Financial life is getting more and more complicated. Just how much money do you need for a decent retirement? (As much as you can possibly get, it would seem.) What iscryptocurrency? Can your investment portfolio both make money and improve the world? It’s all especially fraught in Portland, a city historically less wealthy than its peers, where people generally don’t like ostentation but generally do like living well. That’s why we’re taking stock of Portland’s money: how to make it, how to save it, and how it’s changing. We’ve got microinvestment apps. We’ve got big new ideas for how to run a business. We’ve got scores of sweet deals and a talking dog. Money may not be easy to make, or even to understand, but here’s a surprising discovery in this project: itcan be fun.