TITANS OF TEA

The Story Behind Steven Smith's Obsession with Tea

After transforming American tea with Tazo and Stash, Steven Smith chases the world’s greatest leaves.

11/03/2014 By Benjamin Tepler

DISPATCH

An International Ingredient from Oregon Farms Is Fostering Connection in Portland

How one convenience store teamed up with Willamette Valley growers for some teff love.

11/03/2014 By Hannah Wallace

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: November 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from comedian Shane Torres to an HIV vaccine pioneer

11/03/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

VENTURES

A Forward-Thinking Bank President in the Era of Mobile Deposits

A Wells Fargo president’s journey from the deposits counter to the corner office

11/03/2014 By Zach Dundas

LONG STORY SHORT

Portland Opera Turns 50 This Month—and One Woman Has Been There For It All

From chorus girl to costume queen, Frances Britt has been involved with almost every Portland Opera production of the past half century. We look back at some of the wildest moments—and wildest costumes.

11/03/2014 By Aaron Scott

GROUP THINK

Ziba Made Your Ketchup Bottle—Now It's Remaking Itself

For 30 years, the storied design firm Ziba has created pioneering products for the world’s biggest companies. The most crucial project yet: moving forward.

09/26/2014 By Zach Dundas

LONG STORY SHORT

Portlandia's Mayor Turns to the Bottle

Kyle MacLachlan's Walla Walla winery Pursued by Bear is earning accolades from oenophiles nationwide. Here's how it came to be.

09/26/2014 By Matthew Halverson

FASHION INSPIRATION

Textile Hive's Fabric Fantasia

A vast textile archive exposes local designers to the world’s patterns.

09/26/2014 By Nicole Cordier

MOVERS & SHAKERS

Perfect Party: October 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from a celebrity bartender to an NBA power player

09/26/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

NEWS

How to Catch a War Criminal (in Beaverton)

A Portland-based Homeland Security investigator tracked a suspected Bosnian fugitive for months—only to find the arrest spawned as many mysteries as it solved.

09/02/2014 By Nigel Duara

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: September 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Katy Perry to a Chicago top chef

09/02/2014 By Matty Newton

NEWS

Disney Destroys Portland's Star Wars Empire!

As Dark Horse loses Sci-Fi's most famous franchise, whole plot lines and characters disappear.

09/02/2014 Photography by Dark Horse Comics By Peter Holmstrom

POINT/COUNTERPOINT

Nicholas Kristof: Good, Or Evil?

High points and maybe not-so-high points of the Oregon-raised New York Times columnist's career

09/02/2014 By Zach Dundas & Marty Patail

PORTLAND WEIRD

The Mind Behind the Woodstock Mystery Hole and the Universal Church O’Fun

Every August, devotees of Barron Mind’s mystery hole gather in SE Portland to catch meteors and learn how to be fun. Consider this our dispatch of nonsense.

08/11/2014 By Caleb Diehl

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: August 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from a gluten-free cookbook celeb to the bear spotted in a Concordia neighborhood tree.

08/01/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

BIG PICTURE

See Portland's Crazy Burning Man Fire Ship

A local artist spent nearly a decade building this thing. For Burning Man. Obviously.

08/01/2014 By Nicole Cordier

RESTAURANT REVIEW

Charting the Rise of Portland's Hottest UnRestaurants

In back rooms, on off nights, and behind borrowed counters, forward-thinking chefs are redefining dinner in Portland.

07/01/2014 By Karen Brooks

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: July 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from PDX-bound chef Peter Cho to the newly elected Multnomah County chair.

07/01/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

LONG STORY SHORT

The Road to Legal Gay Marriage in Oregon

Meet the unlikely team that changed the course of Oregon law (and love).

07/01/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg Illustrations by Matty Newton

Q&A

A Star Portland MMA Fighter Tells All

Glena “Heartless” Avila, 38, a Portland pro mixed martial arts fighter, mother of two, and the focus of the new documentary Glena that opens the Portland Film Fest. Watch the trailer now!

06/13/2014 By Maya Seaman