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