The Shakedown

What's the Deal with Rain, Anyway?

We size up that drizzle from the sky.

02/26/2019 By Marty Patail

Environmental News

Is Oregon About to Get a Shiny New Wilderness Area?

The Senate just passed a massive public lands package—and it includes some sweet promises for lovers of Oregon's rainforests and rivers.

02/14/2019 By Wriik Maui

Weather

YouTube Weatherman Frankie MacDonald Says a 'Major Winter Storm' Is on Its Way to Portland

We called up the Canadian sensation, who told us we need to be prepared. Local meteorologists disagree.

02/01/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Cars

Oregonians Can Now Get Sexy Gray Whales on Their License Plates

Bonus: Funds raised from the new plates will support Oregon State’s Marine Mammal Institute.

01/31/2019 By Ryan Ashby

Wildlife

Does Oregon Have a Cougar Problem?

A hiker’s death on Mount Hood could have implications for public safety and Oregon’s wildlife policies.

01/29/2019 By Ciara O'Rourke

Urban Achiever

This Rising Political Star Could Redefine the Portland Region

And you probably don’t even know her name. (It’s Lynn Peterson, and she’s taking over Metro.)

12/21/2018 By Randy Gragg Photography by Nicolle Clemetson

Hidden Portland: Little Lots

A Peek into Portland's Pocket Parks (and Other Wee Wonders)

This city's mini greenspaces are just a stroll away.

12/21/2018 By James Stevens, Margaret Seiler, and Rebecca Jacobson

Light a Fire 2018: Caring for the Planet

Save the Bugs. Save the World.

Portland's Xerces Society fights for the littlest links in our ecosystem.

10/17/2018 By Kelly Clarke

Science

Wolf. Dog. What’s the Difference?

A pair of scientists chase canine evolution deep into DNA.

10/17/2018 By Benjamin Tepler

Long Story Short

This Banana Slug–Eating Survivalist Will School You on Wilderness Skills

Nicole Apelian says those mustard-colored monopods are delicious.

10/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Nature

Should Oregon Kill Sea Lions to Save the Salmon?

Sea lions are scarfing the Columbia River's already struggling salmon populations. Now some politicians want to kill them.

10/17/2018 By Ramona DeNies

Music

This Pop-Up Concert Series Is Inspired by the Portland Swifts

Fear No Music presents two performances on themes of migration, harmony, and home.

09/20/2018 By Emma Luthy

Concrete Forest

This Portland Building Will Be Covered in Actual Trees

The Tree Farm will look "like a big-ass Chia Pet," says developer Kevin Cavenaugh.

09/18/2018 By Sarah Hutchins

Hot Stuff

Can a Newfangled Wood-Burning Stove Save the World?

This clean-burning, Oregon-designed stove could be a boon to families in poor areas across the world.

09/18/2018 By Alena Willbur

Fall Migration

On Willapa Bay, Bird-Watchers Get a New Festival

It's a weekend-long birding nerd-out with events that span the Long Beach Peninsula—by kayak, bicycle, foot, and even 4x4.

09/18/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

Sparkle Town

They're Going to Make Lab-Grown Diamonds in Gresham

Diamond titan De Beers plans a factory and dozens of jobs.

09/11/2018 By Emily Davis

PDX Index

Oregon's Cider Industry Is Booming

Here are the hard numbers on the state's next booze boom.

09/11/2018 By Sam Pape

Film

A New Documentary Tells the Stories Behind the Eagle Creek Fire

This time last year the Gorge was burning. Forest on Fire reflects on the blaze that shocked our state.

09/04/2018 By Marty Patail

Science

A Reed College Grad Discovers Plastic-Eating Microbes

Nom nom, garbage gobblers.

08/14/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais

The Greater Outdoors

Can a New State Office Get More Oregonians Outside?

It'll have to balance feedback from all sorts of outdoor enthusiasts, from environmental activists to ATV lovers.

08/14/2018 By Sydney Dauphinais