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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 MONEY ISSUE

Financial Lessons From the Chapman Swifts

How Portland’s most famous flock of birds reveals the true nature of money

  • By David Wolman
  • Published 01/05/2015

Rainmaker

Mobile Money

The big financial institutions are having some serious PR problems. Perhaps it's high time for Portlander Alex Payne's startup business BankSimple.

  • By David Wolman
  • Published 10/14/2011

Genetics

Branch Science

Oregon State University researcher Steven Strauss wants to engineer genetically-modified trees that could change the world and help the ecosystem. His obstacle? A legion of anti-GMO environmentalists.

  • By David Wolman
  • Published 12/11/2009

Spell It Out

To Bee or Not to Bee

A veteran reporter—and woeful speller—faces his fear of bees.

  • By David Wolman
  • Published 05/19/2009

Pet News

Dog Dazed

From puppy photographers to canine masseuses, Portland’s pooch mania has scampered out of control.

  • By David Wolman
  • Published 05/19/2009

Beyond the Bridges

Rogue Spirit

Paddling Oregon's legendary river with a crew of perfect strangers, one writer gets a lesson in the transformative power of white water.

  • By David Wolman
  • Published 05/19/2009

Beyond the Bridges

The Wild Side

Located on an isolated peninsula of Vancouver Island, the village of Tofino isn’t easy to get to—which is why it’s a great escape.

  • By David Wolman
  • Published 05/19/2009
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