Local Hero

Regular Joe

Itching to learn more about Joe Sacco after our Q&A? Here's our slideshow retrospective on the career of Portland's favorite comics journalist.

11/19/2009 By Robert Runyon

Q&A: JOE SACCO

Behind the Lines

Joe Sacco has gone to warzones such as Goražde, Palestine, and Sarajevo and reported what he found in a series of critically acclaimed books, inadvertently helping to create comics journalism. He takes a break from preparing his newest, _Footnotes in Gaz

11/09/2009 By Randy Gragg

Mudroom

Unspoken Word

On the heels of Megan McMorris' _P.S. What I Didn't Say_, a Portland native scours schools, churches, and prisons for letters indicating what someone would have said.

11/09/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

FEATURE

Light A Fire 2009

Here are the winners of this year's Light a Fire awards. Winners range from a program that teaches chess to underprivileged children to one that provides new and gently used prom dresses to students that may not be able to afford their own.

10/09/2009 Edited by Kasey Cordell By Meghan Hilliard, Elizabeth Buelow, and Kelly O'Brien

30 Seconds With…

Jesse Katz

_Portland Monthly_ chats with Jesse Katz, Pulitzer-prize winning reporter, son of Vera Katz, and author of the upcoming _The Opposite Field_, a memoir about coaching his son in Little League.

10/09/2009

Music

The Ballad of Fred and Toody

Fred and Toody Cole, Portland's rock lifers, reflect on making music and staying in love after 40 years of marriage and life on the road.

07/21/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Mudroom

Shortcut to Heaven

To honor the two thousandth anniversary of the Apostle Paul's birth, Pope Benedict XVI granted all Catholic dioceses around the world the authority to grant plenary indulgences—code for forgiveness of previous sins. But there's a catch: you've got j

05/26/2009 By Sam Holder

Q & A

Rosie Sizer

Rosie Sizer became Portland's police chief in 2006. Lately, gang violence and a budget crisis have demanded her attention. We sat down with her in late March for a check-in.

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Ahoy!

Hell & High Water

The mouth of the Columbia River is one of the most unpredictable and dangerous stretches of navigable water on the planet. Since 1792, at least two thousand ships have sunk here in the “graveyard of the Pacific”; Kevin Dooney is among only sixteen men and

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

People

Holy Diver

Steven Kimes believes the poor really will inherit the earth. That's why he quit his job, took his family to the streets, and became Portland's most radical servant of the homeless.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

P-Town Diary

Escape from New York

Another Brooklynite trades the Big Apple for a Portland state of mind.

05/19/2009 By Daniel B. Smith

Save

How To... Live the High Life for Less

Get more bang for fewer bucks

05/19/2009 By Kristen Hall-Geisler

Article

The Closer

There's one thing Willamette Week reporter Nigel Jaquiss won't do when he's on a story: stop.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Katz Pajamas

She's (Still) the Boss

Former three-term mayor Vera Katz talks up President-elect Obama, her new job, and why Sam Adams should always take her calls.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Just Mayor Things

Becoming Sam Adams

The new mayor defeated debt, doubt, and Dozono to reach City Hall. Portland expects a lot of him, but not more than hizzoner expects of himself.

05/19/2009 By Harriet Rubin

Spell It Out

To Bee or Not to Bee

A veteran reporter—and woeful speller—faces his fear of bees.

05/19/2009 By David Wolman

Article

The Perfect Party 2008

Our second annual roundup of the year's biggest news-makers

05/19/2009

Puff, Puff, Pass

Suck It

I hate the new smoking ban—and I don’t even smoke.

05/19/2009 By Chuck Thompson

Cover Story

A Shameless Peek at Portland's Money

To our great surprise, in spite of Portland’s rep as a city given to monetary modesty, people talked. From lottery millionaires to a drag queen with a penchant for vodka martinis and a family who made a pact to buy nothing new for an entire year (not even

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis, Stacey Wilson, Randy Gragg, and Kym Croft Miller

Finally Home

Coming to America

This year, inside the ceremony room of Portland's U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, more than 10,000 foreign-born residents will take the Oath of Allegiance, becoming in just three short minutes, Americans.

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas