Sweat Equity

An All-Natural Portland Deodorant Brand Goes Big

Schmidt's started in a Foster-Powell home. Now it's got a massive factory and a Florida-based investor.

09/13/2017 By Rachel Wilson

Fearsome Remedies

A New Book Looks Back at Medical Quackery

From radioactive drinking water to a nice lentil poultice, here are cures for what ails ye.

09/13/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Science Sets Sail

Oregon State Gets a Shiny New Research Vessel

It's so far unnamed, though "Beavy McBeaverface" is available.

09/13/2017 By Katelyn Best

Architecture

A High-Design RV Park Comes to Coos Bay

The project was mainly inspired by a glamping site in California.

09/13/2017 By Geoff Nudelman

Advertising

A Portland Ad Agency Plays Matchmaker with Bands and Brands

"This is like a young fawn in the forest."

09/13/2017 By Rebecca Jacobson

Dispatch

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden Talks Russia, Republicans, and Reproductive Rights

Our man in DC says it's going to be OK.

09/13/2017 By Marty Patail

Beer

Meet Portland's Self-Proclaimed Lady Brewer Girl Gang

The three women talk homebrewing, deadlifting, and eyelash extensions.

08/14/2017 By Katie Vaughan

Think Pink

The Secret History of Pink Doughnut Boxes

Spoiler: they don't come from Portland.

08/14/2017 By Marty Patail

History

Happy 80th Birthday, Timberline Lodge

In September of 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt visited Mount Hood to dedicate the ski resort.

08/14/2017 By Emma Mannheimer

Fun & Games

Real or Nah? Guess the Actual TBA Performance!

Which of these outlandish acts truly went down at the Time-Based Art Festival?

08/14/2017 By Marty Patail

Education

Franklin High School Gets a Major Makeover

Asbestos be gone!

08/14/2017 By Anyi Wong-Lifton

Field of Dreams

An Oregon Professor Sets Out to Build a Park in Cairo

The Egyptian capital could get a greenspace worthy of a leafy Portland neighborhood.

08/14/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Design

How a Portland Company Helped Brand a Sweet New Tokyo Hotel

OMFGCo elevates a lesser-known hood for a global audience.

07/10/2017 By Zach Dundas

Sports

Meet the Portland Coach Breaking Down Barriers on the Soccer Pitch

Best known for his viral coming-out video, Kaig Lightner reaches out to kids from low-income families and welcomes LGBTQ players—and his coaching extends beyond the field.

07/10/2017 By Molly Woodstock

Pear of Kings

Harry & David Pears Are Picked in August and Taste Perfect in November. How?

Here's how the Medford mail-order company cheats the calendar.

07/10/2017 By Meagan Nolan

History

40 Years Ago, Pelé Played His Last Game—Ever—in Portland

In 1977, the Brazilian soccer star bowed out in the Rose City.

07/10/2017 By Marty Patail

Tall Boy

Meet the Portland Guy Who Invented PBR’s Hipster Cred

Matt Slessler is "national brand ambassador" for Pabst Blue Ribbon. How'd he score the sweet gig?

07/10/2017 By Jason Cohen

PDX Index

A Brief History of Bizarro Phenomena in Oregon's Skies

Sure, the Great American Eclipse is coming. But that's not all our state has seen.

07/10/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Dispatch

Oregon Braces for the Great American Eclipse

Can our state handle the cosmic frenzy that's about to break loose?

07/10/2017 By Rachel Wilson

History

Remembering Portland's Japanese Internment

Seventy-five years later, looking back on one of the city's darkest chapters

06/12/2017 By Regan Breeden