Politics

What’s ‘White Fragility?’ And Other Qs From Think & Drink

Have you seen one of these billboards and wondered what ‘white fragility’ means? Today we’ve got answers. (📸: @pdx.equity.in.action) We partnered with Oregon Humanities last month to crowdsource questions at their Think & Drink on race, power, and justice, and one of the audience members asked: How do we change the zero-sum-game mentality that creates […]

/ June 7, 2018


Everything You Need to Know About Portland’s 2018 Elections

We get it — voting for county auditors and city council members isn’t exactly glamorous, and it’s not always easy to figure out who deserves your vote.   But our voter guide is here to help. Have you spilled coffee on your ballot, thrown it out with the recycling, or forgotten to update your mailing address? Check out […]

/ May 3, 2018


WTF is Metro?

If you’re new to Oregon — or just aren’t super tuned in to local politics — you might have a question when you start filling out your ballot: What the fudge is Metro? Instead of doing candidate surveys for Metro (like we did for city and county races), we decided to tackle this rather important question instead. […]

/ May 3, 2018


Dude, Where’s My Ballot? And Other Voting FAQs

Updated: 10/24/18 The act of voting might seem pretty straightforward, but you aren’t crazy if you have questions about how to make your voice count this election. To help out, we’ve tracked down the answers to some common voting Qs, like what to do if your ballot hasn’t arrived, or whether you’re screwed if you […]

/ May 3, 2018


Here Are Portland Media’s Picks for the May 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 outlets. Here’s a round-up of the editorial endorsements made by Portland media outlets so far. Note: We’re only including endorsements for contested city, […]

/ May 3, 2018


How Will Portland Change if Voters Elect You? Our Qs for the Candidates

Short and sweet — that’s what we aimed for with our candidate survey.  We asked the candidates in Portland and Multnomah County races what will change if they’re elected, what they’d do if a local CEO gave them $1.5 million to address houselessness (a hypothetical, of course), what question they wish more local journalists and leaders were […]

/ May 1, 2018