The Shakedown

Is Camping Really So Great? The Pros and Cons

We stake out Oregon's favorite summer activity.

07/10/2017 By Marty Patail

Summer Reads

Summer Reading 2017: Fresh Short Stories and Poems from Top Portland Writers

We've got brand-new stories from Omar El Akkad, M. J. Zellnik, and Karen Munro, plus poems from Trevino L. Brings Plenty, Hajara Quinn, and Cindy Williams Gutiérrez.

07/10/2017 Edited by Fiona McCann

History

This Sand Is Our Sand: Why Oregon's Beaches Belong to Everyone

Oregonians believe our 300 miles of coastline are free and open to everyone. Only hardball politics made that true.

07/10/2017 By Brent Walth

Long Story Short

'Unlikely Hiker' Jenny Bruso Blasts Open the Idea of Who Belongs in the Wilderness

"Actually, my size doesn’t keep me from doing anything in the outdoors."

07/10/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Sports

Meet the Portland Coach Breaking Down Barriers on the Soccer Pitch

Best known for his viral coming-out video, Kaig Lightner reaches out to kids from low-income families and welcomes LGBTQ players—and his coaching extends beyond the field.

07/10/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Pear of Kings

Harry & David Pears Are Picked in August and Taste Perfect in November. How?

Here's how the Medford mail-order company cheats the calendar.

07/10/2017 By Meagan Nolan

History

40 Years Ago, Pelé Played His Last Game—Ever—in Portland

In 1977, the Brazilian soccer star bowed out in the Rose City.

07/10/2017 By Marty Patail

Tall Boy

Meet the Portland Guy Who Invented PBR’s Hipster Cred

Matt Slessler is "national brand ambassador" for Pabst Blue Ribbon. How'd he score the sweet gig?

07/10/2017 By Jason Cohen

PDX Index

A Brief History of Bizarro Phenomena in Oregon's Skies

Sure, the Great American Eclipse is coming. But that's not all our state has seen.

07/10/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Dispatch

Oregon Braces for the Great American Eclipse

Can our state handle the cosmic frenzy that's about to break loose?

07/10/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Beach Life

Portland Made a Beach—with Sand!

It's under the Marquam Bridge, it has a sandy shore, and you can swim here through early September.

07/07/2017 By Rachel Wilson

The Shakedown

You Just Moved Here. So What Gives, Portland?

We subject the Rose City to a sniff test.

06/30/2017 By Marty Patail

Private Schools

Exploring Greater Portland’s Private Schools

Language immersion? Waldorf? Natural learning relationships? A snapshot of the metro area’s menu of specialized education options.

06/30/2017 Edited by Ramona DeNies

The Other Districts

A Look at Portland’s Metro-Area School Districts—Other Than PPS

Together, these surrounding districts educate nearly four times as many students.

06/30/2017 By Margaret Seiler and Zach Dundas

PPS 411

Portland Public Schools Is in a State of Flux. What Do Parents Need to Know?

From boundary reviews to bond campaigns, here’s the 411 on PPS.

06/30/2017 By Margaret Seiler

Tenant Tips

A Cheat Sheet for Portland Renters

Here's how to live that tenant life.

06/30/2017 By Marty Patail

Handpicked Hoods

Portland’s Hottest Hoods: Which One Is for You?

Whether you’re a bargain hunter, a downsizer, or a young and single urbanist, here’s the place to be.

06/30/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Family

20+ Ideas for Family Fun in Portland

We’ve got 10 gold-standard destinations and off-the-radar alternatives that will blow your little ones’ little minds.

06/30/2017 Edited by Fiona McCann By Zach Dundas, Margaret Seiler, and Kelly Clarke

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.

06/30/2017 Edited by Marty Patail

Pop Culture

Your Ultimate Portland Pop Culture Cheat Sheet

What are the movies, books, comics, songs, and pop culture moments (as found on YouTube) that define our city? We’ve brought them all together, right here.

06/30/2017 Edited by Fiona McCann