News & City Life

Food News

Egg Prices Send Local Food Businesses Scrambling

Once a cheap source of protein and staple of baking and cooking, eggs are skyrocketing in cost, and business owners are making changes to accommodate.

02/06/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Best of PDX

50 Things to Do in Portland

From markets to movie houses to museums, here's your expert list of the absolute best things to do in this city.

02/03/2023 By Shannon Daehnke, Michelle Harris, Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, Julia Silverman, and Matthew Trueherz

Home and Health

Hoarding Disorder Appears to Have Increased in the Pandemic

The accumulation of stuff might be fodder for reality TV, but the issue—which intersects with housing challenges and mental health—is no laughing matter.

01/31/2023 By Laurenz Busch

CORONAVIRUS

XBB.1.5 Is Spreading in the Northeast. What Does That Mean for Oregon?

An infectious disease expert from OHSU in Portland weighs in on the new omicron subvariant.

01/27/2023 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Real Estate

Many Portland Office Spaces Are Empty. Why Aren’t They Being Converted to Housing?

Money, regulations, and seismic upgrades are sticking points when it comes to turning offices into apartments for much-needed affordable housing.

01/25/2023 By Connor Radnovich

Food News

These 10 Oregon Chefs and Restaurants Are James Beard Award Semifinalists

Kann, Okta, and beloved local chefs Peter Cho of Han Oak, Vince Nguyen of Berlu, and Thomas Pisha-Duffly of Gado Gado made the list. But who got snubbed?

01/25/2023 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Events

The Portland Winter Light Festival Sets the City Aglow

Discover a 16-foot-tall robot, a glow-in-the-dark mural, fire sculptures, projection mapping, and more at the February fest of light-based art installations.

01/25/2023 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Hotels

The Ritz-Carlton, Portland Brings More Than a Taste of Luxury Downtown

After a brisk four-year build, the $600 million hotel tower is nearly open. Here’s what to expect.

01/23/2023 By Matthew Trueherz

Breaking News

Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland's Iconic Craft Beer Event, Canceled for 2023

The craft beer event started in 1988, a mainstay at downtown's Waterfront Park, will not return this summer.

01/13/2023 By Sam Stites

True Crime

Lifetime Movie Brings Daniel Brophy Murder to the Small Screen

Cybill Shepherd and Steve Guttenberg star in the ripped-from-the-headlines made-for-TV movie about the murder of a local chef and culinary instructor.

01/13/2023 By Margaret Seiler

Outdoor Investments

Oregon Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Improve Outdoor Recreation

In Salem, the state legislature considers more urban fishing, funding for communities rebuilding from wildfires, and more connections for the Oregon Coast Trail.

01/11/2023 By Sam Stites

Soccer

Portland Thorns Name Mike Norris, an Assistant in 2022, as New Head Coach

Just ahead of the NWSL Draft, the native of Newcastle, England, replaces Rhian Wilkinson, who resigned in December.

01/10/2023 By Margaret Seiler

Light a Fire 2022: Caring for the Planet

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Helps Protect a National Treasure

The ‘citizen watchdog’ helps keep development in check in the national scenic area that lines the Columbia River in Oregon and Washington.

01/06/2023 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Trail Blazers

Not-to-Miss Trail Blazer Games in January

Catch Rip City fever with Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simmons, Jerami Grant, and crew at the Moda Center this month.

01/06/2023 By Sam Stites

Nonprofits

Light a Fire 2022

Honoring Portland’s most innovative community leaders, nonprofits, and volunteers

01/04/2023 Edited by Fiona McCann Illustrations by Kaitlin Brito

Light a Fire 2022: Leveling the Field

Brown Girl Rise Makes a Safe Space for BIPOC Youth

The Portland nonprofit centers joy, fun, and radical sisterhood for girls and nonbinary kids.

12/30/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Light a Fire 2022: Best New Nonprofit

WeShine Builds Small Pod-Villages as an Alternative Approach to Homelessness Solutions

The new nonprofit's microvillages help build community and give residents agency in an alternative approach to homelessness solutions.

12/30/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Light a Fire 2022: Extraordinary Executive Director

At Path Home, Brandi Tuck Is Anything but Shy

For Brandi Tuck, executive director of Portland-based Path Home, a college spring break service project turned into a career.

12/30/2022 By Conner Reed

Light a Fire 2022: Lifetime Achievement

Civil Rights Advocate Valerie Whittlesey Is Someone Who Says Yes

From her time as a civil rights volunteer in Arkansas to campaigning against anti-gay Measure 9 in Oregon, our lifetime achievement winner has worked for equality for decades.

12/30/2022 By Fiona McCann

Interview

Catching Up with Katie Harman, Oregon’s First (and Only) Miss America

Crowned right after September 11, 2001, the theater kid turned beauty queen talks pageants, musicals, and memoirs.

12/30/2022 By Emily Chenoweth