Despite some dissent, the mushrooming city was primed for battle.
The Oregon Woman: History
From abortion doctors to black lawyers to vegetarian spiritualists, these women were kicking ass and taking names during our city's formative years.
Heather Arndt Anderson
A new exhibit showcases a time before parking lots.
It’s more than an iconic Old Town sign.
From Native American trail to car mall, the Burnside-Sandy axis has seen a crime-stained past.
Culture Cheat Sheet: TV
With his hundreds of buttons, fake tugboat, and all-important Smile Contest, this local entertainer lives on in the fond memories of many, many Portlanders.
Rent control is a hot-button topic today, but the story goes back to 1985.
In other words, that time we were dumped by the Queen of England.
A Eugene-based archeological nonprofit wants you to fund its 2017 expedition to the middle of the ocean.
Thirty years ago, Neil Goldschmidt took on Norma Paulus for governor—and the race became a turning point for politics in Oregon.
In 2009, a half-empty lot called Cartopia became Portland's new living room.
'Tude with Our China
From 1978 to 1997, this idiosyncratic downtown boîte was the epicenter of Portland culture.
A small group of preservationists want to rescue the 55-year-old gray box from demolition.
WHAT WE ATE
How did we conquer the food world? We chronicle more than a century of Portland dining.
From Henry Thiele’s German pancakes to Lucy Brennan’s avocado daiquiri, here’s how to eat (and drink) your way through Portland history.
Benjamin Tepler, Kelly Clarke, and Karen Brooks
Before it became a chic bike thoroughfare, N Williams was a compact universe of black-owned businesses.
Cory Schreiber, Philippe Boulot, Cathy Whims, Greg Higgins, and Vitaly Paley embody the mission of Oregon’s original locavore.
THE TABLE SETTER
Michael Vidor—the man behind L’Auberge, Genoa, and Tanuki—replaced stodge with bohemian, come-as-you-are excellence.
In the ‘90s, the most mythical of Portland restaurants ruled over NW 21st and Glisan.
Michael Hebb and Naomi Pomeroy redefined the city’s old-world restaurant order.