Books

This Portlander Can Teach You How to Make Your Own Stylish Shoes

Rachel Corry's new book The Sandalmaking Workshop lays out everything you need—from patterns to step-by-step instructions—to make your own shoes.

05/10/2021 By Eden Dawn

Top Shops

Here Are Our Favorite Places for CBD, Edibles, and All Things Cannabis

Looking for the perfect set and setting? Look no further.

05/09/2021 By Portland Monthly Staff

Essay

A Thank You to Portland’s Fashion Scene

Today is my last day as style editor of Portland Monthly after 11 years. Let's walk down memory lane together and check out the hits.

05/07/2021 By Eden Dawn

Style Spotlight

Studio Prismatic Wants to Change Your Ideas About Quilts

The new Portland studio makes bold, colorful quilts out of sustainable fabrics.

05/04/2021 By Reina Harwood

Spotlight

Batman Would Surely Approve of This Beautiful New Portland Craft Gallery

Day in the Life Gallery lets fine crafts shine in all their glory, and wants to tell you what makes each piece special.

04/29/2021 By Eden Dawn

Books

New Portland-Produced Book Teaches Kids and Parents about Anti-Asian Hate

A Kids Book About Anti-Asian Hate talks about what it means to be Asian American and how to use your voice to stand up to hatred.

04/20/2021 By Aurora Biggers

News

Portland Garment Factory Burns in Suspected Arson

The locally loved, zero-fabric waste studio appears to have lost everything to the flames.

04/19/2021 By Eden Dawn

Things to Do

Hustling, Bustling IRL Shopping Events are Back!

From Portland Night Market to Saturday Market to Portland Flea (and more), the in-person multi-vendor market returns.

04/16/2021 By Eden Dawn

Cannabis

8 Cannabis Products We Love from Local Black-Owned Businesses

There's no magical panacea. But these come close.

03/23/2021 By Sam Pape

Small Business

Orox Leather's Storefront Smashed and $26,000 of Product Stolen

The locally owned, family business has been broken into twice in a month in middle-of-the-night attacks.

03/11/2021 By Eden Dawn

Shopping

Need New Glasses? Here are the Local Spots to Outfit Your Face.

Portland has loads of stylish options for the 164 million Americans who wear glasses.

02/12/2021 By Eden Dawn

E-commerce

The Portlander's Guide to Online Vintage Shopping

You want to score the perfect vintage outfit/necklace/planter from the comfort of your couch? Here's where to look.

02/01/2021 By Eden Dawn

Feature

How a Washougal Man, Known as "The Blind Woodsman," Became a TikTok Star

John Furniss uses his spatial memory and a special measuring tool to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind bowls and canisters for his adoring social media fans.

12/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Shop Local

‘Be Here for Portland’ Campaign Asks Shoppers to Stay Local

Artists, athletes, musicians, business boosters, and celebs encourage Portlanders to take their love to town—or rather, spend their dollars in town.

12/18/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Kids

Stylish, Two-in-One Shoes for Your Toddlers

How one local mom is trying to turn the children's shoe-industry on its head.

12/17/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

Home Goods

These Patterned Local Linens Make Organic Home Goods Fun

“We’re all stuck inside. We’re all doing homeschool,” Kula Mercer says. “But you lay out a beautiful tablecloth and some fresh flowers and suddenly [home] fe...

12/15/2020 By Elise Herron

Lookbook

This Dreamy New Lingerie Lookbook Looks Like Pre-Raphaelite Paintings

Local lingerie company Jane's Vanity teamed up with photographer and collage artist, Mindy Byrd, for stunning new editorial photos.

12/12/2020 By Eden Dawn

Gift Guide

20 Locally Made Gifts Under $50

Our local stores need your help more than ever this year—and luckily they've got oodles of goodies to suit a more modest budget.

11/27/2020 By Fiona McCann and Eden Dawn

holiday shopping

Your Definitive Guide to Shopping Local This Holiday Season

Online and COVID-safe, in-person maker markets are still happening this year. We have all the info to make your pandemic shopping easy and help give struggli...

11/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Shopping

Portland Monthly's Local Holiday Gift Guide

This year it’s more important than ever to get those holiday gifts locally for everyone on your list. We can help.

11/24/2020 Edited by Eden Dawn Photography by Michael Novak