INTERVIEW

Rebooting an Ugly PSU Building with Euro Style

World-renowned German architect Stefan Behnisch talks Portland and why dictators don’t necessarily build better.

12/01/2014 By Randy Gragg

PDX INDEX

Oregon Altruism, By the Numbers

How many of us volunteer? What percentage of our incomes go to charity? How much do our nonprofits really make?

12/01/2014 By Anna Loh

BIG IN JAPAN

Why Are Tokyo Tastemakers Obsessed with Portland?

Why, exactly, would residents of tech-savvy Japan covet our roasted vegetables and Pendleton cardigans?

12/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

VOX POPULI

Tell Us What You Think About Money

Take our free, anonymous survey and enter to win a $50 gift card to Imperial.

11/11/2014 By Marty Patail

BIG PICTURE

We Need To Replace the Burnside Bridge. Should it Look Like This?

Come the Big One, the central bridge will serve as a lifeline for earthquake relief supplies. But who will pay for it, and what will its design say about the city?

11/03/2014 By Randy Gragg

DESIGN

6 Amazing Living Walls Redefining "Greenspace" in Portland

We explore PSU's exciting outdoor Ecological Learning Plaza and a handful of the city's best vertical gardens.

10/10/2014 By Maya Seaman

PDX INDEX

Candy Cravings in Oregon, By the Numbers

As the nation's sweet season approaches—hello, Halloween—we take a look at the state's sugar consumption.

09/26/2014 By Nicole Cordier

INTERVIEW

Could Mushrooms Offer the Cure for Cancer?

A Q&A with Paul Stamets, one of the nation’s leading mycologists (mushroom scientists)

09/10/2014 By Nicole Cordier

ONE-SENTENCE STORIES

Humpty Dumpty, Record-Breaking Yogis, and Beer in Space

It's another installment of the shortest stories in journalism—because there's simply no time for details.

09/02/2014 Illustrations by Nomad

GO FORTH AND EAT

3 Ultimate Oregon Bounty Road Trips

Explore video tours of Willamette Valley's wine country, Central Oregon's cattle lands and breweries, and the South Coast's sunny shores—then hit the road yourself!

08/14/2014

DISPATCH

What's Killing the Oregon Sea Star?

Many of the state's colorful tide-pool treasures are being destroyed by a mysterious wasting syndrome that could drastically change our coastal biodiversity.

08/13/2014 By Sarah Richards

VOX POPULI

Tell Us What You Think About Wine!

Take our free survey and enter to win a $100 gift card to Doug Fir.

08/12/2014 By Marty Patail

REPORT

The Highs and Lows of Car-Free Living in PDX

One man gave up his car in favor of Portland’s many mobility options. He loves it. Most of the time.

08/01/2014 By Bill Lascher

ONE-SENTENCE STORIES

Being John Malkovich in PDX, Stolen Meteorites, and El Niño

It's another installment of the shortest stories in journalism—because there's simply no time for details.

08/01/2014

PDX INDEX

Vacation Days, By the Numbers

Paid or not, Oregonians (and the tourists who love them) make the most of their days off.

08/01/2014 By Sarah Richards

Slideshow

Slide Show: #LovingPDX, One Shot at a Time

Our readers show off their reasons to love Portland, from fresh summer berries to trail running in Forest Park.

07/16/2014

BE PREPARED

The Big One: A Northwest Earthquake Survival Guide

The Cascadia Subduction Quake is coming. How bad will it be? Bad. (Maybe the worst natural disaster in US history.) Can we prepare? YES!

07/01/2014 By Randy Gragg Illustrations by Nomad With Peter Holmstrom

LONG STORY SHORT

The Road to Legal Gay Marriage in Oregon

Meet the unlikely team that changed the course of Oregon law (and love).

07/01/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg Illustrations by Matty Newton

BIG PICTURE

Would You Swim in the Willamette? Prove it.

Why the annual Big Float challenges Portlanders to dive in to the river that runs through us.

07/01/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

REPORT

Will Phil Knight's Cancer Challenge Hurt Oregon Charities?

Local nonprofits are pursuing huge fundraising goals. Will they all make the finish line?

06/02/2014 By Nena Baker