LONG STORY SHORT

Portland Singer-Songwriter Vikesh Kapoor's Journey from Punk to Folk

The Pennsylvania native shares his love of universal storytelling, his parents' immigrant experience, and Craigslist jobs.

02/19/2015 By Zach Dundas

#OREGONWOMAN

Writer and Private Investigator Rene Denfeld on Portland Sexism

"The women are going to raise the kids and the chickens, and the guys are going to drink beer, look like lumberjacks, and throw darts."

02/05/2015 By Zach Dundas

#OREGONWOMAN

Carrie Brownstein: The New Icon of Oregon Feminism

From punk rock to Portlandia to her forthcoming memoir, one of Oregon's biggest superstars opens up about what (and who) inspires her. PLUS: A behind-the-scenes video of our cover shoot.

02/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

REPORT

Will PNCA’s Landmark New HQ Spark a Renaissance in Old Town?

We take a look at the transformation of Portland's first post office into the growing art school's beating heart.

02/03/2015 By Randy Gragg

WE ASKED, YOU OVERSHARED

Portlanders Share Stories of Their Worst Dates Ever

If you think Valentine's Day is hellish, at least you can be glad you're not going out with these romantic offenders.

02/02/2015 Edited by Marty Patail

#OREGONWOMAN

An Open Letter to the Women of Oregon, from Governor Barbara Roberts

Oregon Governor Barbara Roberts (1991–1995) on the hardship, endurance, bravery, and strength required to make a difference.

02/02/2015 By Barbara Roberts

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The Startling Truth About Pay Inequality in Oregon

Did you know that women in Oregon earn 79¢ for every dollar a man earns? We offer an annotated guide to the shocking numbers behind our state's wage gap.

02/02/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: February 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Portland's Top Chef challengers to the author sometimes known as Lemony Snicket

02/02/2015 Illustrations by Matty Newton

IN THE ZONE

Can “Mindfulness” Boost A Business? One PDX Meditation Hub Wants To Find Out

Northwest Portland's Hush Meditation is demystifying meditation for career movers and the secular zen-curious.

02/02/2015 By Keegan Clements-Housser

SPREZZATURA!

The Portland Art Museum's Extravaganza of Italian Fashion

With an imported look at Italian style, Portland Art Museum reveals how a scruffy upstart country captured the world’s aesthetic imagination. Sound familiar? (We can dream!)

02/02/2015 By Eden Dawn and Shawn Levy

LONG STORY SHORT

Talking Indie Stardom and Vintage Threads with Michael Maker

"I’m like the lord of Northwest 23rd. I only say that because I don’t want to say mayor. Who wants to be the mayor?"

01/05/2015 By Danielle Klenak

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: January 2015

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from 10 Barrel's new head brewer to Patrick Stewart.

01/05/2015 Illustrations by Matty Newton

DISPATCH

Is Coffee Doomed? One Portlander's Plan to Save the Bean

David Griswold is connecting farmers and roasters for a more sustainable harvest.

01/05/2015 By Hanna Neuschwander

WOOL FUTURES

A Historic Oregon Ranch is Crusading to Revive the American Clothing Industry

How Imperial Stock Ranch is partnering with national designers and high-end boutiques to save American wool.

01/05/2015 By Karen Karbo

THE MONEY ISSUE

Who Let the Doge Out?

Mining for millions (or ... not) with the world’s most adorable cryptocurrency

01/05/2015 By Marty Patail

SURVEY

Tell Us about Your Worst Date Ever

Fill out our free survey and enter to win a $100 gift card to Sinju Sushi! (Date not included.)

12/10/2014

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: December 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from billionaire philanthropist Phil Knight to MacArthur genius Kerry James Marshall.

12/01/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

DISPATCH

Leveraging the Success of 'Leverage' for Future Portland-Based TV Hits

The crew behind the TNT hit reunites to tell new tales of the weird with 'The Librarians.' Debuts Dec 7

12/01/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

BIG IN JAPAN

Why Are Tokyo Tastemakers Obsessed with Portland?

Why, exactly, would residents of tech-savvy Japan covet our roasted vegetables and Pendleton cardigans?

12/01/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

BIG PICTURE

Keep Sporting Weird: A New Book Profiles the World's Oddest Athletic Pursuits

From ostrich racing to chess boxing, a new photography book documents the world’s strangest athletic dreams.

11/18/2014 By Sarah Richards