DISPATCH

How A Portland Vet Found Peace in Fly-Fishing

Chad Brown’s path to the river wasn’t easy—but now he wants to share his experience with everyone he can.

12/21/2015 By Katie Vaughan

THE PROFESSIONAL

The Ballad of Pete Krebs: One Legendary Musician Unites Decades of Portland Music

Close to fame, close to death, or just playing close to home, the songwriter’s saga ties local music together.

11/23/2015 By Ryan White

LONG STORY SHORT

Oregon Auctioneer Johnna Wells Continues the Family Legacy

How one woman found her calling as an auctioneer for Northwest nonprofits.

11/16/2015 By Sarah Z. Wexler

THE MENU MAKERS

Meet the Local Farmers, Ranchers, and Beekeepers that Drive Portland Menus

Learn the stories behind the names you've come to know—and find out what ingredients will be inspiring Portland chefs in the future.

10/19/2015 By Kelly Clarke and Allison Jones

LONG STORY SHORT

Could Portland's Makers Spark A New Industrial Revolution?

ADX founder Kelly Roy explores the potential of small, hands-on workspaces and their impact on the industrial economy.

10/19/2015 By Zach Dundas

HOTEL DESIGN

How Ace Changed the International Hotel Design Game

The Portlant-based Atelier Ace designs the world's trendiest hotels—and reboots entire neighborhoods along the way.

10/05/2015 By Zach Dundas

LOCAL DESIGN

Meet Portland's Hottest Makers of the Moment

From stylish modern macrame to museum-quality vintage poster restoration, Portland's creative class keeps getting cooler.

10/05/2015 By Kelly Clarke, Rachel Ritchie, Zach Dundas, and Fiona McCann

LONG STORY SHORT

One Winemaker's Answer to the Drought: Stop Watering

Cameron Winery's John Paul, founder of the Deep Roots Coalition and longtime advocate of dry farming, isn't worried about this summer's heat waves.

09/21/2015 By Hannah Wallace

MOVERS & SHAKERS

How One Portland Woman Steers the Success of Local Tech Start-Ups

Voyager Capital's Portland partner serves as a trusted advisor to major companies, from Chirpify to Skyward.

09/21/2015 By Zach Dundas

A LIFE AGAINST DEATH

Meet the Man Battling to Abolish Executions in Oregon

As the national debate on capital punishment shifts, Ron Steiner continues his fight.

09/21/2015 By Rachel Saslow

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: September 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month’s most fascinating people, from LaMarcus Aldridge to Modest Mouse's Isaac Brock

08/24/2015

PROFILE

Ursula K. Le Guin Is Breathing Fire to Save American Literature

At 85, she may be Portland’s greatest writer. She may also be the fiercest.

07/20/2015 By Taylor Clark

LONG STORY SHORT

The 92-Year-Old Swimmer Breaking World Records and Inspiring Us All

Oregonian Willard Lamb on aging, staying active, and what it takes to just keep swimming.

07/13/2015 By Mary Stutzman

VIDEO

'Wild' Author Cheryl Strayed Calls on Millennials to Step Up on Climate Change

Portland's own Queen of Letters Cheryl Strayed has lent her voice to a new video on climate change, an environmental call to arms for millennials .

07/07/2015 By Fiona McCann

LONG STORY SHORT

Bringing Outrigger Canoeing from the Islands to the Northwest

JD Davies, a master of water sports on the Columbia River, revives an ancient floating art form.

06/22/2015 By Christopher Van Tilburg

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: July 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from the departing Oregonian publisher to the a 16-year-old robotics prodigy.

06/22/2015 Illustrations by Matty Newton

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: June 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from a jail-breaking goat to Google's Larry Page.

05/26/2015

MEDIA ON HIGH

The Story Behind the "Actors, Models & Talent For Christ" Billboards

The Christian agency launched the career of Megan Fox and Mina Suvari—could a pious Portlander be next?

05/26/2015 By Rachel Saslow

SUMMER GUIDE 2015

Looking Back on 40 Years of Portland Pride

As the Portland Pride Festival turns 40, we look back on four decades of courage, progress, and raucous good times.

05/26/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

INTERVIEW

Checking in with Portland's Rose Queen of 1957

Retired middle school teacher Alice Simpson, 76, was 18 years old when she was crowned. Here, she shares her memories.

04/27/2015 By Larisa Owechko