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 Pandemic 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

Design

How Oregon Is Fighting Wildfires with Technology

From night vision cameras to satellites to the humble iPhone, a look behind the scenes

12/14/2020 By Marty Patail

Jobs

You Could Join a Steno Pool

And you don’t even need to be a beauty school drop-out! Read on for more about this growing field.

10/30/2020 By Stephanie Gehring

Coronavirus

This Portland-Based Company Is Helping Non-English Speakers Get Medical Care They Need

With the coronavirus’s disproportionate effect on the Latinx community and communities of color, language access and medical interpretation are more importan...

08/03/2020 By Gabriel Granillo

Food News

Restaurants Report Third-Party Delivery Apps Violating Portland’s Cap On Fees

Grubhub and Postmates have been accused of charging restaurants more than the 10 percent commission fee allowed by the new city ordinance.

07/21/2020 By Katherine Chew Hamilton

What’s Next?

We Asked 5 Portland Tech Insiders about the Future of the Industry

Portland’s tech scene is steadily growing and morphing, ushering in economic, cultural, and physical change to our city as it does.

02/25/2020 By Fiona McCann and Marty Patail

Medical Marvels

A Portland-Made Mole Mapping App Is Helping the Fight Against Skin Cancer

A researcher made an app to protect his wife from skin cancer. Now, OHSU is using it as a weapon in its ‘War on Melanoma.’

12/31/2019 By Mark Fogerson

Events

Three Ways to Party for A Good Cause This Fall

Eighties-themed costume bashes and rock and roll blowouts to Latina art exhibits: let loose and feel good about yourself doing it.

09/19/2019 By Olivia Wolf

Video Games

Portland App Maker Unveils New Handheld Game Console—With a Hand Crank

Indie developer Panic's new Playdate console looks like a yellow box of joy—and it's already a source of controversy.

05/30/2019 By Marty Patail

Tech

3 Portland-Made Apps to Download Right Now

Size activist Rebecca Alexander—of plus size review app AllGo—selects three of her locally made favorites.

02/26/2019 By Allison Place

Business

A Silicon Valley Cryptocurrency Firm Lands in Portland

Coinbase wants to be the bank of the future.

09/11/2018 By Emily Davis

Editor's Note

From the Editor: Bad Vibes Bay

As Portlanders, our relationship with San Francisco is ... complicated.

06/19/2018 By Zach Dundas

Digital Doomlands

A Portland Journalist's New Book Ventures into Silicon Valley's Dark Side

In Live Work Work Work Die, Corey Pein digs up sobering stuff. If you're connected (and aren't we all?), be concerned.

06/19/2018 By Zach Dundas and Marty Patail Illustrations by Amy Martin

Architecture

The Towne Storage Building, Former Low-Rent Creative Mecca, Went Full San Francisco

Autodesk’s new Portland HQ is something to behold.

06/19/2018 By Alena Willbur