Architecture

Take a Look at the New Serena Williams Building at Nike

The namesake building is the largest yet to grace the sprawling campus in Beaverton.

05/04/2022 By Michelle Harris

Biking

Biketown Rides Are Free This Weekend in Honor of Earth Day

The Nike-sponsored Portland bike share program's all-electric fleet is free for up to an hour if you have the app.

04/22/2022 By Conner Reed

Office Culture

Is Portland’s FT/WFH Era on its Way Out?

From Nike to Stoel Rives to City Hall, many local businesses are navigating COVID-era office culture by moving to hybrid work schedules.

03/03/2022 By Michelle Harris

Business

Can Portland-based Shoemaker BALA Bounce Back?

Disagreements with the early face of the brand—a beloved nurse and influencer with more than a million Instagram followers—changed the company's trajectory. Its founders, two former Nike employees, are trying to right the ship.

02/10/2022 By Julia Silverman

Business

Vaccine Mandates Are Coming to the Nike Campus Near You

Private employers in Oregon are starting to jump on the vaccine mandate for their employees.

10/04/2021 By Julia Silverman

How We're Coping

A Portland Comedian on How Coronavirus is Shaping the Comedy Landscape

Shain Brenden says he and other comedians have had to "adjust accordingly." But that doesn't mean it's not a little bit funny.

04/01/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Sneaker Wave

This Portland Shop Is the Holy Grail for Vintage Nike Gear Collectors

The Culture PDX is a vintage wonderland of 750-plus Nike pieces.

10/16/2019 By Jordan Michelman

Death Services

This New Portland Service Offers One-Click Cremation

Your cremains come back in a minimalist "urn" so sleek it could hold a new iPhone.

04/05/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Soccer

The 2019 Thorns Jerseys Are Here

The best part? The socks. No, for real.

03/14/2019 By Marty Patail

Bikes

New Biketown Designs Spotlight Black History Month

“I got really inspired by the posters and sociopolitical prints of the 1960s and ’70s civil rights movement," says designer Marcellus Johnson.

02/06/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Style

Portland's New Activewear School Gets Designers Closer to That Dream Job

And it boasts a workspace that would make Tim Gunn clap with joy.

07/17/2018 By Eden Dawn

Style Spotlight

Nigeria's Stylish (and Portland-Born) World Cup Jerseys Sold Out in Minutes

Nike designer and Toffee Club co-owner Pete Hoppins explains why football fashion is having a moment.

06/26/2018 By Eden Dawn

Transportation

Portland Wants You to Redesign Those Bright Orange Bikes

Hate the color of our city's communal bikes? Channel your rage into a new design.

02/14/2018 By Marty Patail

Game On

A Swiss Sneaker Company Kicks Into Gear in Portland

On, a Zurich-based running shoe maker, aims to break into the local market.

11/20/2017 By Eleanor Van Buren

Menswear

After Designing for Jay Z, Kanye, and Pharrell, Christopher Bevans Goes Bigger

Athletics meets aesthetics in menswear label Dyne.

02/20/2017 By Eden Dawn

Culture Cheat Sheet: Movies

The Ultimate DIY Oregon Film Festival

Clear your weekend. Here’s a seven-movie crash course on Beaver State screentime.

11/14/2016 By Fiona McCann

Face-Off

Here Are the Best Things Kanye West Has Said (or Rapped) about Nike

Yeezy takes on the Beaverton shoe giant.

09/21/2016 By Marty Patail

Shoe Wars

Why Do Shoe Companies Keep Suing Each Other?

Especially Adidas.

09/13/2016 By Marty Patail

Bike Share

Biketown: Are We (Finally) Ready to Bike Share?

It's been a long time coming, and it's not even our first try. After 10 years of planning, Portland's Nike-sponsored bike share program is live.

07/21/2016 By Regina Winkle-Bryan