Best Places to Work

Paid Family Leave Finally Lands in Oregon

It took 10 years. Some employers didn’t bother waiting that long.

12/31/2019 By Julia Silverman

Medical Marvels

A Local Neurologist Thinks a Baby’s Dream State May Affect Their Adult Life

OHSU prof Miranda Lim thinks there may be a link between interrupted REM sleep and autism.

12/31/2019 By Julia Silverman

Television

Oregon's Surprisingly Close, and Slightly Dark, Relationship with The Bachelor

We're in the top tier of feeder states for the nearly two-decade old reality show.

12/31/2019 By Julia Silverman

Travel

Head to Hawaii for Just a Long Weekend? Yes, We Can!

Chase the sun in Kailua, President Obama’s low-key hideaway.

12/31/2019 By Julia Silverman

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

News

Oregon and Washington Take Another Stab at Replacing the I-5 Bridge

The once-canceled megaproject over the Columbia resurfaces.

12/31/2019 By Julia Silverman

A Ticket to Ride

For Xmas, the City of Portland Is Gifting Us with More Time for E-Scooters. Yay?

The Portland Bureau of Transportation announces the e-scooters will be with us throughout 2020.

12/20/2019 By Julia Silverman

Breaking News

Multiple Women Recall Sexual Misconduct and Perceived Retaliation by Gordon Sondland

Three women recall Sondland made unwanted sexual contact in business settings. One says he exposed himself and that, later, she fell over the back of a couch trying to escape him. All recall professional retaliation after they rejected him.

11/27/2019 By Julia Silverman, Kelly Clarke, Fiona McCann, Maryam Jameel, and Doris Burke

PDX Index

Everything Is Fine in the World of Local Retail Real Estate. Kind Of.

Vacancy rates are low, rents are steady, but change looms in 2020

11/26/2019 By Julia Silverman

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

Book Flap

An E-book Revolt Is Brewing at Your Local Library

A major publishing house wants to embargo its new releases. Librarians are fighting back.

11/21/2019 By Julia Silverman

Book Festival 2019

YA Graphic Novelists Owned the Portland Book Festival This Weekend

The kids are all right—and they lined up in droves on Saturday to see Raina Telgemeier, Rainbow Rowell, and more.

11/11/2019 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Oregon's Lone Republican in Congress Is Bowing Out

After 30 years in Salem and DC, Rep. Greg Walden says he's done with politics.

10/28/2019 By Julia Silverman

LGBTQ+

Kate Brown Just Signed an Executive Order Protecting Gender Identity

The executive order also expands bathroom access at state buildings for those who are transgender, nonbinary or gender non-conforming.

10/25/2019 By Julia Silverman

TriMet Troubles

People Are Really Mad at TriMet over Its New ‘Fare Inspectors’

Twitter to TriMet: Just a thought, maybe try going fareless instead?

10/23/2019 By Julia Silverman

Impeachment

Portland Hotelier To Testify in Congress on Thursday—for Real This Time

After the White House initially blocked Gordon Sondland's testimony, he's been served.

10/15/2019 By Julia Silverman

Nonprofits

Longtime Mercy Corps Leader to Step Down

Neal Keny-Guyer's resignation comes days after a bombshell investigation by the Oregonian.

10/11/2019 By Julia Silverman

Impeachment

Portland Hotelier At Center of Impeachment Inquiry Blocked From Testifying

Gordon Sondland—the US Ambassador to the EU—also runs some of the most popular boutique hotels in Portland.

10/09/2019 By Julia Silverman

Public Health

Kate Brown Just Issued a Temporary Ban on Flavored Vape Products

The ban follows the death of two Oregonians and a national outbreak of vaping-related illnesses.

10/04/2019 By Julia Silverman