Why the Portlandia statue failed to become an icon.
The Statue of Liberty is a defining symbol of the United
States. Her likeness appears on everything from quarters to tacky
bobbleheads. She’s had a cameo role in countless films.
Legal marijuana crops are redefining rural Washington towns—and making one-time illegal growers and their new investors rich.
Riverside, Wash.—Apple orchards, pastures and alfalfa
fields fan out from the Okanogan River along an area locals call the
Flats. The land here in north central Washington is baked amber, frin
I spent a week renting from Airbnb, Uber and other sharing-economy startups. Here's what your neighbors are up to.
The summer wind presses Marquam Hill like the dank breath
of a stranger talking too close. I’m lying on the hardwood floor of a
barely furnished apartment along with two dentists, a Bronx high
Lynne’s father refused to believe his son was really a girl. What changed?
People move to Portland for all sorts of reasons—a new
job, the pace of life, the outdoors. Albert and Leigh came for an
entirely different purpose.
Three months ago,
they left the Evergla
How an Oregon girl, her mother and a struggling local director turned their YouTube series into a major Hollywood deal.
It’s a cloudy summer morning in Oregon wine country, and Paige McKenzie is taking a selfie that 18,000 people will see.
With a FlipCam
trained on herself, McKenzie—in red shorts, a gray zip-up
Throwing down methods and Rainier with the board bums drawn to Mount Hood’s endless winter.
It’s winter in Australia, but Rupert Michell has no
interest in the puny ski hills of his native land. Instead, Michell took
a 20-hour flight, then drove 1,000 miles to ski in Oregon—in June
Frank Peters managed Portland’s original outlaw gang, the Mavericks. A new film documents how they mingled baseball with booze and burning brooms.
Those who believe there are no second, third, fourth or
fifth acts to American lives probably don’t know Frank Peters, who plays
a supporting role in a film to be released July 11 on Netflix.
From Oregon to Florida and from California to New York, an Independence Day look at the bottom feeders of public office.
King George III was “a Tyrant...
unfit to be the ruler of a free people,” Thomas Jefferson wrote in the
Declaration of Independence exactly 238 years ago this week.
Tommy had it right. More