Hot Tub Time Machines

Hot Tub Rentals, Delivered to Your Backyard, Are a Thing in Portland Now

Portland Hot Tub Rental delivers personal spa tubs to the backyards of Rose City residents for as little as a week and as long as a month.

04/12/2022 By Julia Silverman

Style

Craft Work: Portland Clothing Line Maya Meyer

Designer Maya Dahlgreen dropped her day job for a new fashion line with salvaged fabrics, inclusive sizing (maternity, too!), and ethical production.

03/23/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

Restaurants

Once a Pandemic Dining Novelty, Streeteries Are Here to Stay in Portland

Permits for outdoor dining expansions will remain free through August 2022. Come September, individual restaurants will be required to pay permit fees.

03/14/2022 By Julia Silverman

Footwear

These Portland-Made Shoes Marry Style with Sustainability

Founded in 2019, Hilos makes shoes using 3-D printing with a focus creating a fully recyclable product and eliminating overproduction.

03/14/2022 By Jenni Moore

Office Culture

This Portland Business Moved to a Four-Day Work Week

Aesthete Tea owner Briana Thornton says productivity and energy is up since shortening hours for employees. Should other local businesses follow suit?

03/08/2022 By Dalila Brent

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

Work

After WeWork (and the Pandemic), Here Comes Coworking's Next Wave

From Collective Agency to openHAUS, these coworking spaces in Portland offer flexibility, community, and some ridiculously cool amenities.

02/24/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

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

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week, December 20–26

Omicron cometh, get your booster shot, and a compromise on school schedules

12/20/2021 By Julia Silverman

Portland Business

Schoolhouse's Portland-Made Home Goods Are Getting a Bigger Spotlight

The Portland-based company is teaming up with NYC's Food52, and plans to expand its design and manufacturing work.

12/16/2021 With Julia Silverman

Whatever Happened To...

A Public Market in Portland? Its Backers Say That's Still the Plan

The long-proposed James Beard Public Market never found to find the right location, even as food cart pods, farmers markets and more bloomed around the city. Will 2022 be its year?

12/14/2021 By Julia Silverman

Holidays

Oh Tannenbaum? Are You Out There, Somewhere?

Christmas tree shortages have affected Portland residents, who are paying more than ever for trees.

12/13/2021 By Karly Quadros

News You Can Use

5 Oregon Stories to Watch This Week, November 29–December 4

A big vote for Vacasa, more turmoil for the Newberg School Board, and what of the Omicron variant?

11/29/2021 By Julia Silverman

Going Viral

A 20-year-old TikTokker From Beaverton Introduced the World to Biohazard Clean-Ups

Jacob Suarez now has 4 million Tik-Tok followers and counting

11/24/2021 By Cami Hughes

Business

Jobs Are Thick on the Ground in Oregon Right Now

There are lots of openings, especially in health care, in retail and at restaurants. But where are all the applicants?

11/12/2021 By Julia Silverman

Labor

Workers at Image Comics Want to Form the First Ever Comics Union

The organized labor movement is coming for the land of superheroes and ink-stained wretches in the form of a proposed Image Comics union.

11/11/2021 By Karly Quadros

Climate Change

This Portland-Based Company Wants to Make Your Milk Carbon Neutral

Bill Gates and Mark Cuban are big fans.

11/03/2021 By Julia Silverman

Small Business

After a Devastating Fire, the Portland Garment Factory Is Back

The city's stylish incubator for the production runs of local fashion lines, soft goods, art installations, and more has a brand new space.

10/19/2021 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

Recipes

Make Khalsa Salsa’s Sweet Potato Soup with Black Bean Salsa

Try this Indian-meets-Mexican recipe from Beaverton's award-winning, family-owned salsa business.

09/27/2021 By Katherine Chew Hamilton