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

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

An Insider Guide to Frankfurt

Germany’s big-business city can also be big fun.

12/21/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

An Insider Guide to Puerto Vallarta

An accidental Mexican resort town revels in global charm.

12/21/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

An Insider Guide to Tokyo

Japan’s lively megalopolis is full of energy, culture, and incredible food.

12/21/2015 By Dan Engler

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

An Insider Guide to Amsterdam

In Europe’s culturally rich city of canals, vacation becomes an art installation.

12/21/2015 By Kristin Donahue

Portland Bucket List

50 Things Every Portlander Must Do

From transplants to natives, we present a quirky and quintessential bucket list for every type of Portlander.

12/21/2015 Edited by Marty Patail

LONG STORY SHORT

Ruth Wariner’s Harrowing Survival Story

Her mother’s fourth child and her father’s 39th, Ruth Wariner’s incredible life story begins in a polygamist Mormon colony in Chihuahua, Mexico.

12/21/2015 By Fiona McCann

EMERGING DESIGNER

German Madrigal’s Modern Style

How a missing kidney, countless lattes, and Beyoncé turned German Madrigal into Portland fashion’s next hot name.

12/21/2015 By Eden Dawn

WEEKEND AWAY

Your Guide to a Rejuvenating Weekend in Seattle

Treat yourself to kettlebells and kale smoothies in the Emerald City's hottest hood.

12/21/2015 By Allison Jones

REPORT

Meet the Portland Animal Lovers Who Save Neglected Dogs with One Simple Fix

How an innovative small nonprofit picked one issue and created change

12/21/2015 By Winston Ross

BIG PICTURE

The Art Gallery Inside a Ford Bronco

Why two Portland artists built a mobile gallery in a classic American car.

12/21/2015 By Brandon Staley

WINNING FINDS

Trophy Case: Best Local Stuff of January 2015

This month’s hottest locally made goods, from sleek winter jackets to beautiful screwdrivers (really!)

12/21/2015 By Marty Patail

NEWS

How Oregon Fixed Birth Control

Two new laws give Oregon women more flexibility and independence than any other state in the country.

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 break down why this is such a big deal.

12/21/2015 By Fiona McCann

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.

12/21/2015 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail

EDUCATION

Is This The Perfect College For the 21st Century?

The Indiegogo-funded Wayfinding Academy will focus on honing real-world skills rather than fulfilling prerequisites.

12/21/2015 By Keegan Clements-Housser

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

EDITORS’ NOTE

Discovering Portland

Remembering the early days of arriving in the Rose City

12/20/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

READ ‘EM AND EAT

Devour These January Cookbook Readings at Powell’s

Four food writers speak in the coming month on cured meats, craft distilling, and the origins of taste.

12/18/2015 By Rachel Grozanick