March 2015
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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.
Features
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A snapshot of the best of Portland's creative bar offerings, from neighborhood dives to craft cocktail havens.
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If you need a primer on Portland's vibrant art and culture world—from how to collect art to understanding just how awesome ballet really is—here's your starter course.
Our state is full of both inspiring #oregonwoman success stories and startling statistics of poverty and assault. Here's how to help.
A new Mexico-City style chicken shack is heating up Northeast Portland.
In her new cookbook, Jenn Louis explores the hidden world of Italian dumplings—and unearths a seriously simple version.
Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the month.
Can chef Ben Bettinger bring new life to Laurelhurst Market? Signs point to yes.
Oregon ranks #9 for most organic farms in the nation. Here's how those hard-working farmers make it work.
If you need a primer on Portland's vibrant art and culture world—from how to collect art to understanding just how awesome ballet really is—here's your starter course.
You too can be an art mogul—if you plan ahead and learn the ropes.
A clever plan to collaborative creative success, from the team behind Oregon Children’s Theatre's Timmy Failure
Mapping the gateways to the city's writing and reading scene—from the coffee shop most frequented by writers and poets to the Portland Poetry Slam
He's recorded the Decemberists, Neko Case, and R.E.M.—now, Tucker Martine explains his craft.
It's time to end opera's difficult rep—we break down some of the form's most baffling concepts with references from our modern age.
The Pennsylvania native shares his love of universal storytelling, his parents' immigrant experience, and Craigslist jobs.
From philanthropy to feminism, the life of Portland's reigning cultural patron is a saga of art, business, and telling it like it is.
His first season rocked. His second ended before it began. Analysts weigh in on the Timbers' highly touted coach.
We asked three local designers to share tips for rising to the occasion of the warm-weather wardrobe.
This month's hottest locally made goods, from Bee Local's smoked honey to Looptworks leather bags made from salvaged airline seats
The meal of a lifetime? It's on a woodsy island at the edge of the San Juans, and it's waiting for you.
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.
We asked some young women in the third grade at Northeast Portland's Vestal School what they want to be when they grow up.
After years away, a prodigal daughter comes back to a city of handlebar mustaches, salty ice cream, kid-friendly breweries, and vegan preschools.
Halfway through his term Portland's mayor reflects on the city's rising skyline, an urban world, and the city's greatest challenge.
A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from former governor John Kitzhaber to DC-bound former mayor Sam Adams
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"It's just like building any other cabin, only it's 30 feet off the ground."
From punk rock to Portlandia to her forthcoming memoir, one of Oregon's biggest superstars opens up about what (and who) inspires her. PLUS: A behind-the-scenes video of our cover shoot.
"The women are going to raise the kids and the chickens, and the guys are going to drink beer, look like lumberjacks, and throw darts."
Marcela Alcantar, president of Alcantar & Associates, on her roots in Mexico, her love of dirt, and launching the Diversified Builders and Engineers Council
The Office of the Governor's Deputy Chief of Staff has fought for the LGBTQ community, supported people diagnosed with AIDS, and radically changed the face of the state's policy boards. And she's not done yet.
Amber Starks of Conscious Coils saw a flaw in the licensing laws for natural hair care and decided to do something about it.
Did you know that women in Oregon earn 79¢ for every dollar a man earns? We offer an annotated guide to the shocking numbers behind our state's wage gap.
No waiting periods, no mandated parental involvement, and no limitations on publicly funded abortions? This is how we got here.
Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts (1991-1995) on the hardship, endurance, bravery, and strength required to make a difference.
Oregon's legacy is rooted in women shipyard workers, suffragettes, sci-fi authors, legal abortion, and kick-ass senators. Get inspired!
Only 7 percent of venture capital is invested in management teams that include women. Here's why that needs to change.
Portland Monthly's president and cofounder reveals the shocking lack of respect shown to ambitious women raising capital in this town.
The political consultant behind more than 40 Oregon campaigns goes beyond party lines to elect the best person for the job.
Our March issue is all about the multifaceted force of nature that is the #OregonWoman—now we want to hear from you.
Cory Carman, Jill McClaran, and Carrie Hermens are on the top of Oregon's meat game
A snapshot of the best of Portland's creative bar offerings, from neighborhood dives to craft cocktail havens.
The owners of Portland's Bull in China cocktail supply store share their favorite finds.
It's hard to argue with time-tested perfection. These specimens pay homage to their pedigreed forbears with measured respect.
Raise a pint at the city's freshest hop operations, from IPA altruists to Chinese lager masters.
In Scotland's remote islands, some of the industry's best barrels are made with Oregon fir.
10 Barrel Brewing's Whitney Burnside has climbed to beer ladder from Laurelwood to Upright to Elysian to Pelican. Now, she talks about her biggest challenge yet.
Designer Kathy Shaloo Berg is a leadership role model—and the lone woman at the top tier at ZGF Architects' Portland hub