MEDICINE

Why Did an Ordinary Portland Teenager Suddenly Lose her Ability to Walk and Talk?

Without warning, 16-year-old Kylie O’Keefe found the slightest sound excruciating. Was it all in her head?

07/13/2015 By Nancy Rommelmann

TECHNOLOGY

Small Wonders of Oregon's Nanotech Frontier

How the state's enterprising nanotech companies are innovating at the micro level.

06/22/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

TECH

The App That Will Reshape Cycling in Portland

Ride will track the routes and behaviors of cyclists to help direct future bike lanes and signals.

04/27/2015 By Rene Bermudez

VENTURES

How One Start-Up Star Plots Portland’s Tech Future

A digital archiving start-up joins the big leagues—complete with the requisite office kegerator.

04/27/2015 By Marty Patail

TRAVEL NEWS

FlightCar Touches Down at Portland Airport

Car-sharing startup FlightCar brings free longterm parking to PDX.

04/13/2015 By Larisa Owechko

ESSAY

Are Portlanders Anti-Science?

From vaccinations to fluoride to GMOs, one biologist argues that Portland needs to get back to the lab.

04/02/2015 By Jason Maxfield

HEALTH NEWS

The Shot Clock is Ticking for Immunizations

A new vaccination law will be in effect this School Exclusion Day, and another potential bill is in the works.

02/16/2015 By Larisa Owechko

VIDEO GAMES

A Portland-Perth Collaboration Yields New Space Game

Retro adventure game Space Age was four years and two continents in the making.

01/26/2015 By Marty Patail

THE MONEY ISSUE

5 Apps to Transform Your Monetary Life

Your phone is about to become your new financial guru.

01/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

NEWS

Starbucks Launches Mobile Ordering System in Portland

The coffee giant's iPhone ordering system is rolling out in Portland starting today.

12/03/2014 By Marty Patail

Slideshow

Slide Show: Starbucks Mobile Ordering System

Starting today, Portland will serve as the first test market for the coffee giant's mobile ordering system.

12/03/2014

SOARING TECH

Drones are Set to Conquer Oregon's Skies. Are You Ready?

Oregon’s drone dreamers envision an innovative, lucrative “Silicon Sky.” First, they must overcome the feds, privacy proponents, and public fear.

12/01/2014 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

DESIGN

The Mad Science Behind OMSI's Greatest Exhibits

In the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s exhibition-design laboratory, the future of learning is under construction.

10/10/2014 By Nathan Tucker

GROUP THINK

Ziba Made Your Ketchup Bottle—Now It's Remaking Itself

For 30 years, the storied design firm Ziba has created pioneering products for the world’s biggest companies. The most crucial project yet: moving forward.

09/26/2014 By Zach Dundas

INTERVIEW

Could Mushrooms Offer the Cure for Cancer?

A Q&A with Paul Stamets, one of the nation’s leading mycologists (mushroom scientists)

09/10/2014 By Nicole Cordier

REPORT

The South Waterfront's New Research Epicenter

A bold new research hub unites three ambitious universities and a rising neighborhood.

09/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

TECH

BuddyUp Hopes to Change the Way College Students Study

A PSU alum gives "group think" a new meaning with a smart new study-buddy app.

09/02/2014 By Greg Young

TECHNOLOGY

A Tribute to the Pioneer of Fitness Wearables

Nike's Fuelband sparked an enduring tech/fitness revolution—but will it survive the industry's changes?

07/17/2014 By Marty Patail

HEALTH

A New Kind of Tourniquet for the Modern Battlefield

Portland-based industrial design firm Ziba’s new design for an ancient life-saving device brings rugged health tech to the US Army.

07/14/2014 By Zach Dundas

100 REASONS TO LOVE PORTLAND

Reasons to Love Portland: Rick Turoczy

"In Portland, we don’t make tons and tons of subpar product. We make small amounts of amazing product."

06/10/2014 By Marty Patail