Wide Open Races

Sizing Up the Contenders for Greg Walden’s Soon-to-Be-Vacant Congressional Seat

Spoiler: the real race is on the GOP side.

02/25/2020 By Julia Silverman

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

Commence Panic

Summer Camp Registration Season Is Upon Us

Portland Parks and Rec opens registration on Monday

02/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Park and Ride

A Nice Winter Ski Session at Mount Hood Sounds Like a Good Idea, Right? Everyone Else Thinks So, Too

Main lots at Meadows and Timberline are filling by 8 a.m.

02/20/2020 By Julia Silverman

Wanderlust

Feeling Fernweh? Hop On a Direct Flight Out of Here

Condor Airlines is bumping up the return of its seasonal nonstop flights between Portland and Frankfurt.

02/18/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Just Exactly What Is Happening in Salem Right Now?

Environmentalists and the timber industry agree to work together, and Senate Republicans don't like it one bit.

02/17/2020 By Julia Silverman

Public Transit

Tell TriMet What You Think About Its Proposed New Max Line

The Southwest Corridor Line would run from downtown to Bridgeport Village.

02/12/2020 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Gordon Sondland Might Be Headed Back Home to Portland

Trump fired the EU Ambassador today

02/07/2020 By Julia Silverman

Nonprofits

Review Concludes Mercy Corps Leadership Made "Missteps, Mistakes" in Handling of Sexual Abuse Case

The board of directors say they accept all of the findings in the independent report

02/05/2020 By Julia Silverman

Q + A

A Love Letter, and a Wake-Up Call, for Yamhill County, From A New York Times Columnist

'Tightrope' traces the ripple effects of generational poverty in Yamhill, Oregon, and what can be done to break the cycle.

02/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

Stay Classy, Portland

Local TV News Is Losing Viewers. This New KGW Show Wants Them Back

Its creators say 'The Story,' at 6 pm, is for viewers who've lost patience with 'if it bleeds, it leads.'

01/28/2020 By Julia Silverman

The Big One

Will Oregon Lawmakers Say Yes to More Money for Earthquake Prep?

Yes, and to the tune of $12.7 million, if Gov. Kate Brown gets her way

01/27/2020 By Julia Silverman

Education

NEW: Graduation Rates are Up in Oregon, But We're Still No New Jersey

Newly-released data shows that 80 percent of the class of 2019 graduated after four years in high school.

01/23/2020 By Julia Silverman

California Dreaming

Face It, Oregon: On These Topics, California Is Way Ahead of Us

Buckle up, Beaver State. We have some catching up to do.

01/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Smart Alecks

Portland Private Schools, by the Numbers: 2020

Local private schools enroll thousands of area kids in programs ranging from language immersion to faith-based.

01/21/2020 Edited by Julia Silverman

Madam Librarian

Meet the NoPo Librarian Who’s Watching Over an Entire School of Bookworms

James John Elementary doesn’t have a ton of wealthy parents. But the book-loving culture there runs deep.

01/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Magic School Bus

A STEAM-Powered Mobile Classroom Brings Hands-On Science Projects to Beaverton

G. Douglas Bundy wants to forgo worksheets and have students take up making.

01/21/2020 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

Honor Roll

The State of Portland Schools in 2020

Six intrepid locals evolving and improving the city’s education system from the inside.

01/21/2020 Edited by Julia Silverman

Art & Basketball

Drool Over These Limited-Edition Blazers Game-Day Posters from Local Artists

Snapping one up requires arriving way early at the Moda Center before a home game.

01/21/2020 By Julia Silverman