Marijuana

Meet the Women at the Forefront of the Northwest's Cannabis Industry

Head to Holocene on Wednesday, September 27 for a free cannabis community fair and the launch of how-to book Grow Your Own.

09/22/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Book Events

Is Portland the Center of the Women’s Soccer Universe?

Yes, according to a new book by retired pro soccer player Gwendolyn Oxenham. She’ll be at Powell’s with Thorns midfielder Allie Long on September 29.

09/21/2017 By Katelyn Best

Everyday Activism

Support the Columbia Gorge by Buying Lagers, Light Bulbs, and Lube

On Monday, September 25, dozens of N Mississippi Avenue businesses will donate a portion of sales to Eagle Creek fire relief efforts.

09/21/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

On the Rise

Portland Architecture Firm Beebe Skidmore Finds Beauty in the Unexpected

Heidi Beebe and Doug Skidmore team up to create a budding firm—and bright new buildings.

09/21/2017 By Brian Libby

Workers of the World

Immigrants and Refugees Keep This American Workshop Running

From Iraq to Ethiopia, Myanmar to Cuba, Schoolhouse Electric's employees come from far and wide.

09/21/2017 By Marty Patail Photography by William Anthony

Design

How Portlander Max Humphrey Creates Color-Happy, Boldly Patterned Rooms

The interior designer and former punk musician shakes up the city's muted palette with bright hues and wild prints.

09/21/2017 By Fiona McCann

Urban Future

What Kind of Development Does Portland Need Right Now?

We asked three local players for their take.

09/21/2017 By Fiona McCann

Essay

Massive Growth Is Transforming Portland. What Do We Need to Do Next?

We size up the blown chances and promising opportunities.

09/21/2017 By Randy Gragg Illustrations by Matteo Berton

Gaming

A Vancouver Studio Rebuilds a Cult Classic Video Game

Nightdive builds a one-to-one remake of 1994's System Shock.

09/21/2017 By Marty Patail

The Color Detective

How an Oregon State Professor Accidentally Created a New Shade of Blue

It was the first truly new blue discovered in more than two centuries.

09/21/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

Fancy Pants

How Portland Helped Design Uniqlo's New Tokyo Headquarters

The new 200,000-square-foot facility is organized like an actual city.

09/21/2017 By Emma Mannheimer

The Lost World

How a Legendary Photographer Captured (Really, Really) Old Portland

Imagine a time before parking lots.

09/21/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Soccer

The Timbers Just Signed a New Goalkeeper and He's 5 Years Old

North Portland's Derrick Tellez just signed to a one-game contract for this Sunday's match against Orlando SC.

09/20/2017 By Marty Patail

Public Lands

Celebrate National Public Lands Day (While We Still Have Them)

As the federal government tries to shrink the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, now's a damn good time to show Oregon's public lands how much we love them.

09/19/2017 By Hannah Bonnie

Architecture

Under Armour Finally Unveils Its New Portland HQ

Thanks to the East Coast sportswear giant, our city's iconic YMCA is empty no more.

09/14/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Urban Dips

Will Portland Get a Public Swimming Dock Just off the Eastbank Esplanade?

If so, it could take several years. (Upside: summers will probably be even more scorching by then!)

09/13/2017 By Ramona DeNies

The Shakedown

Is Halloween Really All It's Cracked Up to Be?

Who's scared now?

09/13/2017 By Marty Patail

Northwest Lore

50 Years Ago, One Scratchy Home Movie Made Bigfoot a Northwest Icon

Nobody has definitively proven that the creature on the film is fake. And, really, does it matter?

09/13/2017 By Leah Sottile

Kings of the North?

Why Your 'Wild Alaskan Salmon' May in Fact Be Very Oregonian

Caught wild in Alaskan waters, Oregon hatchery salmon help bring a struggling fishery back to health.

09/13/2017 By Chuck Thompson