Election 2022

How Things Are Shaking Out So Far after Election Day in Oregon

A slate of tight state and federal races headline the general election in Portland, Oregon, along with city council and charter reform.

11/08/2022 By Sam Stites

Essay

After Dobbs, a Mother Imagines What Would Have Happened without a Choice

Silence doesn't help when it comes to pregnancy complications, later abortion, and a family navigating the aftermath.

11/08/2022 By Hanna Neuschwander Illustrations by Marina Muun

Election 2022

Many Oregonians Still Have Their Ballot Sitting on the Kitchen Table

Oregon voter turnout lower than in expected on the day before the election, even in Portland and Multnomah County. Maybe it's the Damian Lillard effect?

11/07/2022 By Sam Stites

Election 2022

Portland’s City Charter Reform Measure Gets a Celebrity Endorsement from Jennifer Lawrence

The Oscar-winning megastar has worked for years on pro-democracy causes.

10/28/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Analysis

Portlanders Seem to Want One Thing This Election Day: Change

The red wave isn't coming for the city, but all signs point to a restless electorate looking for a new direction.

10/24/2022 By Julia Silverman

Civic Duty

Oregon’s Voter Registration Deadline Is Tuesday, October 18

And it’s easy to do online. Don’t miss out on all the fun for the November 8 general election!

10/17/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Cannabis

Get Biden Baked: 5 Ways for the Prez to Chill Out in Stumptown 

Is the Commander-Who-Chiefs ready for Portland’s myriad marijuana options? We’ve got suggestions, POT-US (Get it? Pot. Us. POTUS. Never mind). 

10/13/2022 By Fiona McCann and Sam Stites

Analysis

Is the Red Wave Finally Coming for Oregon?

With just over three weeks until Election Day, the President is coming to Stumptown to stump for Democratic candidates.

10/13/2022 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Oregon Governor Candidates Line Up for Debate

Here's what to watch for when the three leading contenders take the stage.

09/27/2022 By Julia Silverman

History

Meet Some of the Women Who Helped Shape Oregon as We Know It

From securing the right to vote to leading the state in Salem to representing Oregonians in DC, we owe a lot to Redmond, Neuberger, Green, Kafoury & more.

09/20/2022 By Margaret Seiler

Election 2022

Suzanne Bonamici Is Ready for Some Company

The Democrat from Beaverton has been the only woman in Oregon’s congressional delegation for a decade. Whatever happens in November’s elections, that will change.

09/15/2022 By Fiona McCann

Election 2022

Clackamas Voters Might Elect the First Woman of Color to the County Board

Libra Forde could help tip the balance of power on the five-member board of commissioners.

09/13/2022 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Kate Brown Was Supposed to Be America’s ‘Radical Feminist Governor.’ What Happened?

Looking back at a bumpy—and undersung?—tenure, as the almost-two-term Oregon governor prepares to leave office

09/09/2022 By Beth Slovic

Election 2022

Where Do the Candidates for Oregon Governor Stand on Issues Often Championed by Women?

A look at how gubernatorial candidates Christine Drazan, Betsy Johnson & Tina Kotek have voted on paid family leave, reproductive rights, and more

09/07/2022 By Shannon Daehnke and Julia Silverman

City Government

Here's What You Need to Know about the Effort to Overhaul City Government in Portland

Charter reform will be on the ballot, not everyone's in favor, and if it passes City Hall will never be the same.

08/22/2022 By Julia Silverman

Politics

A New Survey Suggests Abortion Could Be a Key Issue in Oregon This Fall

A new survey suggests most voters support reproductive rights, and they're motivated to turn out and vote.

08/16/2022 By Julia Silverman

Money

Portland Voters Have Almost Always Been Willing to Raise Their Own Taxes

But is the era of approving almost every ballot measure with a new bond or tax increase for public services, from schools to the fire department, ending?

08/16/2022 By Jacob Fenton Illustrations by Alessandro Gottardo

Houselessness

A New Tiny-Home Village for the Houseless Is Opening Soon in Portland

The project is run by the nonprofit WeShine, one of a small but growing number of nongovernmental organizations that are getting managed villages populated by tiny sleeping pods.

08/15/2022 By Julia Silverman

Politics

In Normally Sleepy August, the Oregon Governor's Race Heats Up

All three gubernatorial candidates are out with TV ads. We break them down.

08/03/2022 By Julia Silverman

City Hall

Is Sam Adams Portland’s Shadow Mayor?

The former mayor is back at city hall, and calling an awful lot of shots. 

07/29/2022 By Julia Silverman