News & City Life

Heat Wave

Portland's Plan to Install Air Conditioning in Low Income Homes Is Way Behind Schedule

Fewer than 100 of a planned 3,000 units are currently up and running through the program led by Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund.

4:52pm By Michelle Harris

Q&A

Ripping the City With Emily Greene

The 'Foodie Snitch' creator dishes on her favorite place to getaway, the future of Portland, and restaurants–of course.

06/22/2022 By Dalila Brent

History Lesson

Arlington, MAC, University.... What’s the Deal with Portland’s Old Private Clubs?

From discrimination to policies, members to clubhouses, we take a deep dive into the history of the Rose City’s private clubs–and where there are now.

06/22/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Books, Books, Books

Portland's Flagship Downtown Library Is Getting a Face-Lift—And Closing for 3 Months!

The Multnomah County Central Library building will be closed to the public from August 1 to November 1 for a face-lift.

06/21/2022 By Julia Silverman

Greenspaces

A Celebration of Portland Parks

A thank-you note to the hiking trails of Forest Park, the playground of Wilshire and Arbor Lodge, the smell of roses in Washington and Peninsula Parks, and more

06/17/2022 Edited by Julia Silverman By Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, and Margaret Seiler

Transformations

The Jupiter Hotel Is Ready for Its Next Act

For the past two years, the East Burnside hotel served as a quarantine shelter for COVID-positive homeless people. Now, it's ready for other guests again.

06/16/2022 By Michelle Harris

History Lesson

Will Portland's Shanghai Tunnels Close for Good?

After pandemic closures, Underground Tours operators are looking for a way forward.

06/13/2022 By Michelle Harris

Swimming

Not Signed Up for Swim Lessons in Portland Yet? There’s Still Hope

Expect to see "full," "waitlist," and "members only" messages, but there are still some spots available or coming online soon at Portland parks, gyms, and more.

06/10/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Agribusiness

Down on Dairy? From Almond to Soy to Hazelnut, a Closer Look at the Options for Milk Alternatives

Ready to give up dairy for good? We take a closer look at your options, from nut milks to oat milk, and more.

06/10/2022 By Michelle Harris

Agribusiness

Big Dairy, Long a Power Player in Oregon, Faces a Climate Change Crossroads

And upstart new player Neutral Milk claims it’s blazing a better path forward: more environmentally friendly, carbon-neutral milk that does a planet good.

06/10/2022 By Ramona DeNies

Art

Portland Artist Creates ‘Neon Terror’ Image of Local Sports Figures

Neon Black Tiger’s love for sports brings a bright and scary approach to portraits and cards of Portland athletes including Damian Lillard.

06/10/2022 Edited by Dalila Brent

Weddings

With Pandemic Do-Over Celebrations, Oregon's Summer Wedding Season Is Busier Than Ever

Sequel weddings, vow renewals, or happily-ever-after parties: those who got married with just a few guests or over Zoom are seeking a second event.

06/08/2022 By Julia Silverman

Editor’s Note

From the Editor: Why You Should Heed the Oregon Coast’s Invitation to Dive In

A dip in the Pacific Ocean is better in summer. Let our guide to the Oregon Coast, including Seaside, Astoria, Manzanita, and more, help you explore.

06/07/2022 By Fiona McCann

Q&A

Ripping the City With Bimma Williams

The Portland-based entrepreneur and podcaster dishes on his favorite local spots and the future of the city.

06/07/2022 Edited by Dalila Brent

Beach Eats

Pronto Pup, the Corn Dog Born on the Oregon Coast

The tale of the beloved Rockaway Beach–born hot dog on a stick, from the bustling counter by the bumper cars in Seaside to beach shacks and food carts around the Great Lakes

06/06/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Pets

Multnomah County Hosts No-Fee Adoption Event with the Humane Society June 4–5

Adoption fees are waived at this weekend event from Multnomah County Animal Services in partnership with the Oregon Humane Society.

06/03/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Gun Violence

How Is Oregon Working to Prevent Mass Shootings?

Our state’s gun laws, gun violence, and what you can do about it.

06/03/2022 By Fiona McCann

Stranger Things

Is Clackamas County the Florida of Oregon?

Could Clackamas County be to Oregon what Florida is to the rest of the United States? As the ballot counting finally winds down, signs point to maybe.

06/02/2022 By Julia Silverman

Portland Parks

Spending a Lazy Day at the Park? Here’s What to Bring

Elevate your visit to a Portland-area park with the perfect picnic blanket, camp chair, sun hat, and more!

05/27/2022 By Shannon Daehnke Photography by Michael Novak

Portland Parks

Best Concerts, Comedy Shows, Movies & Festivals at Portland Parks This Summer

Park events are back, and in a big way. From Esperanza Spalding to DJ Prashant, here are our picks for a few of the season’s finest at Portland’s greenspaces.

05/27/2022 By Julia Silverman