TRAVEL

Why a Coastal Farmhouse B&B Is Going Off-Grid

At North Fork 53, say hello to river views—and goodbye to cell reception and wifi.

05/19/2016 By Kelly Clarke

JUST BECAUSE

@SocalityBarbie Gets an Environmental Counterpart

Meet @Nature_Glenn, a little plastic fella on a mission to keep Oregon's natural beauty #flawless.

12/07/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Caring for the Planet: Friends of Trees

Creating community and greener cities, one tree at a time.

10/20/2015 By Katie Vaughan

THE MENU MAKERS

Camas Country Mill Brings the Wheat to Portland's Bakeries and Pizzerias

Meet the miller behind your favorite local slices, loaves, and bagels.

10/19/2015 By Kelly Clarke

ESSAY

Can Portland Chefs Save the Northwest's At-Risk Seafood Stocks?

Modern fishing is wiping out the world's fish, but local restaurants could provide a solution.

10/19/2015 By Lee Van Der Voo

BUSINESS

The B Corporation Movement Rallies in Portland, Determined to Change How Business Works

Sustainable. Fair. But can a different kind of corporation make bank?

10/14/2015 By Rachel Grozanick

SUSTAINABILITY

5 Steps to Transform Your Home into an Eco-Friendly Abode

There's no place like a green home!

10/05/2015 By Fiona McCann

HOME DESIGN

How a Bunch of Retirees Created Portland's Greenest Communal Housing Outpost

With a communal patio and ultra-efficient passive house design, a group of former city planners and lawyers dreamed up their own perfect pocket neighborhood.

10/05/2015 By Kelly Clarke

NATURAL PATH

Cozy Up with a New Book on Preserving and Natural Housekeeping

Erica Strauss’s 'The Hands on Home' takes a deep dive into simple seasonal cooking, DIY laundry detergent, and homemade preserves.

09/25/2015 By Allison Jones

NATURAL PATH

This Oregon Company Was Growing and Selling Natural Medicine Before It Was Cool

Williams, Oregon’s Herb Pharm is a giant in the world of holistic tinctures and remedies—and it all got started at Powell's Books.

09/21/2015 By Katelyn Best

WEATHER

5 Ways El Niño Could Ruin Portland's Winter

The "Godzilla" of El Niños is underway. Here's how it could affect Oregon's coming seasons.

08/25/2015 By Brandon Staley

BEER

5 Beers We're Drinking at the North American Organic Brewers Festival

In case you hadn't noticed, beer festival season is still in full swing.

08/14/2015 By Marty Patail

NEWS

How One Hatchery Moved 160,000 Baby Salmon

Faced with dangerously warm temperatures, Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery moved its entire salmon population to the Gorge.

08/07/2015 By Megan Haverman

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

DISPATCH

How the Oregon Dunes Inspired Sci-Fi Classic 'Dune'

50 years ago, Frank Herbert's cult-classic novel got its start along the Oregon coast.

07/20/2015 By Peter Holmstrom

SPRING CLEANING

Think Green Cleaning Supplies Cost More? Think Again.

Before you restock your cleaning supplies, consider the impact of those bottles on your health and the environment!

03/24/2015 By Jen Coleman

FOOD FINDER

Inside Woodstock's Fishermen-Owned Portland Fish Market

This wild-only fish market offers house smoked sriracha tuna, fresh-from-the-water fish, and all the ingredients necessary for a surf-centered meal.

02/25/2015 By Allison Jones

GET OUT

Eco-Friendly Road Trip Restaurants Around Oregon

The tank is full. Your bags are packed. The GPS is set. But where are you going to eat? These sustainable eateries around the state have you covered.

02/16/2015 By Anna Snook

TOP SCHOOLS 2015

How Hood River Students Help Run Their Super-Green School

An architectural lesson in earth science, where kids "eat their conservation vegetables before their solar cookies.”

01/27/2015 By Hannah Wallace

DISPATCH

Is Coffee Doomed? One Portlander's Plan to Save the Bean

David Griswold is connecting farmers and roasters for a more sustainable harvest.

01/05/2015 By Hanna Neuschwander