Long Story Short

This Portlander Wants to Get More People of Color into the Art Museum

John Goodwin pushes for inclusion in art collecting.

09/11/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

PDX Planner

Portland by the Season: Can't-Miss Stuff for Every Time of Year

From summer swims to winter film fests, here's how to fill your calendar.

08/03/2018 By Portland Monthly Staff

Sports

We Have to Talk about the Portland Trail Blazers While There's Still Time

Suddenly things are not looking good at all. But maybe the Blazers will surprise us again!

04/19/2018 By Casey Jarman

Sports

The Trail Blazers: IS ALL HOPE LOST?

A Game 1 defeat to New Orleans starts our haiku-enhanced playoff coverage on a desperate note. It will get better (maybe).

04/17/2018 By Casey Jarman

Best of the Year

Portland Monthly’s Top Longreads of 2017

The Malheur takeover. How the Blazers won Portland. Grisly murders. The battle to be nonbinary. Jeff Merkley. Vegan cronuts. Here are 12 of our best in-depth stories from the past year.

12/18/2017 By Portland Monthly Staff

Apparel

Noted Vegan Damian Lillard Releases a Glow-in-the-Dark Skating Rink Shoe

“When I was younger, we were skating all the time."

11/16/2017 By Marty Patail

Crystal Balling

Portland Psychics Predict the Upcoming Trail Blazers Season

A light green rose is reaching up to its gold sun (and other prophecies).

10/16/2017 By Marty Patail

History

The Spirit of '77: How the Blazers Won Portland

Forty years ago, a basketball team and a city became one.

05/15/2017 By Casey Jarman Illustrations by Michael Byers

Beer

The Blazers Are Surging. There's a Beer for That Now.

Pyramid's 1977 Lager commemorates that time 40 years ago when the Trail Blazers brought home an NBA championship.

03/29/2017 By Marty Patail

Basketball

Give Thanks for the Trail Blazers at Ripsgiving

Because we all need something to celebrate right now.

11/10/2016 By Webb Wright

Hip-Hop

Damian Lillard Releases Debut Album Featuring Lil Wayne and Jamie Foxx

The Portland Trail Blazer, a.k.a. Dame D.O.L.L.A., dropped his first full-length rap album on Thursday, October 20.

10/20/2016 By Fiona McCann

Hit List

They Dunk; You Drink: The Best Bars for Watching the Trail Blazers

Where to drink in Rip City during the 2016-17 season.

10/05/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Dispatch

Should Portland Save the Memorial Coliseum?

A small group of preservationists want to rescue the 55-year-old gray box from demolition.

08/15/2016 By Lisa Dunn

The Long Play

PODCAST: Trail Blazer-Turned-Rapper Martell Webster Talks Basketball and Beats

On this episode of The Long Play, the one-time Trail Blazer gives the scoop on Portland-based record label EYRST, playing South by Southwest, and how basketball still runs in his blood.

08/11/2016 By Fiona McCann

B-SIDES

How Rapper Cool Nutz and Trail Blazer CJ McCollum Make Great Radio in Tigard

Every week, the local hip-hop godfather and shooting guard dish on their favorite jams—and the off-court life of a rising NBA star.

06/13/2016 By Casey Jarman

ARCHITECTURE

Yes, the Memorial Coliseum Is Now a "National Treasure"

The symbolic designation could save the controversial 56-year-old stadium from the wrecking ball.

06/10/2016 By Lisa Dunn

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: September 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month’s most fascinating people, from LaMarcus Aldridge to Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock

08/24/2015

MUSIC

Damian Lillard's Top 5 Rap Verses of All Time

Dame DOLLA just released his first single, but the Blazer star has been at it for a while.

07/16/2015 By Marty Patail

DISPATCH

Trail Blazers Star Damian Lillard’s Psychological Secret Weapon

How the fourth-quarter hero stays calm under pressure (hint: it involves a "mental coach").

04/02/2015 By Marty Patail

SPORTS

Damian Lillard Unveils His Adidas Shoe

Worth up to $100 million, the Blazers star's Adidas shoe deal is one of the largest in the NBA.

01/26/2015 By Cervante Pope