News & City Life

Development

O’Bryant Square Garage to Be Demolished in 2023

The downtown Portland plaza, nicknamed "Paranoid Park," is catty-corner to the new Ritz-Carlton, which is set to open next July.

09/16/2022 By Julia Silverman

Election 2022

Suzanne Bonamici Is Ready for Some Company

The Democrat from Beaverton has been the only woman in Oregon’s congressional delegation for a decade. Whatever happens in November’s elections, that will change.

09/15/2022 By Fiona McCann

COVID-19

Omicron Boosters Are Here in Portland. When Should You Get One?

We talked to an expert about the timing of your bivalent shot, the possible side effects, and what else you need to know about the new boosters.

09/14/2022 By Fiona McCann

long story short

Who's the LA Transplant Playing (Tunes) for the Blazers?

The official Blazers DJ for basketball games at the Moda Center, David Jackson is also a mentor, music producer, cancer survivor, and more.

09/14/2022 By Fiona McCann Photography by Jasmine Pritchett

Travel

10 Grand Lodges of the Pacific Northwest

For every season, there’s a dream destination. These retreats in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho invoke the mythic best of the Northwest.

09/13/2022 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Benjamin Tepler, Margaret Seiler, Amy Martin, and Kelly Clarke

Election 2022

Clackamas Voters Might Elect the First Woman of Color to the County Board

Libra Forde could help tip the balance of power on the five-member board of commissioners.

09/13/2022 By Julia Silverman

Environment

Air Quality Across Oregon Is Improving Despite Ongoing Wildfires

The state’s two largest power companies, Portland General Electric and PacificCorp, have restored all power to 44,000 customers after precautionary shutdowns.

09/12/2022 By Matt Trueherz

Environment

Rolling Power Outages Are Planned around Portland as East Winds Kick Up

It's an effort to keep downed, live power lines from sparking wildfires.

09/09/2022 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Kate Brown Was Supposed to Be America’s ‘Radical Feminist Governor.’ What Happened?

Looking back at a bumpy—and undersung?—tenure, as the almost-two-term Oregon governor prepares to leave office

09/09/2022 By Beth Slovic

The Queen is Dead

4 Portland Pubs in Which to Mourn Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Looking for a pub to drown your sorrows about the passing of the British monarch? From Toffee Club to the Horse Brass, we got you.

09/08/2022 By Michelle Harris, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Election 2022

Where Do the Candidates for Oregon Governor Stand on Issues Often Championed by Women?

A look at how gubernatorial candidates Christine Drazan, Betsy Johnson & Tina Kotek have voted on paid family leave, reproductive rights, and more

09/07/2022 By Shannon Daehnke and Julia Silverman

Transit

Frog Ferry: Dead in the Water

The recurrent fantasy of a Willamette River commuter ferry is back to being just a pipe dream, after local boosters give up on its latest iteration.

09/06/2022 By Margaret Seiler

COVID-19

New COVID Boosters Arriving in Oregon

The bivalent boosters from Moderna and Pfizer are already here and are expected to be available to eligible Oregonians next week.

09/02/2022 By Fiona McCann

History Lesson

Meet the Prineville Man Who Spent His Summer Hiking More than 2,400 Miles of the Oregon Trail

While pushing a makeshift covered wagon, Don Martin of Prineville was joined by a cape-wearing stuffed steer named Last Ox.

09/02/2022 By Michelle Harris

Development

6 Big Development Projects to Watch In Portland and Beyond This Fall

Kah-Nee-Ta gears back up, PAM CUT's getting a new home, the Vancouver Waterfront is getting a new hotel, and more.

09/01/2022 By Julia Silverman

Arts News

12 Portland Arts Orgs Receive $10K Education Grants from Oregon Arts Commission

The Arts Learning grants went to 24 organizations statewide to support residencies, haunted houses, original operas, and more.

08/29/2022 By Conner Reed

Schools

Inside a School Day at the Muslim Educational Trust in Tigard

At Oregon’s sole Islamic K–12 school, finding a disciplined mix of religion and rigor.

08/29/2022 By Julia Silverman Photography by Amanda Lucier

Education

Running the Numbers on Portland’s Substitute Teacher Shortage

Part of a statewide problem that worsened in the COVID-19 pandemic, the substitute teacher shortage is poised to persist in the 2022–2023 school year.

08/26/2022 By Julia Silverman

Essay

Notes on Answering the Call to Substitute Teach in a Portland Middle School

Of paper airplanes and Fortnite, TikTok, worksheets, clap-outs and trying to make up for lost time.

08/26/2022 By Emily Chenoweth

School Supplies

Choice Back-to-School Supplies for the Design-Forward Kid

Japanese erasers, statement pencils, a whale stapler from Italy, lay-flat notebooks, and more from local stores.

08/25/2022 By Julia Silverman