Sam Adams Exit Interview

Portland's departing mayor hastily answers some of our questions.

12/20/2012 By Randy Gragg


City Council Astrology

An astrologer predicts how our new city council will collaborate—and clash!

12/12/2012 By Marty Patail


Q&A: NPR's Ari Shapiro

Culturephile picks the multitalented brain of NPR White House correspondent, occasional Pink Martini singer, and former Portlander Ari Shapiro.

11/15/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


PDX Index: The Big Campaign

The numbers tell the story in any election, whether it's the current one or a pre-Civil War campaign.



Smith and Hales: Two Questions About Character

The candidates vying to be Portland's mayor address two questions about character.



Tilting at Landfills

Fifth-generation farmer Ramsey McPhillips and a motley crew of neighbors wage a quixotic battle to stop North America’s largest garbage company from growing even bigger in the heart of Oregon's wine country.

08/23/2012 By Aaron Scott


Power Play

Portland’s City Council inspires performance art.

08/23/2012 By Roxanne Myslewski

Bright Lights

Portland Nice: The Rose City’s Thorny Race Politics

See excerpts from our April 9 Bright Lights discussion with three prominent African American leaders on how our city’s well-known liberal values may be thwarting a more equitable future.

05/18/2012 By Rhea Combs


Running in Place

Next month, Portland voters will weigh the merits of many would-be mayors. But how do the three major candidates—Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, and Jefferson Smith—see the city they want to lead?

03/23/2012 By Zach Dundas


Wu’s Next?

David Wu's congressional seat has a storied past—and present.

10/14/2011 By Zach Dundas

Salem 2011

Friends With Benefits

Salem insiders agree that the key to success in the 2011 Oregon Legislature lies in trust between individuals, across party lines. We asked several lawmakers to name their BPF—best political friend—in the rival party.

12/16/2010 By Randy Gragg and Zach Dundas


The Kulongalaxy

Kulo’s sheer endurance means he’s overlapped with a cosmos of big names over his 40-year political career.

11/16/2010 By Zach Dundas


Go-to Guys

On November 2, voters will elect either Chris Dudley or John Kitzhaber to be Oregon’s 37th governor. But what we get is the man and the folks who advise him. Here’s a look at some insiders shaping the next guv’s message, if not the candidate.

09/13/2010 By Lauren Fox

The Mudroom

Carbon Crunch

In this month's edition of Vote Watch, we've taken a peek at the carbon footprints of our would-be guvs and Metro presidents.

08/16/2010 By Lauren Fox


Guv Watch

Who's kicking around the cash in the race for Governor? Here are the lines on who's donating to candidates in both parties.

05/17/2010 By Bart Blasengame

Vote Watch

Primary Primer

The lowdown on the top four candidates for governor, in each of their own spoken words.

04/23/2010 By Randy Gragg

Mud Room

Baiting the Hook

The passing of measures 66 and 67 have hurt Oregon business owners, with many looking to other states for less of a tax burden.

04/15/2010 By Randy Gragg

The Remodeler

John Kitzhaber

Critical Oregon issues are discussed come voting time. John Kitzhaber marks a return.


The Captain

Chris Dudley

Read Chris Dudley's complete interview transcript, and download the audio file.