Feature

How a Washougal Man, Known as "The Blind Woodsman," Became a TikTok Star

John Furniss uses his spatial memory and a special measuring tool to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind bowls and canisters for his adoring social media fans.

12/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Long Story Short

From Army Captain to CEO and City Council: Beach Pace Talks About Her Path Into Community Work

The former Army captain and current Hillsboro City Council member shares what it's like being an elected official, running nonprofits, and leading during a p...

12/22/2020 Edited by Christen McCurdy

Arts & Culture

This Artist Is the Sole Resident of an Oregon Ghost Town. He’s Just Been Told to Leave.

John Simpkins has lived and painted out of a schoolhouse in Andrews, Oregon, for a decade. Now he’s looking for a new home.

12/18/2020 By Christen McCurdy

Wine

Meet Moe Momtazi, Keeper of Some of the Willamette Valley’s Most Primal Grapes

"My grandfather was a farmer in the old country, and back then we didn’t call it biodynamics or anything like that, we just called it ‘natural farming.’"

10/04/2020 By Jordan Michelman

The Voice

Tra’Renee Chambers on Her New Podcast and Her Purpose

“If I’m not being the light and at least trying to tell the truth, with light and with love, then I have no purpose here.”

09/19/2020 By Eden Dawn

Wildfires

"Where Will We Go?"

With wildfires spreading quickly around Oregon, we hear from evacuated residents who wonder if there are any safe havens left.

09/11/2020 By Riley Blake

Politics

Grassroots Organizers Are Pushing a Write-In Mayoral Campaign for This BLM Activist

And if enough voters write in her name, Teressa Raiford says she'd be proud to serve.

08/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

How We're Coping

Timbers Star Diego Valeri on Keeping Fit in Quarantine

The team captain talks about staying game-ready, his coaching license, and whether he'd consider a coaching job in Portland.

07/13/2020 By Marty Patail

Q&A

Dougy Center Director Brennan Wood on Coping With Grief, Loss, and Isolation During the Pandemic

‘Talking openly and honestly with your children about traumatic moments or tragic events creates a foundation of trust, enabling them to come to you in the f...

07/12/2020 By Greg Forbes Siegman

News

Meet Our New Food Editor, Katherine Chew Hamilton

'Despite the fact that I’m pretty much always eating, I think good food writing isn’t just about food, but the people behind the food.'

07/10/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Interview

Oregon's New Poet Laureate on Imagining a Better, Brighter Portland

“The ‘weirdness’ of Portland is that it is a city of strange dichotomy,” says Anis Mojgani. “It’s very inclusive, and at the same time, extremely exclusive.”

07/08/2020 By Conner Reed

News

5 Days That Shook the Portland Food World

When Yonder’s Maya Lovelace opened her Instagram feed to accusations of restaurant abuse last week, all hell broke loose.

07/07/2020 By Karen Brooks

Interview

Isaiah Tillman Will Take His Roses Now

The burlesque superstar on how he’s endured Portland’s racism and made his way on the road to fame.

07/02/2020 By Andrew Jankowski Photography by Johnny Nuriel

Black Lives Matter

4 Portland Photographers on Covering the BLM Protests

From behind the lens, a new focus on collaboration, education, and elevation of an evolving narrative.

06/26/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Portland Pride

Part of a Landmark LGBTQ Case, a Portland Teacher Finds Redemption

Brett Bigham took to Twitter to sort out his feelings about it all. A lot of people took notice.

06/17/2020 By Julia Silverman

Essay

Fight for Your Rights

Award-winning writer and Portland native Mitchell S. Jackson reflects on the sneaky power of protest.

06/10/2020 By Mitchell S. Jackson

Oregon Woman 2020

A Portland-Based Family Doctor on the Catalyst That Got the PPE Ball Rolling

The lack of protective gear for local medical workers terrified Vesna Jovanovic. So she set out to fix it.

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Oregon Woman 2020

Meet the Portland ER Doctor Who Stood Up to Her Political Allies

Multnomah County Commissioner and ER doctor Sharon Meieran pushed back against her natural allies in government to call for more urgent action and relief sta...

06/01/2020 By Julia Silverman

Oregon Woman 2020

Meet the Voice of Portland's Coronavirus Response

Esther Choo—ER doc, social media force, and mobile hospital unit innovator—has become the spokesperson for an entire medical community during a global pandemic.

06/01/2020 By Fiona McCann