26/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Photo Essay

‘A Brick Wall of Justice’

We ask Portlanders why they’re protesting and what it means to be a part of this movement.

06/04/2020 Photography by Gabriel Granillo

Photo Essay

Viewpoint: Portland's Protests Underscore Why the Police Are Feared

Our digital editor's view from the front lines of this weekend's protests.

06/01/2020 Photography by Gabriel Granillo

News

Here's What the Protests Looked Like on Saturday Night

Despite an 8 pm curfew, Portlanders took to the streets for a second night in a row, to protest the killing of George Floyd.

05/30/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Photo Essay

The Aftermath of Friday Night's Protests

Portlanders took to the streets to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Here are the scenes they left behind.

05/30/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Socially Distanced Shoots

These Local Photographers Will Take Your Family Portrait—From Afar

Their photos document our shelter-in-place selves.

04/11/2020 By Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

Our City in the Time of Covid

Portland Monthly's Art Director Michael Novak went outside to document the city while we all stay home.

04/03/2020 Photography by Mike Novak By Fiona McCann

Quarantine Bliss

Here's What a Socially Distant Portland Wedding Looks Like

The Roomba was the ring bearer, as is now tradition.

04/01/2020 By Marty Patail

Photography

Mike Vos’ New Exhibit Envisions A World Without Humans

Someday This Will All Be Gone is a story of reclamation.

02/06/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Pomo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 23–26

PETE closes its Beckett mosaic and Michael Kiwanuka comes to town.

01/22/2020 By Conner Reed and Daniel Bromfield

Photography

The Japanese Garden Reflects on Hiroshima Attack with Season-Opening Exhibit

Spirits Rising: ひろしま/hiroshima showcases objects left behind after U.S. forces bombed the city in 1945.

01/21/2020 By Conner Reed

Immigration

New OHS Exhibit Features Portland’s Undocumented DREAMers

The moving new exhibit mixes portraits and narratives with images of the items each one carried on their journey here.

01/16/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Photography

This Portland Photographer Puts Heavy Metal Battle Jackets in Focus

Peter Beste's Defenders of the Faith turns a lens on metal fans' leather- and denim-heavy regalia.

09/23/2019 By Casey Jarman

Fall Arts 2019: Visual Arts

For Hank Willis Thomas, All Art Is Political

In a major new exhibit at the Portland Art Museum, the Brooklyn-based conceptual artist takes on history, sports, and gun violence.

08/27/2019 By Emma Mannheimer

Connections

Portland in Color’s First Live Event Connects Creatives and Industry Experts

The online hub for black, Indigenous, and/or people of color artists expands with networking party Rose City Rolodex.

05/07/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Lookbook

A Gorgeous Portland Jewelry Line Inspired by the Plains

Local designer Lindsey Alonzo channels her Native heritage and Midwest upbringing into a lovely new lookbook.

03/11/2019 By Eden Dawn

Millennials

These Miniature Skeletons Lead Instagram-Perfect Lives

They're literally dead.

01/29/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Lingerie

This New Portland Lookbook Is Made of Caviar Wishes and Neon Dreams

Local lingerie company Jane's Vanity releases stunning new photos in advance of its holiday party.

12/11/2018 By Eden Dawn

Power Point

This Oregon-Born Photographer Snapped the Most Famous Presidential Moments

From Nixon to Clinton to Obama, West Linn High School grad David Hume Kennerly shot them all.

11/20/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Photography

This Jewish Photographer Captured Life in a World War II Ghetto

Nearly 300 photos taken by Henryk Ross land in Portland.

10/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson