Q&A

Ripping the City With Emily Greene

The 'Foodie Snitch' creator dishes on her favorite place to getaway, the future of Portland, and restaurants–of course.

06/22/2022 By Dalila Brent

Fragrance

Locally Made Perfumes for All Your Olfactory Dreams

Whether you want to smell like patchouli, citrus, cedar, or ylang ylang, Portland’s scent-makers have it covered.

06/14/2022 By Fiona McCann Photography by Michael Novak

Shopping

9 Portland-Area Malls, Ranked 

Pioneer Place, Lloyd Center, Bridgeport Village, Clackamas Town Center, Washington Square, and more—which is a mall to rule them all?

05/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Gift Guide

Gifts for $50 and Under

From jewelry to kitchen gadgets to wallets, we've compiled a list of meaningful local gifts for the people in your life—all for less than $50.

04/11/2022 By Denise Castañon

Music

Our 10 Favorite Portland Record Stores

From Music Millennium in Laurelhurst to My Vinyl Underground in Ladd's Addition, here are some of the best record stores in Portland, Oregon.

03/24/2022 By Jenni Moore

Let's Do Lunch

Out of the Box: Great Local Lunches to Pack

Local cheese, jam, tortillas, salami, ramen, nut butters, and more add pizzazz to your on-the-go sandwiches and salads.

03/23/2022 By Katherine Hamilton

Trophy Case

Step Up Your Gardening Game This Spring with These 5 Regional Products

Locally forged hoes and trowels, a book from a Portland press, great garden gloves from Salem, and more

03/21/2022 By Gabriel Granillo Photography by Katie Leimbach

Grocery Stores

How Providore Became a Portland Food Paradise

With a new expansion, the NE Portland store is a treasure hunt, a cookbook curator, a wine bar, and a love letter to small farmers.

02/08/2022 By Karen Brooks

Culture

Where to Get Braids in the Portland Area

From box braids to knotless to faux locs and more, if you're in need of a protective style for your hair, check out this list of Portland-area stylists.

02/03/2022 By Dalila Brent

Health & Wellness

6 Portland-Made Picks for New Year's Self-Care

Vegan soaps, chemical-free candles, and herbal supplements, and more

12/31/2021 By Dalila Brent

LONG STORY SHORT

Blue Moon Camera & Machine Celebrates 20 Years of Bringing Film to Portland

Jake Shivery’s St. Johns camera and typewriter shop might sell you the last camera you’ll ever buy.

11/10/2021 Edited by Gabriel Granillo

Shopping

10 New Portland Stores Worth a Visit

From women's apparel to flowers to wine to home goods, these new local businesses will scratch your retail itch.

08/27/2021 By Jenni Moore

Home & Garden

Livingscape Nursery’s New Owners Have Houseplant Tips for You

This Northeast Portland nursery's new owners have all the tips for burgeoning green thumbs.

08/16/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Shop Local

My People’s Market Returns for its 7th Year

The three-day event includes over 75 different businesses owned and operated by BIPOC locals, including bakers, designers, artists, and more.

08/05/2021 By Cami Hughes

Local Flavor

Los Roast Brings the Taste, Smell, and Culture of New Mexico Green Chile to Portland

Catch these freshly roasted green chiles in St. Johns while you can.

07/29/2021 By Zoe Baillargeon

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