Feature

How a Washougal Man, Known as "The Blind Woodsman," Became a TikTok Star

John Furniss uses his spatial memory and a special measuring tool to create beautiful, one-of-a-kind bowls and canisters for his adoring social media fans.

12/26/2020 By Eden Dawn

Year in Review

PoMo’s Top 10 Arts & Culture Stories of 2020

In a year that sent the arts scrambling, our readers clung to joy: a hometown opera success story, a sterling album from a Portland rap giant, the meaty tale...

12/17/2020 By Conner Reed

True Crime

The Zodiac Crimes and ‘Zynchronicity’

In the codes and on the calendar, here is just some of the Zynchronicity around Richard Gaikowski, a suspect in the Zodiac killings.

12/16/2020 By Jordan Michelman

Feature

What If You Solved the Zodiac Killer Mystery and No One Believed You?

Tom Voigt thinks he knows who was behind the crime of the century.

12/16/2020 By Jordan Michelman

Feature

This Year, Try Not to Be a Grim Winter Headline

Don’t make 2020 worse by becoming one of the sad stories people tell on their way up to the mountain.

12/08/2020 By Morgan Westling

Photography

Jason Langer’s New Series Explores Hope, Light and Shadows, and the Creative Process

The Portland-based photographer’s new exhibit, 100 Sunrises (Before the Election), is set to release on election day.

11/03/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Feature

The Rise and Fall of Kah-Nee-Ta

The once-darling vacation spot is practically a ghost town. What happened?

10/10/2020 By Juhea Kim

Feature

How Portland Became a World Leader in Stop-Motion Animation

With historic ties to the medium and an uncommonly dedicated talent pool, the Rose City is a claymation juggernaut.

10/08/2020 By Conner Reed

Wine

Meet Moe Momtazi, Keeper of Some of the Willamette Valley’s Most Primal Grapes

"My grandfather was a farmer in the old country, and back then we didn’t call it biodynamics or anything like that, we just called it ‘natural farming.’"

10/04/2020 By Jordan Michelman

Retro Remix

How This Bethany Mansion Got a Vital Injection of Vintage Cool

A downstairs game room, a reverse conversation pit, mustard-colored sofas. We're here for all of it.

09/05/2020 By Marty Patail Photography by Dina Avila

Hill House

The Bizarre History of the Maryhill Museum of Art

How a motley crew spanning royalty and railroad execs built one of the Northwest's strangest cultural institutions.

08/01/2020 By Conner Reed

Elephant in the Room

A Closer Look at the Oregon Zoo’s Elephant Breeding Program

Critics—pointing to death, disease, and miscarriages—question who they’re really trying to save.

04/01/2020 By Ciara O'Rourke

Feature

Meet Portland’s Biggest Fentanyl Dealer and the Dominatrix Who Loved Him

Where’s the f**king tomatoes, Channing?

04/01/2020 By Ben Westhoff Illustrations by Ryan Garcia

Love & Psychology

Love in the Time of COVID-19

OSU professor Regan Gurung helps us cultivate our relationships with one word: patience.

03/19/2020 By Gabriel Granillo Illustrations by Brian Breneman

Comfort Zone

A Congee Crawl Through Portland’s Jade District

Want in on the porridgey goodness? You just have to know where to look.

02/25/2020 By Amy Lam Photography by Celeste Noche

Feature

Editor Therese Bottomly Is Steering the Oregonian into Uncharted Waters

The paper has a pared-down staff and a smaller footprint, but its new(ish) editor in chief is still bullish on its future.

01/21/2020 By Beth Slovic

Unnatural Treasure

The Columbia River Gorge Burned. We Could Make That a Good Thing.

A manifesto for our beloved national landmark, after the flames.

11/20/2017 By Randy Gragg Illustrations by Amy Martin

Portland Bucket List

50 Things Every Portlander Must Do

From transplants to natives, we present a quirky and quintessential bucket list for every type of Portlander.

06/30/2017 Edited by Marty Patail

Profile

Jeff Merkley, the Unquiet American

The Oregon politician was a low-key liberal on the Senate’s back benches. Then came Trump.

04/05/2017 By Marty Patail Photography by Andy Batt