Best New Nonprofit 2019

How One New Portland Nonprofit Amplifies Immigrant Voices

The Immigrant Story shares the stories of some of the area’s new (or not so new) arrivals from afar.

10/23/2019 By Tiara Darnell

Light a Fire

One Portland Non-Profit Is Challenging Trump’s Border Policies—And Winning.

The Innovation Law Lab has become a national leader taking on immigrant cases.

09/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

Politics

How Jeff Merkley Is Helping to Keep the Nation’s Eyes on the Border Crisis

He talks Senate reform, his presidency bid, and hearing from sobbing mothers at our country’s migration camps.

09/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

Community

Meet the Woman Who Helps Immigrant and Refugee Communities Get Ready for a Massive Quake

Regina Ingabire wants everyone to know what to do when the shaking stops.

09/23/2019 By Zach Dundas

Funny/Not Funny

Q&A: Comedian Mohanad Elshieky On Suing the Feds

The Libyan refugee and stand up will perform at Pop Up Magazine tonight and tomorrow.

05/13/2019 By Marty Patail

History

Where Are Portland’s Vanished Immigrant Neighborhoods?

The city may not have a Germantown or a Little Palermo, but immigrants still left their mark.

02/26/2019 By Carl Abbott

Light a Fire 2018: Exceptional Community Contribution

How IRCO Helps the Newest Oregonians Feel at Home

The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization has been a "one-stop shop" since 1976.

10/17/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Film

A New Documentary Exposes Sexual Violence Against Myanmar’s Rohingya

Mother, Daughter, Sister will play at Cinema 21 and Taborspace this weekend.

10/11/2018 By James Stevens

The Mad Hattar

For River Pig's Ramzy Hattar, It's Been a Broken Path to the Restaurant Biz

The saloon owner has seen some hard knocks.

08/14/2018 By Chad Walsh

Edible Activism

3 Deliciously Charitable Food Events Happening in July

Fight the good fight by chowing on chilaquiles, cannabis-infused ice cream, and vegan waffles.

07/09/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Spotlight

At Portland's Orox Leather, Generations of Mexican Artisanship Live On

From Oaxaca to Old Town, a family business just keeps getting better.

06/28/2018 By Eden Dawn

News

Melania May Not Care about Children, But Wildfang Does

After the First Lady wore that jacket to visit detained children, Wildfang jumped into action with its own jacket, donating 100 percent of profits to RAICES.

06/22/2018 By Eden Dawn

Edible Activism

Eat Tibetan Momos, Somali Sambusas, and Cuban Pastries to Support Refugee Students

Refugee Center Online’s PDX Global Eats event spotlights the food and voices of Portland-based immigrants and refugees.

04/19/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Immigration

An Ex-Border Patrol Agent on the Futility of Building a Wall

Memoirist Francisco Cantú discusses the need to translate empathy to action ahead of his upcoming reading at Powell’s.

02/14/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Hand & Soul

Portland's Letra Chueca Brings Printmaking Back to the People

The local press, which aims to "decolonize" print media, makes greeting cards and posters with a strong political bent.

12/28/2017 By Emilly Prado

Long Story Short

Mohanad Elshieky Fled Libya. Now He's a Stand-Up Comic in Portland.

The former English teacher from Benghazi has risen quickly in this city's crowded comedy scene.

11/20/2017 By Fiona McCann

Light a Fire 2017: Keeping Us Healthy

How an Oregon Clinic Provides Vital Health Care for Seasonal and Migrant Workers

After a child’s avoidable death, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center came together in her name.

10/16/2017 By Katie Vaughan

Light a Fire 2017: Rapid Reaction

How a Team of Strangers Took On Trump's Travel Ban to Help a Sick Baby

The four-month-old made it from Iran to OHSU for heart surgery.

10/16/2017 By Zach Dundas

Workers of the World

Immigrants and Refugees Keep This American Workshop Running

From Iraq to Ethiopia, Myanmar to Cuba, Schoolhouse Electric's employees come from far and wide.

09/21/2017 By Marty Patail Photography by William Anthony

Wine Country Escapes: Back to the Land

An Iranian Immigrant Launches a Biodynamic Vineyard in Oregon

"We complain about what we’ve done to our environment. But just criticizing doesn’t help.”

09/13/2017 By Fiona McCann