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

Spotlight

This Business Accelerator Wants to End the Funding Gap for Women-Owned Start-Ups

XXcelerate Fund is the incubator we need.

05/08/2018 By Eden Dawn

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

Events

TEDxPortland Will Feature Bionic Limbs, Psychedelic Beards, and Radical Audience Participation

Presenters include journalist Ann Curry, police chief Danielle Outlaw, the Oregon Symphony, and, potentially, you.

03/16/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Tech

The Intel Meltdown Hack Explained—through Cheeseburgers

Why is all of your personal data vulnerable? For the lowdown on microprocessors, let's talk about pickles.

02/27/2018 By Marty Patail

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

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: 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