True Calling

Ruby Receptionists successfully answers the call for friendly phone facilitators.

03/23/2012 By Zach Dundas


Nimby Nation

Neighborhoods are PDX’s secret superpower.

03/16/2012 By Amanda Waldroupe


It’s Thomas Lauderdale’s Universe!*

Musician, activist, raconteur—the suave Pink Martini leader sits at the center of his own cosmos of clout.



Where Isn’t Charles Wilhoite?

The Everywhere Man’s public roles, past and present

03/16/2012 By Amanda Waldroupe


To Heir is Human

As five Portland power families pass the torch, can the next generation step up?

03/16/2012 By Randy Gragg and Zach Dundas


Power Breakfast

Portland movers' morning meals



Defining the Decades

Portland power players of the past

03/16/2012 By Carl Abbott


Kick Starters

National pundits weigh in on the Portland Timbers' prospects this season.

02/24/2012 By Zach Dundas and Martin Patail


Brazil Bonanza

Local companies are finding a booming new market in Brazil.

02/24/2012 By Zach Dundas

Web Exclusive

The Sunday Life Line

Confronted by skyrocketing prices in inner North and Northeast Portland, many African Americans who grew up there have moved to the more affordable edges of the city. So churches are finding ways to bring them back for services. Every Sunday, Roberta Tyle

02/23/2012 Edited by Aaron Scott With Stephen Person


PDX Index: March Madness

Go inside the numbers of March Madness. Who knows, it may improve your chances in the office pool.

02/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas By Will Lambeth


Raising the Barre

Barre3’s ballet-Pilates-yoga fusion has attracted some big names—including Louise Ciccone, better known as Madonna.

02/23/2012 Edited by Zach Dundas By Ramona DeNies

Out and About

Fix-It at the Fair

Get your fix of freebies and better-living tips at the Fix-It Fair Saturday, February 25.

02/20/2012 By Kristin Belz


Beyond the Churches

Jefferson High School & SEI

02/17/2012 By Aaron Scott


Black in Portland

The history of African American communities in Portland is a very moving tale.

02/17/2012 By Randy Gragg


By the Grace of God

As a tide of new owners and rising prices flooded inner North and Northeast Portland’s historically African American neighborhoods, many of the area’s black residents were pushed out. Now, scattered across the farthest reaches of America&rsquo

02/17/2012 By Aaron Scott

Long Story [Short]

Queen of Carts

The owner of the most talked-about food cart in town is expanding her culinary reach.

01/26/2012 By Benjamin Tepler


Five Questions For… David Wolman

Local writer David Wolman answers questions about the current state of currency.

01/26/2012 By Zach Dundas


Word on the Street: a Portland Glossary

Do you have the fortitude to stay relatively sober during the Super Bowl?



Education Equation

Some of the state's best minds are rethinking the way we do schools.

01/26/2012 By Martin Patail