'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.
Here are the wild spots, rule breakers, lost treasures, and unforgettable dishes that forged our food culture.
Karen Brooks, Molly Woodstock, and Michael Zusman
Ashley Marti/Local Haven
Oregon Historical Society’s new exhibit Comic City, USA showcases our state's talent in the ninth art. This timeline proves Oregonians have been cranking out some of the best for more than 100 years.
According to Randall Trowbridge, primordial Portland was less “Little House on the Prairie and a little more Deadwood.”
The symbolic designation could save the controversial 56-year-old stadium from the wrecking ball.
At the Vanport Mosaic Festival, former residents of what was once Oregon's second-largest city—destroyed by a 1948 flood—tell their stories.
The state-of-the-art road was designed to make Oregon “the playground of America.”
The pursuit of a shadowy founding father winds deep into Portland’s Deadwood days.
A new book on local crime and vice makes Portland's modern-day "scandals" seem quaint.
5 THINGS ABOUT
We visit our iconic train station’s past and predict its future.
The 6-year-old social justice non-profit seeks to raise $12,000 to survive 2016.
THE HISTORY ISSUE
Worrying about “keeping the city weird?” Don’t. As these tales reveal, Portland has always been stranger, bloodier and more fascinating than you ever imagined.