Wise Up: Humanity in Perspective

How a Class Designed for Low-Income Portlanders Changed One Mind—and Life

Mary Thompson grew up in the foster system and didn’t graduate from high school. Now she’s on a course to a writing career.

11/14/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Long Play

PODCAST: Casey Jarman Talks Death, Grief, and Randy Newman

The Portlander has just published his first book, Death: An Oral History, which includes interviews with a death row warden, a scientist who advocates for "the psychedelic hospice," and his own mom.

11/07/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

MUSIC

Why Horror Master John Carpenter Plays Music for the 'Movies in Your Head'

The legendary director behind Halloween was in town this week to perform original scores to films that don't exist. We talked to him about making the music before the movie.

06/14/2016 By Marty Patail

Q&A

Meet Portland’s World-Famous Cyber Dominatrix

“Humiliatrix” Ceara Lynch cracks the whip.

03/25/2016 By Alex Keith

BOOKS & TALKS

Single Women Are Changing America, Says Rebecca Traister

What does it mean that women are delaying marriage—or choosing not to marry at all? In her new book, All the Single Ladies, Traister says that's excellent news.

03/07/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

ARCHITECTURE

Local Designers Prove Barns Can Be Sexy, Too

We chat with Portland-based DC Builders, who raise barns for the modern era.

03/04/2016 By Caitlin Collins

Q&A

5 Reasons We Don’t Get Numbers

And it has nothing to do with math.

03/01/2016 By Marty Patail

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

FIT CITY

Unleash Your Inner Ninja with Parkour Strength Training

Portland author Ben Musholt’s third book unlocks the secrets of parkour.

02/02/2016 By Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

Q&A

How to Invest in Locally Run Businesses

The executive director of Hatch Innovation on Oregon’s groundbreaking new rules for start-up capitalists

01/25/2016 By Marty Patail

Q&A

An Insider’s Insight on Portland’s Crazy Real Estate Market

When should you make your move?

01/25/2016 By Marty Patail

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 BREAKTHROUGH

Will One Doctor’s Radical New Vaccine End the AIDS Epidemic?

Portland researcher Louis Picker could be on the brink of a cure, and this year will be crucial to his quest.

12/21/2015 By Jennifer Abbasi

DANCE

Portland’s White Bird Dance Is Hosting a Prestigious Showcase in NYC

Founders Paul King and Walter Jaffe tell us why this is such a big deal

12/21/2015 By Fiona McCann

DISPATCH

How A Portland Vet Found Peace in Fly-Fishing

Chad Brown’s path to the river wasn’t easy—but now he wants to share his experience with everyone he can.

12/21/2015 By Katie Vaughan

VENTURES

This Start-Up Brings the Internet of Things to Millennial Renters

Your future apartment will know when you are sleeping.

12/21/2015 By Zach Dundas

OM BASE

Move Over, Bikram! There’s a New Hot Yoga Style in Town

Hot Yoga for Life’s Kelly Suttell chats about inventing KinetiK yoga and replacing Bikram with her own hatha sequence.

12/16/2015 Photography by Molly Woodstock

AVANT GUARD

Meet the Bosnian Artist Who Watches Over Portland’s Most Valuable Art Trove

By day, Miroslav Lovric is a security guard at the Portland Art Museum; by night, he’s a painter inspired by the masters he guards.

12/10/2015 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

INTERVIEW

Q & A with Jared Goodman, Ice Cream Trouper

The one-man show behind Morgan Street Theater talks about his greatest hits and launching a bonafide pop-up.

11/20/2015 By Rachel Grozanick

INTERVIEW

Why Celebrities Love Portland's Tomboy Brand Wildfang

Wildfang's CEO Emma McIlroy talks Evan Rachel Wood, the new West End shop, and liberating meanswear from the men's department

10/05/2015 By Eden Dawn