TECHNOLOGY

The Luxury, Handmade, Limited-Edition Open-Source Laptop That Could Outlive You

The wood-encased Novena Heirloom is a hacker’s dream machine.

06/13/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

OFFICE LIFE

This Shared Portland Office Could Save Our Souls (and Our Wallets)

The XOXO Outpost—a new pay-what-you-can shared workspace—is home to 65 handpicked creatives.

06/13/2016 By Andrew D'Cruz

BIG IDEAS

Six Oregon-Hatched Ideas That Could Change the World

Eco-drones to avant-garde aerobics, these projects showcase the best of local innovation.

06/13/2016 By Eden Dawn, Ramona DeNies, Rebecca Jacobson, and Fiona McCann

SOCCER

Portland Timbers Launch Emoji Pack for Your Phone

The 40 new emojis include the Cascadian flag, green smoke, and, of course, the 2015 MLS Cup championship star.

05/17/2016 By Marty Patail

ARCHITECTURE

How a Portland Firm Reinvented the Call Center

Bora Architects designed Airbnb's CX Hub to feel like home.

03/25/2016 By Marty Patail

VENTURES

This Portland Start-Up Could Be the Yelp for Campgrounds

Dyrt aims to create a virtual marketplace for campfire rings and RV hookups.

03/25/2016 By Marty Patail

STARTUP

Why Portland is Embracing This California-Made Community Site

Rooster, an online community where the only rule is you can ask for anything you need as long as it’s free, has skyrocketed in Portland.

03/07/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

TECH

App Developer Panic Switches Gears with Video Game "Firewatch," a Mystery Set in the Remote Wilderness

Dropping today, the game places you in a fire lookout with nothing but a radio and your wits.

02/09/2016 By Marty Patail

DESIGN

Can Mobile Apps Be Art?

One pioneering PCC course thinks so.

12/31/2015 By Marty Patail

TRAVEL NEWS

New Website Helps Oregonians Share Their Favorite Outdoor Spots

From hidden hiking trails to unused canoes, ShareOregon lets nature lovers share local gems.

12/23/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

VENTURES

This Start-Up Brings the Internet of Things to Millennial Renters

Your future apartment will know when you are sleeping.

12/21/2015 By Zach Dundas

GIVE US YOUR CALIFORNIANS

Why Portland Needs As Many Californians As We Can Get

Forget the "No Californians" bumper stickers. For Portland's white-hot tech scene, "outsiders" can't come soon enough.

10/19/2015 By Marty Patail

BIG IDEAS

Portland-Based Vacasa Is Shaking Up the Vacation Rental Game

How the local start-up grew from managing one beach property to making nearly $100 million annually.

10/19/2015 By Zach Dundas

MOVERS & SHAKERS

How One Portland Woman Steers the Success of Local Tech Start-Ups

Voyager Capital's Portland partner serves as a trusted advisor to major companies, from Chirpify to Skyward.

09/21/2015 By Zach Dundas

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

How Portland Is Making it Possible to Drink Smoothies in Space

One small cup for mankind...

09/21/2015 By Jenny Woodman

VIDEOGAMES

Is this How Portland Will Look After the Apocalypse?

A new Fallout video game expansion offers a chilling look at Portland landmarks.

09/04/2015 By Marty Patail

OM BASE

8 Yoga (and Fitness) Apps to Bring Your Practice With You at Home and On the Go

Get your downward-facing dog fix without the crowds or studio prices with these eight yoga and fitness apps. Finding balance has never been easier.

08/26/2015 By Megan Haverman and Allison Jones

REPORT

The Radical XOXO Conference Thinks It Knows the Secret to Great Ideas: Get More Women

How the globally acclaimed, Internet-focused festival earned its reputation as inclusive, moving, and oh so Portland.

08/24/2015 By Laura Hudson

TECHNOLOGY

Small Wonders of Oregon's Nanotech Frontier

How the state's enterprising nanotech companies are innovating at the micro level.

06/22/2015 By Benjamin Tepler

BRAND DESIGN

The Crazy-Tight Deadline that Helped Simple Create a Beautiful Logo

How one Java script, a retro-future concept, and a few hours worked brand-design magic for the Portland banking startup.

06/08/2015 By Zach Dundas