Education

Oregon Universities Are Weighing Whether to Mandate Student Vaccines for the Fall

Lewis & Clark College is the first in the state to announce it will do so.

04/21/2021 By Aurora Biggers, Reina Harwood, and Julia Silverman

Art

This Portland Artist Uses Her Own Hair to Explore Race

Catch Lisa Jarrett's latest show Future Ancestors at Ori this month.

09/23/2019 By Fiona McCann

Hidden Portland: Remember & Celebrate

The Weirdest, Most Wonderful Memorials and Museums in Portland (and Beyond)

Whether you dig planes, trains, or the insane, there's a place for you.

12/21/2018 By Kelly Clarke, Margaret Seiler, and Allison Place

Books

A Portland Writer Tracks a Grisly 1849 Murder

Paul Collins's new book, Blood and Ivy, exhumes a once-infamous doctor-on-doctor crime.

07/20/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Development

These 3 New Buildings Will Transform Portland State

Here's a preview of the university's ambitious plans.

04/17/2018 By Natasha Tandler

Think Small

Beyond Tiny Homes: 3 Inspiring Small Spaces

You can trick out an Airstream, reinvent the office, and tackle society’s woes.

09/21/2017 By Rachel Wilson, Brian Libby, and Marty Patail

Everyday Activism

Portland Menstrual Society Provides Period Products for All

The student-led group works to ensure that everyone at Portland State University—especially members of the LGBTQ+ community—has access to necessary menstrual materials.

07/20/2017 By Bryanna Briley

Dispatch

This Portlander Could Become Canada's Next Astronaut

Ground control to Major Thomas.

05/17/2017 By Lauren Kershner

Architecture

These PSU Architecture Students Traveled the US-Mexico Border to Design a Better Wall

Spoiler alert: an actual wall won't work.

02/06/2017 By Elise Herron

Politics

How Trump's Travel Ban Affects Two PSU Students

At Portland State University, a former student from Syria is separated from his loved ones. Another just prays he'll be allowed to finish his degree.

02/02/2017 By Ramona DeNies

Development

These 'Sleeping Pods' Provide Safety and Warmth for Portland’s Homeless

The Partners on Dwelling Initiative fills a void at the intersection of architecture and activism.

01/26/2017 By Ko Ricker

City Planning

Here's What the Post Office Site in Northwest Could Look Like

The eastern edge of the Pearl is due for a major facelift.

09/23/2016 By Ko Ricker

Gridiron Report

Portland State May Finally Have a Great Football Team

With a brilliant new coach, a wild style of play, and long odds, the Vikings set sail on a new era. But does anyone, like, care?

08/15/2016 By Jason Cohen

THE GRAPEVINE

The PSU Professor Who Says Wine's Whole 'Terroir' Thing Might Not Be a Thing

Joe Bohling, an expert on the history of the French wine industry, says his research looks at the not-so-ancient concept of terroir. We asked him to explain.

09/21/2015 By Marty Patail

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

How Portland Is Making it Possible to Drink Smoothies in Space

One small cup for mankind...

09/21/2015 By Jenny Woodman

ARCHITECTURE

This New Mini-Park at Portland State Is Completely Adorable In Every Way

Designed and built by students, this is the little public space that could.

07/20/2015 By Rachel Sandstrom

DESIGN

6 Amazing Living Walls Redefining "Greenspace" in Portland

We explore PSU's exciting outdoor Ecological Learning Plaza and a handful of the city's best vertical gardens.

10/10/2014 By Maya Seaman

REPORT

The South Waterfront's New Research Epicenter

A bold new research hub unites three ambitious universities and a rising neighborhood.

09/02/2014 By Randy Gragg

DEVELOPMENT

Downtown's PSU District Gets a Makeover

The city's southern end is waking up, with new projects aiming to tap the college-crowd population boom

02/03/2014 By Cari Johnson