Food News

The Realm Refillery, a ‘Package-Free’ Grocery Store, Opens in NE Portland

Imagine if the bulk food section of your supermarket expanded to the whole store, with a focus on local products. Well, this Portland store is doing just that.

06/02/2022 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

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

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

Style

A New Ethical Fashion Festival in PDX Aims To 'Put People First'

Sustainability and ethics never looked so good

11/26/2021 By Karly Quadros

Footnotes

LISTEN: Climate Change, Cascading Disasters, and the Pacific Northwest Heat Wave

We chat with Jola Ajibade, an assistant professor at PSU, about the record-breaking heat wave that slammed the Pacific Northwest and the need for adaptation ...

07/02/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Sponsored Content

Can Local Flowers Save the Earth?

From farm-to-table restaurants to bike commuting and city-wide composting, Portland is known as a national leader in sustainable living. Lesser known, perhaps, is that the Rose City is at the epicenter of a sustainable local flower movement.

02/12/2020 By Mo McKenna

Breaking News

Flying Fish Company is Opening a Full Restaurant and Seafood Market on East Burnside

The lauded sustainable seafood seller will trade its perch at Providore Market for its own digs in the space last home to the People’s Pig.

11/07/2019 By Kelly Clarke

Architecture

Learn How to Build Your Own Tiny Hobbit Home

For a fraction of the cost of a typical ADU, the Permanent Culture Project shows you how to sculpt an unforgettable backyard haven from natural materials.

08/01/2019 By Eden Dawn

Seafood Guide 2019: Trash Fish

Is Portland Finally Ready for Real Sea-to-Table Eating?

For these Oregon chefs and seafood insiders, the future is all about trash fish, baitfish, shellfish, and bycatch. It’s local, and it’s delicious.

07/24/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Editor's Note

It’s Time For Oregon Seafood Lovers to Break Out of Our Shells

It’s surprisingly easy to make good choices. And by doing so, we boost our coastal fishing industry and our sea-to-table food scene.

07/24/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Hot Stuff

Can a Newfangled Wood-Burning Stove Save the World?

This clean-burning, Oregon-designed stove could be a boon to families in poor areas across the world.

09/18/2018 By Alena Willbur

Straw Awe

You Can Now Wear a Reusable Stainless Steel Straw around Your Neck

Portland company Dräenk wants you to "embräece the plastic straw ban."

08/23/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Food Events

This Earth Day, Get 50 Percent Off Your Vegan Meal

NW Veg teams up with more than a dozen vegetarian eateries to offer discounts on April 22.

04/05/2018 By Tuck Woodstock

Urbanism

How Radically Will Growth and Change Transform Portland?

A three-part series of live events features the heavy hitters shaping our future cityscape. Think: an upsized soccer stadium, a rebooted airport, and plenty of traffic to manage.

03/12/2018 By Catherine Johnson

Fancy Feasts

A Portland Pet Food Brand Goes Full Locavore

The sustainable line of products includes gluten-free biscuits and camping-friendly meal pouches.

02/27/2018 By Amy Martin

Cannabis: The Farmers

Southern Oregon's East Fork Cultivars Brings CBD to the Mainstream

After seeing the medical benefits of cannabis, two brothers founded a farm that specializes in the mellower, pain-relieving compound.

01/30/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Sustainability

This Portland Start-Up Makes a More Sustainable Port-a-Potty

Nature Commode: flush with success.

12/28/2017 By Ramona DeNies

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: Social Entrepreneurs

4 Big Ideas Making Portland a Better City Right Now

From ice cream as brain food to the alley of the future, these local initiatives are making a difference.

06/12/2017 By Ramona DeNies and Zach Dundas

Eco-Travel

This Portland Nonprofit Saves Sea Turtles, One Tourist at a Time

Wandering a tropical bazaar? Put down those beach-perfect sunglasses: the frames could be made from a critically endangered species.

04/18/2017 By Elise Herron