Dispatch

Why Tillamook County Voted for Obama—Then Trump

What made the dairy county turn?

01/23/2017 By Marty Patail

Winning Finds

Adorable Kidswear to Hand-Drawn Tarot Decks, January’s Best Local Stuff

Portland makers and shopkeepers throw it down.

12/20/2016 By Eden Dawn

Fromage Future

Tillamook Cheese to Get a Flashy New Factory

Stronger with cheddar.

12/20/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Explainer

What You Need to Know about Portland’s New Police Contract

From body cameras to the 48-hour rule, we break it down.

12/20/2016 By Webb Wright

Politics

Mayor Ted Wheeler Leads Portland Into an Uncertain World

Meet the other new boss.

12/20/2016 By Zach Dundas

Tao of Meow

Meet the Man Using Data Sets to Map Portland’s Feline Friends

Want to see the city’s finest cats? Follow computer programmer Max Ogden on Instagram.

11/14/2016 By Amy Martin

Star Trek

14 Portlanders Who Made It Big in Tinseltown

Clark Gable to Christina Hendricks, these screen stars all passed through Portland on their way to Hollywood.

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail

Politics

Why Did Oregon Ban Rent Control?

Rent control is a hot-button topic today, but the story goes back to 1985.

11/14/2016 By Arlo Voorhees

Oregoniana

Travel Back to 1846, the Year Oregon Became American

In other words, that time we were dumped by the Queen of England.

11/14/2016 By Zach Dundas

Next-Level Bodega

Mini Mini Reimagines the Convenience Store

The East Burnside mini-mart elevates the utilitarian corner store to a haven of Helvetica, crowlers, and niche snacks.

11/14/2016 By Jason Buehrer

PDX Index

Portland Thorns 2016: A Remarkable Season Ends One Game Too Soon

All the soccer stats you need to know.

11/14/2016 By Ko Ricker

Dispatch

Is There a Secret Lake on Mount Tabor?

Investigating the extinct volcano’s mysterious springs.

11/14/2016 By Aaron Gilbreath

Urban Planning

Was the Springwater Corridor Doomed to Controversy From the Start?

The path was built for the people. And they came—just not how anyone planned.

10/10/2016 By Ramona DeNies

Imaginary Oregons

The Northwest Has Always Fantasized about Starting Its Own Country

From Cascadia to Ecotopia, welcome to all the Oregons that could have been.

10/10/2016 By Marty Patail

Politics

Steve Novick vs. Chloe Eudaly: Portland’s Alterna-Election

The city council race is earnest, geeky, and quintessentially Portland.

10/10/2016 By Zach Dundas

PDX Index

Why Voting by Mail Is Better Than Any Other Way of Voting

Oregon stages a quiet revolution.

10/10/2016 By Michelle Porter

Dispatch

Columbia Sportswear Takes on Gore-Tex

Can a Portland company topple the industry juggernaut?

10/10/2016 By Benjamin Tepler

Urban Design

How to Remake the Vancouver Waterfront

Welcome to Van Diego!

09/13/2016 By Katherine Berman

Winning Finds

Beautiful Brass Mobiles to an Oregon Trail Board Game, October’s Best Local Stuff

Portland makers have it dialed.

09/13/2016 By Eden Dawn

5 Things About

Happy 50th Birthday, Marquam Bridge

Here’s everything you need to know about Portland’s ugliest crossing.

09/13/2016 By Brandon Staley