News & City Life

Q&A

Ripping the City With Jordan Thierry

The Portland-born author, filmmaker, and creative director shares his Rose City go-tos, and the changes he's looking forward to most in the city.

10/20/2022 By Dalila Brent

Business

What Happened after Shark Tank for These Oregon Entrepreneurs?

An Oregonian hit paydirt on the first episode of this season. But what about seasons gone by?

10/18/2022 By Julia Silverman

Civic Duty

Oregon’s Voter Registration Deadline Is Tuesday, October 18

And it’s easy to do online. Don’t miss out on all the fun for the November 8 general election!

10/17/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Wildfire

Rain Is Coming, But for Now Local Wildfires Are Still Sparking

The fires sparked during this unseasonably warm October are driving our subpar air quality, too.

10/17/2022 By Sam Stites

Analysis

Is the Red Wave Finally Coming for Oregon?

With just over three weeks until Election Day, the President is coming to Stumptown to stump for Democratic candidates.

10/13/2022 By Julia Silverman

Soccer

Merritt Paulson Steps Down as CEO of the Portland Thorns and Timbers

The announcement follows a scathing report that detailed cover-ups of abuse within Thorns club and across the NWSL.

10/11/2022 By Sam Stites

Media

A New Newsletter/Podcast Launches in Portland, Joining a Crowded Field

The team so far behind the launch includes host Claudia Meza, audio producer Giulia Fiaoni, and newsletter writer/editor Rachel Monahan.

10/07/2022 By Julia Silverman

Life and Death

Transgender and Nonbinary People Misgendered on Death Certificates

A new study identifies barriers to accurately reflecting a person’s gender identity after death—and proposes some common sense solutions.

10/06/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Fitness

Barre3 Puts Flagship Pearl District Studio on Pause

After a challenging two years, the future of the studio—which opened in 2008—is uncertain. We talked to founder Sadie Lincoln to find out what’s next.  

10/05/2022 By Julia Silverman

Health

Masks Will Still Be Required at Oregon Health Care Settings, at Least Until Spring

The CDC has changed its guidelines on masking in hospitals and elsewhere, but Oregon officials have an eye on flu season.

10/04/2022 By Julia Silverman

Soccer

The Sally Yates Report on ‘Systemic’ Abuses in Women’s Soccer Is Out. And It’s Bad.

The answers to who knew what, when, appear to be everyone, and early—including Portland Thorns and Timbers leaders Merritt Paulson and Gavin Wilkinson.

10/04/2022 By Margaret Seiler

RIP

Dan Wieden on Two of His Essential Ad Spots

Wieden, one half of Portland's iconic ad agency Wieden & Kennedy, died Friday, September 30, at the age of 77.

10/03/2022 By Julia Silverman

Baseball Explainer

The Seattle Mariners Could Clinch a Playoff Spot Today

The longest postseason drought in baseball may be about to end. How are we feeling, everyone?

09/30/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Aid

How to Help Those Affected by Hurricane Ian

From blood to cash donations, here are things Oregonians can do to help those in Florida and Puerto Rico.

09/30/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen and Fiona McCann

Politics

Oregon Governor Candidates Line Up for Debate

Here's what to watch for when the three leading contenders take the stage.

09/27/2022 By Julia Silverman

Animals

This Three-Legged Portland Pupfluencer Is Raising Money for Cancer Patients and Animal Rescues

Bethanee Hamilton (@PardonThyFrench) is a sassy social media mogul determined to encourage an uptick in pet adoption.

09/26/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Health

Samantha Hess, Portland's OG Cuddling Professional, Is Calling It Quits

Over nine years, Hess received national publicity and dreamt of a chain of cuddling studios. But bad faith landlords and the pandemic both took their toll.

09/22/2022 By Julia Silverman

Fun and Games

Roll the Dice on these 4 New Portland-Made Board Games

Space races, superstition, feeling through vocabulary and an updated version of Monopoly's predecessor.

09/21/2022 By Julia Silverman

History

Meet Some of the Women Who Helped Shape Oregon as We Know It

From securing the right to vote to leading the state in Salem to representing Oregonians in DC, we owe a lot to Redmond, Neuberger, Green, Kafoury & more.

09/20/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Nature

Peak Swift: The Vaux’s Migration Is Cresting Now in Portland

Go see the birds at Chapman Elementary School before they fly south for the winter.

09/16/2022 By Julia Silverman