Best of the Year
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.
Portland Monthly Staff
“When I was younger, we were skating all the time."
A light green rose is reaching up to its gold sun (and other prophecies).
Forty years ago, a basketball team and a city became one.
Pyramid's 1977 Lager commemorates that time 40 years ago when the Trail Blazers brought home an NBA championship.
Because we all need something to celebrate right now.
The Portland Trail Blazer, a.k.a. Dame D.O.L.L.A., dropped his first full-length rap album on Thursday, October 20.
Where to drink in Rip City during the 2016-17 season.
A small group of preservationists want to rescue the 55-year-old gray box from demolition.
The Long Play
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.
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.
The symbolic designation could save the controversial 56-year-old stadium from the wrecking ball.
MOVERS & SHAKERS
A made-up mash-up of the month’s most fascinating people, from LaMarcus Aldridge to Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock
Dame DOLLA just released his first single, but the Blazer star has been at it for a while.
How the fourth-quarter hero stays calm under pressure (hint: it involves a "mental coach").
Worth up to $100 million, the Blazers star's Adidas shoe deal is one of the largest in the NBA.
What do the rip city players and coach like to do in their free time? (Spoiler: they’re just like us!)
A by-the-numbers look at the upcoming season of pro basketball in Portland
A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Jerry Seinfeld to a ’90s teen heartthrob
Our spin through Portland’s raucous 170 years reveals a city molded by punks and power brokers, by brilliant breakthroughs and a few heinous mistakes.
Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, Marco España, Caitlin Feldman, Cari Johnson, Alexandria Bordas, and Doug Kenck-Crispin