Jorge Guzman had an idea for a better surfboard. He says his instructor at Portland State University stole it.
In a town filled with dazzling startups, few new businesses in Portland look as fun as Yana Surf.
The company, founded
last year by local entrepreneur Wilson Zehr, sells “heirloom-quality”
10 local artists Portland’s music insiders say you must hear.
In the decade we’ve been polling Portland’s most
knowledgeable music fans and professionals to compile our annual Best
New Band list, we’ve learned one thing: Bands here don’t just break u
For years Oregon has believed less prison time for juvenile offenders is the ideal. A new report suggests that may be wrong.
Donald Anthony Beckwith stole his first car when he was 15.
The next year, in August 2005, he mugged a couple near the downtown
Hilton. Just short of his 17th birthday, Beckwith and a buddy, high
Lies and money are flowing fast in the bitter war over Portland’s tap water. Here’s the unfiltered truth.
Portland’s hidden treasure lies nearly 50 miles east of the city, ringed by Douglas fir and protected by gates and guards.
Bull Run Lake, a rain-fed oval nestled in the shadow of Mount Hood, suppl
The fight for justice for Oregon’s transgender inmates.
Kristina Olvera wants to enjoy the simple pleasures of crossing her legs when she sits, applying eyeliner and pouting her lips.
Her landlord disapproves when she plays with her hair, grows out her n
Portlander Katherine Dunn’s oddball masterpiece still resonates 25 years after its publication.
Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love were fans. Terry Gilliam—former Monty Pythonite and the director of Time Bandits, Brazil and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas—calls
it “the most romantic novel abou
This spring, voters will choose between two seasoned politicos who want to rehab Multnomah County’s scandal-plagued brand.
Multnomah County government is like plumbing: essential but only noticed when there’s a mess.
most recent pipe break occurred last summer, when the tawdry personal
life of then-Multnomah C
Yoga classes for nudists, booty shakers and cheapskates, plus local gear and a field guide to Portland yoga studios.
When it comes to yoga, Portland isn’t the “most” anything.
We don’t have the
most studios per capita. Or teachers. We don’t have scads of
Lululemon-armored yogalebrities offering swank
The booze-free strip club that local teens turned into an icon.
In June, Portland will lose a legend. For
three decades, the Jiggles sign at exit 289 on I-5 has stood as a
tantalizing promise of adult privilege to adolescent males of all ages.
It may be diff
Clackamas County tycoon Terry Emmert is bringing pro football players to Portland. Why?
The kingdom of Terry Emmert is easy to miss from Oregon Route 212.
A state highway that
wears its sprawl as proudly as a new Carhartt jacket, 212 stretches east
from Interstate 205 to Boring, sl