PDX INDEX

Portland Art Museum's Bacon Bonanza

A by-the-numbers look at PAM's showing of the most expensive work of art ever sold at public auction

03/03/2014 By Alexandria Bordas

CULTURE SHOCK

Why So Glum, Wolfgang?

Grumpy Austrians put grinning Oregonians in their place.

03/03/2014 By Madeline Stone, Ryan Bakken, Sam Poloway, Dash Paulson, Adam Vaughn, Darcy Walker, Victor Flores, Mia Schauffler, and Nickolaus Schwarz

DISPATCH

Let Us Now Praise Famous Dead Readers

The Personal Libraries Library (Portland’s most unusual literary collection) re-creates bygone bookshelves.

03/03/2014 By Marco España

SPORTS

Curling 101

The Winter Olympics’ most befuddling event, explained

02/03/2014 By Alexandria Bordas

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: February 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from a teenage fencing sensation to the Belmont Goats

02/03/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

POETRY

Portland's Latest Prize-Winning Poet Remembers William Stafford

National Book Award winner Mary Szybist reflects on Oregon's verse icon.

02/03/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

BIG PICTURE

Living the Wookiee Life with Neon Werewolf

Portlander Mako Miyamoto's photo project brings out the Chewbacca in all of us.

02/03/2014 By Caitlin Feldman

VENTURES

Point 97's Ocean Conservation Apps Make Waves

A Ecotrust spin-off from local data navigator Ruby Gates steers high-tech solutions out to sea.

02/03/2014 By Cari Johnson

PROFILE

Death Becomes Her

The "Green Reaper" of Boring, Oregon finds a calling—and a fresh start for an industry in flux—with wicker caskets, backyard burials, and free baby hugs.

02/03/2014 By Nancy Rommelmann

REPORT

The Scoop on Powell's Books' Downtown Remodel

Portland's beloved bookstore overhauls its Burnside flagship with the future in mind.

01/21/2014 By Zach Dundas

PROFILE

Nancy Hales, Portland's First Lady

With local fashion chops, a passion for grassroots organization, and a 1987 bumper sticker-laden Toyota truck, the mayor's better half is crafting herself a place in Portland history.

01/02/2014 By Karen Karbo

ENTERTAINMENT

Live Wire Radio Goes for National Glory

After a decade of cracking up local listeners, Portland's radio dynamos aim to be public radios next big thing—and they just might make it.

01/02/2014 By Aaron Scott Photography by William Anthony

TOP DOCTORS & NURSES 2013

Trauma Night

Jennifer Parker steers the sick and wounded through medicine’s darkest hours. We tracked her for one shift: a rare look at the complicated work of saving lives.

01/02/2014 Photography by Leah Nash By Zach Dundas

HOME DESIGN

An Eco-Chic Passive House

After years of designing elaborate energy-efficiency systems, architect Jeff Stern turned to a simpler concept for his own home: the thermos.

01/02/2014 By Randy Gragg Photography by Bruce Wolf

LONG STORY SHORT

Liv Warfield Returns to the Spotlight

After five years touring with Prince's New Power Generation, Portland's most soulful singer releases The Unexpected (with a little help from her friends).

01/02/2014 Edited by Rachel Ritchie

SPORTS

Reading The Harding-Kerrigan Scandal

The fall of Portland's skating star through the eyes of ’90s academics

01/02/2014 By Marty Patail and Alexandria Bordas

ONE-SENTENCE STORIES

Stress Spit Test and Mile-High Relations

It's another installment of the shortest stories in journalism—because there's simply no time for details.

01/02/2014 Illustrations by Nomad

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: January 2014

A made-up mash-up of the month's most fascinating people, from Jerry Seinfeld to a ’90s teen heartthrob

01/02/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

BIG PICTURE

Zen and the Art of Typewriter Maintenance

Ace Typewriter, one of America’s last typewriter specialists, keeps hitting return.

01/02/2014 By Christina Cooke

BEST OF 2013

Word on the Street: Portland’s 2013 Glossary

Language is a constantly evolving beast, growing alongside the people who speak and use it. What new words were added to the Portland vernacular this year?

12/12/2013