Politics

Your Guide to Modern Love in Portland

We know, we know — love is hard. Whether you’ve got a steady boo or are single and ready to mingle, the topics of love, sex, and relationships are never easy to navigate. Our city doesn’t exactly have a great reputation when it comes to finding love, and many Portlanders would say that technology has […]

/ February 27, 2019


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 […]

/ February 4, 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 […]

/ January 30, 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 […]

/ January 29, 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.

/ 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.

/ 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.”

/ 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.

/ 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.

/ 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.

/ January 29, 2019