News & City Life

Holidays

Where to Get a Christmas Tree near Portland

Here are 11 of our favorite farms and stands to get a Christmas tree, whether you want to pick it off a lot or chop it down yourself in a u-cut field.

11/25/2022 By Cami Hughes With Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Mall Rats

What Does Lloyd Center’s Indie Rebirth Say about Portland’s Future?

Local artists and small business owners are turning things around at a mall that was left for dead.

11/23/2022 By Sam Pape Illustrations by Lars Leetaru

Sports

Portland to Host 2030 NCAA Women’s Final Four

After failing to secure the bid for either 2025 or 2026, Portland receives the nod to bring the championship of the biggest women’s basketball tournament to the Moda Center.

11/22/2022 By Sam Stites

Shoe Gazing

Beyond Nike and Adidas: Shoes Are Big Business in Portland

A totally cosmic look at the brightest stars—and the up-and-comers—in our local sneaker industry’s footwear firmament.

11/22/2022 By Julia Silverman

Sports on TV

Where to Watch the Qatar 2022 World Cup in Portland, with Game Schedule

Some bars will open early for soccer games, while some open at 7 a.m. year-round. And it's the last hurrah for Toffee Club, which will close in December.

11/19/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Sports

A Match Made in Portland: The Trail Blazers & the PDX Airport Carpet

The City Edition jersey is a nod to one of Rip City’s most popular landmarks.

11/10/2022 By Dalila Brent

Election 2022

How Things Are Shaking Out So Far after Election Day in Oregon

A slate of tight state and federal races headline the general election in Portland, Oregon, along with city council and charter reform.

11/08/2022 By Sam Stites

Schools

A Years-Long Rift over School Fundraising Comes to a Head in Portland

At issue: should individual schools be able to buy more full-time staff members with foundation fundraising?

11/08/2022 By Julia Silverman

Essay

After Dobbs, a Mother Imagines What Would Have Happened without a Choice

Silence doesn't help when it comes to pregnancy complications, later abortion, and a family navigating the aftermath.

11/08/2022 By Hanna Neuschwander Illustrations by Marina Muun

Election 2022

Many Oregonians Still Have Their Ballot Sitting on the Kitchen Table

Oregon voter turnout lower than in expected on the day before the election, even in Portland and Multnomah County. Maybe it's the Damian Lillard effect?

11/07/2022 By Sam Stites

Q&A

Ripping the City with Anela Malik

The influencer and entrepreneur voices her opinion on Portland and dishes on her newly discovered favorites in and around the city.

11/07/2022 By Dalila Brent

Food Industry

Help Wanted: The Kitchen Is Hiring

Restaurant jobs are nearly back to pre-COVID numbers and unemployment is lower than ever, but cooks are nowhere to be found.

11/04/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Book Review

Portland Thorns Captain Christine Sinclair on Her New Memoir, ‘Playing the Long Game’

The famously private Portland Thorns captain, Canadian gold medalist, and University of Portland alum has some strong words for her country.

11/03/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Portland Thorns Win Their Third NWSL Championship

Supporters can greet the soccer team Sunday at PDX Airport and Tuesday at a rally at Providence Park.

10/30/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Election 2022

Portland’s City Charter Reform Measure Gets a Celebrity Endorsement from Jennifer Lawrence

The Oscar-winning megastar has worked for years on pro-democracy causes.

10/28/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Soccer

Where to Watch the Portland Thorns in the NWSL Final on Saturday, October 29

6 local bars are official ‘pub partners’ of the soccer team, including the Sports Bra and Prost!, and will be showing the game on CBS.

10/27/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Books, Books, Books

Portland's Flagship Downtown Library Reopens Next Week—Here's Why You Need to Get There Fast

The Central Library is closing again in 2023 for at least six months for more renovations. Plus more library news and notes!

10/27/2022 By Julia Silverman

Get Out

Let It Snow: Mt Hood Ski Resorts to Open in Just a Few Weeks

Snow in the Cascades means local ski resorts will soon announce opening dates for the upcoming season that are on the historically early side.

10/25/2022 By Julia Silverman

Soccer

The Portland Thorns Are Going to the NWSL Championship

A stoppage-time goal from Crystal Dunn gives Portland the win over San Diego, and a ticket to the final on October 29 in Washington, DC.

10/24/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Analysis

Portlanders Seem to Want One Thing This Election Day: Change

The red wave isn't coming for the city, but all signs point to a restless electorate looking for a new direction.

10/24/2022 By Julia Silverman