How Mexican heroin dealers and Russian addicts collided in Portland: An excerpt from Sam Quinones’ new heroin saga, Dreamland.
The two worlds couldn’t be more different.
young men of Xalisco toil in the sugarcane fields outside of town,
nestled in the hills of southwestern Mexico. They dream of making enough
April 20 needs a makeover.As far as dates on the Julian calendar go, this coming
Monday doesn’t have a whole lot going for it. Consult Wikipedia: the
birthday of Adolf Hitler, the anniversarie
Steve Buel is cranky, irritating, stubborn—and a surprising force for change in Portland Public Schools.
Greg Belisle demanded an answer. Steve Buel refused to give him one.
It was Jan. 27, 2014,
and Belisle was holding the gavel as co-chairman of the Portland Public
Schools board. He and the oth
What went wrong in Portland’s visual arts scene, and what we can do to fix it.
Udders hang from the rafters. They’re fake, fashioned from
rubber molds, but the long-haired calf grazing in the corner of the
gallery is real, and it’s pissing on the hay covering the hardw
Starting a pot business? These companies want to help.
Alexa Divett is getting a contact high.
Divett runs Maya
Media Collective, a Northeast Portland company that is part of the
commercial frenzy surrounding the legalization of marijuana in Orego
Living cheap and well in Portland: $1 Beers, $1 bowling and the $20 one-hour massage.
Remember when the Great Recession ended?
Neither do we.
While economists say
the nation has been on the mend, and the Dow reached a new high this
month, it sure doesn’t feel that way in Port
Urban farmers and foresters are benefiting from a gaping property tax loophole.
Joe Angel is a real-estate
developer and investor best known for once owning 28 Portland-area
Burger Kings. Angel also helped develop three downtown hotels—the
Westin, the deLuxe and the Luc
A video poker machine dealt Justin Curzi a strange hand. Now he’s calling the Oregon Lottery’s bluff.
Justin Curzi pecked the draw button on the Jacks or Better
video poker machine. The glow from five game screens lit the maroon
walls of the windowless room in the back of Northwest Portland’s
Why local artisan cidermakers are at the core of a national boom.
The tree wasn’t all that special. It was just too damn big.
Back in 2004, Nat
West’s friend and neighbor in North Portland, Norris Thomlinson, had a
large and craggy tree in his backyard t
Emails ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber’s office sought to destroy reveal tensions over power, money and former First Lady Cylvia Hayes.
Ex-Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned last week amid allegations
his fiancee, former first lady of Oregon Cylvia Hayes, improperly used
her access to him to influence state policy while benefiting