Portland schools chief Carole Smith wants to reinvent the neighborhood school. Can she do it?
Carole Smith is the most powerful woman in Oregon education.
As superintendent of
Portland Public Schools, she makes tough decisions every day regarding
the district’s $535 million annual budg
What’s hot in fitness: Nootropic drugs, battle ropes, macronutrients and better pooping technique.
Of course Health Goth happened here.
The moment’s hottest
fashion trend—think sweaty, muscle-bound cyberpunks, black mesh and
blacker spandex—originated in Portland. It may have started
2014 was Barmageddon in Portland. You don’t have to stay home, but you can’t go here.
was ending. Some wept openly, one woman danced the worm so hard she
thinks she might have shattered her knee, and the next night at least
two people had sex in the basement. We’ve all
New Portlanders talk about what they love and hate about the city.
“When you erect the fence to keep Californians out, can I have a special dispensation pass?"
Comedian Greg Proops
looked so painfully Californian as he asked a Portland audience that
Ocean acidification, torture by U.S. allies and the other top stories ignored by the mainstream media.
Our oceans are acidifying—even if the nightly news hasn’t told you yet.
As humanity continues
to fill the atmosphere with harmful gases, the planet is becoming less
hospitable to life as t
In Oregon, animals are people, too. Meet the prosecutor who protects them.
For decades, William Holdner raised cattle west of Portland
in Columbia County—as many as 2,000 at a time. But in 2012, he let his
In a four-month
period, records show, Holdne
The city says Saki Tzantarmas is holding his East Portland neighborhood hostage.
Saki Tzantarmas turns on the lights in the kingdom he built, leans against a table, and starts to cry.
fluorescent beams illuminate an expansive banquet hall he’s named the
Portland was a very different place in 1974.
Square was a parking lot, hookers prowled the South Park Blocks, and
storefronts stood deserted as shoppers flocked to swanky new
The return of wolves stirs up old hostilities between rural and urban Oregonians.
In March, Rob Klavins and his wife, Emily, picked up their
life in Southwest Portland and moved to Enterprise, a town with 1,888
people and zero stoplights in the northeastern corner of Oregon. Ro