History

The Possums, the Police, and the Burger Barn

Looking back at the infamous 1981 incident.

09/26/2020 By Marty Patail

Art & Design

These 5 Local BIPOC Artists Are Bringing Awareness to the BLM Movement

Where words tend to fall short, design brings alarming truths.

09/23/2020 By Sam Pape

Sponsored Content

Teen Voices for Racial Justice: Why I March for Equal Justice

A teen essay contest winner, presented by Cambia Health Solutions

09/21/2020 By Kalie Minor

Sponsored Content

Teen Voices for Racial Justice: Uncertain Times

A teen essay contest winner, presented by Cambia Health Solutions

09/21/2020 By Akaisha Williams

History

Sad, Bad Times: A Look at the Darker Side of Portland’s Past

Not everything in the Rose City has been rosy.

09/06/2020 By Sam Pape

Art is Resistance

Rose City FM: The Sound of the Protests in Portland

How the music emanating from the nightly demonstrations is driving momentum and energizing the movement.

09/04/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Support Black-Owned

Five Days Remain in Portland’s Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week

If you haven’t already been supporting your local Black-owned food businesses, this week is a great time to start.

08/26/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Farm Life

Sanctuary Farm Brings a Food Justice Focus to Produce

This volunteer-staffed farm feeds Black and brown Portlanders every week—many of them for free.

08/14/2020 With Jenni Moore Photography by Jenni Moore

Pizza Party

At Paladin Pie, Pizza Fuels Social Change

The weekly pizza pop-up has donated to racial justice nonprofits and mutual aid funds including Don’t Shoot PDX, the National Black Justice Coalition, and the Okra Project.

08/13/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

Black Lives Matter

A New Portland Group Fights Gentrification by Renovating Black-Owned Homes

“Real estate is inherently racist,” says real estate agent Lauren Goché.

08/08/2020 By Elise Herron

Black Lives Matter

The Complicated Rise and Swift Fall of Portland's Wall of Moms Protest Group

The Wall of Moms went international, before its founder was fired amid accusations of anti-Blackness.

08/03/2020 By Jagger Blaec

Politics

Grassroots Organizers Are Pushing a Write-In Mayoral Campaign for This BLM Activist

And if enough voters write in her name, Teressa Raiford says she'd be proud to serve.

08/03/2020 By Julia Silverman

Breaking News

Federal Law Enforcement Will Begin Leaving Portland on July 30

Governor Kate Brown announced a "phased withdrawal" of the federal officers.

07/29/2020 By Marty Patail

Portland Protests

Amid Protests, Riot Ribs Feeds Everyone

Barbecue pop-up Riot Ribs has given out free food to everyone in downtown Portland for the last three weeks.

07/26/2020 By Emily Gillespie Photography by Emily Gillespie

Viewpoint

Ted Wheeler’s Strange Odyssey into the Portland Protests

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler came to hear the people—and stayed for a taste of tear gas.

07/23/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Black Lives Matter

A Second Wave of Protesters Joins the Fray in Portland

Donald Trump said he was sending in federal officers to calm down Portland. Instead, he has swelled the ranks of those fighting back.

07/21/2020 By Julia Silverman

Make Racism Wrong Again

What Do You Do When You Recieve a Racist Threat in the Mail?

If you're Mimi Adams, you fight the hate.

07/11/2020 By Fiona McCann

Agriculture

These Groups Are Bringing Black-Led Farming and Food Justice to Portland

Black Futures Farm and Equitable Giving Circle have a clear goal: food sovereignty.

07/08/2020 By Tiara Darnell

Black Lives Matter

4 Portland Photographers on Covering the BLM Protests

From behind the lens, a new focus on collaboration, education, and elevation of an evolving narrative.

06/26/2020 By Gabriel Granillo