News & City Life

Restaurants

Once a Pandemic Dining Novelty, Streeteries Are Here to Stay in Portland

Permits for outdoor dining expansions will remain free through August 2022. Come September, individual restaurants will be required to pay permit fees.

03/14/2022 By Julia Silverman

Q&A

Tobias Read Has Two More Months to Make His Case to Democratic Voters

8 questions for the sitting state treasurer running for Oregon governor, which for the first time in 20 years won’t be occupied by an incumbent or former governor.

03/10/2022 By Julia Silverman

History

The Day The Dalles Dam Silenced Celilo Falls

Wilbur Slockish recounts when The Dalles Dam flooded Celilo Falls, the site of a centuries-old intertribal fishing and commerce market.

03/09/2022 By Gabriel Granillo

Politics

Want to Run for Office in Oregon This Year? Better Get on That

The deadline to file notice of your intent to run with the Secretary of State’s office is Tuesday at 5 pm.

03/08/2022 By Julia Silverman

Office Culture

This Portland Business Moved to a Four-Day Work Week

Aesthete Tea owner Briana Thornton says productivity and energy is up since shortening hours for employees. Should other local businesses follow suit?

03/08/2022 By Dalila Brent

Schools

Portland's Largest School District to Go Mask Optional on March 14

PPS will remove the mask requirement, with other metro area school districts likely to follow suit.

03/03/2022 By Julia Silverman

Office Culture

Is Portland’s FT/WFH Era on its Way Out?

From Nike to Stoel Rives to City Hall, many local businesses are navigating COVID-era office culture by moving to hybrid work schedules.

03/03/2022 By Michelle Harris

Global Aid

Here's How to Help Ukraine From PDX

These Portland artists, restaurants, and businesses are doing what they can to help Ukraine amid Russian attacks, and you can too.

03/02/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

News

A Lot Is Riding on Portland Street Response’s Citywide Expansion

Parsing the path ahead for the emergency responder program that sends paramedics and social workers to some crisis calls involving homelessness, instead of police.

03/01/2022 By Karina Brown Illustrations by Daniel Fishel

Coronavirus

Oregon Has Another New Target Date for Lifting Its Indoor Mask Mandate: March 11

The new target date is nearly two years to the day that the state went into its first sustained lockdown for COVID-19.

02/28/2022 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories To Watch, February 28–March 6

Rain returns with a vengeance, how to help Ukraine and more.

02/28/2022 By Julia Silverman

Analysis

What's Next in Portland's Strategy for Houselessness?

Plenty of questions remain, including when the Safe Rest Villages, originally promised by the end of 2021, will be up and running.

02/25/2022 By Julia Silverman

Work

After WeWork (and the Pandemic), Here Comes Coworking's Next Wave

From Collective Agency to openHAUS, these coworking spaces in Portland offer flexibility, community, and some ridiculously cool amenities.

02/24/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Coronavirus

Oregon's Indoor Mask Mandate Will Lift on March 19

That's 11 days earlier than previously announced.

02/24/2022 By Julia Silverman

Weddings

This Oregon Officiant Marries Couples in the Pacific Northwest and Beyond

Eugene-based Jimmie Berguin talks about his journey into the wedding industry, his favorite Portland event locations, and biggest misconceptions

02/23/2022 By Dalila Brent

Transportation

How Much Would You Pay to Park Your Car in Portland?

PBOT is proposing to increase metered parking and permit costs to backfill a budget deficit and encourage the use of alternate transportation.

02/21/2022 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch, February 21–27

The legislative session heats up, Portland City Council on parking, and the aftermath of a deadly weekend.

02/21/2022 By Julia Silverman

Politics

With Kristof Out, What’s Next for the Oregon Governor’s Race?

Looking at how the Oregon Supreme Court decision will affect other candidates, including Tina Kotek, Tobias Read, and Betsy Johnson, in the months ahead

02/17/2022 By Julia Silverman

Development

Think the Portland Metro Area's Done For? These 11 Developments Beg to Differ

New apartment complexes, restored theaters, downtown music venues, and more are in the works for 2022 and beyond.

02/16/2022 By Julia Silverman

Advertising

So, What Did We All Think of the Made-by-Portlanders Super Bowl Ads?

Let's discuss! Local agency Wieden+Kennedy had more ads running than any other agencies, but not necessarily the buzziest spots of the night.

02/14/2022 By Julia Silverman