Editor’s Note: August 2012

Water Master

We can thank a 19th century city employee for tapping into the pristine Bull Run water supply.

07/18/2012 By Randy Gragg

Power Up

Electric Company

The vintage gears and mechanical works at the Bull Run Powerhouse tell a story that's worth preserving.

07/14/2012 By Randy Gragg

Editor's Note

Walker’s Way

She doesn't have much of a jump shot, but Barbara Walker is still one of our favorite trail blazers.

06/22/2012 Edited by Randy Gragg

Trail City

The High Road

Happy 100th birthday to Terwilliger Parkway! You don't look a day over 95.

06/15/2012 By Randy Gragg Edited by Brian Barker

Editor’s Note

The Great Attractor

It's not a local secret: Everyone knows that the Gorge is a great place, not only to play, but to work and live.

05/24/2012 By Randy Gragg

Parks & Wreck

How John Yeon Shaped the Columbia River Gorge

One visionary Portland architect used bulldozers, Ming china, and political chutzpah to create a stunning personal landscape—and save the Gorge as we know it.

05/24/2012 By Randy Gragg

Schnitz Blitz

The Arlene Effect

Arlene Schnitzer first took an art class because it fit her schedule. What she learned would shape Portland’s visual arts scene for decades.

04/27/2012 By Randy Gragg

Editor's Note

Personal Bests

With this month's issue, we present our first “best of the city” feature in almost four years.

04/27/2012 By Randy Gragg


Ocean Theater

A former NBA hoopster falls in love with the Oregon Coast and builds a breathtaking bed and breakfast.

03/23/2012 By Randy Gragg

Editor’s Note

Ready, Aim, Grow

Portlanders owe a debt to the botanical bounty and plant prowess of John and Lilla Leach.

03/23/2012 By Randy Gragg


To Heir is Human

As five Portland power families pass the torch, can the next generation step up?

03/16/2012 By Randy Gragg and Zach Dundas

Editor’s Note

The Limits of Nice

02/24/2012 By Randy Gragg


Spring Arts Date Book

With boundary-busting ballet from Sweden, queer theater from San Francisco, and Carlos Kalmar's take on Stravinsky's "Rite of Spring", Portland is abloom with arts offerings for the season.

02/23/2012 By Randy Gragg, John Chandler, Anne Adams, and Martin Patail


Black in Portland

The history of African American communities in Portland is a very moving tale.

02/17/2012 By Randy Gragg

Editor’s Note

The Long View

There are major changes to our state's educational system in store.

01/26/2012 By Randy Gragg


Dark Star

Former Portlander Mark Rothko is the subject of three different cultural tributes.

01/26/2012 By Randy Gragg


The 99 Percent Solution?

Has Portland's plan for the future gotten lost in the consensus?

12/23/2011 By Randy Gragg


The 50 Most Influential Portlanders

Who will define Portland in a new era? We asked around (and around some more) to discover this inspiring collection of movers, shakers, rising stars, and established figures with fresh ideas who are already changing the city.

12/16/2011 With Sarah Mirk, Kasey Cordell, Brian Barker, Rachel Ritchie, Martin Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Randy Gragg, Ramona DeNies, Ashleigh Westmoreland, Meghan Ratliffe, Derek Pettie, Kate Moening, Carl Abbott, and Amanda Waldroupe Edited by Zach Dundas


Andy Ricker’s Postcards from Taiwan

When Pok Pok chef Andy Ricker, Portland’s foremost Asian food authority and noted street-food-hopping explorer, mentioned he was invited on a tour of the foo...

11/02/2011 By Eat Beat Team