Long Story Short

Meet the 78-Year-Old Oregon Hunter Who Says He's Never Had to Buy a Piece of Meat

“If you’re gonna kill an animal, don’t waste it.”

08/27/2019 By Hannah Wallace Photography by Stuart Mullenberg

Seafood Guide 2019: Trash Fish

Is Portland Finally Ready for Real Sea-to-Table Eating?

For these Oregon chefs and seafood insiders, the future is all about trash fish, baitfish, shellfish, and bycatch. It’s local, and it’s delicious.

07/24/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Surfing 101: Q&A

The Truth About Great White Shark Attacks in Oregon

We talk to Oregon Coast Aquarium’s Jim Burke for the lowdown on the predators.

07/24/2019 By Benjamin Tepler

News

In 1999, a Wolf Named Freedom Came to Oregon. We’re Still Fighting Over Her.

The apex predator is a lightning rod for conservationists and ranchers.

06/25/2019 By Ramona DeNies

Wildfire Upside

Could Wildfires Help Save Oregon's Native Bees?

The hotter the blaze, the buzzier are Oregon's 500-some bee species.

04/15/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

Ocean Activism

Oregon Bans Offshore Drilling.... Again?

Breaking down the state's latest attempt to thwart energy speculation in our territorial waters.

04/04/2019 By Shayla Norris-York

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