Design Week 2018: Dave Otte

What Is Architecture's Social Responsibility?

Dave Otte of Holst Architecture talks housing insecurity and design.

03/27/2018 By Anya Rehon

Take Action

With a Food Pantry and Home Delivery, This Nonprofit Serves Low-Income Portlanders

Last year, Lift Urban Portland distributed some 250,000 pounds of food in its fight against hunger.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Hunger in Oregon

Oregon’s Innovative Food Bank Longs for the Day It Shuts Down

But in a state with disturbingly high rates of food insecurity, it’s probably here for a while.

03/27/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Q&A

Can a Website Help Fight Portland's Housing Crisis?

Once homeless, Tyrone Poole now runs a start-up that connects would-be renters with real choices.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Lights Out

It's Time to Embrace the Dark Side—to Save the Birds

An Audubon Society campaign calls for switching off the lights.

03/27/2018 By Eileen Stark

Instafic

A Portlander Writes Instagram Flash Fiction with a Real Estate Twist

Sharlyn Anderson imagines the lives and loves contained within Oregon homes.

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

PDX Index

How Will the Tax Code Changes Affect Oregon?

Here's how to make sense of the new Republican-backed tax plan.

03/27/2018 By Katelyn Best

Editor's Note

From the Editor: A Radical Plan to Transform the Rose Quarter

With the Albina Vision Trust, Portland native Rukaiyah Adams sets out to transform the problem-plagued neighborhood.

03/27/2018 By Zach Dundas

Events

TEDxPortland Will Feature Bionic Limbs, Psychedelic Beards, and Radical Audience Participation

Presenters include journalist Ann Curry, police chief Danielle Outlaw, the Oregon Symphony, and, potentially, you.

03/16/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Television

A New Netflix Documentary Explores the Insane Rajneesh Crisis That Shook '80s Oregon

Six madcap hours delve into the gonzo confrontation between small-town Oregon and heavily armed, orange-robed cultists. It really happened.

03/16/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Urban Futures

Will Robot Cars Rule Portland's Streets?

National thinkers gathered here to ponder what autonomous vehicles will do to our cities. Who's driving this thing?

03/13/2018 By Randy Gragg

Urbanism

How Radically Will Growth and Change Transform Portland?

A three-part series of live events features the heavy hitters shaping our future cityscape. Think: an upsized soccer stadium, a rebooted airport, and plenty of traffic to manage.

03/12/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Nonprofits

Women's Shelter Rose Haven Sets Its Biggest Fundraising Goal Yet

With a Mother's Day 5k and party, the Portland nonprofit aims to raise $150,000 to help hundreds of houseless women and children.

03/08/2018 By Eden Dawn

In Memoriam

Home Is Where the Enchilada Is

RIP, Original Taco House.

02/27/2018 By Emily E. Smith

Strategies

Portland Has No Space for Your Activity-Loving Offspring

Getting rid of your kids is harder than you think.

02/27/2018 By Rachel Saslow

Essay

How Frank Ocean Became One Portland Poet's Muse

Shayla Lawson reflects on the mixtape, the message, the man.

02/27/2018 By Shayla Lawson

Film

Oregon-Filmed Lean on Pete Hits the Big Screen

The movie adaptation of Willy Vlautin's novel follows a luckless boy and his racehorse from North Portland to Eastern Oregon.

02/27/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

News

Hunger in Oregon: A Special Report

Our state has one of the highest levels of food insecurity in the country. What’s going on?

02/27/2018 Edited by Fiona McCann

Take Action

How Urban Gleaners Fights Hunger in Portland

The nonprofit delivers food to some 6,000 people each week.

02/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

A State of Hunger

Hunger in Oregon, by the Numbers

Why does our state rank so high in food insecurity? Here's a look at the stats.

02/27/2018 By Fiona McCann and Christine Menges