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5 Stories That Defined Oregon in 2021

Rising temps, a juicy governor’s race, a persistent pandemic, and more

12/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Weather

Here Comes The Snow (And Way Colder Temperatures, Too)

Winter weather is in the forecast for Portland. Here's what to know before it sets in.

12/22/2021 By Julia Silverman and Dalila Brent

Spaces

Trauma-Informed Design Turns an Old Church into a Family Shelter

With pro bono help from a local designer, Family Village has soft curves, open sight lines, and a sense of place.

12/10/2021 By Angela Uherbelau

Drag

Darcelle Turns 91 with a Plaque from the National Park Service

Darcelle’s 52-year-old Old Town nightclub first joined the National Register of Historic Places last year.

11/16/2021 By Conner Reed

Labor

Workers at Image Comics Want to Form the First Ever Comics Union

The organized labor movement is coming for the land of superheroes and ink-stained wretches in the form of a proposed Image Comics union.

11/11/2021 By Karly Quadros

News

Portland Street Response Gets an A on Its Report Card

Researchers from Portland State's Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative recommend a citywide expansion of the program.

10/05/2021 By Karly Quadros

Development

The Portland Hotel Boom Continues Apace

When tourists start flocking back to the city, they’ll have plenty of new lodging options.

09/21/2021 By Cami Hughes

Coffee

I Can’t Stop Thinking About the Dutch Bros. Guy’s Rage Against the Machine T-Shirt

Which machine are you raging against, brother? Starbucks?

09/17/2021 By Conner Reed

Labor

Thorns Players Join Nabisco Workers on Picket Line

Soccer players join striking bakery workers in Northeast Portland.

09/14/2021 By Margaret Seiler

7 Questions For...

After Extreme Tumult, a New Voice at the Top for Mercy Corps

Tjada D’Oyen McKenna talks about taking the helm at Portland's flagship global humanitarian nonprofit.

09/14/2021 By Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

Once in Freefall, Oregon's Vaccination Campaign Picks Up Steam

Thanks to the fears caused by the delta variant, employer mandates, ease of access, and incentives, more people are getting the jab.

09/02/2021 By Julia Silverman

Books

A New Cultural Atlas Spotlights the Cities of the Upper Left

The story of Portland, Seattle, and San Francisco, told via gorgeously illustrated maps, from two PSU geography professors and their student collaborators.

09/01/2021 By Julia Silverman

News

How to Stay Cool and Help Others During the PDX Heat Wave

Resources on how to cool off, and places to volunteer to help our AC-less neighbors

08/11/2021 By Nick Campigli

Climate Change

How to Help Those Hurt by the Bootleg Fire

Hoping to help those impacted by the Bootleg Fire? Here are nine organizations to support.

07/27/2021 By Cami Hughes

We Recommend

5 Great Portland-Made Podcasts for Summer Listening

Dissect Black Lives Matter, the Blazers, and your daddy issues.

07/23/2021 By Julia Silverman

News

The Pacific Northwest Heat Wave Caused At Least 54 Deaths in the Portland Area

“More people died from the June 2021 heat wave in Multnomah County than died from heat in the entire state of Oregon in the past 20 years,” according to a re...

07/13/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Feature

25 Big Ideas That Could Change Portland

Here are 25 ideas—some already in progress, some still pipe dreams—that could shape our city’s next act.

07/03/2021 Edited by Julia Silverman

Big Ideas

7 Locals Dream Big

Today's elevator pitches, tomorrow's world-beating initiatives. You're welcome, Portland.

07/02/2021 Edited by Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Restrictions Are Officially Done in Oregon

To celebrate, rides on TriMet will be free all weekend long.

06/30/2021 By Julia Silverman