Style and Shopping

5 Portland Stores Where You Can Find Your Perfect Summer Swimsuit

Need to switch up your bathing suit? Shop local at these Rose City retailers, including two that will custom-make a suit for you from sustainable fabrics.

06/23/2022 By Margaret Seiler and Julia Silverman

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

Weddings

With Pandemic Do-Over Celebrations, Oregon's Summer Wedding Season Is Busier Than Ever

Sequel weddings, vow renewals, or happily-ever-after parties: those who got married with just a few guests or over Zoom are seeking a second event.

06/08/2022 By Julia Silverman

Out and About

The Portland Garment Factory Is Back in Style

Barely a year after a fire burnt down its Montavilla location, the zero-waste clothing and soft good production company debuts its new home in NE Portland.

06/06/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Style

Craft Work: Portland Clothing Line Maya Meyer

Designer Maya Dahlgreen dropped her day job for a new fashion line with salvaged fabrics, inclusive sizing (maternity, too!), and ethical production.

03/23/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Interior Design

Tiffany Thompson is Ready to Remix Your Space

The Portland-based interior designer, and owner of Duett Interiors, talks Discovery+ show, budget-friendly remodeling, and her favorite local shops.

02/14/2022 By Dalila Brent

Style

Vintage Fashion Fans Will Swoon Over This Under-the-Radar Portland Museum

Petticoats, opera capes, bustles, and go-go boots abound at Northwest Portland's Bliss House Museum.

02/11/2022 By Julia Silverman

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

Shopping

Close Out Your Holiday Shopping at These Gorge-ous New Shops

Visit Hood River and White Salmon for wintry vibes and last-minute gifts.

12/18/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Style

A New Ethical Fashion Festival in PDX Aims To 'Put People First'

Sustainability and ethics never looked so good

11/26/2021 By Karly Quadros

Shopping

Portland Monthly's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

When you shop local you’re giving the gift of Portland and giving a gift to Portland at the same time.

11/23/2021 By Gabriel Granillo Photography by Michael Novak

Shop Here Now

Get to Madder Collective for Eco-ethical Clothing, Standout Ceramics, and Pretty Perfumes

Poking around and finding all the pretty things at a just-right pandemic-era pop-up.

10/22/2021 By Julia Silverman

Small Business

After a Devastating Fire, the Portland Garment Factory Is Back

The city's stylish incubator for the production runs of local fashion lines, soft goods, art installations, and more has a brand new space.

10/19/2021 By Julia Silverman

Holidays

The Importance of Ofrendas on Día de los Muertos

Plus: We reach out to local Mexican/Mexican American/Latinx creators, makers, and businesses to help decorate our own ofrenda.

10/05/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Interview

Got a Message? Bellagram Telegrams Will Sing It for You.

Jen Forti talks about founding the Portland-based singing telegram service. Plus: she shows off her old-timey outfit.

08/04/2021 By Marty Patail

Style

Portland Social Justice Apparel Brand Mimi's Fresh Tees Opens a Brick and Mortar

The three-year-old company is coming to Old Town.

06/11/2021 By Cami Hughes

Gift Guide

15 Gifts for Dad—with a Touch of Portland

Your dad likes to eat, right? We've got some gifts for dads who like to do that.

06/10/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Q&A

How Will Portland's Fashion Scene Rebound Post-COVID?

After a treacherous year for the fashion community, we asked major players what the city and state could do to help get them back on track.

06/08/2021 By Eden Dawn

Home Décor

3 Local Ceramists Show Off Their Envy-Worthy Pieces

From stately planters to chill mugs to one-of-a-kind sake sets, there’s something for everyone.

05/18/2021 By Eden Dawn

Footnotes

LISTEN: Farewell, Eden Dawn

Portland Monthly says goodbye to our senior/shenanigans editor.

05/07/2021 By Gabriel Granillo With Marty Patail