Politics

Portland Might Need a New Mayor Soon

Just in case, let's speculate wildly on the potential candidates.

07/22/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

The Effort to Recall Ted Wheeler Kicked Off Last Week. How's It Going?

Trying to read the tea leaves on the city's mood as signature gathering gets underway.

07/21/2021 By Gabriel Granillo and Julia Silverman

Politics

Ron Wyden Talks Climate Change and Police Reform

The US Senator told us about the clean energy proposal, his personal reasons for funding mental health first response teams across America, and his conviction that nobody should bet against Portland.  

07/15/2021 By Fiona McCann

Big Ideas

7 Locals Dream Big

Today's elevator pitches, tomorrow's world-beating initiatives. You're welcome, Portland.

07/02/2021 Edited by Julia Silverman

Politics

Oregon Lawmakers Promised Radical Change on Racial Justice in 2021. Did They Deliver?

The founders of Reimagine Oregon say change was incremental rather than transformative.

06/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Big Ideas

7 Ideas to Steal from the World

As the past year has made painfully evident, Portland doesn't have all the answers.

06/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Big Ideas

12 Radical Oregon Plans to Watch

From inclusive playgrounds to Oregon mushroom leather

06/27/2021 Edited by Julia Silverman

Politics

The 2021 Legislative Session Is Almost Complete. Let's Review.

Here's what you need to know as lawmakers prepare to wrap things up in Salem

06/09/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Pandemic Life in Oregon Is About to Change—Depending on Where You Live

Vaccine-eager counties are headed for a relaxation of capacity and gathering rules. Vaccine resistant counties won't be so lucky.

05/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

COVID-19 Is Finally Waning. Can Portland Let It Go?

Making the case for post-pandemic optimism, in a skittish Oregon

05/06/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Ted Wheeler Could Use Some Advice, Right?

So we imagined what former Mayor Vera Katz might have to say at this particular juncture in Portland history.

04/27/2021 By Beth Slovic

Politics

Oregon Just Got a Sixth Congressional Seat

Oregon is one of only six states in the country to gain a Congressional seat thanks to population growth. Let the political jockeying begin!

04/26/2021 By Julia Silverman

Arts News

Are You Portland's Next Creative Laureate?

The search for Subashini Ganesan’s successor is on.

04/15/2021 By Conner Reed

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

Oregon Woman

Nafisa Fai Is a Groundbreaker, in More Ways Than One

“We have a right to represent our community, to show the power of diversity. There is nothing scary about representation. There is power in it."

03/27/2021 By Julia Silverman

Politics

Filibuster Reform Is Having a Moment. Jeff Merkley Can Take a Lot of the Credit.

Oregon's junior senator has been agitating for changing the system since 2009.

03/25/2021 By Julia Silverman

Food News

Restaurant Calls Out Governor Brown over Lack of Vaccine Access for Workers

Handsome Pizza and Seastar Bakery say it is unfair for Multnomah County to ease indoor dining restrictions when their staff does not yet have access to vaccines.

03/11/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Politics

Oregon Futures Lab Is Shaking Up the State’s Elected Leadership at Every Level

“We realized getting people into public office isn’t enough,” says OFL executive director Ana del Rocío. “We need to follow through with the support during t...

03/08/2021 By Gosia Wozniacka

Politics

5 Oregon Politicians Worth Following on Social Media

From Twitter to TikTok, these lawmakers are coming for your feed.

03/04/2021 By Julia Silverman

Food & Politics

Rangoon Bistro’s Alex Saw on Myanmar’s Military Takeover

“This is our last fight. We’re not going to give up.”

02/11/2021 By Marty Patail