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Portland Artist Arvie Smith Paints the Black Experience in Blazing Color

As he nears 80, Smith—easily one of the city's most technically skilled painters—confronts race with sardonic humor and fantastic beauty.

08/14/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

The Art of Resistance

In the Age of Trump, Portland Artists Clap Back

From a climate change song cycle to a drag queen in a Trump mask, here's how local creators resist.

08/14/2017 By Fiona McCann

Long Story Short

How Chef Stacey Givens Transformed a Side Lot in Cully into a Booming Urban Farm

The Side Yard Farm & Kitchen is a destination for everything from celtuce to shiso, bike-in movie nights to grief groups.

08/14/2017 By Chad Walsh

Beer

Meet Portland's Self-Proclaimed Lady Brewer Girl Gang

The three women talk homebrewing, deadlifting, and eyelash extensions.

08/14/2017 By Katie Vaughan

Long Story Short

'Unlikely Hiker' Jenny Bruso Blasts Open the Idea of Who Belongs in the Wilderness

"Actually, my size doesn’t keep me from doing anything in the outdoors."

07/10/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Sports

Meet the Portland Coach Breaking Down Barriers on the Soccer Pitch

Best known for his viral coming-out video, Kaig Lightner reaches out to kids from low-income families and welcomes LGBTQ players—and his coaching extends beyond the field.

07/10/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Tall Boy

Meet the Portland Guy Who Invented PBR’s Hipster Cred

Matt Slessler is "national brand ambassador" for Pabst Blue Ribbon. How'd he score the sweet gig?

07/10/2017 By Jason Cohen

Q&A

Portland Thorns Goalkeeper Nadine Angerer on Her Adopted Hometown

"I wouldn’t have said I could imagine living in the US, but I could imagine living in Portland."

06/30/2017 By Katelyn Best

Q&A

Talking with Ted Wheeler, Our First Portland-Born Mayor Since WWII

"I have no great nostalgia for the way Portland was in the ’70s and early ’80s."

06/30/2017 By Marty Patail

Long Story Short

Una the Mermaid Is Portland's Most Magical Sea Nymph

She's also the organizer of the Portlandia Mermaid Parade, which returns for its third year July 28.

06/12/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Alternate Reality

Pacific Northwesteros: If Game of Thrones Were Set in Portland

Who would play Jaime Lannister? You get one guess.

06/12/2017 By Marty Patail

Dispatch

This Portlander Could Become Canada's Next Astronaut

Ground control to Major Thomas.

05/17/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Music

Newly Landed Portlander Justin Townes Earle Makes Country Relevant

The son of folk legend Steve Earle abandons the South for freer-thinking territory.

05/15/2017 By Fiona McCann

Sugar Rush

Meet Jami Curl, Portland's Candy Queen

With highbrow sweets and a wild new cookbook, the Quin Candy founder gets happy.

05/15/2017 By Kelly Clarke

Forest Park: Long Story Short

Meet Bob McCoy, Forest Park's Lone Ranger

From homeless camps to cat-eating coyotes, the park's only full-time ranger reflects on six years in Portland's signature greenspace.

05/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

LGBTQ

Why the Portland Pride Festival Means Even More in 2017

The LGBTQ fest is now in its fifth decade. Four locals reflect on why we still need it.

05/15/2017 By Zach Dundas

Habitat

How Portland-Born Architect John Yeon Gave the Northwest Its Signature Style

A major new exhibit at the Portland Art Museum explores Yeon's legacy.

04/27/2017 By Zach Dundas

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Columbia Sportswear Magnate Gert Boyle?

We size up Oregon's "tough mother."

04/17/2017 By Marty Patail

Great Ape Escape

How a Portland Zookeeper Helped Rescue Endangered Orangutans

Cydney Sines traveled to Indonesia to release apes—orphaned or displaced by habitat destruction—back into the wild.

04/17/2017 By Amy Martin