Red Tape

Oregon Businesses Can Make the Gear Doctors Desperately Need. So What's the Holdup?

Federal regulations, a lack of funding, and no clear direction from the top, for starters.

03/31/2020 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Resources for Portland Small Businesses

COVID-19 hit your business. Here's our resource guide.

03/31/2020 By Eden Dawn and Fiona McCann

Coronavirus

Portland’s Small Business Grant Applications Are Open until April 1

Portland’s Small Business Relief Fund is aimed at getting $2,000—$10,000 grants to 200 small businesses. Some say that’s not nearly enough.

03/30/2020 By Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

Portland's Small Businesses Want to Know If and When Help Is Coming

As local businesses are forced to shutter, they look to the state and federal government for economic relief. Here's what that might look like.

03/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Financial Advice

Four Things Small Business Owners Should Do in the COVID-19 Crisis

Financial expert Georgia Lee Hussey of Modernist Financial offers her tips.

03/26/2020 By Fiona McCann

Breaking News

In a Do-or-Die Situation, a New Portland Independent Restaurant Alliance Rises

“Without your help, we won’t be here.”

03/24/2020 By Karen Brooks

Coronavirus

Attorney Jonathan Hardin Explains Why Insurance Companies are Rejecting Coronavirus Claims

Many local businesses believed when Governor Brown shut them down to slow the virus, that would trigger their insurance benefits and save their companies. We asked an attorney to explain why they likely won't get the help they believe.

03/19/2020 By Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

Many Business Insurance Policies Won’t Cover Loss Due to Coronavirus

Most small businesses have Loss of Business insurance,. But not many know about the fine print that could void all their claims related to the coronavirus.

03/19/2020 By Eden Dawn

Coronavirus

Will I Get Coronavirus from Ordering Takeout?

The lowdown on safety and ethics in Portland’s new takeout-only restaurant reality.

03/18/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

News

How the Local Retail Scene is Coping with Coronavirus

As the city wisely turns to social distancing to slow the spread of coronavirus, retail business has plummeted for our local boutiques and makers. Here are the sales, deals, and news from your local shops as they struggle to survive.

03/17/2020 By Eden Dawn and Kyle Sosa

Lords of Portland

Check Your Head With These Two Limited Edition Blazers Caps Designed by Portugal. The Man

The hats are only available through Rip City Clothing Co.

03/06/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Film

Feminist March Takes Over the Hollywood Theatre

The cinema boasts an entire month of programming dedicated to women's contribution to film! Here are five you can't miss.

03/06/2020 By Eden Dawn

Q & A

The Montenegro Sisters Want You to Fix Your Clothes Instead of Tossing Them

The duos new book Mending Life walks newbie sewers through the process of mending their clothing in visible, stylish ways.

03/04/2020 By Eden Dawn

Fashion

Columbia Sportswear Releases Mickey Mouse–Themed Adventure Wear (For Real)

The 18-piece collection features rainwear, graphic tees, hats, and sun-protective shirts and hoodies.

03/03/2020 By Kyle Sosa

Poler Thaw

How Poler Came Back from Bankruptcy Death

Shuttered in November 2018, the #campvibes brand is back in action.

02/25/2020 By Eden Dawn

(Re)Emerging Designer

Portland Fashion Veteran Elizabeth Dye Is Doing Whatever the Hell She Wants

After 20 years in the city's fashion scene, the wedding gown designer embraces color.

02/25/2020 By Eden Dawn Photography by Christopher Dibble

What’s Next?

We Asked 5 Portland Tech Insiders about the Future of the Industry

Portland’s tech scene is steadily growing and morphing, ushering in economic, cultural, and physical change to our city as it does.

02/25/2020 By Fiona McCann and Marty Patail

Office Space

WeWork Opens First East-Side Location

The beleaguered workspace rental company opens its fourth Portland space in the Lloyd District.

02/24/2020 By Fiona McCann

Spotlight

Meet the Stylist Behind the Portland-designed Oscar Dress

Learn how Scarlet Chamberlin creates red carpet moments for Hollywood from PDX.

02/20/2020 By Kyle Sosa

Fashion Show

Portland's Latest Lingerie Looks Revealed at the Annual Unmentionable Fashion Show

Check out all our favorite under things from the night.

02/10/2020 By Eden Dawn