City & Region

Heat Wave

Portland's Plan to Install Air Conditioning in Low Income Homes Is Way Behind Schedule

Fewer than 100 of a planned 3,000 units are currently up and running through the program led by Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund.

06/24/2022 By Michelle Harris

Development

Big Ideas for 3 Prime Portland Parcels

We ask some experts about their dreams for 3 huge prime parcels, which could become affordable housing, health care hubs, or new parks in Portland, Oregon.

04/07/2022 By Karly Quadros

Affordable Housing

A New Life for the Century-Old Anna Mann House in Kerns

Once a home for seniors, the property in Northeast Portland’s Kerns neighborhood finds new life with low-income housing.

03/30/2022 By Karly Quadros

Development

The Once-and-Future Thing: Updates on 8 Portland Would-Be Projects

A baseball stadium, a new casino, a public market, a waterslide for commuters, and more things Portlanders are still waiting on.

03/23/2022 By Julia Silverman Illustrations by Hawk Krall

News

The Roxy, Portland's 24-Hour Downtown Diner, Will Permanently Close March 20

Owner Suzanne Hale announced the closure on Facebook Wednesday evening.

03/17/2022 By Thom Hilton

Public Transit

CAT vs. Cars

Traffic, packed parking lots, and new permit requirements make driving in the Gorge tough. Take the CAT bus to Multnomah Falls and Hood River instead.

03/17/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Analysis

What's Next in Portland's Strategy for Houselessness?

Plenty of questions remain, including when the Safe Rest Villages, originally promised by the end of 2021, will be up and running.

02/25/2022 By Julia Silverman

Work

After WeWork (and the Pandemic), Here Comes Coworking's Next Wave

From Collective Agency to openHAUS, these coworking spaces in Portland offer flexibility, community, and some ridiculously cool amenities.

02/24/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Q&A

What to Know About Counting Portland's Houseless Population

The last count, conducted in 2019, found 1,459 individuals were sleeping in emergency shelters and 2,037 more were sleeping on the streets.

02/01/2022 By Karly Quadros

News You Can Use

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