The Battle of ‘86: How Oregon’s Last Great Election Came Down to One Fatal Mistake

Thirty years ago, Neil Goldschmidt took on Norma Paulus for governor—and the race became a turning point for politics in Oregon.

10/10/2016 By Brent Walth

Long Story Short

This Portland Podcast Gives a Megaphone to People of Color in the Food Industry

On Racist Sandwich, Soleil Ho and Zahir Janmohamed dive into food, race, and lemon bars.

10/10/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson


This Mexican Paradise Is a Four-Hour Nonstop Flight from PDX

With farm dinners, chic rooftop bars, and an art-studded bike path, Los Cabos mellows out.

10/10/2016 By Hannah Wallace


Can This Portlander Help Fashion Businesses Get Off the Ground?

With Laptops & Smalltalk, Brittany Sierra becomes a coach for local fashion entrepreneurs.

10/10/2016 By Eden Dawn

Urban Planning

Was the Springwater Corridor Doomed to Controversy From the Start?

The path was built for the people. And they came—just not how anyone planned.

10/10/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Imaginary Oregons

The Northwest Has Always Fantasized about Starting Its Own Country

From Cascadia to Ecotopia, welcome to all the Oregons that could have been.

10/10/2016 By Marty Patail


Steve Novick vs. Chloe Eudaly: Portland’s Alterna-Election

The city council race is earnest, geeky, and quintessentially Portland.

10/10/2016 By Zach Dundas

PDX Index

Why Voting by Mail Is Better Than Any Other Way of Voting

Oregon stages a quiet revolution.

10/10/2016 By Michelle Porter


Columbia Sportswear Takes On Gore-Tex

Can the Portland company topple the industry juggernaut?

10/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler


What Should Come Next for Portland's Downtown Parks?

Legendary landscape architect Douglas Macy will talk about a key thread of the city's urban DNA on Tuesday, Oct 11.

10/07/2016 By Randy Gragg


Oregon Food Bank Gets a Brand-New Logo and Look

Industry and Nike worked pro bono to refresh the 20-year-old nonprofit's brand.

10/06/2016 By Marty Patail


Portland Designer Sarah Donofrio on Her Drama-Free Project Runway Debut

“I just wanted to sew, not get pulled away to talk drama."

10/06/2016 By Enid Spitz

PoMo Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct 6–9

Wildly athletic dancers and grisly fairy tales, Andy Warhol prints and runway shows. Get out there.

10/06/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Jason Buehrer

All Jane Comedy Festival

Comedian Dulcé Sloan Tells the Truth. But Funny.

The LA-based comic is in Portland for All Jane. She talks activism, visibility, and her failure to avoid her fate.

10/05/2016 By Lisa Dunn

Health News

Oregon Women Face Higher Rates of Rape, Violence, Depression, and Wealth Disparity

A new report by the Women’s Foundation of Oregon spotlights the good, the bad, and the ugly parts of being female in our state.

10/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock

Breaking News

Biwa to Reboot as Two Eateries: A Sashimi Chef’s Counter and a DJ-Spinning Japanese Bar

On October 16, Portland’s DIY Japanese pub pioneer moves down the hall to become Biwa Izakaya. The original space will become Parasol Bar in November.

10/05/2016 By Karen Brooks

Hit List

They Dunk; You Drink: The Best Bars for Watching the Trail Blazers

Where to drink in Rip City during the 2016-17 season.

10/05/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Healthy Events

Have a Healthy, Happy October with These Local Wellness Events

Taste 60 varieties of apples, dozens of fermented foods, and hundreds of vegan treats this month—or ride handmade bikes and run across town in full Halloween garb.

10/05/2016 By Molly Woodstock


Come Stare into the Mouth of Madness at Portland’s 21st Annual Lovecraft Film Festival

Here's what to watch at the 21st CthulhuCon.

10/05/2016 By Jason Buehrer