Politics

Jeff Merkley Wants to Make Kitten Murder Illegal

You read that right. The bipartisan "KITTEN Act" would prohibit killing kittens used in USDA lab testing.

03/07/2019 By Marty Patail

Foreign Affairs

The Toughest Part of Getting Aid to Syria Could Be US Politics

Just take a history lesson from Portland nonprofit Mercy Corps.

02/26/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Environmental News

Is Oregon About to Get a Shiny New Wilderness Area?

The Senate just passed a massive public lands package—and it includes some sweet promises for lovers of Oregon's rainforests and rivers.

02/14/2019 By Wriik Maui

Wine News

The Van Duzer Corridor Is Oregon's Newest Wine Region. Was the Drama Worth It?

It took eight years and congressional intervention to create the Van Duzer Corridor: Oregon's 19th viticultural area. Will winemakers actually use the designation?

02/12/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Urban Achiever

This Rising Political Star Could Redefine the Portland Region

And you probably don’t even know her name. (It’s Lynn Peterson, and she’s taking over Metro.)

12/21/2018 By Randy Gragg Photography by Nicolle Clemetson

Strategies

How to Get in the Way (Even When Things Are Terrible)

Want change in 2019? Keep showing up.

12/21/2018 By Sarah Mirk

Light a Fire 2018: Emerging Leader

Portlander Olivia Katbi Smith Fights for Justice

"The community’s struggle is my struggle,” says the Democratic Socialist activist and IRCO staffer.

10/17/2018 By Sam Pape

Politics

Kate Brown and Knute Buehler, in Their Own Words

We ask the major-party gubernatorial candidates about what's best for Oregon.

10/17/2018 By Marty Patail

Nature

Should Oregon Kill Sea Lions to Save the Salmon?

Sea lions are scarfing the Columbia River's already struggling salmon populations. Now some politicians want to kill them.

10/17/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Election Season

Portland Musicians Rally for Affordable Housing with Oct 2 Benefit Gig

The Mississippi Studios show—featuring the likes of Kyle Morton, Mexican Gunfight, and Ashleigh Flynn—is in support of two November ballot measures.

10/02/2018 By Emma Luthy

Books & Talks

Women's Rage Is Transforming America, Says Rebecca Traister

In her new book, Good and Mad, the journalist argues that female fury is exactly what our country needs right now.

10/02/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Heroes & Villains

Forget Superheroes: These Comics Take On Politicians and Rock Stars

James Comey to Osama bin Laden to Lady Gaga, Portland's TidalWave Productions turns news into comic books.

09/18/2018 By Sam Pape

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Knute Buehler?

We size up the Republican challenger in the Oregon governor's race.

09/11/2018 By Marty Patail

Rocket Science

Donald Trump Wanted to Put a $10 Billion Missile Defense System in Portland

"F*** it, pull it back and put it in Portland!" the president said, according to Bob Woodward's new book.

09/07/2018 By Marty Patail

Nostalgia

Miss Barack Obama? Here’s a Book of Postcards for You

A Portland couple—she's an illustrator; he's a children's book writer—pay tribute to 44.

08/23/2018 By Sam Pape

Politics

The Strange Rise of Greg Walden, Oregon's Only Republican Congressman

His climb keeps getting weirder and weirder. So what's the cost?

08/14/2018 By Nigel Duara Illustrations by Max-O-Matic

The Greater Outdoors

Can a New State Office Get More Oregonians Outside?

It'll have to balance feedback from all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts, from environmental activists to ATV lovers.

08/14/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Politics

Saturday's Patriot Prayer Rally Could Get Ugly. Here's a Primer.

Right-wing demonstrators and a broad coalition of counter-protestors could face off on the Portland waterfront on Aug 4. We've rounded up your essential advance reading.

08/03/2018 By Zach Dundas