(24 posts)

How to Find Love in Portland, Without an App

It might seem like Tinder, Bumble, and Hinge are the only ways to find a date in these modern times, but believe it or not, there are still other paths to discover love in our city. Here are a few strategies that our research — and our readers — suggest are worth a try. 1. […]

Community / February 19, 2019

Changemakers: Meet the Portlanders Who Are Shaping Our Transportation Future

When it comes to getting around, the struggle is real. Traffic is now a daily fact of life for many of us, and as Portland continues to grow, the need for solutions and alternatives to the gridlock has become all the more urgent. For our latest Changemaker series, we met up with a handful of […]

Changemakers / February 13, 2019

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What Will Portland’s ‘Residential Infill’ Plan Do? We Asked the People Behind It

📸: Hector Chacon “I embrace progress. I’m not a curmudgeon. I understand the city needs to increase revenues and all that to function. I just think the city could do it a little more kindly. To me, it looks like the city is doing a money grab and giving developers carte blanche.” That’s how reader […]

Politics / February 4, 2019

A QFC Just Closed in NE Portland. We Lost More Than a Grocery Store

When I heard the news, I was crushed. My neighborhood grocery, QFC on NE 33rd, was closing. QFC has been my store for all 13 years I’ve lived in Portland, despite the many choices within walking distance of my neighborhood, Sullivan’s Gulch. The grocery business is highly competitive, and demographics—education, house prices, income, density—partially explain […]

Community / February 4, 2019

Real Talk: What do we do about Portland’s housing crisis?

From ballot measures to zoning changes to billionaire-backed shelter projects, there’s been a lot in the news lately about our city’s housing crisis. And it is a crisis. About 1,700 Portlanders sleep in cars, tents, or on the street every night. Thousands more rely on emergency shelters or transitional housing, and another 32,000 Portlanders are […]

Real Talk / January 29, 2019

Should Portland Grow In or Out? And Other Housing Qs

📸: Hector Chacon “How does Portland’s zoning and the metro area’s ‘infill philosophy’ contribute to homelessness and gentrification? Considering the available public transportation, might ‘outfill’ ease the crisis?” —Duncan McEwan We shared a little background on this question and the broader infill debate in today’s newsletter. Here’s what else we learned. THE URBAN GROWTH BOUNDARY The urban […]

Real Talk / January 16, 2019

Spotlight on Portland’s Sunnyside Neighborhood

Sunnyside might be best known for its trendy bars and boutique shopping, but there’s a lot more to this Southeast Portland neighborhood than Belmont and Hawthorne.

Neighborhoods / January 14, 2019

Know a Rising Star in Portland Music? Help Us Make Them Famous

Our friends at the Portland Radio Project are letting us pick one of the featured performers for their holiday kickoff event on Saturday, Dec. 8. So who should it be? 🤔 R&B, pop, hip hop, alt-rock — doesn’t matter. We’re just looking for someone new and fun who deserves a moment in the spotlight. Know a local band […]

Music / November 11, 2018

Q&A with Eli Saslow, Author of ‘Rising out of Hatred’

Oregon Humanities’ new Think & Drink series is focused on the theme of “Journalism and Justice,” and Eli Saslow, author of “Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist,” was the featured guest in October. We caught up with Eli after the event to ask him some of the audience questions that got cut for […]

Politics / November 6, 2018

Here’s Who Portland Media Are Endorsing In November’s Election

The Oregon voters’ pamphlet is full of endorsements from every organization under the sun, but few of them do as much to break down the races and explain their endorsements as local media. Here’s a round-up of the editorial endorsements made by Portland media outlets so far. Note: We’re only including endorsements for contested local and […]

Politics / October 30, 2018