Camping

5 Oregon Spots to Stake Out on the 'Airbnb of Camping'

From gardens in Southwest Portland to lodge properties in the Wallowas, Hipcamp offers 830-plus places to pitch a tent on private land.

08/29/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Q&A

Can a Website Help Fight Portland's Housing Crisis?

Once homeless, Tyrone Poole now runs a start-up that connects would-be renters with real choices.

03/27/2018 By Marty Patail

Tech

Two Portlanders Launch an App for Plus Size People (and Their Friends)

AllGo users review restaurants, theaters, gyms, and airlines for comfort and accessibility.

03/26/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Business

Two Portlanders Team Up to Fund Female and Black Start-Ups

Fund a Founder wants to help bankroll female and black creators by selling T-shirts.

11/14/2017 By Kayla Brock

Tech

A Radical New Tech Start-Up Movement Gathers in Portland This Week

Kinder, cooler, and smarter: 'zebra' companies take on Silicon Valley’s 'unicorns.'

11/13/2017 By Zach Dundas

Farm to Table

This Food Delivery System Is the Next Big Thing You’ve Never Heard Of

MilkRun is like a CSA where you get to choose what you want from local farms.

11/03/2017 By Chad Walsh

Ideas & Innovations 2017

From Tech to Sustainability to Business, 11 Big Ideas from Portland Innovators

Activist giving, gaming while black, and the rise of the “zebra”—our brightest thinkers change the conversation.

06/12/2017 Edited by Zach Dundas

Ideas & Innovations 2017: Tech for Good

3 Portland Projects Using Tech for Good

Activist giving, gaming while black, and bots with 'tude: these projects put the soul back in tech.

06/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Ideas & Innovations 2017: On the Watch

Local Watchmaker Vero Scours the World to Make a Portland Timepiece

Starting retail price: $2,900.

06/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Ideas & Innovations 2017: Zebras, Ride!

Step Aside, Unicorn. A Portlander Sets Out to Breed a Saner Start-Up.

Switchboard cofounder Mara Zepeda advocates for the "zebra," a kinder, more responsible species of start-up.

06/12/2017 By Zach Dundas

Textile Tales

This Cascade Locks Start-Up Saves Activewear from Landfills

A brand-new garment with a tear or broken zipper? Once, companies like Prana and Ibex threw them out. Now, they're fixed by Oregon's Renewal Workshop—and sold back to you at cut-rate prices.

12/13/2016 By Webb Wright

Good Eats

A Portland Start-Up Delivers Local, Organic, Plant-Based Groceries to Your Door

Is it time to say goodbye to Whole Foods Market and hello to New Foods Market?

12/01/2016 By Webb Wright

Ventures

Versi Carves Out a Bigotry-Free Space for Latino Digital Commerce

Founded by a trio of Mexican-born entrepreneurs, the Portland start-up is a Spanish-language digital Yellow Pages.

11/14/2016 By Marty Patail

Style

Can This Portlander Help Fashion Businesses Get Off the Ground?

With Laptops & Smalltalk, Brittany Sierra becomes a coach for local fashion entrepreneurs.

10/10/2016 By Eden Dawn

Big Shot

Meet the Portland Entrepreneur Taking on the White, Male-Centric Booze Industry

With Miru Vodka, Chaunci King roars onto the scene.

09/13/2016 By Lisa Dunn

Q&A

Are Crickets the Protein of the Future?

Oregon’s Poda Foods makes cricket powder that is edible, sustainable, and nutritious (and, apparently, mild in flavor).

08/15/2016 By Kailla Coomes

VENTURES

How One Start-Up Star Plots Portland’s Tech Future

A digital archiving start-up joins the big leagues—complete with the requisite office kegerator.

04/27/2015 By Marty Patail

THE MONEY ISSUE

Inside the Mind of A Portland Angel Investor

Venture capitalist Eric Rosenfeld talks about our start-up scene, where the money is coming from, and how Portland can cash in even more.

01/05/2015 By Marty Patail

THE MONEY ISSUE

3 Incubators for Portland's Next Smashing Start-Up

Got a great business idea? These entrepreneurial pros can help.

12/23/2014 By Molly Woodstock