Spa Day

Explore the Healing Powers of Reflexology at These Portland Spas

From Overlook to the Central Eastside, Slabtown to SE 82nd, check out these local spots for different takes on the traditional Chinese medicine practice.

01/26/2023 By Jordan Michelman

Real Estate

Property Watch: A Convivial North Portland Craftsman with So Many Extras

The oversize lot of this Piedmont home has a detached cottage, mobile tiny home, greenhouse, teahouse, hot tub, and sauna.

12/19/2022 By Melissa Dalton

Real Estate

As Temperatures Drop, the Real Estate Market Is Cooling Down, Too

Median prices keep creeping up compared to past years, but home sales in the Portland metro area are slowing down in a steeper version of the usual seasonal slump.

11/09/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Real Estate

Rent Crawl: Apartments in North Portland for Under $2,500 Per Month

This list features stylish, North Portland homes with private patios, kitchen islands, and loads of windows.

05/13/2022 By Michelle Harris

Beer Staff Picks

Our Favorite Places to Grab a Beer in Portland

’Tis the season for sun, fun, and good brews. From St. Johns to Buckman to the Pearl, here are a few bars and patios we love to visit.

04/07/2022 By Dalila Brent, Katherine Chew Hamilton, Michelle Harris, Rose Lee, Michael Novak, Margaret Seiler, and Conner Reed

Real Estate

Every Neighborhood in Portland in a Nutshell

Your Portland neighborhood guide from Alameda to Woodstock, St. Johns to Sylvan Highlands.

03/30/2022 By Fiona McCann, Conner Reed, Margaret Seiler, and Julia Silverman

Real Estate

Rent Crawl: 4 North Portland Pads

We scour rental listings so you don’t have to! This week, we're looking at homes in North Portland.

01/20/2022 By Karly Quadros

LONG STORY SHORT

Blue Moon Camera & Machine Celebrates 20 Years of Bringing Film to Portland

Jake Shivery’s St. Johns camera and typewriter shop might sell you the last camera you’ll ever buy.

11/10/2021 Edited by Gabriel Granillo

Visual Art

Disjecta Is Now the Oregon Center for Contemporary Art

The North Portland stronghold will host an open house to celebrate the name change on June 26.

06/18/2021 By Riley Bass

Transit

Is This the Portland Commuter River Ferry the Prophecy Foretold?

Frog Ferry has gotten farther than past efforts and could actually launch next year. Here are 5 reasons why.

06/11/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Politics

The Strangest Election in America Right Now Is This Portland School Board Race

The backstory on how Facebook pleas, a Zoom call, and a late change of heart created chaos in North Portland’s Zone 4.

04/11/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Kenton

Paul Bunyan standing guard, haunted basements, and a comics treasure trove

02/25/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: St. Johns

Everyone's favorite PDX bridge, homegrown cinema, and a new stop for New Haven–style pizza

02/08/2021 By Margaret Seiler

Where to Live Now

Neighborhood Guide: Mississippi and Williams

Garden patios for summer nights, resonant Black history, and DIY wonderland for home-builders

01/29/2021 By Fiona McCann, Kelly Clarke, and Margaret Seiler

Cool for the Summer

A Volunteer-Built ‘Summer Park’ Sprouts in St. Johns

Hay bales, a movie screen, and a silent disco transform a gravel patch while it waits in construction limbo.

08/15/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Something Old, Something New

How the Lombard House Became an Instant St. Johns Institution

A bar of the people, by the people.

02/25/2020 By Margaret Seiler

Madam Librarian

Meet the NoPo Librarian Who’s Watching Over an Entire School of Bookworms

James John Elementary doesn’t have a ton of wealthy parents. But the book-loving culture there runs deep.

01/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Music

Legendary Portland Singer Shirley Nanette Brings Sequins and Soul to Holocene

At 71, the dynamo entertainer returns to the stage to perform her 1973 album, Never Coming Back, in its entirety.

04/09/2019 By Rebecca Jacobson

Education

Meet the Longest-Serving Principal in Portland

With Rosa Parks Elementary, Tamala Newsome helped shape a neighborhood.

01/29/2019 By Margaret Seiler