Election 2020

The Race for Oregon's Open Congressional Seat is Getting Crowded

A new big money Republican entered the race on Monday.

01/13/2020 By Julia Silverman

Commence Panic

Worried About Icy Roads If It Snows In Portland? Us Too

Here's what you need to know to survive if it snows next week

01/12/2020 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

Here Are 7 Big Things That Could Change Everything for Oregon in 2020

Presidential contenders, cigarette taxes and baseball teams, oh my!

01/07/2020 By Julia Silverman

Transportation

The Important Question of Our Time: Which Seat Should You Pick on TriMet?

And yes, there is a right answer.

01/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

In With the New

Portland Got a New Police Chief Over the Holidays

Portland Police Bureau vet Jami Resch takes over from Danielle Outlaw, who decamped to Philly.

01/02/2020 By Julia Silverman

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