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What Portlanders Really Think

What We Want and What We Really Think about Love, Sex, Money, Religion, Politics, and More

09/20/2012

Who We Are: An Appendix

To Us, With Love

We asked 500 Portlanders: If you were making a postcard for Portland that contained the phrase “Home, Sweet Home,” what image would you use? Here’s a collage of the best ideas.

09/20/2012 Illustrations by Patrick Long

Editor's Note

Poll Positions

It's high time we crunched the numbers on our neighbors.

09/20/2012 By Randy Gragg

Who We Are

Portlanders on Portland

What needs to be done to ensure our continued enviable livability—and who pays for it?

09/20/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell and Randy Gragg

Who We Are

Portlanders on Family

It's getting more difficult—and expensive—to find a decent school.

09/20/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell and Randy Gragg

Who We Are

Portlanders on Health

Who gets the healthcare bill for the poverty stricken citizens? And when is it OK to pull the plug?

09/20/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell and Randy Gragg

Who We Are

Portlanders on Religion

We're a highly spiritual people who prefer to sleep in on Sundays.

09/20/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell and Randy Gragg

Who We Are

Portlanders on Money

Money can't buy me love, but it sure helps if we go out to eat 4-6 times a week.

09/20/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell and Randy Gragg

Who We Are

Portlanders on Sex

In which we learn how many of us are making sweet love on a regular basis.

09/20/2012 Edited by Kasey Cordell and Randy Gragg

Slide Show

Burn, Baby, Burn

Cooking with wood, keeping it clean and green – behind the scenes stove-making at ADX.

09/09/2012 By Kristin Belz

Feature

Tilting at Landfills

Fifth-generation farmer Ramsey McPhillips and a motley crew of neighbors wage a quixotic battle to stop North America’s largest garbage company from growing even bigger in the heart of Oregon's wine country.

08/23/2012 By Aaron Scott

Feature

Red Sea

At Alaska’s wild Graveyard Point, a Portland family works to reinvent the salmon business.

08/23/2012 By Tim Sohn

Mudroom

East Meets West Side

The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine flies in a feng shui master to channel its chi.

08/23/2012 By Kit Mauldin

Mudroom

International Harvesters

At one local school, a garden and cafeteria go global.

08/23/2012 By Danielle Strom

Mudroom

Painting a Broader Canvas

A national art-college boom expands Portland’s creative palette.

08/23/2012 By Camille Grigsby-Rocca

Feature

City of Industry

A photo essay of seven local factories reveals a thriving manufacturing trade.

08/17/2012 By Zach Dundas

Living Here

Meter Eaters

A new SmartMeter method saves money…and face.

08/15/2012 By Eric Gold

Sustainability

Energy Exchange

Portland is ready to turn China’s cities green. But is China ready for Portland?

08/14/2012 By Jill Davis

What To Do

It's Tiki Time

The spirit of the islands takes over Portland

08/02/2012 By Hannah Doyle

Out and About

Inside the New Moderns

From boathouse to "Treehouse," new Portland modernist homes open up for a tour on Saturday.

07/16/2012 By Kristin Belz