We must admit, we are proud of the work we do. We’re a small and scrappy staff that believes deeply that a community’s health is directly connected to the accuracy and fairness and thoroughness of local journalism.

While we strive for excellence in everything we do, whether it be our culture reviews, our podcast or our annual philanthropic effort, we’re particularly proud of our investigative and watchdog work, the kind of reporting that changes the trajectory of public life in this great city, in ways both large and small.

Just in the past several weeks, here is some of the work we have been proud to publish, work you will not find anywhere else.

An interview with Nicholas Kristof, a former New York Times journalist, who wants to be Oregon’s next governor.

An amazing tale about the attempted murder of one of Oregon’s most powerful lobbyists.

An exploration of the Kenton neighborhood’s battle to contain noise pollution and how difficult the challenge is given that City Hall is the culprit.

A difficult look at the organizations that are charged with solving the homeless problem in Portland

A investigation into the arrest of a once shining political star in a prostitution sting and an analysis of Portland’s use of tax dollars and and attitudes about sex work

A fascinating profile of a Portlander who is one of the leading promoters of ivermectin, the controversial drug that some claim prevents COVID.

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