Vendgame

This East Burnside Vending Machine Is Raising the Bar for Quick Snacks

The Pix-O-Matic offers Pix Pâtisserie's wide selection of its trademark French-inflected delicacies.

08/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Buy Queer

Coronavirus Has Devastated Portland’s Queer-Owned Businesses

Happy Pride month. Here’s how you can help.

06/01/2020 By Elise Herron

Take It To The Streets

This Summer, Portland Will Make Room For Dining On The Streets

Starting today, businesses can apply for permits to set up tables and displays on parking lots and streets

05/28/2020 By Jason Notte

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

The Weekenders

Spring Fashion 2020: Dreaming of Style and Adventures

One day we will again pack our bags with locally made looks, from silk jammies to varsity jackets.

04/24/2020 Styled by Eden Dawn Photography by Christopher Dibble

Grocery Games

PoMo Staff Make Their Location Predictions for the New Trader Joe's

The independent chain announced plans for a new location in Portland, though it's unclear where or when it will open. The PoMo staff weighs in.

02/28/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Poler Thaw

How Poler Came Back from Bankruptcy Death

Shuttered in November 2018, the #campvibes brand is back in action.

02/25/2020 By Eden Dawn

News

Oregon’s Plastic Bag Ban Starts Jan. 1. Here’s What You Need to Know.

For starters, prepare to pay five cents every time you want a paper bag.

12/31/2019 By Alice Callahan

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

Home Décor

Portland's Chown Hardware Celebrates 140 Years

If you've remodeled your bathroom or living room, chances are you've taken a spin through Chown.

09/13/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Seafood Guide 2019: Fishmongers

Our 5 Go-To Portland Seafood Markets

From tiny, traceability-obsessed counters to our city's Costco of fish, here’s where to source your seafood.

07/24/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Insider’s Guide 2019: Quadrant Breakdown

Where to Eat, Shop, and Play in All 5 Portland Quadrants

Plus hot insider tips from local experts.

03/26/2019 By Portland Monthly Staff

Spotlight

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

Trove is the kind of spot where you can snag a 1920s cup set from India and the Pok Pok Som drinking vinegar to go with it.

02/14/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Brand New

Japanese Lifestyle Store Muji Is Here to Fill the Empty Hole in Your Life

The iconic brand opens its second biggest US location in the former Meier & Frank space.

11/20/2018 By Marty Patail and Eden Dawn

Spotlight

At Portland's Orox Leather, Generations of Mexican Artisanship Live On

From Oaxaca to Old Town, a family business just keeps getting better.

06/28/2018 By Eden Dawn

Shopping

How a North Portland Boutique Plans to Conquer the World

Kenton's Mantel launches a new website to fill demand in South Korea and Japan.

10/23/2017 By Kayla Brock

Everyday Activism

Support the Columbia Gorge by Buying Lagers, Light Bulbs, and Lube

On Monday, September 25, dozens of N Mississippi Avenue businesses will donate a portion of sales to Eagle Creek fire relief efforts.

09/21/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Weather

How Portland's Horrid Winter Storms Brought Small Businesses Together

A lonely upside to repeated batterings from snow and ice.

02/23/2017 By Jason Buehrer