Summer Reads 2018

Water Aerobics: An Essay by Courtenay Hameister

"I moved to a spot in the shallow end. I admit that I was already judging Molly harshly for her Chinese-character tattoo because I was jealous of her leg muscles."

07/17/2018 By Courtenay Hameister

The Shakedown

Is the Oregon Coast Really All It's Cracked Up to Be?

We size up our beachfront property.

07/17/2018 By Marty Patail

Secrets of the North Coast: Sunrise over Wheeler

Can Oregon's North Coast Switch Up Its Tourism Game?

On our state's shores, tourism is synonymous with summer. These northern communities want to convince you the hotness extends all year.

07/17/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Design

A Pair of Downsizers Give the Portland ‘Skinny House’ a New Face

"Skinny houses don’t encourage demolition. Townhouses do.”

07/17/2018 By Marty Patail

Strategies

How to Love the Oregon Coast, Barnacles and All

A writer makes peace with the problematic reality of a tourist destination.

07/17/2018 By Casey Jarman

Malls to the Wall

An Iconic Portland Mall Seeks Survival in Movies and Music

In the age of online shopping, Lloyd Center doubles down on entertainment.

07/17/2018 By Sam Pape

Cache Me If You Can

Geocaching Is the Geekiest Outdoors Activity (and It Began in Oregon)

What's up with this wood-walking, GPS-stalking hobby?

07/17/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Musical Mayhem

ODOT Made a Playlist to Soundtrack Your Summer Traffic Hell

And we've got one for those embracing alternative transportation options.

07/09/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

News

The Brand-New Cully Park Is Officially Open

Gov. Kate Brown and Sen. Ron Wyden were on hand to celebrate the grand opening of the project on June 30.

06/28/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

News

Melania May Not Care about Children, But Wildfang Does

After the First Lady wore that jacket to visit detained children, Wildfang jumped into action with its own jacket, donating 100 percent of profits to RAICES.

06/22/2018 By Eden Dawn

Top Nurses

Portland's Top Nurse Practitioners 2018

Here are the city's top NPs, according to their peers.

06/21/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies

The Shakedown

Hiking Happens in Oregon. Should It?

We size up hitting the trail.

06/19/2018 By Marty Patail

I've Made a Terrible Mistake

Portland Confession: I Tried to Breed Backyard Goats

“The stud goat made lewd tongue gestures at our doe and spent most of his waking hours urinating in his own face.”

06/19/2018 By Kat Merck

Hot Wheels

Here's Where to Find Portland's Underground Custom Car Scene

Every Sunday, the city's motorheads gather on SE Second Avenue for an event called the Red Door Meet.

06/19/2018 By Mike Allen

Santiam Stopover

A Historic Oregon Ski Lodge Gets a Major Revamp

Built by the Depression–era Civilian Conservation Corps, the 78-year-old hostel will welcome travelers once again.

06/19/2018 By Ramona DeNies

PDX Index

Portland's Bridge Closures Will Destroy Your July and August Commute

Prepare for hell on wheels. (Or just stay home.)

06/19/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Animal House

Happy 150th Birthday, Oregon Humane Society!

Portland's Hufflepuff cred goes way back.

06/19/2018 By Amy Martin

Architecture

The Towne Storage Building, Former Low-Rent Creative Mecca, Went Full San Francisco

Autodesk’s new Portland HQ is something to behold.

06/19/2018 By Alena Willbur

Architecture

A New Housing Concept on N Williams Aims to Change How Some Portlanders Age

The 70-unit Canyons building is all about aging in place—and staying out of the nursing home.

06/14/2018 By Emily Davis