Books

New Book Explores Portland’s Historic and Underappreciated Cemeteries

The Portland authors talk about their new book, 'Historic Cemeteries of Portland, Oregon'. Plus: they recommend five cemeteries for spooky-season sleuthing.

10/08/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Culture

On This Day in Portland Art History...

Autumn is a fruitful time for the arts. Here are some key fall-month high points in Stumptown's history.

09/20/2021 By Conner Reed Illustrations by James Heimer

Museums

How Did Portland Become an Art City with So Few Art Museums?

For a city with a creative reputation, we're scant on honest-to-goodness museums.

09/15/2021 By Conner Reed

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Euro-Style Condo at the Top of NW 23rd

Pretend you’re in Paris at this sweet spot in the Envoy building, overlooking the Alphabet District and Washington Park.

09/07/2021 By Melissa Dalton

Sports

What Would MLB Bring to Our Local Baseball Ecosystem?

As the Oakland A’s ponder a move, diamond-heads in Portland don’t have to wait to get their game on.

08/27/2021 By Alli Weseman

Politics

Why Doesn’t Oregon Have a Lieutenant Governor?

We’re one of only five states without the title that led to Kathy Hochul's taking Andrew Cuomo's former office this week.

08/24/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Weather

What Was Portland Up To the Last Time(s) It Got This Hot?

On Sunday, we’re poised to shatter our three-time 107 degree record. At least we won’t be in the middle of a world war.

06/24/2021 By Cami Hughes

Pride

The Six Weeks that Changed the Trajectory of Oregon’s Gay Rights Movement

For a brief moment in 2004, Multnomah County issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples. We caught up with a few of them.

06/22/2021 By Julia Silverman

History

Vacant Portland Storefronts Become Canvases for New History Exhibit

History Is Now, part of the sixth Vanport Mosaic Festival, tells Oregon’s history through the voices of its underrepresented and marginalized communities.

06/05/2021 By Cami Hughes

Music

An Incomplete Timeline of Portland’s Musical History

From the post-World War II jazz boom to when Courtney met Kurt, these were the moments that shaped Stumptown’s sound.

05/05/2021 By Conner Reed

Real Estate

How the "Great Renumbering" Tamed the Chaos of Portland Streets

In the 1930s, the city's new address stem brought sense, order, and jobs.

03/31/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Fashion History

A Stitch in Time

A look at three centuries of Portland's fashion scene and its impact on the world.

03/22/2021 By Eden Dawn Illustrations by Sarah Donofrio

Music

A Timeline of Vaporwave’s Vektroid-Fueled Intersection with Portland

At the center of vaporwave’s rise is local music producer and multidisciplinary artist Ramona Xavier, a.k.a. Vektroid.

03/18/2021 By Suzette Smith

Sponsored Content

Celebrate Women’s History Month at the Oregon Historical Society

Nevertheless, They Persisted: Women’s Voting Rights and the 19th Amendment is now open at the Oregon Historical Society.

03/03/2021

Footnotes

LISTEN: Police Violence, Civil Rights, and Black and Latinx Movements

In this interview from July 2020, Oregon State professor Joseph Orosco talks about how Black and Latinx/Chicanx movements of the past intersect in the wake o...

01/29/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Extremism

A Sociologist’s Take on the Capitol Siege

“They had pipe bombs, they had zip ties, they brought guns with them. It wasn’t just people caught up in the moment.”

01/17/2021 By Margaret Seiler

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

History

First Theft, Then Recovery, and Now Restoration for a Historic Oregon Quilt

Fifteen women of color worked together to stitch the quilt, which is almost 50 years old.

12/04/2020 By Ainslee Dicken

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