After Malheur, How Could Rural Oregon Prepare for Another Armed Militia?

The Rural Organizing Project offers strategies for communities under siege by groups like the Bundy family.

10/13/2016 By Ko Ricker

Light a Fire 2016: Game Changing Project

Friends of Nadaka Unites a Gresham Neighborhood to Create a Park

Complete with bird walks, play spaces, and a community garden—and soon Gresham’s first handicapped-accessible swing.

10/10/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan

Light a Fire 2016: Caring for the Planet

Drones to LIDAR, the Freshwater Trust Protects America’s Waterways with Surgical Precision

The river-stewarding organization is one of Oregon’s most important environmental nonprofits.

10/10/2016 By Ramona DeNies

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


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

City Planning

Here's What the Post Office Site in Northwest Could Look Like

The eastern edge of the Pearl is due for a major facelift.

09/23/2016 By Ko Ricker

Horse Racing

Looking for the Elusive Old Portland? You’ll Find It at Portland Meadows

The inside track on one of Portland’s forgotten places.

09/22/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Horse Racing

An Idiot’s Guide to Betting on the Horses at Portland Meadows

As the horses return, we’ve got some gambling tips for the uninitiated.  

09/22/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Tiny Homes

Want to Get in on Portland’s ADU Boom? Here’s What You Need to Know

Portland’s relationship with tiny homes? It’s complicated. Here’s how to budget for your ADU—and avoid bureaucratic hell.

09/21/2016 By Ramona DeNies


Portland Is Growing Like Never Before. What Should We Do Next?

Meet six imperatives of Portland’s urban future.

09/21/2016 By Randy Gragg

Commute of the Future

This Waterslide Is the Most Brilliantly Crazy Mass Transportation Idea You’ve Ever Seen

Portland design firm Industry reveals its blueprints for an intercity waterslide.

09/21/2016 By Marty Patail


Can Tiny Homes Help Solve Homelessness?

“It’s a logical way of upsizing from a tent,” says urban planner Andrew Heben.

09/21/2016 By Ramona DeNies

The Shakedown

Le Duh, We’re Obsessed with La Croix

But why? We size up our flavored bubble-water fixation.

09/13/2016 By Marty Patail

Urban Design

How to Remake the Vancouver Waterfront

Welcome to Van Diego!

09/13/2016 By Katherine Berman

5 Things About

Happy 50th Birthday, Marquam Bridge

Here’s everything you need to know about Portland’s ugliest crossing.

09/13/2016 By Brandon Staley

PDX Index

Urban Coyotes Are Thriving in Portland

But not eating as many cats as you think.

09/13/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan


Take a Tour of Eight Elaborate Portland Catios

These cute little backyard playgrounds aim to contain your death-dealing little furball.

09/02/2016 By Kailla Coomes


The Hottening: Five Tips For Fire Season

From firenados to climate change, we step back for a cool look at what the world's hottest summer means for Oregon.

08/19/2016 By Marisa Russell

Hotel Makeovers

How Five Old-Guard Portland Hotels Plan To Keep Up

Portland's tourism boom means an impending glut of shiny new hotels. What are the veterans doing to stay fresh?

08/17/2016 By Kailla Coomes