The Oregon Woman 2019

These Are the Women Working to Make Oregon a Better Place Right Now

From indigenous activists and creative super-nerds to executive directors and prison educators, here are the women forging dramatic change in our state.

04/23/2019 Edited by Kelly Clarke

The Oregon Woman 2019

6 Amazing Oregon Women-Led Projects

From serious documentaries to full-contact football to sex education, here are six local projects changing the game.

04/23/2019 By Sarah Mirk, Margaret Seiler, Ryan Ashby, Kelly Clarke, and Rebecca Jacobson

Fashion News

Portland Fashion Institute Doubles in Size as Other Fashion Schools Shutter

After a year of losing longtime fashion establishments, one school is going gangbusters.

04/16/2019 By Eden Dawn

Death Services

This New Portland Service Offers One-Click Cremation

Your cremains come back in a minimalist "urn" so sleek it could hold a new iPhone.

04/05/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Insider's Guide 2019

75 Things Every Portlander Must Do

We tapped art aficionados, food fanatics, entrepreneurs, and outdoor enthusiasts for their picks of things every Portlander must do.

03/26/2019 Edited by Fiona McCann

Fashion News

Portland Outdoor Brand Poler Closes Without a Word

After seven years of camp vibes, Poler has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

01/08/2019 By Eden Dawn

NATURAL HEALING

Why This Crowdfunded Urban Therapy Yurt Really Works

At least according to one Portland counselor.

06/24/2016 By Megan Haverman

WINNING FINDS

These Portland-Made Workout Essentials Keep You Looking—and Smelling—Fresh

From herbal deodorant to coconut water cleansing wipes, here’s what to toss in your gym bag.

06/24/2016 By Allison Jones

5 THINGS ABOUT

How Dutch Bros. Coffee Conquered Oregon’s Soul

Our hyper-sugary drive-thru coffee empire is expanding rapidly. Here’s what you need to know.

05/19/2016 By Marty Patail

SHAKEDOWN

Meet the Parking Lot Czar Preparing to Turn Food Cart Pods into Gleaming High Rises

Greg Goodman wants to transform 11 of his family lots into high-rises. We size him up.

03/25/2016 By Marty Patail

DISPATCH

This Portland Fabric Lab is Testing the Fashion of the Future

Whether you’re making a waterproof jacket or high-tech sports bra, Elizabeth LeMay has got it dialed.

03/01/2016 By Megan Haverman

VENTURES

This Start-Up Brings the Internet of Things to Millennial Renters

Your future apartment will know when you are sleeping.

12/21/2015 By Zach Dundas

SCIENCE

How One Seriously Cool Kids Chemistry Set Is Getting Girls Into Science

Yellow Scope's rigorous science kits step away from the pink and towards STEM gender equality.

11/23/2015 By Marty Patail

VENTURES

What the Sale of Stumptown Coffee and Big Pink Mean for Portland Business

In 2015, five huge deals vaulted the Portland economy into a new era.

11/23/2015 By Brandon Staley

LONG STORY SHORT

Could Portland's Makers Spark A New Industrial Revolution?

ADX founder Kelly Roy explores the potential of small, hands-on workspaces and their impact on the industrial economy.

10/19/2015 By Zach Dundas

STYLE PROFILE

Bobby Bonaparte on Gender-Neutral Clothing and Keeping Fashion Local

Bobby Bonaparte on the Asian aesthetic and why gender-specific clothing is on its way out.

10/19/2015 By Eden Dawn

BIG IDEAS

Portland-Based Vacasa Is Shaking Up the Vacation Rental Game

How the local start-up grew from managing one beach property to making nearly $100 million annually.

10/19/2015 By Zach Dundas

LESS IS MORE

When it Comes to Choosing Paint Colors, These Portland Pros Keep it Simple

Northeast Portland's Colorhouse offers just 128 colors to avoid decision overload.

10/05/2015 By Marty Patail

THE ART OF ARRANGEMENT

Bring Your Home to Life with Local Flowers

Fieldwork Flowers reveals how to build a better bouquet.

10/05/2015 By Rachel Ritchie

MOVERS & SHAKERS

How One Portland Woman Steers the Success of Local Tech Start-Ups

Voyager Capital's Portland partner serves as a trusted advisor to major companies, from Chirpify to Skyward.

09/21/2015 By Zach Dundas