Cupcake Jones

By Olivia Olivia for PQ Monthly

Lisa Watson, owner of Cupcake Jones, showed up the day Oregon overturned its gay-marriage ban in May 2014 to deliver free cupcakes to thousands of celebrating couples and their families. She has continued marching (and …

FYI: A Look at Your Local Non-Profits

First, a peek at Cascade AIDS Project’s annual report (keep these numbers in mind when you’re making your AIDS Walk donations). In 2014, Cascade AIDS Project provided: 3,910 HIV testing and counseling sessions—a 10% increase over 2013. 612 syphilis tests …

Eat, Drink, and Be Mary: Creative concoctions

By Brock Daniels, PQ Monthly

The temperature has reached those rare mid-90s in downtown Portland and my frozen treat is thawing faster than preferred. I keep licking around my homemade cone but drips of sweetened liquefied cream stream down my fingers. …

Eat, Drink, and Be Mary: Neighborhood perfection

By Brock Daniels, PQ Monthly

Crossing the country, and even the world, the practiced traveler will find the greatest local eateries on the outskirts of town in the quaint, less-walked neighborhoods. These flavor-focused establishments are motivated by quality rather than mass …