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SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal With Tina Kotek?

Oregon’s Speaker of the House begins a new session February 1. But first, we size her up.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 01/25/2016

URBAN DESIGN

Bright Lights: Portland's Mayoral Candidates Talk About How Design Can Shape the City's Future

Ted Wheeler and Jules Bailey square off on the cityscape as Portland heads for its May primary election.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 01/06/2016

SHAKEDOWN

What’s the Deal with Wim Wiewel?

Portland State’s president wants a new payroll tax. But first, we size him up.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/21/2015

5 THINGS ABOUT

Here’s Why Mayor Charlie Hales Isn’t Running for Reelection

We look back at what Hales has accomplished, and at what his final year in City Hall may hold.

  • By Marty Patail and Zach Dundas
  • Published 12/21/2015

NEWS

Earl Blumenauer Teams Up With Salt & Straw to Get Bikes for Kids in Need

The Oregon Congressman is baking his legendary fruit cake. You read that correctly.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 12/04/2015

THE SHAKEDOWN

How Qualified Is Ted Wheeler, Really?

Oregon’s state treasurer is now running for Portland mayor. We size up the pros and cons.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 11/23/2015

PDX INDEX

Oregon's Biggest News Headlines of 2015

An imploding governor, a booming economy, and earthquake dread: ’twas a strange year indeed!

  • By Megan Haverman
  • Published 11/23/2015

A LIFE AGAINST DEATH

Meet the Man Battling to Abolish Executions in Oregon

As the national debate on capital punishment shifts, Ron Steiner continues his fight.

  • By Rachel Saslow
  • Published 09/21/2015

BOLD PLANS

Can Keen Save America's Endangered Wilderness with a Single RV?

Five major national wilderness areas—including Eastern Oregon's Wild Owyhee Canyonlands—are at risk. One Portland shoe company wants to do something about it.

  • By Peter Holmstrom
  • Published 09/21/2015

VISUAL ART

Portland Artist Makes Headlines for Painting Donald Trump in Menstrual Blood

A Portland artist has become a viral phenomenon after a portrait she painted of Donald Trump set fire to the Internet.

  • By Fiona McCann
  • Published 09/16/2015

NEWS

Why Is a Seattle Politician Campaigning in Portland?

Kshama Sawant gained notoriety in Seattle as the headstrong socialist voice of city council. This Saturday, she's bringing her reelection campaign to Portland.

  • By Katie Vaughan
  • Published 09/10/2015

NEWS

Marijuana Legalization: Where Are We Now?

The chief petitioner of last year's successful legalization measure talks about where we are now—and where we have to go.

  • By Marty Patail
  • Published 09/04/2015

PDX INDEX

The Many Mysteries of Vaping, by the Numbers

Dialing in the digits of Oregon's newest—and least regulated—industry.

  • By Katie Vaughan
  • Published 08/24/2015

POLITICS

Meet the Oregonian Who Helped Transform the Patriot Act

Ron Wyden's most secretive staffer helps the senior US senator craft his take on national surveillance.

  • By Nigel Duara
  • Published 06/22/2015

ELECTION SEASON

Oregon's Ballot is a Microcosm of Messy National Politics

Weed! Obamacare! Equal rights! The Koch Brothers! In this month’s off-year election, Oregon mirrors the gnarly state of national politics.

  • By Tim Dickinson
  • Published 11/03/2014

LONG STORY SHORT

The Road to Legal Gay Marriage in Oregon

Meet the unlikely team that changed the course of Oregon law (and love).

  • By Matty Newton and Jonathan Frochtzwajg
  • Published 07/01/2014

EDITOR'S NOTE

What's So Bad About Urban Density?

As Portlanders fret over our current upward growth spurt, some perspective from across the Pacific eases one writer's angst.

  • By Randy Gragg
  • Published 05/12/2014

POLITICS

Five Essential Talking Points in Portland's Epic Water War

With ballots out to voters, the fate of the legendary Bull Run watershed (and City Council's political clout) hangs in the balance.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 05/08/2014

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: May 2014

We asked elected officials to toss invites to great Portlanders, and they came up with this all-star fantasy guest list.

  • By Matty Newton
  • Published 05/01/2014

POLITICS

Who Should Control Portland's Drinking Water?

A controversial campaign aims to take Bull Run away from City Council.

  • By Zach Dundas
  • Published 04/15/2014
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