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

Time Out

Kids of Color Get Punished More Than White Kids. One Portland School Is Changing That.

A couple of simple tweaks (and a lot of conversation) are paying off.

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

Strategies

Attention, Portland: Stop Lining Up to Order a Drink at the Bar

This cannot go on, people.

08/14/2018 By Marty Patail

Trophy Case

This Portland-Made Bracelet Has One Wild Backstory

Involving a waterlogged bronze babe and a full-on police investigation.

08/14/2018 By Alena Willbur

Feast Mode

How Feast Makes Portland Food Sexy as Hell

The food festival has become a national act. How does it stay tasty?

08/14/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Science

A Reed College Grad Discovers Plastic-Eating Microbes

Nom nom, garbage gobblers.

08/14/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Television

Simpsons Creator and Portland Native Matt Groening Has a New Show

On Disenchantment, the TV vet goes medieval.

08/14/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

The Greater Outdoors

Can a New State Office Get More Oregonians Outside?

It'll have to balance feedback from all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts, from environmental activists to ATV lovers.

08/14/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

The Mad Hattar

For River Pig's Ramzy Hattar, It's Been a Broken Path to the Restaurant Biz

The saloon owner has seen some hard knocks.

08/14/2018 By Chad Walsh

Kidding Around

The Belmont Goats Need (Another) New Home

Portland's favorite caprine residents have to leave Lents in October. Where will they go next?

08/14/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Best Bars 2018: The Next Round

Portland's 15 Best New Bars

Natural wine in every neighborhood. Wild cocktails from hotshot bartenders. A real Irish pub. Cheers, Portland.

08/14/2018 By Ramona DeNies, Zach Dundas, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Best Bars 2018: Our Bars, Ourselves

Want to Understand Portland? Get to Know These 10 Bars.

There are many great bars in this town, but these help you make sense of it.

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

Development

This New Office Building Reflects a Booming Central Eastside

The six-story, cross-laminated timber "District Office" will open late 2019 in the once-industrial no-man's-land.

08/14/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Politics

Saturday's Patriot Prayer Rally Could Get Ugly. Here's a Primer.

Right-wing demonstrators and a broad coalition of counter-protestors could face off on the Portland waterfront on Aug 4. We've rounded up your essential advance reading.

08/03/2018 By Zach Dundas

The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Portland Locals?

We've got some thoughts and feelings.

08/03/2018 By Marty Patail

Top Treats

The 12 Tastiest Cannabis Edibles (That Won’t Ruin Your Weekend)

From cheesy crackers to marshmallow bon-bons, these treats are a step above.

08/03/2018 By Marty Patail

Top Shops

Portland’s 9 Finest Cannabis Dispensaries

From converted firehouses to Scandinavian-chic spots, here are the city’s top shops—newcomers welcome!

08/03/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Rebecca Jacobson, Fiona McCann, Marty Patail, and Benjamin Tepler

Education

Private Schools in Portland, by the Numbers

From Montessori to language immersion to faith-based curriculum, local private schools enroll thousands of kids. Here’s a snapshot of the metro area’s specialized education options.

08/03/2018 Edited by Ramona DeNies

Schools 2018

What's New at Portland Public Schools? Here's Your Primer.

PPS is complicated. We break (some of) it down.

08/03/2018 By Margaret Seiler