News & City Life

Breaking News

Oregon Brewers Festival, Portland's Iconic Craft Beer Event, Canceled for 2023

The craft beer event started in 1988, a mainstay at downtown's Waterfront Park, will not return this summer.

01/13/2023 By Sam Stites

True Crime

Lifetime Movie Brings Daniel Brophy Murder to the Small Screen

Cybill Shepherd and Steve Guttenberg star in the ripped-from-the-headlines made-for-TV movie about the murder of a local chef and culinary instructor.

01/13/2023 By Margaret Seiler

Outdoor Investments

Oregon Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Improve Outdoor Recreation

In Salem, the state legislature considers more urban fishing, funding for communities rebuilding from wildfires, and more connections for the Oregon Coast Trail.

01/11/2023 By Sam Stites

Soccer

Portland Thorns Name Mike Norris, an Assistant in 2022, as New Head Coach

Just ahead of the NWSL Draft, the native of Newcastle, England, replaces Rhian Wilkinson, who resigned in December.

01/10/2023 By Margaret Seiler

Light a Fire 2022: Caring for the Planet

Friends of the Columbia Gorge Helps Protect a National Treasure

The ‘citizen watchdog’ helps keep development in check in the national scenic area that lines the Columbia River in Oregon and Washington.

01/06/2023 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Trail Blazers

Not-to-Miss Trail Blazer Games in January

Catch Rip City fever with Damian Lillard, Anfernee Simmons, Jerami Grant, and crew at the Moda Center this month.

01/06/2023 By Sam Stites

Nonprofits

Light a Fire 2022

Honoring Portland’s most innovative community leaders, nonprofits, and volunteers

01/04/2023 Edited by Fiona McCann Illustrations by Kaitlin Brito

Light a Fire 2022: Leveling the Field

Brown Girl Rise Makes a Safe Space for BIPOC Youth

The Portland nonprofit centers joy, fun, and radical sisterhood for girls and nonbinary kids.

12/30/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Light a Fire 2022: Best New Nonprofit

WeShine Builds Small Pod-Villages as an Alternative Approach to Homelessness Solutions

The new nonprofit's microvillages help build community and give residents agency in an alternative approach to homelessness solutions.

12/30/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Light a Fire 2022: Extraordinary Executive Director

At Path Home, Brandi Tuck Is Anything but Shy

For Brandi Tuck, executive director of Portland-based Path Home, a college spring break service project turned into a career.

12/30/2022 By Conner Reed

Light a Fire 2022: Lifetime Achievement

Civil Rights Advocate Valerie Whittlesey Is Someone Who Says Yes

From her time as a civil rights volunteer in Arkansas to campaigning against anti-gay Measure 9 in Oregon, our lifetime achievement winner has worked for equality for decades.

12/30/2022 By Fiona McCann

Interview

Catching Up with Katie Harman, Oregon’s First (and Only) Miss America

Crowned right after September 11, 2001, the theater kid turned beauty queen talks pageants, musicals, and memoirs.

12/30/2022 By Emily Chenoweth

Light a Fire 2022: Young Leader

Yuyan Luo Connects with the Chinese Community for the Division-Midway Alliance

The Portland State grad acts as program assistant and Chinese community liaison for the Southeast Portland organization.

12/29/2022 By Conner Reed

Light a Fire 2022: Most with the Least

Our Legacy Harvested Brings More People of Color to the Wine World

The Willamette Valley wine country nonprofit sponsors internships to expose more people to all levels of the viticulture industry.

12/29/2022 By Julia Silverman

Light a Fire 2022: Keeping Us Healthy

WomenFirst Tells People They’re Worth Loving

The Gresham-based nonprofit matches people coming out of the criminal justice system with mentors who know what they’re going through.

12/29/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Year in Review

Portland’s 2022 Restaurant Closures, from Acadia to Ya Ya

Longtime institutions, food carts, and fledgling restaurants all shuttered this year, including Clyde Common, Sunshine Noodles, and Toffee Club.

12/29/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton, Matthew Trueherz, and Karen Brooks

Light a Fire 2022: Extraordinary Volunteer

This Arts Advocate Reminds Us There’s a Lot Happening in Rural Oregon

Baker City’s Ginger Savage helped steer millions in COVID relief funding to arts groups all over the state, not just to Willamette Valley heavy hitters.

12/29/2022 By Matthew Trueherz

Light a Fire 2022: Giving Shelter

Bridges to Change Offers a Pathway to Recovery

The Oregon nonprofit brings wraparound services to those coming out of prison or houselessness.

12/29/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen

Food News

Food Carts Are the Heart of Portland’s Food Culture. Could January 2023 Regulations Change That?

Some carts have called it quits for now due to difficulty complying with new rules about wastewater.

12/27/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Coronavirus

Where to Get a PCR Test for COVID-19 in Portland This Winter

Not sure where to go for COVID testing these days? We've put together a list of places that still offer PCR and other tests, including OHSU, ZoomCare, and LeCare.

12/27/2022 By Isabel Lemus Kristensen