Analysis

5 Juicy Subplots to Watch for on Election Night in Portland

Oregon's primary elections are Tuesday, May 17. From the money to the female candidates hoping to dominate, here's what you need to know.

05/13/2022 By Julia Silverman

Elections

We Read the Voters' Pamphlet so You Don't Have to

Just kidding! You should read it too, but here are some highlights

04/26/2022 By Julia Silverman

Analysis

Oregon Primary Campaign Ads Take Over Your TV

We’ve got the lowdown on some of the prominent ads in rotation as gubernatorial candidates battle for primary wins.

04/19/2022 By Julia Silverman

Politics

It's a Non-Affiliated Voter's World Now—and They Can't Vote in It

The number of voters who aren't affiliated with a political party continue to swell in Oregon. But when it comes to the May 17 primary, they are out of luck.

04/13/2022 By Julia Silverman

Office Culture

Is Portland’s FT/WFH Era on its Way Out?

From Nike to Stoel Rives to City Hall, many local businesses are navigating COVID-era office culture by moving to hybrid work schedules.

03/03/2022 By Michelle Harris

Politics

With Kristof Out, What’s Next for the Oregon Governor’s Race?

Looking at how the Oregon Supreme Court decision will affect other candidates, including Tina Kotek, Tobias Read, and Betsy Johnson, in the months ahead

02/17/2022 By Julia Silverman

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch this Week, November 15–21

A big budget vote at the Portland City Council, more backstage drama for the Trail Blazers, and a deadline looms for Oregon renters

11/15/2021 With Julia Silverman

Real Estate

Will City Council's Vote on Historic Neighborhoods Help Address Our Housing Crisis?

Some supporters of change say the current system has been shaped by and contributes to racial inequities.

11/05/2021 By Karly Quadros

Politics

It's Official: New York Times Writer Nick Kristof Is Running for Governor

The Pulitzer Prize winner and Yamhill County native has thrown his hat in the proverbial ring.

10/27/2021 By Fiona McCann and Julia Silverman

Q+A

Q&A with Portland Tenants United: What’s With the Delay in Rental Assistance Funding?

Eviction is looming for thousands of renters. Aid is available, but the state's been far too slow in getting it out, an organizer for Portland Tenants United says.

10/22/2021 By Karly Quadros

Police

This Group Has a Plan to Change Policing at Protests

But will the Portland City Council listen?

09/22/2021 By Karly Quadros

Demographics

Oregon’s Getting More Diverse, According to the US Census

The state's long had a rep as one of the whitest, least diverse in the country. But that's changing, according to new census data

08/12/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

The Campaign to Recall Mayor Ted Wheeler Is Sputtering

Organizers admit they are way behind on signature gathering goals, and the heat wave won't help.

08/11/2021 By Cami Hughes

Coronavirus

Just Like That, Indoor Mask Rules Are Back in Oregon

The new mandate takes effect on Friday and applies to everyone over the age of 5, regardless of vaccination status

08/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

Oregon Women

These 3 Oregon Campaigners Are Claiming Political Space for All

Candace Avalos, Carina Miller, and Jessica Vega Pederson are using their political experience to open doors for others.

03/27/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Oregon Woman

Nafisa Fai Is a Groundbreaker, in More Ways Than One

“We have a right to represent our community, to show the power of diversity. There is nothing scary about representation. There is power in it."

03/27/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Filibuster Reform Is Having a Moment. Jeff Merkley Can Take a Lot of the Credit.

Oregon's junior senator has been agitating for changing the system since 2009.

03/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Oregon Futures Lab Is Shaking Up the State’s Elected Leadership at Every Level

“We realized getting people into public office isn’t enough,” says OFL executive director Ana del Rocío. “We need to follow through with the support during t...

03/08/2021 By Gosia Wozniacka

Government

Dr. Markisha Smith Has Some Advice for Mayor Ted Wheeler

Good thing she's just accepted a job as his special adviser on racial justice and equity.

02/03/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: The Oregon Legislature Is Now in Session

Here’s what to watch for in Salem over the next six months.

01/11/2021 By Julia Silverman