Sustainability

Fathom This:

A machine so miraculous that it provides 10 percent of the world's electricity. Weans us from oil. Halts global warming. Saves the planet. Four such devices, designed to harness the energy of ocean waves, may do just that. (And they're coming to an Oregon

05/19/2009 By Rebecca Clarren

Read Up

Sign of the Times

In 2003, the Federal Highway Administration approved the new font Clearview for use on signs

05/19/2009 By Anne Brice

Outdoors

Casting Call

A fishing expedition with an expert guide will have you believing you can fly.

05/19/2009 With Brian Barker

Essay

Pursuit of Happiness

Does Portland have room for two more Bay Area transplants?

05/19/2009

Street Smart

César’s Way

Changing N Interstate Ave's name doesn't do justice to César E. Chávez.

05/19/2009 By Ethan Smith

Pick a Card

Divine Venture

In the digital age, software replaces soothsayer and turns the art of divination into a profitable product.

05/19/2009 By Angela Sanders

5 Minutes With...

Galaxy Grrrl

TV sci-fi heroine Katee Sackhoff talks about playing tough characters—with and without long hair.

05/19/2009 By Jason Cohen

Stay Great

Chez Unique

Hotels for visitors of every ilk

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

Sustainability

Cow Power

How bottling bovine waste just might save the planet

05/19/2009 By Eric Gold

Power Up

Veggie Might

Ambitious animal activists join forces in a united retail front.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Dock Envy

On the Waterfront

Where Portland once flexed its maritime muscle, shipbuilding (of sorts) surges anew.

05/19/2009 By Chris Lydgate

5 Minutes With...

Professor Pain

Torture expert Darius Rejali talks about what sleeping bags have to do with national security.

05/19/2009 By Camela Raymond

Pedicabs

Spoke City

Pedal-powered taxis compete to sweep shoppers off their tired feet.

05/19/2009 By Lucy Burningham

Politics

The Oracle

Why you want political consultant Kari Chisholm to pick your fantasy football team

05/19/2009 By Bart Blasengame

Taboo

Li’l Blacked Book

In 2007, Multnomah County Library received requests to ban the following five books on account of their sexual nature

05/19/2009 By Kasey Cordell

5 MINUTES WITH…

Miaya Shambry

At 17, Miaya Shambry is a teen out of time, belting out classic rock standards by the likes of scratchy-voiced ’60s songstress Janis Joplin

05/19/2009 By Maura Flaherty

Pet News

Dog Dazed

From puppy photographers to canine masseuses, Portland’s pooch mania has scampered out of control.

05/19/2009 By David Wolman

Living Here

Raising the Car

Portland adopts two-story parking—40 years after everyone else.

05/19/2009 By Rachel Ritchie

Tech Scene

Flying Lessons

Olympic training software gets students pumped—for science.

05/19/2009 By John Chandler

Vroom Vroom

Small Times

On Portland’s car lots, the inventory shrinks (literally) as consumers say no to the SUV.

05/19/2009 By Kristen Hall-Geisler