Homelessness

At Long Last, Portland Announces 3 Locations For 'Safe Rest Villages'

Only 180 people will be able to move in; three more sites are expected to be announced soon.

09/30/2021 By Julia Silverman

Development

The Portland Hotel Boom Continues Apace

When tourists start flocking back to the city, they’ll have plenty of new lodging options.

09/21/2021 By Cami Hughes

News You Can Use

5 Stories to Watch This Week, September 20-27

Booster shots for the 65+ crowd, a redistricting ruckus in Salem, and more schoolkids in quarantine.

09/20/2021 By Julia Silverman

Analysis

When the Topic Is Downtown Portland, the Tone Can Be Toxic

Post-pandemic, downtown Portland has been reeling. Acknowledging that there's a problem is an important step toward fixing it.

09/07/2021 By Julia Silverman

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Downtown

Cultural temples, greatest-hit food halls and Portland's living room

02/25/2021 By Kelly Clarke and Margaret Seiler

What To Do

In a Gloomy Pandemic Season, the Portland Winter Light Festival Returns Just in Time

The annual event is more dispersed, masked, and distanced, but still aglow.

02/01/2021 By Julia Silverman

Food Interview

Vitaly Paley on the Death of Imperial and Life at Paley’s Place

An icon of local eating returns to his original kitchen in a do-or-die food world.

10/28/2020 By Karen Brooks

Protest Geography

A Guide to the Buildings around the Main Portland Protests

Justice means jail, federal means fenced, and parks used to be single-sex.

07/23/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Essay

Nights at the Roxy, an All-Ages Queer Haven

Notes on downtown’s 24-hour neon dive from a former teenage client

06/01/2020 By Thom Hilton

News

Here's What the Protests Looked Like on Saturday Night

Despite an 8 pm curfew, Portlanders took to the streets for a second night in a row, to protest the killing of George Floyd.

05/30/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Photo Essay

The Aftermath of Friday Night's Protests

Portlanders took to the streets to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Here are the scenes they left behind.

05/30/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

City Slicker

The Game-Changing Perk of Homeownership No One Told Me

On moving from "big city" downtown to the unofficial club that is "the neighborhood."

04/01/2020 By Marty Patail

The Big Deals

Three Projects Reshaping Portland Neighborhoods

Big-deal developments to watch for downtown, in Goose Hollow, and on a surging Sandy Boulevard

04/01/2020

Development

Downtown Portland Is Getting the Northwest's First Ritz-Carlton Hotel

The 35-story tower replacing the SW 10th and Alder food cart pod will soon house a luxury hotel.

06/20/2019 By Marty Patail

Style

Meet Dayna Pinkham, Portland's World-Class Hatmaker

In her downtown shop, the master milliner crafts hats for stars—and for everyday Portlanders, too.

01/29/2019 By Eden Dawn

Brand New

Japanese Lifestyle Store Muji Is Here to Fill the Empty Hole in Your Life

The iconic brand opens its second biggest US location in the former Meier & Frank space.

11/20/2018 By Marty Patail and Eden Dawn

Word of Mouth

Portland's Real-Deal Farm-to-Table Cooking Isn't Where You'd Expect

Namely in a downtown wine shop.

06/19/2018 By Karen Brooks

Review

At Bistro Agnes, the Wild Duo behind Ox Plays French Food Straight

The downtown spot is good. But where's the spark?

05/22/2018 By Karen Brooks

Breaking News

Downtown's Bistro Agnes Launches Lunch Service

James Beard Award-winning chefs Greg and Gabi Denton bring their downtown French comfort menu into the daylight.

03/28/2018 By Karen Brooks

Eat Here Now

Find Great Hand-Stretched Noodles at This Downtown Food Cart

Slurp, sip, and repeat.

03/27/2018 By Kelly Clarke