CHURCH & STATE

From the Archives: By the Grace of God

With the gentrification of North and Northeast Portland, churches hold the city’s African American community together. But how much longer can the bonds last?

02/17/2012 By Aaron Scott

Long Story [Short]

Queen of Carts

The owner of the most talked-about food cart in town is expanding her culinary reach.

01/26/2012 By Benjamin Tepler

Mudroom

Five Questions For… David Wolman

Local writer David Wolman answers questions about the current state of currency.

01/26/2012 By Zach Dundas

Mudroom

Word on the Street: a Portland Glossary, February 2012

Do you have the fortitude to stay relatively sober during the Super Bowl?

01/26/2012

Mudroom

Education Equation

Some of the state's best minds are rethinking the way we do schools.

01/26/2012 By Martin Patail

Out and About

Red Lanterns Light Up the New Year

Bid a happy Chinese New Year at Lan Su Garden, with festivities now through February 6.

01/22/2012 By Kristin Belz

Cornershop

Sole Savior

With the help of JD's Shoe Repair you can firm up your commitment to your current footwear.

01/20/2012 By Eden Dawn

Features

Progress Report 2012: Our Schools

A decision about your child's schooling is one of the most important you'll ever make. It helps to be educated!

01/20/2012 Edited by Martin Patail

LEGENDARY

The Lion's Song

Singer Thomas Mapfumo is an iconic cultural figure in his native Zimbabwe. How did he end up in Eugene?

01/20/2012 By Eric Hansen

SAVE YOUR SOLES

Video: Well Cobbled

Those boots might be made for walking—but only for so long. See how Julie Derrick, owner of JD’s Shoe Repair, can save your soles.

01/20/2012 Videography by Stephen Person

Desirables

Home Court Advantage

Resolve to exercise more in 2012? A home basketball or tennis court could help.

01/08/2012 By Kristin Belz

Rainmaker

Mobile Mappers

Feeling lost at Powell's or the Portland Art Museum? There's an app for that.

12/23/2011 By Ramona DeNies

Mudroom

The Shape We're In

The Rose City's latest movers and shakers are a diplomatic and cooperative bunch.

12/23/2011 By Zach Dundas

PEOPLE

The 50 Most Influential Portlanders

Who will define Portland in a new era? We asked around (and around some more) to discover this inspiring collection of movers, shakers, rising stars, and established figures with fresh ideas who are already changing the city.

12/16/2011 With Sarah Mirk, Kasey Cordell, Brian Barker, Rachel Ritchie, Martin Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Randy Gragg, Ramona DeNies, Ashleigh Westmoreland, Meghan Ratliffe, Derek Pettie, Kate Moening, Carl Abbott, and Amanda Waldroupe Edited by Zach Dundas

VELO

True Grit

There's room to move in this grueling cycle sport where riders outnumber fans.

12/16/2011 By Shoshanna Cohen

Holiday Giving

Helping Create Habitats for Humanity

Appreciating having a home, and making new homes for those who have none.

12/04/2011 By Kristin Belz

Out and About

Crafty Wonderland Returns

One stop shopping comes to the Convention Center December 10-11, as Portland’s creatives converge for a weekend extravaganza of visual art and handmade crafts.

11/26/2011 By Kristin Belz

Back Page

Occupy Santa

The people of Portland have a few Yuletide demands.

11/23/2011

Rainmaker

New Seasons

Local snowboarding CEO has outerwear ideas that go beyond the slopes.

11/23/2011 By Ramona DeNies

Mudroom

Lasting Legacies

Pour some on the pavement for our dearly departed citizens.

11/23/2011 By Zach Dundas and Meghan Ratliffe