Cameron Smith, archaeologist and anthropology professor at Portland State University
By day, Cameron Smith teaches anthropology at Portland
State University—digging fossils in Africa, launching solo voyages in
the Arctic or sailing primitive vessels in the open ocean. By night,
Once upon a time, the big bad wolf had
Oregonians huddling in their cabins. Our territory’s first formal
meetings were held by pioneers to plot the demise of “marauding wolves.”
On April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank in the North Atlantic
after colliding with an iceberg, causing the deaths of more than 1,500
people. Less than a month after the ship settled on the ocean’s f
A beach in the middle of Portland? Will Levenson wants
three of them. Until a couple of years ago, it would have been a
ridiculous thought: Regular sewage overflows had Portlanders viewing the
Like most deep-rooted Oregonians, R. Gregory Nokes
presumed America’s ugly racial history didn’t apply to him. Not
personally, anyway. Slavery, the fifth-generation Oregon native assumed,
The world’s most expensive publicly auctioned painting arrived in Portland on Dec. 20. But who owns it?
The most famous Pacific Northwest mysteries have often
involved serial killers. But our city’s current whodunit is about
something we’re much less known for: a great deal of money.
Oregon voters will soon be told getting rid of the OLCC will lower liquor prices. A shopping trip to Vancouver kills that buzz.
Forget free-market dogma and protecting the little guy: We
just want to know whether getting government out of the liquor business
will save us money.
It’s a key question
facing Oregon voter
The state diverts higher fees from Oregon’s roads to the information superhighway.
About 2 million times a year, Oregon companies small and
big, from family-owned trucking firms to major insurers, pay for
information from the state’s files of driver’s licenses. The companies
The hidden environmental cost of the Pacific Northwest’s lone nuclear power plant.
For a week now, the people running the Pacific Northwest’s
only nuclear power plant have been on the defensive—and for good
A devastating report
about the Columbia Generating Stati
NW Natural wants to demolish a contaminated landmark. Will anyone step in to stop it?
For years, Kathy Evans admired the dilapidated gothic
building she saw whenever she drove on U.S. 30 just south of the St.
Johns Bridge. Her four daughters always pointed out the structure and