Gift Guide

8 Gifts for the Portland Techie

From a Nike Apple watch to a waterproof speaker to an essential oil diffuser—here are our recs for locally-found tech treasures.

05/23/2022 By Shannon Daehnke

COVID-19

Oregon's Digital Vaccine Card Delayed till End of April

The state is now hoping to launch the optional, voluntary, $2.25 million effort in late April. It was initially set to roll out in early March.

04/07/2022 By Julia Silverman

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

Office Culture

Is Portland’s FT/WFH Era on its Way Out?

From Nike to Stoel Rives to City Hall, many local businesses are navigating COVID-era office culture by moving to hybrid work schedules.

03/03/2022 By Michelle Harris

Business

Ever Preordered Pot Online? You Can Thank This Bend-Based Company

Dutchie, a Bend-based company allowing customers nationwide to pre-order marijuana online, has its sights set on becoming the Shopify for cannabis.

02/02/2022 By Michelle Harris

Technology

Want to Find At-Home COVID Tests with Just One Click?

Portland-based Software Developer Scott Krager built 8tests.com to help with the search for at-home COVID tests—and in 24 hours, the site has taken off.

01/13/2022 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

Oregon Is Getting Ready to Debut a Digital Vaccine Card

Use of the proof-of-vaccination card will be voluntary and optional, and there are no plans for a statewide vaccine passport requirement, officials say.

12/02/2021 By Julia Silverman

Climate Change

This Portland-Based Company Wants to Make Your Milk Carbon Neutral

Bill Gates and Mark Cuban are big fans.

11/03/2021 By Julia Silverman

Travel

These Portland Companies Are Changing the Way We Travel

Planning your next trip? Consider Modern Adventure, Camp Yoshi, and more.

09/01/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Home/Work

It's Airbnb, but for Offices

Sick of your work from home set up? Portland startup Radious wants to rent you an office

08/31/2021 By Julia Silverman

Back to School

When 'Back to School' Still Means Opening Up a Laptop

The district and others are modeling a future where school is always online and from home.

08/11/2021 By Julia Silverman

Technology

Portland-Based Tech Startup Sport Source Launches New App

Portland-based Sport Source connects athletes, coaches, and more to gyms and sports facilities. We talk with CEO Casey Trujeque about the new app.

08/04/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Business

What Does Portland's IPO Mini-Boom Mean For You?

After a long dry spell, IPOs are happening in Oregon again, with Vacasa, Dutch Bros, and ESS Tech. What does that mean for the rest of us?

08/03/2021 By Julia Silverman

Big Ideas

12 Radical Oregon Plans to Watch

From inclusive playgrounds to Oregon mushroom leather

06/27/2021 Edited by Julia Silverman

Video Games

After Several Delays, Panic’s Playdate Finally Gets an Update

The new console includes a larger game roster, new accessories, and a no-code creation tool called Pulp. (And yeah, it still has the crank.)

06/08/2021 By Nick Campigli

News

This New-to-Portland Food App Aims to Help Solve Climate Change—with Discount Doughnuts

Too Good to Go, newly launched in Portland, connects customers with local restaurants and stores to pass on their end-of-day surplus.

06/05/2021 By Nick Campigli

Technology

Asked to Provide Proof of Vaccination in Oregon? There's No App for That.

Despite asking businesses to check vaccination status of their customers, Oregon has no plans for a verification app.

06/02/2021 By Julia Silverman

Coronavirus

From Resource Base to Full-Fledged Nonprofit, the Portland Student Community Response Is Making Moves

A year in, the student-led nonprofit continues to evolve. Its latest tool: a vaccine text line.

04/21/2021 By Gabriel Granillo

Coronavirus

Oregon’s Contact Tracing App Was Slated for Release in January. It’s More than a Little Overdue.

State officials say it’s still coming, but not until later this spring.

03/06/2021 By Aurora Biggers

Podcast

LISTEN: Is Learning a Language Possible on the Duolingo App?

Host Gabriel Granillo and editor in chief Marty Patail discuss the popular language learning app—and whether it's possible to harness tech to connect with th...

12/25/2020 By Gabriel Granillo