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.

06/13/2016 By David Wolman


Financial Lessons From the Chapman Swifts

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

01/05/2015 By David Wolman


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.

10/14/2011 By David Wolman


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.

12/11/2009 By David Wolman

Spell It Out

To Bee or Not to Bee

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

05/19/2009 By David Wolman

Pet News

Dog Dazed

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

05/19/2009 By David Wolman

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.

05/19/2009 By David Wolman

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.

05/19/2009 By David Wolman