Coronavirus

COVID-19 Restrictions Are Officially Done in Oregon

To celebrate, rides on TriMet will be free all weekend long.

06/30/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Oregon Lawmakers Promised Radical Change on Racial Justice in 2021. Did They Deliver?

The founders of Reimagine Oregon say change was incremental rather than transformative.

06/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

July Fourth

Fireworks Bans Are in Effect All Over Oregon Right Now

After our record-breaking heat wave, officials say they don't want to take any chances

06/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Big Ideas

7 Ideas to Steal from the World

As the past year has made painfully evident, Portland doesn't have all the answers.

06/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Heat Wave 2021

Here's How to Stay Cool in Portland Today

Ways to beat the heat as Oregon broils under record-breaking temps

06/28/2021 By Julia Silverman

Big Ideas

12 Radical Oregon Plans to Watch

From inclusive playgrounds to Oregon mushroom leather

06/27/2021 Edited by Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

After 16 Months, Oregon Sets a Date for Ending Its COVID-19 Restrictions

Mask mandates and capacity limits will sunset on June 30.

06/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

Weather

What Was Portland Up To the Last Time(s) It Got This Hot?

On Sunday, we’re poised to shatter our three-time 107 degree record. At least we won’t be in the middle of a world war.

06/24/2021 By Cami Hughes

Weather

How to Help Those in Need as the Portland Heat Wave Kicks In

This weekend is going to get really hot. But you know what’s hotter? Helping others. 

06/24/2021 By Riley Bass

Analysis

Traffic Stops Are About to Change in Portland

It's just the latest shift in a seismic year of back-and-forths with the Portland Police Bureau.

06/22/2021 By Julia Silverman

Pride

The Six Weeks that Changed the Trajectory of Oregon’s Gay Rights Movement

For a brief moment in 2004, Multnomah County issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples. We caught up with a few of them.

06/22/2021 By Julia Silverman

Immigration

After Months of Almost No New Arrivals, Refugees Will Be Settling in Oregon Again in 2021

Aid organizations, decimated by Trump-era cuts and the pandemic, are scrambling to beef up operations to be ready to welcome them.

06/18/2021 By Julia Silverman

Sports

Which Oregonians Are Headed to the Tokyo Olympics?

The games are on, and Oregon is well represented. Let's bring home some medals!

06/17/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Volunteer

Mutual Aid Is Having a Moment in Portland. Here Are 5 Initiatives to Support.

An unscientific guide to the proliferating number of groups providing aid to those in need.

06/14/2021 By Fiona McCann

Transit

Is This the Portland Commuter River Ferry the Prophecy Foretold?

Frog Ferry has gotten farther than past efforts and could actually launch next year. Here are 5 reasons why.

06/11/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Politics

The 2021 Legislative Session Is Almost Complete. Let's Review.

Here's what you need to know as lawmakers prepare to wrap things up in Salem

06/09/2021 By Julia Silverman

Video Games

After Several Delays, Panic’s Playdate Finally Gets an Update

The new console includes a larger game roster, new accessories, and a no-code creation tool called Pulp. (And yeah, it still has the crank.)

06/08/2021 By Nick Campigli

Environment

It's Wildfire Season in Oregon. Yes, Already.

Officials say 92 percent of Oregon residents now live in a ‘fire risk region.’

06/08/2021 By Riley Bass

Feature

Can We Save the Lloyd Center?

The 61-year-old mall is not what it once was. But it still has a heartbeat.

06/06/2021 By Marty Patail

News

This New-to-Portland Food App Aims to Help Solve Climate Change—with Discount Doughnuts

Too Good to Go, newly launched in Portland, connects customers with local restaurants and stores to pass on their end-of-day surplus.

06/05/2021 By Nick Campigli