Pop Culture

Your Ultimate Portland Pop Culture Cheat Sheet

What are the movies, books, comics, songs, and pop culture moments (as found on YouTube) that define our city? We’ve brought them all together, right here.

11/14/2016 Edited by Fiona McCann

Education

Wise Up! A Guide to Portland’s Best, Weirdest, and Most Enlightening Educational Opportunities

Get smart, get crafty, or get cooking with the city’s coolest classes for grown-ups.

11/14/2016 Edited by Rebecca Jacobson

Skull Games

How One Portland Special Agent Went Undercover to Stop Poaching and Smuggling

Make no mistake: we’re part of the world’s poaching and smuggling epidemic. Meet the Portland investigator battling it.

11/14/2016 By Ramona DeNies

MODERN LOVE

Love, Portland: Dating and Mating, Stumptown Style

Like everything, we do romance our own way in this town.

04/22/2016 Edited by Fiona McCann By Courtenay Hameister, Marty Patail, Rebecca Jacobson, Kelly Clarke, and Ramona DeNies

THE NUMBERS

What Do the Stats Say about Romance in Portland?

Good for fetishists. Bad for 20-something women.

04/22/2016 By Ramona DeNies

ESSAY

Can an Excel Spreadsheet Help a Dating-Averse 40-Something Find Love?

Former Live Wire host Courtenay Hameister plays the numbers game.

04/22/2016 By Courtenay Hameister

PROFILE

American Mouth: The Loud Life and Meaty Legacy of Josh Ozersky

A look at the greatest, wildest food writer of his generation.

04/22/2016 By Nigel Duara

HOW-TO

How to Do Polyamory, Successfully

It’s even harder than you think. Google can help.

04/22/2016 By Marty Patail

HOW-TO

How to Maneuver the Murky World of Internet Dating

Dating coach Alma Rubenstein helps you navigate the stars and the swipes.

04/22/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

HOW-TO

Some Tips on Self-Romance from She Bop’s Sex Ed Coordinator

Amory Jane can help you love yourself a little better.

04/22/2016 By Kelly Clarke

LOVE STORIES

Six Couples Reveal How They Found True Love

From church choir to the public bus, love finds you in the strangest places.

04/22/2016 By Fiona McCann

THE FUTURE

In a New Era of High Prices and Soaring Popularity, What Will Portland Become?

As the cost of living skyrockets, new people pour in, and shiny new buildings rise, Portland must act fast to save its soul.

03/25/2016 Edited by Zach Dundas By Marty Patail, Brian Libby, Randy Gragg, and Ramona DeNies

POLITICS

Why Portland’s Elected Leaders Keep Failing Despite the City’s Success

Portland is about to elect a new mayor. Again. Maybe this time, it will stick.

03/25/2016 By Zach Dundas

MARIJUANA

Is This the Future of Weed?

Jeremy Plumb hopes to use science, medicine, and marketing to redefine marijuana.

03/25/2016 By Winston Ross

OREGON WOMAN 2016

Ten Extraordinary Oregon Women Fighting for Change and Disrupting the System

We asked these local luminaries to pair off for conversations about what it means to be an Oregon woman today. Here’s what they said.

02/23/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Zach Dundas, Marty Patail, and Kelly Clarke

BUDGET

The Portland Budget: How to Manage Your Finances, the Local Way

From picking a credit union to becoming a big-deal investor, there’s a PDX method to money.

01/25/2016 Edited by Marty Patail By Emma Mannheimer and Zach Dundas

THE GOLDEN YEARS

If You’re Making $120K in Portland, Here’s How You Should Spend It

Green investment, a beginner’s guide to philanthropy, and how to make bank on a vacation home

01/25/2016 Edited by Marty Patail By Zach Dundas and Emma Mannheimer

THE NEXT STEPS

You’re Making $80K—How Should You Spend and Save?

Financing a start-up, the economics of home brewing, and the dark truth about childcare

01/25/2016 Edited by Marty Patail By Zach Dundas and Emma Mannheimer

Q&A

How to Budget With Goals in Mind

The creative director of innovative banking app Simple breaks it down.

01/25/2016 By Marty Patail

THE FRESH START

How to Live the Good Life in Portland on $40K

Uber vs. car ownership, the legendary $10,000 windfall, and picking a credit union

01/25/2016 Edited by Marty Patail By Zach Dundas and Emma Mannheimer