Best Places to Work

Swift’s Northwest Portland HQ is Packed to the Brim with Delights

At this point, the yoga sessions, roving bar cart, and rosé and Ecliptic hazy on tap just seem like overkill.

12/31/2019 By Marty Patail

Books

A New PDX-Grown Book Series Tackles Tough Topics for Kids

Read-alouds on racism, feminism, money and more that you can't buy on Amazon.

11/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

Book Flap

An E-book Revolt Is Brewing at Your Local Library

A major publishing house wants to embargo its new releases. Librarians are fighting back.

11/21/2019 By Julia Silverman

Tech

This New Voice-Enabled Quiz Is Meant to Teach Oregonians About Wine

Alexa, play the Oregon Wine Quiz!

11/12/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Food News

Salt & Straw Is Taking Its Talents to Miami

With 19 locations on the West Coast, Portland’s artisan ice cream company is making a big play across the country.

10/02/2019 By Karen Brooks

PDX Index

Oregon Wine Is Dominating the World

Canada craves our premium elixirs. California envies our luxe prices. We just want to crack a bottle and celebrate.

09/23/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Pet News

You Can Now Put Your Dog in a Climate-Controlled Shelter While You Shop

Brooklyn-based DogSpot—a short term Airbnb for your pup—is now available at three Portland-area Zupan's.

08/07/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Office Life

New Portland Coworking Space Wants to Set Us Free from the Traditional Work-Life Separation

With an on-site concierge, fitness classes, and a drop-in day care center, Vida is especially focused on supporting working mothers.

07/02/2019 By Shannon Henderson

Twisted Citrus

Is Venture Capital–Backed Imperfect Produce Squeezing Portland’s Small Farmers?

Local CSAs say the company has a transparency problem.

06/25/2019 By Seth Lorinczi

Lube News

This Portland Company Wants to Make Sex Look Like More Fun

Out with the bondage vibes—unless that's your thing, which is totally cool.

06/25/2019 By Eden Dawn

Shop Local

My People’s Market Returns with 130-Plus Portland Entrepreneurs of Color

On Saturday, June 1, dozens of POC-owned businesses gather at the US Postal Service Building for the popular market's fourth incarnation.

05/30/2019 By Conner Reed

Connections

Portland in Color’s First Live Event Connects Creatives and Industry Experts

The online hub for black, Indigenous, and/or people of color artists expands with networking party Rose City Rolodex.

05/07/2019 By Kelly Clarke

The Oregon Woman 2019

6 Amazing Oregon Women-Led Projects

From serious documentaries to full-contact football to sex education, here are six local projects changing the game.

04/23/2019 By Sarah Mirk, Margaret Seiler, Ryan Ashby, Kelly Clarke, and Rebecca Jacobson

Death Services

This New Portland Service Offers One-Click Cremation

Your cremains come back in a minimalist "urn" so sleek it could hold a new iPhone.

04/05/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Insider’s Guide 2019: Entrepreneurs

Four Black-Owned Businesses You Need to Visit, Stat

Stephen Green of WeWork Labs tells us how he helps support the African-American community.

03/26/2019 By Fiona McCann

Back to Basics

A New Portland Grocery Store Wants to Help You Feel Better

Yes, Basics Market sells food. But it puts the focus on cooking demos and nutrition classes.

02/26/2019 By Emma Luthy

Trophy Case

This Portland-Made Bracelet Honors a Civil Rights Landmark

Betsy & Iya's Selma Bridge cuff transforms a style statement into a political one. (Ava DuVernay is a fan.)

02/26/2019 By Eden Dawn

Design

This Duo Makes Some of Portland's Most Eye-Catching Signs

J&S Signs paints the town.

02/26/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Cannabis: Women & Weed

A New Accelerator Pushes for Gender Parity in the Cannabis Industry

The Initiative sets out to boost women-led weed businesses.

02/26/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Television

Inside Shrill, Lindy West's New TV Tale

The Portland-filmed Hulu series, which stars Aidy Bryant, is inspired by West's real-life transformation from bumbling cub reporter to nationally known feminist and fat activism powerhouse.

02/26/2019 By Rob Owen