Smooches

PDXOXO

Happy 150th, Oregon! Here’s a little Valentimeline from the heart of the state.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Sustainability

The Color of Money

For Portland to create a major green economy, we’ll need an influx of bucks and brains.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

The Interwebz

Traffic Control

When it comes to hawking your website, keyword academies help the hits keep on coming.

05/19/2009 By Keri Brenner

Katz Pajamas

She's (Still) the Boss

Former three-term mayor Vera Katz talks up President-elect Obama, her new job, and why Sam Adams should always take her calls.

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

History's Mysteries

Criminal Minds

A new team of volunteer sleuths turns up the heat on some of Multnomah County's coldest cases.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Dim Scum

SuperSlime

The solution to global warming may be floating in our ponds.

05/19/2009 By Matt Williams

Get Around

Flight Patterns

The secret to maintaining airline service to rural Oregon towns: downsize the ride.

05/19/2009 By Anna Hirsh

Just Mayor Things

Becoming Sam Adams

The new mayor defeated debt, doubt, and Dozono to reach City Hall. Portland expects a lot of him, but not more than hizzoner expects of himself.

05/19/2009 By Harriet Rubin

Spell It Out

To Bee or Not to Bee

A veteran reporter—and woeful speller—faces his fear of bees.

05/19/2009 By David Wolman

Commerce

Safe House

Oregon's credit unions don't need a bailout—they're staying afloat on their own.

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis

Article

The Perfect Party 2008

Our second annual roundup of the year's biggest news-makers

05/19/2009

Puff, Puff, Pass

Suck It

I hate the new smoking ban—and I don’t even smoke.

05/19/2009 By Chuck Thompson

True Crime

Scammed

The story of the biggest Ponzi scheme in Oregon history.

05/19/2009 By Nancy Rommelmann

Article

Forbidden Fruit

McMenamins runs low on one of its signature brews—and it’s all Serbia’s fault.

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF

Heavy Metal

Looking for a job? On Portland's industrial waterfront you won't need a college degree or even a résumé. Just a willingness to put in a long, honest day's work.

05/19/2009 By Matt Williams

Sustainability

Ecofreaks

Obsessed with the planet. Slightly insane. Green to the core. Six uncompromising Ecofreaks who make us want to be better.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Article

Snurf’s Up

A sports revivalist brings snowtrashing to Mount Hood.

05/19/2009 By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore

Feature

The Parents’ Survival Guide

When you first reluctantly handed him over to his kindergarten teacher, your heart pounded. When he graduates years from now, you’ll breathe a sigh of relief. After all, the fact that your child is standing there, diploma in hand, is largely because of y

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis, Kasey Cordell, and Maura Flaherty With Brian Barker Edited by Sally Powers

Philanthropists

The $150,000 Question

When Oregonian Pete Seda met Saudi Soliman al Buthe in 1997, the two Muslims became fast friends. Over coffee, they founded the only U.S. chapter of al Haramain, one of Saudi Arabia's largest Islamic charities. Now Seda's under house arrest and al Buthe's

05/19/2009 By Ted Katauskas

Cover Story

A Shameless Peek at Portland's Money

To our great surprise, in spite of Portland’s rep as a city given to monetary modesty, people talked. From lottery millionaires to a drag queen with a penchant for vodka martinis and a family who made a pact to buy nothing new for an entire year (not even

05/19/2009 By Jill Davis, Stacey Wilson, Randy Gragg, and Kym Croft Miller