Ho Ho Ho

Self-Help Santa

Keith Hackett is a local Santa Claus who's qualified to give advice all year round.

08/15/2012 By Bart Blasengame

Deck the Halls

Fir Fight

Shrubs are out. Time for an Oregon tree in the White House.

08/15/2012 By Nino Padova

Rip City

On the Rebound

Trail Blazers center Greg Oden dishes on karaoke, Star Wars, and fanatic fans. And (oh, yeah) basketball.

08/15/2012 By Bart Blasengame


Oh, Sunny Days

Where some see gray skies overhead, Oregon sees the light.

08/15/2012 By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore


Long Run

A seasoned ski patroller looks back on 60 years on the slopes.

08/15/2012 With Brian Barker

Living Here

Meter Eaters

A new SmartMeter method saves money…and face.

08/15/2012 By Eric Gold


Star Track

Yes, I wanted to be universally adored—but not famous

08/14/2012 By Storm Large


Energy Exchange

Portland is ready to turn China’s cities green. But is China ready for Portland?

08/14/2012 By Jill Davis

the ultimate trek

Beam Us Downriver, Scotty!

We talk with Trek in the Park director Adam Rosko about their new episode and the move to St. Johns’ Cathedral Park

08/09/2012 By John Murray

What To Do

It's Tiki Time

The spirit of the islands takes over Portland

08/02/2012 By Hannah Doyle

Local Royalty

Hollywood Knights

Phil Knight famously made a fortune as a founder of Nike. Now the shoe king and his son Travis are vying for a foothold in the super-competitive world of filmmaking with a cartoon girl named Coraline.

07/24/2012 By Tom McNichol

Long Story [Short]

The Diver

A 12-year veteran of Portland Fire and Rescue’s Dive Team, Lt. Rich Tyler is one of very few people to have experienced the murky netherworld that lies below the surface of the Willamette River.

07/18/2012 By Jill Davis


Ring Leader

Milwaukie High School alum and gold-medal hopeful Kelsey Campbell battled her way through nine years of obstacles to make the Olympic wrestling team.

07/18/2012 By Jill Davis


Risky Business

A freshly minted start-up survivor thrives by shifting gears in tough economic times.

07/18/2012 By Zach Dundas

Out and About

Inside the New Moderns

From boathouse to "Treehouse," new Portland modernist homes open up for a tour on Saturday.

07/16/2012 By Kristin Belz



The company started by a Reed College dropout in his garage is now the world’s most profitable tech firm—and our culture’s most-envied icon of corporate cool. As Apple proposes a spectacular new store in the heart of Portland, we offer a

06/22/2012 By Zach Dundas and Will Lambeth


Virtual Vending

A vending machine visionary gambles on touchscreen technology.

06/22/2012 By Zach Dundas


All in the Family

Portland’s many sister cities include Bologna and Sapporo. But where the heck is Khabarovsk?

05/25/2012 By Emily Wilson


Tillamook to Titan

How a Tillamook company plans to conquer Saturn’s mightiest moon with a futuristic ballon.

05/25/2012 By Kate Moening


Beyond the Bulb

Schoolhouse Electric’s growing business means more aesthetically deft accessories for the home or office.

05/25/2012 By Zach Dundas