EDUCATION

Inside Portland’s Schools

Explore the fast-changing landscape of local learning.

01/15/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Zach Dundas, Fiona McCann, Rachel Grozanick, Katelyn Best, and Alex Madison Illustrations by Matthew Billington

ISSUES & INNOVATION

Portland’s Schools Take On Tough Issues and Bold Ideas

From absentee kindergartners to meditation classes, local education is transforming.

01/15/2016 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Alex Madison, Katelyn Best, Rachel Grozanick, Zach Dundas, and Emma Mannheimer

SHOPPING

Let the Holiday Bazaars, Sales, Pop-Ups, and Pheasant Fetes (?!) Continue!

Two more weekends of artisanal Portland revelry and retail await.

12/11/2015 By Alex Madison

DESIGN

A Portland Start-Up's Cute, Customized Backyard Pods Could Be Your Fortress of Solitude

SQFT aims to combine flexible designs and ADU-like value with speed and sustainability.

12/08/2015 By Alex Madison

SHOPPING

We've Got All the Seasonal Artisanal/Local Holiday Bazaars, Pop-Ups, and Markets You Can Handle, Portland

The city's de facto festival of awesome short-run indie shopping has begun!

12/01/2015 By Alex Madison

SUSTAINABILITY

How the 'Up-Cycling' Design Company Looptworks Reinvented Portland's Most Legendary Motorcycle Jackets

The sustainability-focused manufacturer turns excess leather into premium luggage. Everyone wins.

11/24/2015 By Alex Madison

HOME GOODS

Thanks to Wood & Faulk, Holiday Shopping for Your Favorite Artisan-Obsessed Leather Fan Is Done

“Our pieces are classic with kind of a rugged edge .... They have that Northwest feeling combined with classic nostalgia.”

11/05/2015 By Alex Madison

FURNITURE

This New Sustainable Furniture Design Company Is Portland Through and Through

Folk launches with a Northwest-minimalist aesthetic and high-minded aspirations.

11/04/2015 By Alex Madison

LIGHTING DESIGN

Buckminster Fuller Inspired These Aggressively Angular Portland-Made Lamps

North for the Summer debuts a lighting line that channels the great midcentury design thinker.

10/21/2015 By Alex Madison

ARCHITECTURE / URBAN FUTURES

Are Tiny Homes the Housing Solution for a Fast-Growing PDX?

How to cope with a population boom, rising prices, and McMansion ugliness? A gathering of innovative housing thinkers says the solution lies in microscopic homes.

10/20/2015 By Alex Madison

FURNITURE

Shaker Simplicity Meets Danish Modern in the Awesomely Elegant "Portland Chair"

A refined designer from Portland (Oregon). A renowned manufacturer from Portland (Maine). You know this chair is going to inspire serious envy.

10/20/2015 By Alex Madison

ARCHITECTURE

Home Tour Alert! Step Inside Portland's Most Stunning Modernist Houses

The popular annual AIA homes tour unlocks eight gems of contemporary home design.

09/28/2015 By Alex Madison

ART OPENING

If Syrian Refugees Can Make Street Art This Good, You Have No Excuses

A new exhibit at the downtown Mercy Corps Action Center shows the resilience—and artistry—of kids who've already survived a lifetime of war.

09/23/2015 By Alex Madison

BY THE NUMBERS

Is the Drought Here For Good?

We take a look at the impact of the drought on the Northwest, from wildfires to rising temps

09/21/2015 By Alex Madison

ARCHITECTURE

The Amazing Design Stories Behind Portland's 5 Greatest Bridges

The most distinctive feature of the urban landscape—the Willamette's series of bridges—is an anthology of epic engineering.

09/14/2015 By Alex Madison

MUSIC

10 Reasons We Should All Have a Crush on Brandi Carlile

The Seattle native is in town this weekend for two nights of concerts on the Edgefield lawn. Didn't get tickets? Click through some live videos and spend some time getting to know Brandi Carlile a little better.

09/09/2015 By Allison Jones and Alex Madison

BRIGHT IDEA

A Local Nonprofit Offers Health Products to Families in Need

Live. Treat. Heal. Repeat.'s mission? Bringing deodorant, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, and other basic staples to those reliant on SNAP, the nutritional assistance program that doesn't cover these essential goods.

08/31/2015 By Alex Madison

NEWS

For Lummi Nation, a PDX Stop; for Mayor Hales, a Photo Op

A massive totem pole travels up the Columbia River with First Nations protesters, pauses in Portland for a blessing.

08/28/2015 By Alex Madison

THEATER

NT Live Encore Festival Brings London Theatre to Portland—in High Definition

Some of the biggest stars in theater are bringing their acclaimed live performances to Portland—on video. It’s the NT live Encore Festival, and it's coming in high definition to a theatre near you. 

08/27/2015 By Alex Madison

OPENING WEEK

Opening Week: Portland Farmers’ Market

The crowds came out for Saturday’s debut of the Portland Farmers’ Market at PSU, and we’ve got the scoop on new vendors and the fresh goods...

03/20/2012 By Allison Jones