Urban Planning

Was the Springwater Corridor Doomed to Controversy From the Start?

The path was built for the people. And they came—just not how anyone planned.

10/10/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Imaginary Oregons

The Northwest Has Always Fantasized about Starting Its Own Country

From Cascadia to Ecotopia, welcome to all the Oregons that could have been.

10/10/2016 By Marty Patail


Steve Novick vs. Chloe Eudaly: Portland’s Alterna-Election

The city council race is earnest, geeky, and quintessentially Portland.

10/10/2016 By Zach Dundas

PDX Index

Why Voting by Mail Is Better Than Any Other Way of Voting

Oregon stages a quiet revolution.

10/10/2016 By Michelle Porter


Columbia Sportswear Takes On Gore-Tex

Can the Portland company topple the industry juggernaut?

10/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Urban Design

How to Remake the Vancouver Waterfront

Welcome to Van Diego!

09/13/2016 By Katherine Berman

Winning Finds

Beautiful Brass Mobiles to an Oregon Trail Board Game, October’s Best Local Stuff

Portland makers have it dialed.

09/13/2016 By Eden Dawn

5 Things About

Happy 50th Birthday, Marquam Bridge

Here’s everything you need to know about Portland’s ugliest crossing.

09/13/2016 By Brandon Staley

Big Shot

Meet the Portland Entrepreneur Taking on the White, Male-Centric Booze Industry

With Miru Vodka, Chaunci King roars onto the scene.

09/13/2016 By Lisa Dunn

Shoe Wars

Why Do Shoe Companies Keep Suing Each Other?

Especially Adidas.

09/13/2016 By Marty Patail

PDX Index

Urban Coyotes Are Thriving in Portland

But not eating as many cats as you think.

09/13/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan


Who Will Be Crowned the World’s Greatest Tetris Player?

This month, the classic game’s most brilliant, crazy-dedicated competitors—including local phenom Terry Purcell—vie for international supremacy in Portland’s Tetris World Championship.

09/13/2016 By Fiona McCann


Meet Three of Oregon’s Top Organic Pot Farmers

These are some next-level nugs.

08/15/2016 By Marty Patail

Winning Finds

Pear-Flavored Vodka, ‘90s Video-Game Reboots, and Sustainable Planters

September's best local goods.

08/15/2016 By Eden Dawn

Food Fighter

This Portlander Hustled Her Way to a No-Holds-Barred PBS Food Show

On The Original Fare, host Kelly Cox eats, drinks, and curses her way across the globe.

08/15/2016 By Chad Walsh

5 Things About

Oregonians Killed 67,000 Big Game Animals Last Year

And other facts about hunting in the Beaver State.

08/15/2016 By Marty Patail


Are Crickets the Protein of the Future?

Oregon’s Poda Foods makes cricket powder that is edible, sustainable, and nutritious (and, apparently, mild in flavor).

08/15/2016 By Kailla Coomes


Should Portland Save the Memorial Coliseum?

A small group of preservationists want to rescue the 55-year-old gray box from demolition.

08/15/2016 By Lisa Dunn

PDX Index

The Raw Numbers on Carole Smith’s Time as PPS Superintendent

Beyond the lead fiasco.

08/15/2016 By Marty Patail