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Portlander Zoë Vrabel Is One of the Globe's Best Pinball Players

Her pro tip? Bump some Cardi B.

11:00am By Sam Pape

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This Banana Slug–Eating Survivalist Will School You on Wilderness Skills

Nicole Apelian says those mustard-colored monopods are delicious.

10/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

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This Portlander Wants to Get More People of Color into the Art Museum

John Goodwin pushes for inclusion in art collecting.

09/11/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Camping Guide: The Peak Bagger

This Portlander Plans to Climb the Tallest Mountain in All 50 States. In One Summer.

Mountaineer Colin O'Brady has already summited the highest peaks on all seven continents in record time. Now he's chasing a new goal.

05/22/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

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Republican Senator Jackie Winters Has Spent Decades Shaping Oregon

The Senate minority leader—and our state's longest serving black senator—talks conservatives, food banks, and barbecue.

03/27/2018 By Fiona McCann

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At Tender Table, Women and Nonbinary People of Color Share Stories of Food and Family

"I felt the need to bring people together around food and stories about food," says poet and founder Stacey Tran.

02/27/2018 By Kelly Clarke

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Mohanad Elsheiky 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

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Meet Adrienne Nelson, the Second Black Female Judge in Oregon History

"I moved to Oregon in the summer of 1994. When I got here, people were honest about the fact that there’s not a lot of diversity."

09/13/2017 By Eden Dawn

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How Chef Stacey Givens Transformed a Side Lot in Cully into a Booming Urban Farm

The Side Yard Farm & Kitchen is a destination for everything from celtuce to shiso, bike-in movie nights to grief groups.

08/14/2017 By Chad Walsh

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'Unlikely Hiker' Jenny Bruso Blasts Open the Idea of Who Belongs in the Wilderness

"Actually, my size doesn’t keep me from doing anything in the outdoors."

07/10/2017 By Kelly Clarke

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Una the Mermaid Is Portland's Most Magical Sea Nymph

She's also the organizer of the Portlandia Mermaid Parade, which returns for its third year July 28.

06/12/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Forest Park: Long Story Short

Meet Bob McCoy, Forest Park's Lone Ranger

From homeless camps to cat-eating coyotes, the park's only full-time ranger reflects on six years in Portland's signature greenspace.

05/15/2017 By Benjamin Tepler

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Why Movie Madness Owner Mike Clark Doesn't Feel Threatened by Netflix

Belmont's beloved 26-year-old video store stocks the largest VHS and DVD rental collection in Oregon.

02/20/2017 By Jason Buehrer

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The Country's Most Illustrious Squash Player Lives in Portland

After a decade on the pro tour, Julian Illingworth is now a coach at the Multnomah Athletic Club.

12/20/2016 By Stephen Phillips

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This Portland Podcast Gives a Megaphone to People of Color in the Food Industry

On Racist Sandwich, Soleil Ho and Zahir Janmohamed dive into food, race, and lemon bars.

10/10/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

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For Years, Karlen Yallup Fought Forest Fires Across the West

Now the 24-year-old, raised by a family of elite “hotshots,” wants to take the fight from Warm Springs to Washington, DC.

08/15/2016 By Ramona DeNies

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Endurance Swimmer Michelle Macy Sets Out to Paddle from Ireland to Scotland—Again

The 39-year-old talks long swims, jellyfish, and brain tongue.

05/19/2016 By Zach Dundas

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Film Editor Kelly Lyon Dishes on Crafting Saturday Night Live Parodies

The Portlander describes what it’s like to help create some of SNL’s most viral clips, from the family Thanksgiving saved by Adele to Kristen Wiig’s perfume-ad spoof.

04/15/2016 By Eden Dawn

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Will Lewis Leads a New Generation of Gamers

With the Portland Indie Game Squad and Pixel Arts Game Education, a new community is born.

01/25/2016 By Brandon Staley