Our Midlife Adventure (Not Crisis!), Pt. 3

By Kim Dunn and Laura Waters, Special for PQ Monthly

We left Paris in June last year, for its outright opposite—the Dutch province of Fryslân. On Airbnb we found a quaint little two-bedroom cottage at a vacation/camping community for about $1,000 for …

Our Midlife Adventure (Not Crisis), Pt. 2

There is a mind-blowing, lush-food-filled, eye-popping, jaw-dropping fresh food market in Paris daily and we were within walking distance of the Oberkampf, Bastille and Père-Lachaise markets.

By Kim Dunn and Laura Waters, PQ Monthly

Just a little over a year ago, we …

Our Midlife Adventure (not Crisis!)

By Laura Waters and Kim Dunn, Special for PQ Monthly

We just returned from a glorious nine-month (Nine months!) adventure in Europe. We are a regular Northwest family (two moms and a darling daughter), living what was a pretty regular life …

Portland Pride: With Growth, Comes Responsibility

The Portland Pride Parade has seen significant growth in the past three years, according to Pride NW President Debra Porta. Photo by Chris Alvarez, PQ Monthly.
By Pride NW President Debra Porta, PQ Monthly

The Portland Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade is …

In Changing Times, Pride Matters

By Pride NW President Debra Porta, PQ Monthly

The year is off to a rambunctious start for Oregon’s LGBTQ community, with both highs and lows. At the same time that we officially moved the effort for marriage equality in Oregon forward, …

PQ’s summer staycation guide

By Andrew Edwards, PQ Monthly

Oswald West; photo by Andrew Edwards
 Here are seven options for seizing the rest of your summer, no matter how much time, gumption, or gas money you’ve got.

White Salmon, Wash.: This underappreciated Gorge town, about 1.5 hours …