The costly Multnomah County Library has never been controversial—until now.
The Central Library in downtown Portland
is a gorgeous 1913 building with 17 miles of shelves, ornate marble
staircases and an eco-roof planted with flowers.
The flagship branch
of the Multnom
The “Best of” edition is a tired staple of the newspaper industry.
Every year, alt-weeklies across the country, from The Athens News to the Wausau City Pages, anoint their city’s best happy ho
An all-ages guide to what Portland kids do while parents work and sleep.
Portland is a paradise with cool bands, no cover and cheap drinks—if you can get past the bouncer’s flashlight.
It’s not so kind to the underage.
Cops are on the
lookout for packs of kids
Illegal fireworks are exploding in Oregon. Portland’s new fire chief is cracking down.
You thought it was a victimless crime, a Portland rite of passage.
You drive across the
Columbia River, fill your trunk with powerful fireworks that are legal
in Washington, and then smuggle the
A campaign targeting gillnetters takes class war to the Columbia River.
IMAGE: Corey PeinMark Ihander draws his net from the waters of Youngs Bay.
Tangled in the mesh he spies the first catch of the clear blue
afternoon: a spring chinook, hatchery bred, strong and gli
I rode for three days and 242 miles on public transit. Here’s who I met.
The No. 6 bus is doing just fine until the wheelchairs show up.
soaking Tuesday has cleared into afternoon blue skies. The southbound
No. 6 leaves Jantzen Beach at 3:22 pm, so empty that passe