Footnotes

LISTEN: What Does Defunding PPB Look Like?

Portland Street Response is a good place to start. We break it down in this week's Footnotes.

02/12/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Politics

On Election Night, Portland Kept It Peaceful

But the Oregon National Guard remains on standby for the next few days, as national uncertainty swirls around the presidential race

11/04/2020 By Andrew Jankowski

History

The Possums, the Police, and the Burger Barn

Looking back at the infamous 1981 incident.

09/26/2020 By Marty Patail

First Responders

Portland Street Response Just Got a Huge Budget Boost

Here’s what that means.

09/09/2020 By Fiona McCann

Viewpoint

Ted Wheeler’s Strange Odyssey into the Portland Protests

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler came to hear the people—and stayed for a taste of tear gas.

07/23/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Essay

Federal Officers and Portland Police Are Working from the Same Playbook

I’ve documented the Portland protests for 50-plus nights. The feds’ tactics are nothing new.

07/23/2020 By Tuck Woodstock

Black Lives Matter

A Second Wave of Protesters Joins the Fray in Portland

Donald Trump said he was sending in federal officers to calm down Portland. Instead, he has swelled the ranks of those fighting back.

07/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Essay

Fight for Your Rights

Award-winning writer and Portland native Mitchell S. Jackson reflects on the sneaky power of protest.

06/10/2020 By Mitchell S. Jackson

Photo Essay

‘A Brick Wall of Justice’

We ask Portlanders why they’re protesting and what it means to be a part of this movement.

06/04/2020 Photography by Gabriel Granillo

News

Here's What the Protests Looked Like on Saturday Night

Despite an 8 pm curfew, Portlanders took to the streets for a second night in a row, to protest the killing of George Floyd.

05/30/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Photo Essay

The Aftermath of Friday Night's Protests

Portlanders took to the streets to protest the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Here are the scenes they left behind.

05/30/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

In With the New

Portland Got a New Police Chief Over the Holidays

Portland Police Bureau vet Jami Resch takes over from Danielle Outlaw, who decamped to Philly.

01/02/2020 By Julia Silverman

Theater

What Happens When You Put the Stories of Police Officers Onstage?

After tackling racial profiling and police violence, Portland's Red Door Project takes on a new challenge.

12/21/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

PDX Index

Can Portland's 911 Call Center Step Up Its Game?

Here's a look at the numbers.

11/20/2018 By James Stevens

Politics

Saturday's Patriot Prayer Rally Could Get Ugly. Here's a Primer.

Right-wing demonstrators and a broad coalition of counter-protestors could face off on the Portland waterfront on Aug 4. We've rounded up your essential advance reading.

08/03/2018 By Zach Dundas

The Oregon Woman: The Chief

Danielle Outlaw Is the First Black Woman to Lead the Portland Police

The 41-year-old talks racial tensions, raising two sons, and doughnuts.

04/24/2018 By Fiona McCann

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