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LONG STORY SHORT

Will Lewis Leads a New Generation of Gamers

With the Portland Indie Game Squad and Pixel Arts Game Education, a new community is born.

  • By Brandon Staley
  • Published 01/25/2016

Q&A

How to Invest in Locally Run Businesses

The executive director of Hatch Innovation on Oregon’s groundbreaking new rules for start-up capitalists

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

Q&A

An Insider’s Insight on Portland’s Crazy Real Estate Market

When should you make your move?

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

THE NEXT STEPS

You’re Making $80K—How Should You Spend and Save?

Financing a start-up, the economics of home brewing, and the dark truth about childcare

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

Q&A

How to Budget With Goals in Mind

The creative director of innovative banking app Simple breaks it down.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

THE FRESH START

How to Live the Good Life in Portland on $40K

Uber vs. car ownership, the legendary $10,000 windfall, and picking a credit union

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Marty Patail, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal With Tina Kotek?

Oregon’s Speaker of the House begins a new session February 1. But first, we size her up.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

REPORT

While New York Sleeps, Self-Published Authors Are Taking Over Literature

A new breed of Portland writers goes solo.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

BIG PICTURE

Adding Soul to Custom Caskets

Two Portland tattoo artists create “death-positive” coffins in their own home.

  • By Megan Haverman
  • Published 01/25/2016

5 THINGS ABOUT

Union Station Turns 120

We visit our iconic train station’s past and predict its future.

  • By Katie Vaughan
  • Published 01/25/2016

PDX INDEX

Portland: A Safe Haven for Refugees?

And so far, most of them are not Syrian.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

EDUCATION

Inside Portland’s Schools

Explore the fast-changing landscape of local learning.

  • By Rachel Grozanick, Katelyn Best, Alex Madison, Matthew Billington, Fiona McCann, Ramona DeNies, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/15/2016

INSIDE THE SCHOOL BOARD

Gentrification, Testing, and Social Justice: School Boards Sit at the Center of the Storm

How Portland’s volunteer education leaders cope with an impossible job.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 01/15/2016

TEST YOURSELF

Could You Handle the Brutal New Test Oregon Students Face?

The state’s Smarter Balanced test is a real doozy.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 01/15/2016

ISSUES & INNOVATION

Portland’s Schools Take On Tough Issues and Bold Ideas

From absentee kindergartners to meditation classes, local education is transforming.

  • By Emma Mannheimer, Rachel Grozanick, Katelyn Best, Alex Madison, Ramona DeNies, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/15/2016

Restaurants

COMFORT FOOD

The Wide World of Comfort (or, We’re All Gonna Die Anyway)

We scoured the city for the best warm-blanket dishes from across the globe. So go ahead, wrap your napkin around your shoulders like a Snuggie and dig in!

  • By Rachel Grozanick, Fiona McCann, Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Amy Martin, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

WORD OF MOUTH

Three Things You Must Eat This Month

Decadent-yet-healthy breakfasts, Spanish dessert breakthroughs, and dead-sexy chocolate bars.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

Making A Case for “Chrysalis Time”

Screw YOLO. Between Instacart, Netflix, and box wine, why go outside at all this winter?

  • By Amy Martin
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

Hot Cups for Cold Days

From chai to hot buttered rum, we’ve got the liquid cure for whatever ails you.

  • By Fiona McCann, Kelly Clarke, and Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

The Search for Portland’s Magic Mac

For premium comfort, you’ve gotta get out of the city. Zigzag’s Skyway Bar and Grill has the mac ’n’ cheese you’ve been dreaming of.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

Dumplings of the World, Unite!

Whether steamed, boiled, fried, or filled, almost every nation has at least one variation of these irresistible doughy morsels. It’s time for a global tour.

  • By Rachel Grozanick
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

Taste-Testing Portland’s Pho Kings

We slurped bowls from a handful of the city’s most beloved neighborhood pho spots. Here are this winter’s essential beef noodle soups.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

Portland Chefs Reveal Their Favorite Comfort Foods

From Yucatan pork stew to toffee sauce-smothered date cake, here's what the local pros crave.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

16 Ridiculously Comforting Dishes from Around the Globe

Search out your next rainy-day dish or guilty pleasure by comfort keyword: soothing, hearty, homey, gooey, or spicy.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Karen Brooks, Rachel Ritchie, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 01/25/2016

EAT HERE NOW

Homegrown Smoker Gets a Warm, Cozy Home

After three carts, three moves, and nearly seven years, the city’s finest meatless barbecue outfit debuts a brick-and-mortar outpost.

  • By Molly Woodstock
  • Published 01/25/2016

RECIPE

A Taste of True Catalan Comfort

Spanish Modernist Jose Chesa shares a recipe from his chocolate-fueled childhood.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 01/25/2016

RESTAURANT REVIEW

The Agony & the Ecstasy of Micah Edelstein’s Feisty Lamb

A one-woman restaurant bursts with heartfelt ideas and world flavors—if you can stick around long enough to taste them.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 01/25/2016

NEWS

Ruby Jewel Takes Its Ice Cream Sandwiches Nationwide

With a new production facility, the local ice cream maker eyes expansion.

  • By Emma Mannheimer
  • Published 01/25/2016

COMFORT FOOD

The Spud Bracket

Pit Portland’s most awesome potatoes against one another in a drag-out battle for carb-loading supremacy.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 01/15/2016

Style & Shopping