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Feature

Meet Portland’s Biggest Fentanyl Dealer and the Dominatrix Who Loved Him

Where’s the f**king tomatoes, Channing?

04/01/2020 By Ben Westhoff Illustrations by Ryan Garcia

Elephant in the Room

A Closer Look at the Oregon Zoo’s Elephant Breeding Program

Critics—pointing to death, disease, and miscarriages—question who they’re really trying to save.

04/01/2020 By Ciara O’Rourke

Word of Mouth

Burnt Basque Cheesecake Is Coming for Portland

Welcome to the cult.

04/03/2020 By Karen Brooks

A Walk on the Dry Side

Uncrowded Wildflower Walks, German Lagers, and Neon Signs Abound in The Dalles

Take a long weekend on the dry side of the Columbia River Gorge.

04/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Tapeheads

The Tanker Tape Swap Transforms a Hawthorne Dive into a VHS Treasure Trove

Think VHS cassettes are novelty items? Think again.

04/11/2020 By Ben Coleman

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Film

Roland Dahwen’s First Feature Film Examines Family Fallout with Intriguing Patience

Borrufa premiered at PIFF last month (before everything went up in flames).

04/03/2020 By Conner Reed

Eat & Drink

Word of Mouth

Burnt Basque Cheesecake Is Coming for Portland

Welcome to the cult.

04/03/2020 By Karen Brooks

The Comeback Kids

After a Lifetime of Near-Hits, Communion Bakehouse Finds a Promising Home in Sellwood

The best thing about Communion Bakehouse? Its realness.

04/02/2020 By Karen Brooks

The Percolators

Six People Changing Portland Coffee in 2020

The future is well-caffeinated.

04/01/2020 By Jordan Michelman

Editor's Note

City Slicker

The Game-Changing Perk of Homeownership No One Told Me

On moving from "big city" downtown to the unofficial club that is "the neighborhood."

04/01/2020 By Marty Patail

Health & Wellness

The Vagina Dialogues

A New Start-Up Aims to Teach Us About Our Breasts and Vaginas

The Portland-based Gabbi wants women to speak up about their privates.

04/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

News & City Life

Face Off

Can Portland Stop Tech Companies from Using Your Face?

The city council votes this month on banning facial recognition technology.

04/01/2020 By Sam Hill

Feature

Meet Portland’s Biggest Fentanyl Dealer and the Dominatrix Who Loved Him

Where’s the f**king tomatoes, Channing?

04/01/2020 By Ben Westhoff Illustrations by Ryan Garcia

WeWork Rework

WeWork Had a Great Fall. Now an Oregon Native Is Trying to Put It Back Together Again.

Miguel McKelvey on what it will take to get his company back on its feet

04/01/2020 By Fiona McCann

Travel & Outdoors

A Walk on the Dry Side

Uncrowded Wildflower Walks, German Lagers, and Neon Signs Abound in The Dalles

Take a long weekend on the dry side of the Columbia River Gorge.

04/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Elephant in the Room

A Closer Look at the Oregon Zoo’s Elephant Breeding Program

Critics—pointing to death, disease, and miscarriages—question who they’re really trying to save.

04/01/2020 By Ciara O’Rourke

Bullfrogs on Parade

In Portland, Bullfrogs Are like the Uninvited Guests Who Crash the Party

Biologists are fighting back with sandwich bags and Orajel.

04/01/2020 By Kat Merck

Buzzfeed

These Native Plants Are Balm to Pacific Northwest Pollinators

Help a bee out, why don’t you?

03/27/2020 By Jennifer Krazit