Local Lens

Time Slip: Photographing Drag Races at Portland International Raceway

Once a week at PIR, a passion for speed keeps a whole scene on track.

06/12/2017 Photography by William Anthony

Photoshoot

Ready, Steady, Snap: Photographers Take to the Streets for PDXSquared

The annual photography contest unleashes contestants for 24 hours on downtown Portland.

05/18/2017 By Anyi Wong-Lifton

Photography

A 1970s-Era Federal Photography Program Gets Resurrected in Portland

Newspace revisits Documerica for the 21st century.

05/15/2017 By Lauren Kershner

The Oregon Woman: Follow Along

19 Oregon Women You Must Follow on Social Media

Pundits, belly-laugh makers, deep thinkers, and eye candy generators: here are the local ladies to follow on Instagram and Twitter.

03/20/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Architecture

How to Design a Summer Home—According to the Finns

A new photography exhibit reveals a century of Finnish summer villas.

03/08/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Photography

An Urban Photo Gallery and a Bucolic Artists Retreat Join Forces

Blue Sky Gallery and the Sitka Center team up to give photographers two weeks of work and reflection on the Oregon Coast.

02/28/2017 By Jason Buehrer

History

This Photographer Captured Prewar Portland’s Lost Grandeur

A new exhibit showcases a time before parking lots.

02/28/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

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

The Essentials

Kyle Morton’s Solo Album to Grimm, January’s Pop Culture Hot List

The show, album, book, and TV series you can't miss this month.

12/20/2016 By Fiona McCann

Wise Up: Get Artsy

6 Places in Portland to Embrace Your Inner Artist

Darkroom photography to improv comedy, here are the city’s best spots to get artsy.

11/14/2016 By Ko Ricker

Tao of Meow

Meet the Man Using Data Sets to Map Portland’s Feline Friends

Want to see the city’s finest cats? Follow computer programmer Max Ogden on Instagram.

11/14/2016 By Amy Martin

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 3–6

Catch a roller derby smackdown, pack up the covered wagon for some Oregon Trail–inspired theater, heed the call of Siren Nation, cake yourself in glitter for PWR BTTM, and go on a literary frenzy at Wordstock.

11/02/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Jason Buehrer, and Fiona McCann

Meet Your Maker

Portlander Kurt Mottweiler Crafts Crazy-Cool Analog Cameras

Gizmodo likens his work to “mysterious nautical equipment.”

09/21/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

Photography

The Five Best Portland Catstagrams

No surprise, Portland's cat Instagramming game is elite.

08/08/2016 By Amy Martin

Fancy Photos

This Portlander Became a Paparazzo for Paris Fashion Week

Local video editor Nicholas Davis turned his Parisian vacation into a celebrity-watching extravaganza.

07/19/2016 By Eden Dawn Photography by Nicholas Davis

Let's Talk Selfies

Salad and AstroTurf: an Indoor Picnic about Selfie Culture

Is there more to selfies than vanity? Portland artist Leslie Vigeant opens it up to debate.

07/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

PHOTOGRAPHY

What Does Childhood Look Like as It Passes?

Oregon photographer Blake Andrews captures the fleeting rush of childhood in a new exhibit at Blue Sky.

06/09/2016 By Fiona McCann

LOOKBOOK

Altar's New Full Moon Fashions

Altar's new lookbook overflows with cinematic charm and witchy woman vibes.

05/25/2016 By Eden Dawn

PHOTOGRAPHY

Shooting Time: An Exhibition of Photos from US Prisons Opens in Portland

Pete Brook’s Prison Obscura turns a lens on incarceration in America.

03/31/2016 By Fiona McCann