Cache Me If You Can

Geocaching Is the Geekiest Outdoors Activity (and It Began in Oregon)

What's up with this wood-walking, GPS-stalking hobby?

07/17/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Medicine

Nurse Practitioners Could Solve Oregon's Primary Care Crisis. Will We Let Them?

Women dominate the increasingly crucial profession. They’ve had to fight for respect.

06/21/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Digital Doomlands

A Portland Journalist's New Book Ventures into Silicon Valley's Dark Side

In Live Work Work Work Die, Corey Pein digs up sobering stuff. If you're connected (and aren't we all?), be concerned.

06/19/2018 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail Illustrations by Amy Martin

Lab Life

This Portlander Creates Super-Fun Science Videos for Kids

Lindsey Murphy—aka “Crazy Aunt Lindsey”—makes DIY experiments fabulous.

05/22/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Home Décor

This Portland-Made Scale Can Track the Next Economic Collapse in Real Time

August & Wonder's beautiful brass sculpture responds to 11 stock market indices and four cryptocurrencies.

05/22/2018 By Emily Davis

Spotlight

This Business Accelerator Wants to End the Funding Gap for Women-Owned Start-Ups

XXcelerate Fund is the incubator we need.

05/08/2018 By Eden Dawn

Event Recap

I Spent the Night at OMSI's Adult Sleepover

Every year a million people visit the world-class science facility. This spring, 50 got to stay overnight.

04/19/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Design Week 2018: Gaming in Color

Hair Nah Creator Momo Pixel Wants Designers to Use More Color

"Especially in Portland, there’s this concrete, off-white, 'add wood' feel."

03/27/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Q&A

Can a Website Help Fight Portland's Housing Crisis?

Once homeless, Tyrone Poole now runs a start-up that connects would-be renters with real choices.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Science

A Sweet-Smelling Tree Is Drinking Oregon Dry. Should We Log It?

It's the attack of the western juniper.

03/27/2018 By Elizabeth Doerr

Tech

Two Portlanders Launch an App for Plus Size People (and Their Friends)

AllGo users review restaurants, theaters, gyms, and airlines for comfort and accessibility.

03/26/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Events

TEDxPortland Will Feature Bionic Limbs, Psychedelic Beards, and Radical Audience Participation

Presenters include journalist Ann Curry, police chief Danielle Outlaw, the Oregon Symphony, and, potentially, you.

03/16/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Tech

The Intel Meltdown Hack Explained—through Cheeseburgers

Why is all of your personal data vulnerable? For the lowdown on microprocessors, let's talk about pickles.

02/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Gaming

An Oregon City Game Designer Builds VR Worlds Worthy of Black Mirror

Is Contact.exe the future of video gaming?

02/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Cannabis: Back to School

Sativa Science Club Builds an Ambitious Education Program for Budtenders

The Portland-based effort trains cannabis retailers in botany, taxonomy, and even etiquette—and it hopes to go national.

01/30/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Cannabis: DNA Games

What's in That Weed You’re Smoking? These Geneticists Want to Find Out

Portland's Phylos Bioscience studies cannabis at the genetic level.

01/30/2018 By Marty Patail

Science

When Portland Skies Darken, These Meteorologists Get to Work

Meet the city's stormwatchers.

01/30/2018 By Stephen Phillips

Science

Indonesia's Wildfires Are a Climate Disaster. Can Portland Help Douse the Flames?

A local design company thinks it can help solve a fiery carbon conundrum.

01/30/2018 By Zach Dundas

Science

Is OHSU Ushering in the Era of Designer Babies?

No. But we’re closer than we think.

12/28/2017 By Margaret Seiler