(42 posts)

Swiping Your Way to Love Is Hard. Here’s Some Advice from a Portland Pro.

(📸: Jet Cat Studio | Haley Weaver) Online dating is one of the top ways people find romance these days, but getting started isn’t always easy. Luckily, we have a pro here in Portland to help out. Ladan Radafshar is the founder and CEO of FernDate, a local branding service focused on online dating, and […]

People / February 12, 2019

Dating Can Be A Struggle in Portland. What’s the Deal?

“I have dated in San Francisco, Seattle and Colorado, and… though there were bad dates, they were not even close to the garbage fire that is dating in Portland.” —Isabelle It’s true, you could probably find hot takes like this written about any city — but even the experts agree that Portland’s dating scene is […]

Community / February 5, 2019

10 things we learned about Portland’s housing crisis

For our latest Real Talk series, we dug into Portland’s housing and homelessness crisis and investigated the ways our community is addressing it. Here’s what we learned: 1. Housing supply is (finally) catching up with demand. Housing construction in Portland slowed to a crawl during the Great Recession just as the region’s population growth took off — and […]

Real Talk / January 30, 2019

Is universal housing possible in Portland?

Universal housing vouchers would help all low-income renters who need the help the ability to afford housing in the private market.

Politics / January 29, 2019

Meet the people making a difference on Portland’s homeless crisis

If you feel compelled to help solve Portland’s homeless crisis, these are the people and organizations you can connect with to help make a difference.

Politics / January 29, 2019

Here’s one way Portland has almost solved homelessness

Multnomah County became the first West Coast community to reduce veteran homelessness to “functional zero.”

Politics / January 29, 2019

Who gets to live in Portland?

Portland’s housing crisis isn’t just about affordable housing and homelessness. So we dug into gentrification, which has happened faster in Portland lately than almost any other city in the country.

Politics / January 29, 2019

Why Portland is getting less affordable

A Portlander asked us, “How has the ratio of affordable housing in the area kept pace (or not kept pace) with the population increase?” So we answered.

Politics / January 29, 2019

Is Portland a hub for homelessness?

Yes, people are moving to Portland. But only 11 percent of the people experiencing homelessness in our city moved here less than a year ago.

Politics / January 29, 2019

Just how big is Portland’s homelessness problem?

Quantifying homelessness depends a lot on your definition of what it means to be homeless. Here’s what we know about those numbers in Portland so far.

Politics / January 29, 2019