SNAPSHOT

That Time Uber Barreled Through Portland

We take a by-the-numbers look at Uber's hit & run with City Hall.

02/02/2015 By Zach Dundas and Catalina Gaitán

ELECTION SEASON

Oregon's Ballot is a Microcosm of Messy National Politics

Weed! Obamacare! Equal rights! The Koch Brothers! In this month’s off-year election, Oregon mirrors the gnarly state of national politics.

11/03/2014 By Tim Dickinson

LONG STORY SHORT

The Road to Legal Gay Marriage in Oregon

Meet the unlikely team that changed the course of Oregon law (and love).

07/01/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg Illustrations by Matty Newton

POLITICS

Five Essential Talking Points in Portland's Epic Water War

With ballots out to voters, the fate of the legendary Bull Run watershed (and City Council's political clout) hangs in the balance.

05/08/2014 By Zach Dundas

MOVERS & SHAKERS

The Perfect Party: May 2014

We asked elected officials to toss invites to great Portlanders, and they came up with this all-star fantasy guest list.

05/01/2014 Illustrations by Matty Newton

DISPATCH

Willamette Falls' Next Move

The rezoning of the Blue Heron Paper Mill site may signal a new era for Oregon City.

04/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

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

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

HISTORY

Tom McCall's Way with Words

On the 100th anniversary of his birth, we let Oregon's most legendary governor speak for himself

02/20/2013 By Zach Dundas

DEVELOPMENT

Nike Comes To Town?

As Nike ponders an expansion in South Waterfront, we take a look at the company's developments elsewhere.

01/23/2013 By Randy Gragg

EDITOR'S NOTE

Sam Adams Exit Interview

Portland's departing mayor hastily answers some of our questions.

12/20/2012 By Randy Gragg

MUDROOM

City Council Astrology

An astrologer predicts how our new city council will collaborate—and clash!

12/12/2012 By Marty Patail

POLITICS + MUSIC

Q&A: NPR's Ari Shapiro

Culturephile picks the multitalented brain of NPR White House correspondent, occasional Pink Martini singer, and former Portlander Ari Shapiro.

11/15/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Article

PDX Index: The Big Campaign

The numbers tell the story in any election, whether it's the current one or a pre-Civil War campaign.

09/24/2012

Article

Smith and Hales: Two Questions About Character

The candidates vying to be Portland's mayor address two questions about character.

09/12/2012

Feature

Tilting at Landfills

Fifth-generation farmer Ramsey McPhillips and a motley crew of neighbors wage a quixotic battle to stop North America’s largest garbage company from growing even bigger in the heart of Oregon's wine country.

08/23/2012 By Aaron Scott

Mudroom

Power Play

Portland’s City Council inspires performance art.

08/23/2012 By Roxanne Myslewski

Bright Lights

Portland Nice: The Rose City’s Thorny Race Politics

See excerpts from our April 9 Bright Lights discussion with three prominent African American leaders on how our city’s well-known liberal values may be thwarting a more equitable future.

05/18/2012 By Rhea Combs

Feature

Running in Place

Next month, Portland voters will weigh the merits of many would-be mayors. But how do the three major candidates—Eileen Brady, Charlie Hales, and Jefferson Smith—see the city they want to lead?

03/23/2012 By Zach Dundas