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

Fashion History

A Stitch in Time

A look at three centuries of Portland's fashion scene and its impact on the world.

03/22/2021 By Eden Dawn Illustrations by Sarah Donofrio

Style

From Digital Design, to Handmade Hairpins, to Modeling, Margaret Alba Can Do It All

We talked to the multi-hyphenate designer about her wide-ranging projects.

03/18/2021 Edited by Lola Oyibo

DIY

Designer Laurs Kemp Posts Free and Easy Fashion Projects to Try at Home

From jazzing up thrift store berets to turning old silk scarves into ruffly sleeves, this video series makes it easy to dip your toe into sewing projects.

02/26/2021 By Eden Dawn

Shopping

Portland Athleisure Brand Sania Marie Is Inspired by Women’s Strength

Alaina and Laphael Knight’s clothing line is designed for the do-it-all boss lady who loves to laugh.

12/29/2020 By Jagger Blaec

Music

Portugal. The Man’s New Single Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

The song is a collaboration with "Weird Al" Yankovic and Indigenous artists.

10/12/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Art & Design

These 5 Local BIPOC Artists Are Bringing Awareness to the BLM Movement

Where words tend to fall short, design brings alarming truths.

09/23/2020 By Sam Pape

Coronavirus

Businesses in Portland Finally Open Back Up, But Who Knows for How Long?

A few days after Multnomah County entered phase one, it's not yet business as usual.

06/23/2020 By Julia Silverman

The Weekenders

Spring Fashion: 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

Staying stylish

Portland Stylists Offer Covid Hair Tips

Bang trims, hair health, roots tips, kids cuts, and more.

04/02/2020 By Fiona McCann

Body

An Alberta Skin Care "Kitchen" Introduces Your Face to the Garden

Blendily makes all-natural body goods fresh from flowers and herbs grown and foraged around Portland.

08/27/2019 By Eden Dawn

Insider’s Guide 2019: Fashion

An Emmy-Winning Costume Designer Reveals Her Must-Hit Portland Style Spots

Portlandia vet and Psychic Bar co-owner Amanda Needham steers us through the city’s style scene.

03/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

Outdoor Apparel

Union Way's Newest Tenant Sells California Culture

Starting May 5, Sacramento-based outdoor "lifestyle brand" All Good pitches its tent in downtown Portland's West End.

05/04/2017 By Ramona DeNies

STYLE

Native American Fashion Design Shines in a Landmark Exhibit

The Pacific Northwest has a strong presence in the traveling show, on at the Portland Art Museum.

05/19/2016 By Eden Dawn