January 2015
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Is Portland still affordable? How can we retire in style? Can you get rich making digital currency in the privacy of your own home? Our jaunt through the city’s financial life reveals all.
Features
Thumbnail for - A Historic Oregon Ranch is Crusading to Revive the American Clothing Industry
How Imperial Stock Ranch is partnering with national designers and high-end boutiques to save American wool.
Thumbnail for - Break a Sweat Like Portland's Top Athletes
From rugby to ice hockey to Mixed martial arts, we work out with some of the city’s most impressive athletes to find out what makes them tick, how they stay fit, and how you can get in on the action.
Thumbnail for - Portland's Top Doctors and Nurses 2015
This year, we tallied nearly 14,000 votes from doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants, and complementary medicine practitioners to find the city's best.
While you're celebrating the new year, we're thinking about summer—and beyond.
Chef Kelly Myers brings the slow burn to SE Division with mole flights, suitcase mescals, and goat barbacoa.
Deep in the bleak, bone-chilling days of winter, we adults need a booster of gooey, nostalgic grilled cheese just as much as the kids do.
Think refreshing cocktails packed with orange, grapefruit, lemon, and lime are for summer sipping? Think again.
Portland Monthly food critic Karen Brooks dishes on the restaurants, obsessions, and under-the-radar finds of the new year.
Anchored around a custom-made robata grill, the promising new sister restaurant to Portland’s sustainable sushi franchise is heating up.
An LA-based comic shows Portland the love, and we show off her funniest tweets.
He killed Spider-Man. He gave new life to The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. Now, Portlander Brian Michael Bendis becomes the creative force behind Sony Playstation Network’s first streaming TV show.
The Decemberists release a new album, pop culture meets Chekov, and Chamber Music Northwest brings back record-breaking numbers of classical fans
A look back at some of the cringiest overshares from our favorite Portland authors
From Olympia's punk scene to Rolling Stone and Portlandia, we chart the deeds (and decades!) of Portland's Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker.
The best made-in-Portland goods of the moment, from illustrated calendars to the last toothbrush you'll ever need.
An emerging designer turns heads with bold prints and vintage textiles.
With five new international destinations, our cozy little airport is filling its passport. Here’s a look at the stories (and strategies) behind PDX’s global connections.
Is Portland still affordable? How can we retire in style? Can you get rich making digital currency in the privacy of your own home? Our jaunt through the city’s financial life reveals all.
What we talk about when we talk about how the city makes a living
Looking to leave the big banks for locally-raised credit union? Here are the options.
Your phone is about to become your new financial guru.
Monetary angst is as old as money itself, but therapists haven’t specialized in the subject until recently.
Venture capitalist Eric Rosenfeld talks about our start-up scene, where the money is coming from, and how Portland can cash in even more.
A strategy for health and happiness over the long haul—as told in notes from your future self.
Think the cash is always greener in Portland? Think again. We do the math on average rent, transit prices, and the cost of a pint.
Is location worth paying for? We compare the prices for single-family homes, commutes, and cheeseburgers from St. Johns to Sellwood.
We get the inside scoop on making money in the new marijuana market from one of Washington's pot branding pros.
The story behind one Portlander’s decision to sell stock—in himself—lands in Hollywood.
Industry’s Oved Valadez on how his design firm's hyper-collaborative anti-hierarchy works
Sharing is caring at these rentable offices for freelancing workers searching for community.
We scope out some of Oregon’s more sensational salaries—go ahead, take a look.
Got a great business idea? These entrepreneurial pros can help.
Mining for millions (or ... not) with the world’s most adorable cryptocurrency
How Portland’s most famous flock of birds reveals the true nature of money
Enlighten your investments, get smart with taxes, consider cash flow, and find out which local stocks are on the rise
How Imperial Stock Ranch is partnering with national designers and high-end boutiques to save American wool.
We asked 800 of our readers about money. Here's what we discovered.
David Griswold is connecting farmers and roasters for a more sustainable harvest.
A Portland agency helps rebrand one of America’s most historic churches.
A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from 10 Barrel's new head brewer to Patrick Stewart.
A new Portland drug- and alcohol-free facility offers recovering women a permanent home emphasizing community and design.
Point to anything on our state's map. There’s a good chance Chet Orloff helped name it.
Design firm KeeganMeegan & Co. operate 19th-century letterpress machines for the 21st-century print revival.
As our leaders prepare for a steamy future, Portland could still get off easy.
"I’m like the lord of Northwest 23rd. I only say that because I don’t want to say mayor. Who wants to be the mayor?"
Ergo Depot explores intriguing new versions of the everyday seat.
From rugby to ice hockey to Mixed martial arts, we work out with some of the city’s most impressive athletes to find out what makes them tick, how they stay fit, and how you can get in on the action.
Ready for your gym to get way more crowded this month? We break down Oregon's January wellness bump.
This year, we tallied nearly 14,000 votes from doctors, nurses, physician’s assistants, and complementary medicine practitioners to find the city's best.