Festival

The Rose Festival Is Back in Portland, in Person, for 2022

The numbers behind the 115-year-old city festival, featuring parades, clowns, Rose Festival Queen drama, and the occasional Oregon Zoo elephant

05/18/2022 By Julia Silverman

Interview

Chef Kristen D. Murray's Last Stand at Måurice

The iconic downtown Portland pastry luncheonette has endured vandalism and financial pandemic-era blows. Now, it's banking on tasting menus for survival and sanity.

04/28/2022 By Karen Brooks

Development

Big Ideas for 3 Prime Portland Parcels

We ask some experts about their dreams for 3 huge prime parcels, which could become affordable housing, health care hubs, or new parks in Portland, Oregon.

04/07/2022 By Karly Quadros

News

The Roxy, Portland's 24-Hour Downtown Diner, Will Permanently Close March 20

Owner Suzanne Hale announced the closure on Facebook Wednesday evening.

03/17/2022 By Thom Hilton

Transportation

How Much Would You Pay to Park Your Car in Portland?

PBOT is proposing to increase metered parking and permit costs to backfill a budget deficit and encourage the use of alternate transportation.

02/21/2022 By Julia Silverman

Development

Think the Portland Metro Area's Done For? These 11 Developments Beg to Differ

New apartment complexes, restored theaters, downtown music venues, and more are in the works for 2022 and beyond.

02/16/2022 By Julia Silverman

Restaurant Openings

Dolly Olive Will Take Over the Former Bistro Agnes Space This Spring

The new restaurant, which features southern Mediterranean brunch and dinner, is part of the Sesame Collective group.

02/01/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Baseball

Baseball's Portland Pickles Open a Team Store Downtown

Find pickle juice, game-worn jerseys, Dillon bobbleheads, and maybe even Dillon himself at the Pickle Jar.

11/15/2021 By Margaret Seiler

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