Long Story Short

This Portlander Wants to Get More People of Color into the Art Museum

John Goodwin pushes for inclusion in art collecting.

09/11/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Sparkle Town

They're Going to Make Lab-Grown Diamonds in Gresham

Diamond titan De Beers plans a factory and dozens of jobs.

09/11/2018 By Emily Davis

Sports

How an Oregon Kid Reinvented the High Jump

At the Mexico City Olympics in 1968, Dick Fosbury changed the sport forever.

09/11/2018 By Christopher Warner

Pretty in Ink

This Portlander Gives Postmastectomy Tattoos to Breast Cancer Survivors

After a long career, medical tattoo artist Mary Jane Haake will retire at the end of 2018.

09/11/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Beer

Portland’s Original Homebrew Shop Turns 100

F. H. Steinbart celebrates a century of fermentation.

09/11/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Business

A Silicon Valley Cryptocurrency Firm Lands in Portland

Coinbase wants to be the bank of the future.

09/11/2018 By Emily Davis

PDX Index

Oregon's Cider Industry Is Booming

Here are the hard numbers on the state's next booze boom.

09/11/2018 By Sam Pape

Rocket Science

Donald Trump Wanted to Put a $10 Billion Missile Defense System in Portland

"F*** it, pull it back and put it in Portland!" the president said, according to Bob Woodward's new book.

09/07/2018 By Marty Patail

Arts News

Tom Hanks and Abbi Jacobson Are Coming to Portland

The stars will hit town in November for the Portland Book Festival (formerly Wordstock), alongside such authors as Rachel Kushner, Jonathan Lethem, and Lauren Groff.

09/07/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Film

A New Documentary Tells the Stories Behind the Eagle Creek Fire

This time last year the Gorge was burning. Forest on Fire reflects on the blaze that shocked our state.

09/04/2018 By Marty Patail

Loco-motion

Two Big Changes for the Tiny Town of Wheeler: First, Disney. Then, Fish!

A scenic railroad tour deal with Disney's Astoria-docked cruise ships—and a new sustainable fish processing plant? Holy halibut!

09/04/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Women's Health

This Portland Nonprofit Aims to Destigmatize Mental Illness

ASHA International brings the world here this September for its first annual multicultural women’s mental health conference, Grit and Grace.

08/30/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Straw Awe

You Can Now Wear a Reusable Stainless Steel Straw around Your Neck

Portland company Dräenk wants you to "embräece the plastic straw ban."

08/23/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Nostalgia

Miss Barack Obama? Here’s a Book of Postcards for You

A Portland couple—she's an illustrator; he's a children's book writer—pay tribute to 44.

08/23/2018 By Sam Pape

Parent Trap

Inside Portland's Most Heated Parent Facebook Group

Six years ago, some data geeks with a camera joined forces online to try to make the local school district more transparent and fair. Here’s what happened.

08/15/2018 By Margaret Seiler

Interview

Why Is Super Deluxe Rocking Portland’s Fast-Food World?

Restaurant chain mogul Micah Camden tells all. In short? The fall of national drive-throughs, ex-cons and high school students in the kitchen, and the great equalizer of race and money: a perfect burger.

08/15/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Politics

The Strange Rise of Greg Walden, Oregon's Only Republican Congressman

His climb keeps getting weirder and weirder. So what's the cost?

08/14/2018 By Nigel Duara Illustrations by Max-O-Matic

The Shakedown

Portland's Music Scene Has All the Fans. But Is It ... Good?

What’s all this racket?

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

Music

10 Portland Bands You Need to Hear Right Now

From hip-hop phenoms to sweet-voiced doom rockers, these are the musicians soundtracking our city in 2018.

08/14/2018 By Fiona McCann, Rebecca Jacobson, Sam Pape, and Benjamin Tepler

Facts of Life

How Three Portland High School Kids Are Reinventing Sex Ed

A "herpes pillow" and plush "Sammy the Sperm" all make appearances.

08/14/2018 By Hannah Wallace