CRIME

Dark Journey

As a teenager, David Pedersen went to prison after robbing two coffee stands. At 30, he got out—and went on a killing spree. This story examines his history in Oregon’s courts and prisons.

05/24/2012 By Alison Barnwell

PARKS & WRECK

The Long View

The grandeur of the Gorge would not be as magnificent without the efforts of conservationist John Yeon.

05/24/2012 By Randy Gragg

Feature

Human, Nature

Lorenzo Triburgo merges transgender men and corny, Bob Ross–style landscapes in portraits that playfully puncture assumptions about men, women, landscape, and photography.

05/18/2012 By Aaron Scott

Feature

A Guide to Portland’s Vintage Shops

We tour Portland's local vintage stores to help you determine where to shop for that perfect old-school party dress, kitchen set, coffee table, and more.

04/27/2012 By Eden Dawn

Schnitz Blitz

The Arlene Effect

Arlene Schnitzer first took an art class because it fit her schedule. What she learned would shape Portland’s visual arts scene for decades.

04/27/2012 By Randy Gragg

RECIPES

Spring-Fresh Recipes

With the farmers markets back in full swing, we offer five recipes from local chefs and farmers for making magic out of seasonal bounty.

04/27/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

UFO Oregon

A Guide to Oregon’s Extraterrestrial Past and Present!

To celebrate the 62nd anniversary of the state’s most famous UFO sighting, we probed experts and skeptics for a guide to our otherworldly history.

04/20/2012 By Martin Patail

Living Color

Spring Fashion 2012

From flirty dresses to cute cardigans and power blazers, this month’s Spring Fashion feature blooms with color.

03/23/2012 By Eden Dawn

Feature

Running in Place

Next month, Portland voters will weigh the merits of many would-be mayors. But how do the three major candidates—Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, and Jefferson Smith—see the city they want to lead?

03/23/2012 By Zach Dundas

Feature

Neighborhoods by the Numbers: Real Estate 2012

Looking to buy a home? Need to know which neighborhood has the best middle school? Or is safest for your car? Check out our expanded real estate stats and make an informed decision.

03/23/2012 Edited by Martin Patail

Feature

Spring Arts Date Book

With boundary-busting ballet from Sweden, queer theater from San Francisco, and Carlos Kalmar's take on Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring", Portland is abloom with arts offerings for the season.

02/23/2012 By Randy Gragg, John Chandler, Anne Adams, and Martin Patail

CHURCH & STATE

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

Features

Progress Report 2012: Our Schools

A decision about your child's schooling is one of the most important you'll ever make. It helps to be educated!

01/20/2012 Edited by Martin Patail

LEGENDARY

The Lion's Song

Singer Thomas Mapfumo is an iconic cultural figure in his native Zimbabwe. How did he end up in Eugene?

01/20/2012 By Eric Hansen

Slideshow

Portlandia Abroad

Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein take Portland’s quirky culture to the streets of Europe, India, and beyond in a pictorial sketch comedy.

12/16/2011

WHAT'S UP, DOC?

Portland’s Top Doctors 2012

Our seventh annual list of Portland’s best physicians is even better—312 doctors, rated by education, experience, research, and peer nominations. *PLUS:* Wisdom from top docs on keeping your heart healthy, your brain sharp, your body hydrated, and more!

12/16/2011 Edited by Martin Patail

Prêt-à-Portland

Material Girl

After a tearful tryout, Tigard's Amanda Grisham proves to be an emerging designer.

12/16/2011 By Eden Dawn

VELO

True Grit

There's room to move in this grueling cycle sport where riders outnumber fans.

12/16/2011 By Shoshanna Cohen

Feature

First the Dishes, then the Revolution

Much of the mainstream media coverage of the Occupy movement has focused on negatives. At its center, however, stood Occupy’s most civilized achievement: a bustling communal kitchen that fed hundreds of people every day.

11/23/2011 By Amanda Eckerson

Gift Guide

Gift Guide 2011: Put a Bow on It

Twenty local gift ideas for every size budget.

11/23/2011 By Kali Sanders