Art

Take a Walk Down Alberta with This Animal Art Map

Goodbye, Google Maps; hello, adorable frog sculptures

07/03/2020 By Jordyn Mayer

Mask Up

How a Masked Merkley Boosted Sales for a Local Boutique

When Folly boutique was asked to make Senator Merkley some Oregon-themed masks, they jumped to the task.

06/23/2020 By Eden Dawn

Black Lives Matter

Buy from These Black-Owned Portland Brands

Put your money where your social media outrage is.

06/06/2020 By Eden Dawn

Shopping

Retail Is Open. Now What?

Portland is still under a stay at home order, but retail stores are ready for customers. How are boutique owners coping?

05/22/2020 By Eden Dawn

Cycle City

The Portland Bike Boom Is Real

Even in a pandemic, you can still ride a bike. Problem is, everyone else wants one, too.

05/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

What Will Oregon Shops Need to Do When They Reopen?

A new draft from Gov. Kate Brown's office outlines what retail life might look in the first phase of reopening.

04/30/2020 By Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

Why Can't Self Employed and Freelance Oregonians Get Unemployment Benefits Yet?

Small business owners and freelancers are being rejected from unemployment claims even though they are supposed to qualify under the CARES act. But that is about to change.

04/25/2020 By Eden Dawn

News

The CDC Says You Should Wear a Mask and We Say It Can Look Good

These local designers are sewing custom reusable face masks for sale and donation.

04/10/2020 By Kyle Sosa

News

How the Local Retail Scene is Coping with Coronavirus

As the city wisely turns to social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus, retail business has plummeted for our local boutiques and makers. Here are the sales, deals, and news from your local shops as they struggle to survive.

03/17/2020 By Eden Dawn and Kyle Sosa

Fashion Show

Portland's Latest Lingerie Looks Revealed at the Annual Unmentionable Fashion Show

Check out all our favorite under things from the night.

02/10/2020 By Eden Dawn

Fashion Show

Undies to the Runway! Portland’s Lingerie Fashion Show Is Back

Unmentionable returns in February with bras, socks, and underwear for all.

01/28/2020 By Eden Dawn

Art

Jailbreak Studios Provides Minority Artists Opportunity to Showcase Their Work

The Southeast storefront sells and exhibits work from local queer, POC, and female artists.

12/10/2019 By Alli Weseman

Holiday Shopping

Little Boxes—the Pro-Local, Anti-Big Retailer Shopping Event—Returns for its Eighth Year

More than 150 small business owners take part in this three-day shopping event, which has a few changes in store for 2019.

11/27/2019 By Alli Weseman

Cover Story

Great Little Shops 2019

Newbies, unsung heroes, and hidden gems

11/26/2019 Edited by Eden Dawn

Great Little Shops 2019

The Ultimate Portland Shopping Cheat Sheet

Where to get the goods in each quadrant of the city

11/26/2019 Edited by Eden Dawn By Portland Monthly Staff

Great Little Shops 2019

A Mother-Daughter Duo Curates a Home Store You’ll Want to Live In

Quirky, opulent Trove features everything from dramatic floral wallpaper and marigold-hued, velvet tufted chairs to beaded Middle Eastern camel jewelry.

11/26/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Great Little Shops 2019

Beacon Sound Is One of Portland's Great Record Stores

With everything from ambient albums to anarchist streetwear, prepare to spend hours inside this Southeast music store.

11/26/2019 By Conner Reed

Great Little Shops 2019

Monochromatic Aims to Be a Gender-Inclusive, Sustainability-Focused, Community-Minded Boutique

“The fashion industry is such a huge part of pollution, and it’s one of the biggest human rights violators.”

11/26/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Great Little Shops 2019

For 35 Years, This Hidden Portland Shop Has Imported Buddhist Shrines from Japan

Nayakama Butsudans carries on a family tradition from 6,000 miles away.

11/26/2019 By Ellen Freeman

Great Little Shops 2019

Jean Pierre Nugloze’s N’Kossi Boutique Helps Portland "Do Dressy"

The Togo native saw an opportunity to live his truth in Portland—and look great while doing it.

11/26/2019 By Jagger Blaec