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ESSAY

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

SPORTS

In the Run-Up to Rio, Can the Nike Oregon Project Outpace Controversy?

Portland native Galen Rupp is on track to run the Olympic marathon. Chasing him, and coach Alberto Salazar, is the elite sport’s complicated relationship with performance shortcuts.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 07/12/2016

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: The Widmer Brothers Talk 20-Plus Years of Brewing—and Correct Your Pronunciation of "Hefe"

In 1986, Kurt and Rob Widmer dropped off their first keg of wheat beer at a small Portland bar. That Hefeweizen would go on to become one of America's most iconic brews. The brothers reminisce about how it all came to be, and tell us what might be next.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 07/11/2016

PYROTECHNICS

What Does It Take to Light Up the Waterfront Blues Fest?

From ordering explosives to choreographing the 22-minute show, Heather Gobet is Portland's go-to pyrotechnician.

  • By Marisa Russell
  • Published 06/28/2016

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: Chef Aaron Barnett on Ego, Offal, and the Next Big Threat for Portland Restaurants

The chef of St. Jack and La Moule has spent a decade in Portland, seeing it become a city where "kidneys sell like crack." Now he sees the restaurant world changing around him.

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 06/27/2016

NATURAL HEALING

Why This Crowdfunded Urban Therapy Yurt Really Works

At least according to one Portland counselor.

  • By Megan Haverman
  • Published 06/24/2016

PROFILE

Meet the Portland Personal Trainer Who Promises Body Positivity and Zero Bro Vibes

Lacy Davis once battled anorexia and bulimia. Now she’s flipped the switch on a new kind of workout culture.

  • By Molly Woodstock
  • Published 06/24/2016

ACCESSORIES

This Portland Start-Up Wants You to Lick Your Cat

The Kickstarter-funded Licki Brush lets you groom your pet.

  • By Michelle Porter
  • Published 06/21/2016

BEER ME

Meet Rainier’s First New Beer in 20 Years

A post-Prohibition-style ale bottled in burly pounders? Pale Mountain Ale marks the iconic brewery's return to Washington state after 13 years in SoCal. Tagline: “It’s good to be home.”

  • By Ramona DeNies
  • Published 06/17/2016

HEALTH NEWS

An Oregon Court Recognized “Non-Binary” as a Gender—Here’s What That Means

Will a Multnomah County ruling spark a new wave of acceptance for people who don’t identify as male or female?

  • By Mads Ambrose
  • Published 06/15/2016

SPORTS

Is This the Greatest Disc Golf Shot of All Time?

Magic happened in Milo McIver State Park this week.

  • By Lisa Dunn
  • Published 06/15/2016

THE LONG PLAY

PODCAST: Darcelle and Poison Waters Swap Stories on Portland’s Evolving Drag Scene

For 49 years, Darcelle XV’s has been a haven of fun, acceptance, and feather boas. We talk to the big wigs (literally) about how it all came to pass, and what’s happening next.

  • By Eden Dawn
  • Published 06/13/2016

Q&A

Why Portland Thorn Tobin Heath Fights for More

The Thorns’ midfield magician (and USA National Team star) talks Portland, pay equity, and personal growth.

  • By Katelyn Best
  • Published 06/13/2016

BIG IDEAS

Oregon’s Innovators Light Up Tech, Art, Business, History, the Cityscape—and the Future

From vanished ancient coasts to singing buildings to eco-drones, Oregonians break revolutionary ground.

  • By Chad Walsh, Andrew D'Cruz, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, Kelly Clarke, Ramona DeNies, Benjamin Tepler, Eden Dawn, and Zach Dundas
  • Published 06/13/2016

PREHISTORY

Does Oregon's Vanished Coastline Hold the Secrets of the First Americans?

Archaeologist Loren Davis has a radical theory about when (and where) humans first arrived on our continent.

  • By Benjamin Tepler
  • Published 06/13/2016

PROFILE

Meet the Man Who Reinvented Nike, Seduced Adidas, and Helped Make Portland the Sports Gear Capital of the World

In the 1980s glory days of audacious deals and bold schemes, Rob Strasser was the big man on campus.

  • By David Wolman
  • Published 06/13/2016

THE SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal with Dan Staton?

The Multnomah County Sheriff will soon retire after some… unpleasantness.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/13/2016

ARCHITECTURE

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

PODCAST

New Portland Podcast Dives into Food, Race, and Lemon Bars

Chef Soleil Ho and writer Zahir Janmohamed launched Racist Sandwich to give voice to people of color in the local food industry.

  • By Rebecca Jacobson
  • Published 06/08/2016

DESIGN

Portland Designer Resurrects Painted "Ghost Signs" of Advertising's Past

Turn-of-the-century advertisements get new life.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 06/07/2016
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