Social Distancing

Sick of Staying Home? Get Over It.

Data shows that staying home is working in Oregon. So even when the sun comes out next week, you should stay close to home.

04/04/2020 By Julia Silverman

How We're Coping

A Portland Comedian on How Coronavirus is Shaping the Comedy Landscape

Shain Brenden says he and other comedians have had to "adjust accordingly." But that doesn't mean it's not a little bit funny.

04/01/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Testing Testing

C Is For Coronavirus. And For Coughing.

New data shows coughing, fatigue are common among local COVID-19 cases

03/31/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Starting Tonight, Portland Will Make a Bunch of Noise for First Responders

Nurses, doctors, grocery store employees, bus drivers ... they can’t stay home during the crisis. At 7 p.m. each day, let’s show them our appreciation.

03/27/2020 By Marty Patail

Look for the Helpers

OHSU Med Students Mobilize to Help the Most Vulnerable Stay Out of the ER

ISO tents, rain canopies, smartphones, grocery gift cards and more to help prevent emergency room visits.

03/26/2020 By Julia Silverman

How We're Coping

A Portland Performer Discusses the State of the Arts Under Coronavirus

John Ellingson is the associate artistic director at Northwest Children's Theater and father to a 1-year-old daughter. In the face of a global pandemic, he's...

03/20/2020 By Conner Reed

Love & Psychology

Love In the Time of COVID-19

OSU professor Regan Gurung helps us cultivate our relationships with one word: patience.

03/19/2020 By Gabriel Granillo Illustrations by Brian Breneman

Spring Arts: Design

This Portland Cemetery Is an Unsung Example of “The Earliest American Art Form”

Local historian John Doyle will lead a tour of River View Cemetery in April for Design Week.

02/25/2020 By Conner Reed

PDX Index

Wanna Play in Oregon’s Great Outdoors This Spring? It’ll Cost You.

Kayakers, hikers, anglers, and RV’ers: prepare to cough up.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

The Reformer

Jonathan Garcia Is Disrupting the Status Quo at Portland Public Schools

The chief engagement officer has a message for the state’s largest school district. Is the city ready to listen?

01/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

After Arnold

Astoria-Shot Kindergarten Cop Turns 30 This Year

Here’s why that matters.

01/21/2020 By Fiona McCann

Trophy Case

4 Portland Twists on Standby Valentine's Day Presents

Consider us Cupid's helpers.

01/21/2020 By Eden Dawn

News

Oregon’s Plastic Bag Ban Starts Jan. 1. Here’s What You Need to Know.

For starters, prepare to pay five cents every time you want a paper bag.

12/31/2019 By Alice Callahan

How To

A Masterclass in How Not to Apologize, From 3 Portland-Area Men

Dissecting the recent if-pologies from Alberto Salazar, Ken Fisher, and Neal Keny-Guyer

12/31/2019 By Julia Silverman

Theater

This Portland Actor Channels Die Hard's Hans Gruber Every Holiday Season

A Q&A with actor Landy Lamb, who shines as German mastermind Hans Gruber in Funhouse Lounge's Die Hard: The Musical

11/26/2019 By Conner Reed

Arts

2019’s Best Oregon-Born Culture, From Potent Whispers to Vivid Dances to Twitter Comedy

Plus, a play that melted our writer’s face off.

11/26/2019 By Conner Reed and Fiona McCann

Slope Showdown

Mount Hood Meadows’ Expansion Promises Ever Higher Levels of Shredded Gnar

The ski area’s massive expansion is a shot across Timberline’s artisan-crafted bow.

11/26/2019 By Julia Silverman

Sculpture

Displaced by a Skate Park, a Treasured Piece of Public Art Finds A New Home

Finding a (new) contemplative place for Contemplative Place

11/26/2019 By Conner Reed

Bread Army

The Quiet Cabal of Whole Grain Fanatics Powering Portland’s Bakeries

The baked goods revolution will not be televised

11/26/2019 By Miranda Rake