Portland Pride

Part of a Landmark LGBTQ Case, a Portland Teacher Finds Redemption

Brett Bigham took to Twitter to sort out his feelings about it all. A lot of people took notice.

06/17/2020 By Julia Silverman

Black Lives Matter

An Emergency Fund for Black Portlanders Aims to Raise $1 Million

The Black Resilience Fund has raised more than $500,000 to date, with thousands applying for help.

06/17/2020 By Fiona McCann

Essay

Can White Portland's Fragility Handle a Megaquake?

Nope. But here we are anyway.

06/16/2020 By Tiara Darnell

Beyond Hunger Games

The Food Scene's New Rallying Cry: Improvise, Adapt, Overcome

Portland's food scene is changed forever. But we were built to survive. “Portland was meant for this moment.”

06/16/2020 By Karen Brooks

COVID-Era Sports

The Winterhawks Wait, the Hops Hope, and the Pickles Get Ready to Play

Local minor league and amateur teams still face uncertainty, but baseball is back on this summer with the Wild Wild West League.

06/14/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Food News

Portland’s Black-Owned Eateries Are Giving Back 

While Portland is on pause for a pandemic and protests, these 3 kitchens aren’t slowing down.

06/13/2020 By Jenni Moore

Our Pandemic Summer

Your Burning Coronavirus Questions, Answered

Reading the tea leaves (a.k.a. data) on where Oregon goes from here

06/12/2020 By Julia Silverman

Business Talk

Are You a Portland Company Committing to Working for Racial Justice?

Lori Caldwell has some advice for you.

06/12/2020 By Eden Dawn

Music

Damian Lillard Drops New Track "Blacklist"

The NBA season may be suspended, but D.A.M.E. Dolla is laying down bars for Black Lives Matter.

06/10/2020 By Marty Patail

Portland Protests

The Role of Social Media in Social Movements

How social media and open access to the internet can be tools for mobilizing movements and inciting social change.

06/10/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Essay

Fight for Your Rights

Award-winning writer and Portland native Mitchell S. Jackson reflects on the sneaky power of protest.

06/10/2020 By Mitchell S. Jackson

For Your Consideration

Ask a (Teenage) Ethicist

It’s all a lot right now. Let one of Oregon’s teen Ethics Bowl competitors shed some light.

06/09/2020 By Julia Silverman

Social Justice

They’re Turning Up for Black Lives Matter in Rural and Small-Town Oregon, Too

From Tillamook to St. Helens, the protest movement is spreading beyond the metro area.

06/08/2020 By Christen McCurdy

Animal Kingdom

The Pandemic, Wild Animals, and You

Here's what Portlanders should know about wildlife, conservation, and COVID-19.

06/07/2020 By Stephanie Gehring

Black Lives Matter

Buy from These Black-Owned Portland Brands

Put your money where your social media outrage is.

06/06/2020 By Eden Dawn

Photo Essay

‘A Brick Wall of Justice’

We ask Portlanders why they’re protesting and what it means to be a part of this movement.

06/04/2020 Photography by Gabriel Granillo

Black Lives Matter

Kali Ladd's Powerful Words on the Protests in Portland

"We are developing racist schema and reinforcing racist ideas in the minds of our children when we fail to talk to them about racism. When we fail to tell the truth about history. When we fail to point out injustice whether it’s overt or covert."

06/04/2020 By Kali Thorne Ladd

Black Lives Matter

Protesters in Portland Want Radical Action but Elected Officials Aren’t Quite There

Examining the disconnect between protester demands and proposed changes

06/04/2020 By Gabriel Granillo and Julia Silverman

Community

A Portland-Made PSA Helps the Native Community Adapt to COVID-19

With high infection rates among tribal communities, Exercise Safe Sweats aims to keep traditions alive, and elders protected.

06/02/2020 By Eden Dawn

Portland Protests

Peace in Portland, if Only for One Night

Day four of protests contrasts with weekend, nationwide demonstrations.

06/02/2020 By Gabriel Granillo