10 years after his death, Elliott Smith is still estranged from Portland.
Elliott Smith sang it himself: Pictures of him are always wrong.
So the photo of him
at Disneyland, taken in 1996, must be Photoshopped, right? The saddest
songwriter in the world—a man who co
Kristin Leichner is driving toward the unthinkable.
She’s been attending
Trail Blazers basketball games since 1996, when her family used earnings
from its trash-hauling company to buy season
The Willamette divides us. Look closer at the spans that connect us.
Written by Sara Sneath
Photographs by Evan JohnsonChildren sprawl on the Morrison Bridge
like a spilled box of crayons. It’s 10 am on a Friday, and the Morrison
opens, its great panels of roadw
Portland Public Schools has spent millions to help stop racial profiling of students in discipline cases. The problem is getting worse.
Kwame Briggs knows how his son feels.
Briggs, 36, says he
often spent time in the principal’s office and detention when he
attended Portland Public Schools in the 1990s. He admits he was no
Despite fierce opposition, officials are set to approve $80 million in subsidies for a 600-room hotel at the Convention Center.
The lot located at Northeast 3rd Avenue and Multnomah Street doesn’t look like much.
debris-filled hole, where a former Teamsters union hall was demolished
last week; a ramshackle
Art is work. We celebrate
the geniuses with virtuoso brilliance and seemingly effortless
creativity, but that’s not the way it is for most professionals. Sure,
Portland has plenty of dilettant
A new book tells the wild tale of Oregon’s forgotten skyjackers.
Metal detectors. Long lines at security. Grouchy guards. Bag searches.
Most travelers think
these airport customs have their roots in Sept. 11, 2001. Actually, the
conventions reach back more th
Opening our water bill didn’t always hurt this much.
Portland once had one
of the lowest water rates for American cities its size. But no longer.
In 2001, the typical annual residential water
The battle over gay marriage moves to rural Oregon.
Leighton Reed-Nickerson wheels
his black 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse convertible into the parking lot of
the Harney County Farmers Market, a collection of a dozen stands selling
vegetables, rag rugs
10 people who are living in the city without homes.
It’s been an eventful month for Portland’s homeless.
On July 15, an
employee of the Portland Outdoor Store downtown was attacked by a young
male who was described by police as a “street ki