Ho Ho Ho

Self-Help Santa

Keith Hackett is a local Santa Claus who's qualified to give advice all year round.

08/15/2012 By Bart Blasengame

Deck the Halls

Fir Fight

Shrubs are out. Time for an Oregon tree in the White House.

08/15/2012 By Nino Padova

Oldtimer

Long Run

A seasoned ski patroller looks back on 60 years on the slopes.

08/15/2012 With Brian Barker

Article

Star Track

Yes, I wanted to be universally adored—but not famous

08/14/2012 By Storm Large

the ultimate trek

Beam Us Downriver, Scotty!

We talk with Trek in the Park director Adam Rosko about their new episode and the move to St. Johns’ Cathedral Park

08/09/2012 By John Murray

Local Royalty

Hollywood Knights

Phil Knight famously made a fortune as a founder of Nike. Now the shoe king and his son Travis are vying for a foothold in the super-competitive world of filmmaking with a cartoon girl named Coraline.

07/24/2012 By Tom McNichol

Long Story [Short]

The Diver

A 12-year veteran of Portland Fire and Rescue’s Dive Team, Lt. Rich Tyler is one of very few people to have experienced the murky netherworld that lies below the surface of the Willamette River.

07/18/2012 By Jill Davis

Rainmaker

Virtual Vending

A vending machine visionary gambles on touchscreen technology.

06/22/2012 By Zach Dundas

from the songbird's beak

Getting To Know Ashia Grzesik

The cabaret cellist and soprano songwriter sits down with a Culturephile correspondent to talk about music, fashion, gender-blending, and the Polish-American...

05/24/2012

Parks & Wreck

How John Yeon Shaped the Columbia River Gorge

One visionary Portland architect used bulldozers, Ming china, and political chutzpah to create a stunning personal landscape—and save the Gorge as we know it.

05/24/2012 By Randy Gragg

Long Story [Short]

The Refugee

Award-winning Portland author Ismet Prcic offers a glimpse of growing up in war-torn Bosnia, his struggles with PTSD, and the therapeutic power of writing.

05/24/2012 By Taylor Clark

Rainmaker

Tree Titan

He speaks for the trees.

04/27/2012 By Bill Lascher

Long Story [Short]

The Straight Shooter

At the end of this year, Portland’s famously ornery city councilman and former fire lieutenant will retire. So...what’s next for Randy Leonard?

04/27/2012 By Sarah Mirk

Mudroom

Hand Jive

Is a gesture worth a thousand words? The Language Hunters hope their hands will speak volumes.

04/27/2012 By Will Lambeth

Article

It’s Thomas Lauderdale’s Universe!*

Musician, activist, raconteur—the suave Pink Martini leader sits at the center of his own cosmos of clout.

03/16/2012

Article

Where Isn’t Charles Wilhoite?

The Everywhere Man’s public roles, past and present

03/16/2012 By Amanda Waldroupe

WHO'S WHO

To Heir is Human

As five Portland power families pass the torch, can the next generation step up?

03/16/2012 By Randy Gragg and Zach Dundas

Web Exclusive

The Sunday Life Line

Confronted by skyrocketing prices in inner North and Northeast Portland, many African Americans who grew up there have moved to the more affordable edges of the city. So churches are finding ways to bring them back for services. Every Sunday, Roberta Tyle

02/23/2012 Edited by Aaron Scott With Stephen Person

Feature

Beyond the Churches

Jefferson High School & SEI

02/17/2012 By Aaron Scott

CHURCH & STATE

From the Archives: By the Grace of God

With the gentrification of North and Northeast Portland, churches hold the city’s African American community together. But how much longer can the bonds last?

02/17/2012 By Aaron Scott