NEWS

BREAKING NEWS: Ground Kontrol Arcade Announces Major Downtown Expansion

The arcade and lounge will double in size, taking over the former Backspace Cafe and adding a custom bar.

02/17/2016 By Marty Patail

NEWS

The City of Portland Finally Gets Its Own Warship

The war-ready USS Portland can deploy marines, helicopters, and tilt-rotor aircraft—thankfully not in Portland.

02/16/2016 By Marty Patail

NEWS

Uber Has To Pay Back All Those "Safe Ride" Fees

The city's least popular company probably owes you cash.

02/15/2016 By Marty Patail

5 THINGS ABOUT

Here’s Why Mayor Charlie Hales Isn’t Running for Reelection

We look back at what Hales has accomplished, and at what his final year in City Hall may hold.

12/21/2015 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail

SPORTS

Portland’s Roller Derby All-Stars Bring Home a World Championship

With a nailbiting win over New York, our own Rose City Rollers took home the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association Championship.

11/25/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

PDX INDEX

Oregon's Biggest News Headlines of 2015

An imploding governor, a booming economy, and earthquake dread: ’twas a strange year indeed!

11/23/2015 By Megan Haverman

VENTURES

What the Sale of Stumptown Coffee and Big Pink Mean for Portland Business

In 2015, five huge deals vaulted the Portland economy into a new era.

11/23/2015 By Brandon Staley

GIVE US YOUR CALIFORNIANS

Why Portland Needs As Many Californians As We Can Get

Forget the "No Californians" bumper stickers. For Portland's white-hot tech scene, "outsiders" can't come soon enough.

10/19/2015 By Marty Patail

A LIFE AGAINST DEATH

Meet the Man Battling to Abolish Executions in Oregon

As the national debate on capital punishment shifts, Ron Steiner continues his fight.

09/21/2015 By Rachel Saslow

BOLD PLANS

Can Keen Save America's Endangered Wilderness with a Single RV?

Five major national wilderness areas—including Eastern Oregon's Wild Owyhee Canyonlands—are at risk. One Portland shoe company wants to do something about it.

09/21/2015 By Peter Holmstrom

INDUSTRY

The Giant Floating Drydock That Fixed Shell's Arctic Oil Ship Is Just Getting Started

What the nation's largest floating dry dock has to do with #SHELLNO and the Portland economy

09/21/2015 By Marty Patail

BY THE NUMBERS

Is the Drought Here For Good?

We take a look at the impact of the drought on the Northwest, from wildfires to rising temps

09/21/2015 By Alex Madison

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

How Portland Is Making it Possible to Drink Smoothies in Space

One small cup for mankind...

09/21/2015 By Jenny Woodman

VISUAL ART

Portland Artist Makes Headlines for Painting Donald Trump in Menstrual Blood

A Portland artist has become a viral phenomenon after a portrait she painted of Donald Trump set fire to the Internet.

09/16/2015 By Fiona McCann

NEWS

Why Is a Seattle Politician Campaigning in Portland?

Kshama Sawant gained notoriety in Seattle as the headstrong socialist voice of city council. This Saturday, she's bringing her reelection campaign to Portland.

09/10/2015 By Katie Vaughan

NEWS

Marijuana Legalization: Where Are We Now?

The chief petitioner of last year's successful legalization measure talks about where we are now—and where we have to go.

09/04/2015 By Marty Patail

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News—Oregon Play Premiere Receives National Acclaim

Plus a hunt for magazine stories, grant time for visual artists, and two resignations on the Portland arts scene.

08/20/2015 By Fiona McCann

PEOPLE

The 50 Most Influential Portlanders

Who will define Portland in a new era? We asked around (and around some more) to discover this inspiring collection of movers, shakers, rising stars, and established figures with fresh ideas who are already changing the city.

12/16/2011 With Sarah Mirk, Kasey Cordell, Brian Barker, Rachel Ritchie, Martin Patail, Benjamin Tepler, Randy Gragg, Ramona DeNies, Ashleigh Westmoreland, Meghan Ratliffe, Derek Pettie, Kate Moening, Carl Abbott, and Amanda Waldroupe Edited by Zach Dundas

Long story [short]

The Champion

Not to get on a soap box, but this Portland teen is legit racing champion.

06/29/2011 By Rachel Ritchie

The Simplifier

Allen Alley

Critical Oregon issues are discussed come voting time. A sit-down with Pixelworks co-founder Allen Alley.

03/18/2010