The Oregon Woman: History

Meet 6 Badass Dames of Portland Yore

From abortion doctors to black lawyers to vegetarian spiritualists, these women were kicking ass and taking names during our city's formative years.

03/20/2017 By Heather Arndt Anderson

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

The Oregon Woman: Fashion of the Christ

One of Oregon’s Most Successful Designers Makes Modesty Garb in La Grande

With a strong market among Pentecostals, Dainty Jewell's is on track to clear $2.4 million in projected sales this year.

03/20/2017 By Eden Dawn

The Oregon Woman: Pop Culture Hit List

Bitch Cofounder Andi Zeisler Shares Her Current Pop Culture Obsessions

From Portland's She Shreds magazine to British TV series Chewing Gum, here's what the feminist writer is digging right now.

03/20/2017 By Andi Zeisler

The Oregon Woman: Queen Bitch

Andi Zeisler and Bitch Media Pushed the World to See Pop Culture through Feminist Eyes

And it worked—almost too well.

03/20/2017 By Kelly Clarke

The Oregon Woman: Tough Love

Portland Women's March Organizer Margaret Jacobsen on Why Change Won't Come Easy

Meet the de facto spokesperson for a new wave of local feminism.

03/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Bri Pruett and Courtenay Hameister: Funny in Oregon

A stand-up comedian and former Live Wire radio host talk women in comedy, Portland creatives, and artisanal cheese.

02/25/2016 By Fiona McCann

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Ten Extraordinary Oregon Women Fighting for Change and Disrupting the System

We asked these local luminaries to pair off for conversations about what it means to be an Oregon woman today. Here’s what they said.

02/23/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, and Kelly Clarke

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Video: Behind the Scenes at the Oregon Woman 2016 Photo Shoot

For our March issue, we convinced 10 amazing ladies to interview each other over a two-day photo shoot blitz. Here’s what it looks like to be part of Portland Monthly's 2016 Oregon Woman feature.

02/23/2016 With Sika Stanton

OREGON WOMAN 2016

The Year’s Movers, Shakers, and Newsmakers

From music to politics to roller derby, Oregon women have made serious waves lately. We take a look back.

02/23/2016 By Ramona DeNies

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Two Fierce Oregon Women Who Insist on Defining Themselves

Nkenge Harmon Johnson of the Urban League of Portland and comics writer Kelly Sue DeConnick talk self-determination, aging, and what it’s like to work in a male-dominated industry.

02/23/2016 By Marty Patail

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Why Oregon Women Need Radical Reform at Home and On the Job

Andrea Paluso of Family Forward Oregon and p:ear's Pippa Arend discuss self-sacrifice, the value of caregiving, and the decision to have children (or not).

02/23/2016 By Kelly Clarke

OREGON WOMAN 2016

How Two Oregon Women Learned to Find Their Voice

Transgender advocate V Thongrivong and Pink Martini’s China Forbes talk performing, family, and gratitude.

02/23/2016 By Ramona DeNies

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Guiding Oregon’s Arts and Assets

Meyer Memorial Trust’s Rukaiyah Adams and WillaKenzie Estate’s Ronni Lacroute discuss power, tokenism, and feeling pushed away from math class.

02/23/2016 By Ramona DeNies

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Why Being an Oregonian is All About Idealism

Advertising guru Mira Kaddoura and indigenous people’s advocate Alyssa Macy talk opportunity, diversity, and why Oregon always calls us back home.

02/23/2016 By Zach Dundas

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How Women Came to Run this State

A brief history of feminism and political power in Oregon

03/26/2015 By Rene Bermudez

EDITORS' NOTE

Why We're Donating a Portion of March Newsstand Sales to the Women's Foundation of Oregon

Our state is full of both inspiring #oregonwoman success stories and startling statistics of poverty and assault. Here's how to help.

03/20/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

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Oregon Woman 2015

The inspiring women of our state are writers, brewers, ranchers, politicians, designers, investors, punk rockers, and mothers. They are pioneers, rule-breakers, and innovators. Meet them.

03/02/2015 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

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Three Women Transforming Ranching in Eastern Oregon

Cory Carman, Jill McClaran, and Carrie Hermens are on the top of Oregon's meat game.

03/02/2015 By Kelly Clarke

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How Strategist Rebecca Tweed Transformed Oregon Politics

The political consultant behind more than 40 Oregon campaigns goes beyond party lines to elect the best person for the job.

03/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie