Guv Watch

Old Dems, New Tricks

The Democratic race heats up as Kitzhaber stays ahead in Facebook friends and Twitter followers while Bradbury gets some help from above.

01/19/2010 By Randy Gragg

Editor's Note

City of Schools

After years of cloudiness and uncertainty for Portland Public Schools, the skies are beginning to clear as enrollment increases due to the influx of children from the 20- and 30- somethings that have migrated here for years.

01/19/2010 By Randy Gragg

Top Docs 2010

Team Trauma

They're the subject of TV melodramas, they see us on our worst days. We asked the emergency room doctors of our Top Docs list to tell us what it takes to work in the ER, what they love about their job, and which patients they'll never forget.

12/15/2009 By Kasey Cordell and Randy Gragg With Brian Barker

Christianity in Portland

Jesus' Favorite City

Despite a reputation as one of the "least-churched" regions in the country, Portland is a breeding ground for liberal Christianity. We sat down with a few of Portland's liberal church avant-garde and had a conversation about the value of religion.

12/11/2009 By Randy Gragg, Rachel Ritchie, and Martin Patail

Mudroom

Land of the Lost

4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42: if you recognize these numbers, you should check out our look at Lost's ties to Portland, and maybe even sample some of our Lost party favors.

12/11/2009 By Randy Gragg With Brian Barker

Guv Watch

Kitzhaber: Sequel or Rerun?

Oregon's guv-in-boots takes a long hard look at another tenure in Salem.

12/11/2009 By Randy Gragg

EDITOR’S NOTE

Postmodern Pilgrimage

12/10/2009 By Randy Gragg

Q&A: JOE SACCO

Behind the Lines

Joe Sacco has gone to warzones such as Goražde, Palestine, and Sarajevo and reported what he found in a series of critically acclaimed books, inadvertently helping to create comics journalism. He takes a break from preparing his newest, _Footnotes in Gaz

11/09/2009 By Randy Gragg

Editor's Note

Our Mountain

11/09/2009 By Randy Gragg

Take 3

A Missing Park Block Returned

Three different viewpoints on the final chapter of downtown’s longest-running saga

10/29/2009 By Randy Gragg

Beyond the Bridges

Sayulita Is Mexico's Hush-Hush Resort Town. Get There Before the Word Gets Out.

Sayulita, a tiny village of 2,500, still feels like one imagines it did during the 16th century, when the Spanish first happened upon it. Even the Mexicans began settling it only in 1941.

10/09/2009 By Randy Gragg

FALL TRAVEL

Explore Hidden Oregon

From the sprawling emptiness of southeastern Oregon to the rough tranquility of the Oregon Coast, the state is ripe for exploring. No matter where you're going to, there are some lesser-known gems that can't be missed. We've found 30 such adventures.

09/11/2009 By Kasey Cordell, Randy Gragg, and Rachel Ritchie Edited by Brian Barker

Mudroom

Does Portland's New Bike Plan Measure Up to Our City's Cycling Reputation?

One urban planner says not quite.

09/10/2009 By Randy Gragg

EDITOR’S NOTE

A Good Life

09/10/2009 By Randy Gragg

History

Boundaries for Taste

An important moment in the history of Oregon wine occurred in 1975, when Oregon began requiring every city in the state to implement an urban growth boundary. The result: numerous hillsides on the outskirts of Salem, McMinnville, and Forest Grove that are

08/28/2009 By Randy Gragg

Here & Now

China Futures

China Design Now at the Portland Art Museum, Milwaukie's community planning, development in North Portland, Mercy Corps' new headquarters are all design headlines this month.

08/18/2009 By Randy Gragg

Get Yo Grape On

Oregon's 50 Best Wines 2009

Oregon's one of the best wine-growing regions in the world—and we have the guide to finding the best quality and the best value to match it.

08/18/2009 With Randy Gragg By Condé Cox

Beyond the Bridges

Perfect Pairing

Luxury resort the Allison makes inroads in the underdeveloped Willamette Valley.

08/17/2009 By Randy Gragg

Editor’s Note

Better Together

08/17/2009 By Randy Gragg

EDITOR’S NOTE

Faith, Medium Rare

07/23/2009 By Randy Gragg