News

5 Days That Shook the Portland Food World

When Yonder’s Maya Lovelace opened her Instagram feed to accusations of restaurant abuse last week, all hell broke loose.

07/07/2020 By Karen Brooks

Black Lives Matter

Some Portland Theaters Are Opening Their Lobbies to Protesters in Need of a Recharge

Demonstrators can use the bathroom, power their phones, and get water and snacks.

06/10/2020 By Julia Silverman

Portland Protests

The Role of Social Media in Social Movements

How social media and open access to the internet can be tools for mobilizing movements and inciting social change.

06/10/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Wine, Actually

Two Portlanders Shared a Socially Distance Glass of Wine, and It Went Viral

We rewrote their story as the meet-cute it was meant to be.

06/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

News

Social Media Reacts to the Protests in Portland

As protests erupted over the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, local politicians, artists, and thinkers weighed in.

05/31/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Pomo Picks

What to Read, Watch, and Listen to to Take Your Mind Off the Apocalypse: Week of May 27

The Portland Monthly staff shares the non-pandemic content keeping us sane this week.

05/28/2020 By Portland Monthly Staff

Animation

Laika Joins Your Little Cousin by Going Viral on TikTok

The stop-motion studio racked up two million views over the holiday weekend with its Fight Challenge entry.

05/26/2020 By Conner Reed

Puss in Reboots 

This Instagram-Famous Portland Cat Has Way More Followers Than You

Watch OwlKitty’s cat-eos in 'The Shining,' 'The Mandalorian,' and more.

01/21/2020 By Alli Weseman

TriMet Troubles

People Are Really Mad at TriMet over Its New ‘Fare Inspectors’

Twitter to TriMet: Just a thought, maybe try going fareless instead?

10/23/2019 By Julia Silverman

Animation

This Tiny Chef Makes the Most Adorable Cooking Videos You’ve Ever Seen

Think Julia Child meets Mister Rogers.

03/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Millennials

These Miniature Skeletons Lead Instagram-Perfect Lives

They're literally dead.

01/29/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

#boxwineboyfriend

This Portlander Is Getting Married to a Boyfriend Made from Boxed Wine

Mazel tov to the happy couple.

11/20/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Parent Trap

Inside Portland's Most Heated Parent Facebook Group

Six years ago, some data geeks with a camera joined forces online to try to make the local school district more transparent and fair. Here’s what happened.

08/15/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Party Animals

How the Oregon Zoo Won Twitter

#rateaspecies is a reason to love the internet.

05/22/2018 By Amy Martin

Beardly Beauty

Behold the Most Fabulously Decorated Beards in the World

From glitter to googly eyes, this Portland duo turns facial hair into a work of art.

04/12/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Om Base

Yoga Star Jessamyn Stanley Talks Queerness, Fat Acceptance, and Deleting Social Media

Meet the Instagram celebrity and Every Body Yoga author at Powell’s on May 8.

05/03/2017 By Tuck Woodstock

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

BIG PICTURE

How Portland's Own Hipster Barbie Became An Internet Sensation

Socality Barbie inspired us all to feel a little more #blessed in 2015—for being the butt of an Instagram parody, that is.

11/23/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

JUST FOR FUN

A Portland Hipster Barbie Is Taking the Internet by Storm

A viral local Instagram account pokes fun at those of us who take our social media a little too seriously.

09/08/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom