Schools 2017: Private

Exploring Greater Portland's Private Schools

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

4:34pm Edited by Ramona DeNies

Schools 2017: 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.

4:34pm By Margaret Seiler

Schools 2017: 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.

4:34pm By Margaret Seiler and Zach Dundas

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.

4:34pm Edited by Fiona McCann By Kelly Clarke, Zach Dundas, and Margaret Seiler

Pets

How to Be Your Pet’s Best Friend

From holistic vets to hamster hotels to cat piles, here’s everything a Portland pet owner needs to know.

4:32pm Edited by Fiona McCann

Pets: Vets

Five Portland Vet Services You Need to Know

From emergency care to animal massage, here’s where to take your terrier (or tarantula).

4:29pm By Rebecca Jacobson

Pets: Top and Tails

A Great Vet Can Transcend the Cycle of Life

For both you and your animals.

4:28pm By Amy Martin

Pets: Canine Calendar

A Dream Day in a Portland Dog’s Life

From dog-friendly cafes to acupuncture and afternoon pedis, it’s a divine time to be alive.

4:28pm By Fiona McCann

Pets: Where the Wild Things Are

Five Favorite Portland Dog Parks

With 33 patches of off-leash, dog-friendly romping zones in city parks, how do you decide?

4:28pm By Rachel Ritchie

Pets: Beast Masters

Portland’s Dog Training Experts Are Divided into Dueling Camps. What Works?

It's been a long, confounding odyssey.

4:28pm By Benjamin Tepler

Pets: Zootopias

Day Care, Dog Walkers, and Animal Odditoriums: Pet Boarding in Portland

Be it your beagle or bearded dragon, the city's got you covered.

4:28pm By Margaret Seiler

Pets: Pet Sitting

Four Steps to Picking the Right Pet Sitter

Don’t trust the care of your beloved beast to any old person.

4:28pm By Zach Dundas

Pets: Cat-Crazed

Finding My Happy Place at the Bottom of a Cat Pile

How we built our little fur family.

4:28pm By Alexis M. Smith

The Stand

A Year Ago, Armed Occupiers Seized a Wildlife Refuge in Harney County. This Oregonian Was Ready to Join.

When Kenneth Medenbach joined the Malheur takeover, he had years of experience battling the federal government.

4:27pm By Leah Sottile

Wheels Up

A Wilsonville Car Museum Revives Shop Class

World of Speed houses historic cars—and teaches automotive education to high school students.

4:26pm By Jason Buehrer

History

White Stag Made Portland into a Sports Gear Mecca

It’s more than an iconic Old Town sign.

4:25pm By Zeb Larsen

Hair to the Throne

This Is the Guy Who Gives Portland’s Top Chefs Amazing Hair

Emmanuel Santana coifs the likes of Gregory Gourdet, Gabriel Rucker, and B.J. Smith.

4:24pm By Chad Walsh

PDX Index

Portland Is a Sanctuary City. What Does That Mean?

Mayor Ted Wheeler says Portland law enforcement won’t cooperate with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement in looking for or holding undocumented immigrants.

4:24pm By Ko Ricker

Dispatch

Why Tillamook County Voted for Obama—Then Trump

What made the dairy county turn?

4:23pm By Marty Patail