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How the (Food Cart) Pod People Took Over

In 2009, a half-empty lot called Cartopia became Portland's new living room.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/17/2016

'Tude with Our China

Wine Snobs, Moody Bastards, and Game Hens: Inside the Vat and Tonsure

From 1978 to 1997, this idiosyncratic downtown boîte was the epicenter of Portland culture.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/15/2016


Should Portland Save the Memorial Coliseum?

A small group of preservationists want to rescue the 55-year-old gray box from demolition.

  • By Lisa Dunn
  • Published 08/15/2016


Portland’s Restaurant History: The People, Places, and Plates That Set Our City’s Epic Table

How did we conquer the food world? We chronicle more than a century of Portland dining.

  • By Molly Woodstock, Michael Zusman, Kelly Clarke, Benjamin Tepler, and Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/15/2016


Eight Classic Portland Recipes, 1932 to Now

From Henry Thiele’s German pancakes to Lucy Brennan’s avocado daiquiri, here’s how to eat (and drink) your way through Portland history.

  • By Kelly Clarke, Benjamin Tepler, and Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/15/2016


Revisiting the Mid-Century Jazz Clubs and Soul Food Kitchens of Portland’s Albina Neighborhood

Before it became a chic bike thoroughfare, N Williams was a compact universe of black-owned businesses.

  • By Kelly Clarke
  • Published 08/15/2016


The (James) Beard Supremacy: Five Portland Chefs Who Slay

Cory Schreiber, Philippe Boulot, Cathy Whims, Greg Higgins, and Vitaly Paley embody the mission of Oregon’s original locavore.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/15/2016


In the ‘70s and ‘80s, This Prolific Portland Restaurateur Redefined “Fine Dining”

Michael Vidor—the man behind L’Auberge, Genoa, and Tanuki—replaced stodge with bohemian, come-as-you-are excellence.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/15/2016


How Zefiro Changed Everything for Portland’s Food Scene

In the ‘90s, the most mythical of Portland restaurants ruled over NW 21st and Glisan.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/15/2016


In 2002, Two Crazy Kids Basically Invented the Modern Portland Restaurant

Michael Hebb and Naomi Pomeroy redefined the city’s old-world restaurant order.

  • By Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/15/2016


Pioneer Salt, Giant Pancakes, and Sexy Salads: The Two-Century-Long Story of How Portland Conquered the Food World

Here are the wild spots, rule breakers, lost treasures, and unforgettable dishes that forged our food culture.

  • By Ashley Marti/Local Haven, Molly Woodstock, Michael Zusman, Kelly Clarke, Nicolle Clemetson, and Karen Brooks
  • Published 08/15/2016


Oregon’s Been a Comics Capital for Longer Than You Think (Like, Waaaay Longer)

Oregon Historical Society’s new exhibit Comic City, USA showcases our state's talent in the ninth art. This timeline proves Oregonians have been cranking out some of the best for more than 100 years.

  • By Lisa Dunn
  • Published 08/11/2016


A History Sleuth Tracks Down Portland’s Most Mysterious Founder—and Unearths a Much Rougher Origin Story Than You Know

According to Randall Trowbridge, primordial Portland was less “Little House on the Prairie and a little more Deadwood.”

  • By Leah Sottile
  • Published 07/12/2016


Yes, the Memorial Coliseum Is Now a "National Treasure"

The symbolic designation could save the controversial 56-year-old stadium from the wrecking ball.

  • By Lisa Dunn
  • Published 06/10/2016


A New Festival Memorializes Vanport, Beyond the Flood

At the Vanport Mosaic Festival, former residents of what was once Oregon's second-largest city—destroyed by a 1948 flood—tell their stories.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 05/26/2016


Slide Show: The Columbia River Highway Turns 100

The state-of-the-art road was designed to make Oregon “the playground of America.”

  • Published 05/19/2016


One History Sleuth’s Radical Theory: Everything We Know About How Portland Began Is Wrong

The pursuit of a shadowy founding father winds deep into Portland’s Deadwood days.

  • By Leah Sottile
  • Published 05/19/2016


Union Station Turns 120

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

  • By Katie Vaughan
  • Published 01/25/2016


Facing Closure, 'Know Your City' Transitioning to Volunteer Model, Raising Emergency Funds

The 6-year-old social justice non-profit seeks to raise $12,000 to survive 2016.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/21/2015


The Heroes, Villains & Rogues who Shaped Portland

Worrying about “keeping the city weird?” Don’t. As these tales reveal, Portland has always been stranger, bloodier and more fascinating than you ever imagined.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 11/23/2015
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