Style

Hair and Makeup Maven, Renegade Artist … and Sea Captain?

Get to know Portlander Randi Whipple.

04/24/2018 By Eden Dawn

Strategies

How to Break the Gender Binary

Nonbinary journalist and Gender Reveal host Molly Woodstock shares tips for gender inclusivity.

04/24/2018 By Molly Woodstock

History

70 Years after Vanport, a Survivor Recalls the Flood

The deluge that destroyed Oregon’s second-largest city still resonates in Portland.

04/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

Business

What Will It Take to Get More Women in Construction?

Only 7 percent of construction workers in our state are women. Oregon Tradeswomen founder Connie Ashbrook wants to up that number.

04/24/2018 By Lily Raff McCaulou

Beardly Beauty

Behold the Most Fabulously Decorated Beards in the World

From glitter to googly eyes, this Portland duo turns facial hair into a work of art.

04/12/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Pour

Jesus Guillén Once Salvaged Cast-Off Grapes. Now He's Got His Own Winery.

And he's one of the few Mexican Americans to serve as head winemaker at a major label.

03/27/2018 By Emily Gillespie

Long Story Short

Republican Senator Jackie Winters Has Spent Decades Shaping Oregon

The Senate minority leader—and our state's longest serving black senator—talks conservatives, food banks, and barbecue.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

Long Story Short

At Tender Table, Women and Nonbinary People of Color Share Stories of Food and Family

"I felt the need to bring people together around food and stories about food," says poet and founder Stacey Tran.

02/27/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Global Comfort Food

We Asked 20 Portland Chefs and Foodies: What Tastes Like Home?

From hearty Haitian soups to pupusas, here's what makes these locals feel safe and loved—and where to score these touchstone eats.

02/27/2018 Edited by Kelly Clarke By Karen Brooks, Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Pechluck Laskey, Fiona McCann, Benjamin Tepler, and Molly Woodstock

Media

Meet the New Executive Director of Street Roots

Kaia Sand looks to the future of Portland's nonprofit street weekly.

02/27/2018 By Jason Cohen

Cannabis: The Advocate

How Aminah Leary Advocates for Equity in Cannabis

The native Portlander wants to see more black people in the industry. (She also makes some mean edibles.)

01/30/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

In Memoriam

Oregonians Pay Tribute to Ursula K. Le Guin

The Portland literary legend, renowned for her science fiction and fantasy, died this week at 88.

01/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Profile

How Aminé Became Portland Hip-Hop's Most Elusive Star

From the outside, it’s like he came out of nowhere. That’s intentional.

12/28/2017 By Casey Jarman

Emerging Designer

Meet the Man Making Portland's Sharpest Suits

The Nigerian-born Tony Iyke, who works out of an Oregon City studio, chronicles his meteoric rise.

12/28/2017 By Eden Dawn

Live Long & Prosper

A Beautiful New Portland-Penned Book Celebrates the Power of Older Women

For artist and author Lisa Congdon, aging means gaining value.

12/28/2017 By Allyson Marrs

Profile

Tonya Harding Is Back—on the Ice, and on the Silver Screen

With I, Tonya hitting theaters as an unlikely shot at redemption, we spent a day with the champ. She landed some doubles, talked motherhood, and jump-started a Hyundai.

12/20/2017 By Margaret Seiler Photography by Holly Andres

Obituary

Vera Katz Was the First Mayor of the Portland We Know Today

The Oregon political legend has died at 84. Her life was epic.

12/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Theater

Oregon Teen Gets Glowing Reviews in Broadway Debut

Raised in Happy Valley, 18-year-old Hailey Kilgore is earning raves for her starring role in Once on This Island.

12/05/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Mount Hood Guide: Grandfather Frost

America's Longest-Serving Ski Patroller Works on Mount Hood

Buzz Bowman, nearly 90, talks Depression-era skiing, training in Alaska, and 70 years of saving lives.

11/20/2017 By Benjamin Tepler