Here Are the Best Things Kanye West Has Said (or Rapped) about Nike

Yeezy takes on the Beaverton shoe giant.

09/21/2016 By Marty Patail

Shoe Wars

Why Do Shoe Companies Keep Suing Each Other?

Especially Adidas.

09/13/2016 By Marty Patail

Bike Share

Biketown: Are We (Finally) Ready to Bike Share?

It's been a long time coming, and it's not even our first try. After 10 years of planning, Portland's Nike-sponsored bike share program is live.

07/21/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan


In the Run-Up to Rio, Can the Nike Oregon Project Outpace Controversy?

Portland native Galen Rupp is on track to run the Olympic marathon. Chasing him, and coach Alberto Salazar, is the elite sport’s complicated relationship with performance shortcuts.

07/12/2016 By Ramona DeNies


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


Local 'Makers' Decline to Meet Obama at Nike, and Take A Shot at the Swoosh

The Portland Made Community has the President's attention for contributions to the economy, but won't do a face-to-face in Beaverton.

05/07/2015 By Eden Dawn


Learn Portland's Fashion Past and Future in Two Videos

Missed PAM's conversation series on the Portland style scene? Get caught up on decades of Rose City fashion history (and the future!) with video of all the insider panel discussions.

04/08/2015 By Eden Dawn


Laika's The Boxtrolls Premieres, And So Does A New Nike Boxtroll Shoe

The highly anticipated 3D animated film is finally here, and the Oregon-based studio is celebrating with a new Boxtroll-themed Nike sneaker.

09/26/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld


A Tribute to the Pioneer of Fitness Wearables

Nike's Fuelband sparked an enduring tech/fitness revolution—but will it survive the industry's changes?

07/17/2014 By Marty Patail


Will Phil Knight's Cancer Challenge Hurt Oregon Charities?

Local nonprofits are pursuing huge fundraising goals. Will they all make the finish line?

06/02/2014 By Nena Baker


Marketing Portland's Music to the Masses

Sara Matarazzo, Chris Funk, and a budding local cluster of music connoisseurs are making Portland a capital for a new music industry, one ad at a time.

07/23/2013 By Aaron Scott


Nike Comes To Town?

As Nike ponders an expansion in South Waterfront, we take a look at the company's developments elsewhere.

01/23/2013 By Randy Gragg


Screen Play

Interactive marketing turns the business of advertising into a touchy-feely affair.

05/19/2009 By Tom Colligan