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

Education

Is Reed College’s New President Too Cool to Be a University Administrator?

Audrey Bilger is a gay trailblazer and pop culture pundit with an absolutely baller vinyl collection.

10/23/2019 By Jason Cohen

Retail

How She Bop Changed the Sex Shop Game

You know we had to call it an “oral history.” Hey, it is one!

10/23/2019 By Kiva Hanson

Oregon Wine 2019: Solidarity

How Wildfires and Shady Californians Led Oregon Winemakers to Unite

A new collective label, Oregon Solidarity, donates profits back to the Rogue Valley Vintners.

09/23/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Oregon Wine 2019

These Are the 5 Best $40+ Showstopper Oregon Wines Right Now

Planning on splurging? These are your best bets.

09/23/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Andy Fortgang

Oregon Wine 2019

These Are the 5 Best Oregon Wines Under $40 to Save for the Cellar

These bottles are best stored for Future You to enjoy.

09/23/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Stacey Gibson

Oregon Wine 2019

These Are the 5 Best Not-Chardonnays in Oregon Under $40

Great bottles that aren't the most popular white wine.

09/23/2019 Edited by Ramona DeNies By Maggie Strom

Oregon Wine 2019

These Are the 5 Best Not-Pinots in Oregon Under $40

Ancient Georgian saperavi to gamay noir, this state's got it.

09/23/2019 By Jane Smith Edited by Ramona DeNies

Oregon Wine 2019

These Are the 5 Best Oregon Chardonnays Under $40

Division Wine's Will Prouty picks bottles that evoke "sunbathing on wet stone" or a sleek cat that could "maul you at any moment."

09/23/2019 By Will Prouty Edited by Ramona DeNies

Oregon Wine 2019

These Are the 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noirs Under $40

That includes the "Michelle Obama of Willamette Valley pinot."

09/23/2019 By Kristen Young Edited by Ramona DeNies

Community

Meet the Woman Who Helps Immigrant and Refugee Communities Get Ready for a Massive Quake

Regina Ingabire wants everyone to know what to do when the shaking stops.

09/23/2019 By Zach Dundas