Feature Stories

CSAs Support Local Farmers

By Holly Hutchason, Executive Director, Pacific NW CSA Coalition Did you know there are small farms all around the Portland area selling shares of their harvest to residents as a subscription?  …

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Portland Speakers at Recycling Conference

The 2021 Northeast Recycling Council (NERC) Spring Conference offered two days of presentations on environmentally sustainable materials management, a topic not only something many people in the Pacific NW are …

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Portland Statue History Through the Sculptors

By Daniel Perez-Crouse For many, the television show Portlandia primarily conjures images of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein impersonating Pacific NW stereotypes in skits, even for citizens who walk by …

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Book Looks at Criminals in Portland’s History

By David Krogh Portland Rogues Gallery: A Baker’s Dozen Arresting Criminals from Portland History is the latest in a long series of books by Arcadia Publishing on the history of …

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The Groundhopper Guide to Soccer in England

By Jack Rubinger The Groundhopper Guide to Soccer in England is a 380-page travel and cultural guide to all things football in the UK, completely updated for the 2020-21 season. …

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How Some Americans’ Health Habits Changed During COVID-19

Are you finding yourself walking more or struggling with your diet these days? If so, you are not alone. The COVID-19 pandemic may have changed many aspects of our lives, …

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Modern Middle Housing Virtual Tour

By David Krogh In June the Homebuilders Association of Metropolitan Portland (HBA), Metro and the Build Small Coalition hosted a virtual tour of modern middle housing project examples intended to …

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Improvement Grants Awarded to Nonprofits

By Nancy Tannler In February of 2019 Portland City Council approved the Enhanced Services District (aka business improvement district), in the Central Eastside; a geographic area from the Willamette River …

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Rising from the Ashes: Montavilla’s Main Drag Gets Creative

By Megan McMorris When I last saw Daniel and Elise Gold in February of this year, we were sitting at Montavilla Brew Works (SE 76th and Stark) as they told …

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Rocket Empire Machine Readies for Launch

By Kris McDowell These days we are seeing change in many areas of life and in many areas of our city. One area that may have flown under your radar …

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Treating Portland’s Water: Filtration vs. UV and Ozone

By Nancy Tannler On December 4, 2019 City Council Commissioners Amanda Fritz, Nick Fish and Mayor Ted Wheeler voted to proceed with Portland Water Bureau’s (PWB) plans to construct a …

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