Jazz Fest

Thundercat Was at Home Among Jazz Fans at His PDX Jazz Fest Set

The bassist set aside the hits and played dazzling solos for a rapt crowd at Portland Art Museum last Saturday.

03/06/2020 By Daniel Bromfield

The Long View

How Oregon’s Racist History Can Sharpen Our Sense of Justice Right Now

Writer Walidah Imarisha on eight years of talking about the brutal history of race in Oregon.

02/25/2020 By Walidah Imarisha

Essay

Black Girls Matter: Navigating Portland's Systemic Racism as a Parent of Daughters

For us black moms, the safety of our daughters is always on our minds.

01/21/2020 By Kali Thorne Ladd

Sports

Barley Is a Gentle and Beautiful Creature and I Will Protect Them with My Life

A super-serious rebuttal to the Pennsylvania sports insider who called the Hillsboro Hops mascot "terrifying."

04/17/2019 By Brian Breneman

Best Bars 2018: Our Bars, Ourselves

Want to Understand Portland? Get to Know These 10 Bars.

There are many great bars in this town, but these help you make sense of it.

08/14/2018 By Zach Dundas

Essay

Welcome to Portland, the City That's Just Like Your Overachieving Older Sister

You're in Marcia-Land now. Here are all the ways Portland is the most-est.

08/03/2018 By Jimmy Radosta

Summer Reads 2018

Water Aerobics: An Essay by Courtenay Hameister

"I moved to a spot in the shallow end. I admit that I was already judging Molly harshly for her Chinese-character tattoo because I was jealous of her leg muscles."

07/17/2018 By Courtenay Hameister

Real Estate 2018: Paradise Found/Lost

I Left Portland to Escape Crazy Development. But Guess What?

You may not be interested in growth, but growth is interested in you.

03/27/2018 By Leah Sottile

Mountain Time: Vail

Why One Journalist Left Portland for Vail

Would you give up Pine State Biscuits for mountains of fresh powder?

11/20/2017 By Ted Katauskas

Essay

Massive Growth Is Transforming Portland. What Do We Need to Do Next?

We size up the blown chances and promising opportunities.

09/21/2017 By Randy Gragg Illustrations by Matteo Berton

Essay

How to Become a Portlander in 11 Not-Very-Easy Steps

You're going to love it here. We're going to love you. Promise.

06/30/2017 By Courtenay Hameister

The Oregon Woman: What Happens Next?

What Stands in the Way of Electing a Woman President?

Marylhurst University president Dr. Melody Rose breaks down the next steps.

03/20/2017 By Melody Rose

Pets: Top and Tails

A Great Vet Can Transcend the Cycle of Life

For both you and your animals.

01/23/2017 By Amy Martin

Pets: Cat-Crazed

Finding My Happy Place at the Bottom of a Cat Pile

How we built our little fur family.

01/23/2017 By Alexis M. Smith

Essay

Why We Need Portland’s Burgeoning Hip-Hop Scene Now More Than Ever

A onetime local rapper reflects on the young talent and activism currently boosting the city’s scene.

11/14/2016 By Mac Smiff

Essay

Portland Is Growing Like Never Before. What Should We Do Next?

Meet six imperatives of Portland’s urban future.

09/21/2016 By Randy Gragg

Essay

All Kids Should Go Mushrooming—If They Can Keep Their Little Mouths Shut

Even toddler fungiphiles must be tight-lipped.

08/15/2016 By Lily Raff McCaulou

ESSAY

Can This Giant Suburban Bunny Statue Survive?

Harvey the rabbit stands for whimsy amid the bleak strip malls of Aloha.

06/13/2016 By Leah Sottile

Essay

A Kayak Journey across Portland Reveals the City’s Huge, Wild Heart

From the river, even Hayden Island looks pretty.

05/19/2016 By Scott F. Parker

Essay

Pursuit of Happiness

Does Portland have room for two more Bay Area transplants?

05/19/2009