April 2020

Real Estate Guide 2020

2020 may be the year Portland’s pie-in-the-sky residential real estate market is coming—ever so slightly—back to Earth.

04/01/2020

Top Stories

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

The Muckrackers

A Love Letter, and a Wake-Up Call, for Yamhill County

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, and how public policy has failed us

04/01/2020 Edited by Julia Silverman

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

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

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

The Muckrackers

A Love Letter, and a Wake-Up Call, for Yamhill County

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope, and how public policy has failed us

04/01/2020 Edited by Julia Silverman

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 Westmoreland

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

Home & Real Estate

Real Estate 2020

Portland Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2020: The Suburbs

The teeter-totter of Portland housing prices might not be level, but it’s a lot less steep.

04/01/2020 Edited by Julia Silverman

Real Estate 2020

Portland Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2020: The City

The teeter-totter of Portland housing prices might not be level, but it's a lot less steep.

04/01/2020 Edited by Julia Silverman

April 2020

Real Estate Guide 2020

2020 may be the year Portland’s pie-in-the-sky residential real estate market is coming—ever so slightly—back to Earth.

04/01/2020

April 2020

Real Estate Guide 2020

2020 may be the year Portland’s pie-in-the-sky residential real estate market is coming—ever so slightly—back to Earth.

04/01/2020

good hoods

Portland Hoods You Should Know

It's the best time to buy in years. Where should you be looking to spend your money and why?

04/01/2020 By Ben Tepler, Conner Reed, Julia Silverman, Margaret Seiler, and Kyle Sosa

Q&A

Portland Gets Real About Real Estate

The inside scoop about Portland real estate from the people who see it first hand.

04/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Flash Sale

Have a House to Sell? Your Buyer Might Be a Real Estate Start-Up

Portland is a Pacific Northwest proving ground for firms like Opendoor and Zillow Offers.

04/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

The Big Deals

Three Projects Reshaping Portland Neighborhoods

Big-deal developments to watch for downtown, in Goose Hollow, and on a surging Sandy Boulevard

04/01/2020

Cooling Market

Once Stratospheric, the Portland Real Estate Market Is Looking More Earthbound This Year

If not a buyer’s market, it’s at least a balanced one.

04/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

News & City Life

Out of the Park

Baseball Fans in Boston, Chicago, and Cooperstown Gear Up in Merch from a Portland Company

We may not have our own MLB team, but Baseballism’s founders are going big league.

04/11/2020 By Marty Patail

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

Style & Shopping

The Weekenders

Spring Fashion 2020: Dreaming of Style and Adventures

One day we will again pack our bags with locally made looks, from silk jammies to varsity jackets.

04/24/2020 Styled by Eden Dawn Photography by Christopher Dibble

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

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with the Earth?

Sizing up our home planet in honor of Earth Day 2020

04/01/2020 By Marty Patail

Buzzfeed

These Native Plants Are Balm to Pacific Northwest Pollinators

Help a bee out, why don’t you?

03/27/2020 By Jennifer Krazit