Feature Stories

International Day of Older Persons: Portland Connections and Communities

By Jack Rubinger On December 14, 1990, the United Nations General Assembly designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons. Over the next three decades, the number of

International Day of Older Persons: Portland Connections and Communities Read More

Representatively Speaking October 2022

By State Representative Rob Nosse I am voting “no” on Measure 26-228, the charter reform proposal to remake our city government. There I said it and, believe me, I really want

Representatively Speaking October 2022 Read More

Outdoor School Changes Life and Spawns Film

By Nancy Tannler Nothing captivates our attention more than listening to a great story. When Vin Shambry presented his short story, “Outdoor Camp” for The Moth four years ago, his

Outdoor School Changes Life and Spawns Film Read More

Five Ways to Manage the “Second Pandemic”: Your Mental Health

Pandemic pressures of the last two years and new global concerns are taking a toll on our community’s mental health. In Oregon, about one in four adults have a diagnosable

Five Ways to Manage the “Second Pandemic”: Your Mental Health Read More

Tackle Clutter With a Purpose

By Arashi Young The days get longer, the weather gets warmer and the neighborhood plants toss pollen into the air. There’s no denying it – spring is here. Spring is

Tackle Clutter With a Purpose Read More

Universal Design Principle Advances Equity For All

By Nancy Tannler The 7 Principles of Universal Design were first developed in 1997 by the late Ronald Mace of North Carolina State University, and a group of architects, product

Universal Design Principle Advances Equity For All Read More

SE Café Owner Overcomes Coffee Industry Barriers

By James Hill, Portland Community College The fair trade coffee industry isn’t always fair to small farmers like Hector Mejía Zamora and his family. The owner of SE Portland’s Café Zamora

SE Café Owner Overcomes Coffee Industry Barriers Read More

Representatively Speaking January 2022

By State Representative Rob Nosse As you have hopefully heard, we held a special session of the Legislature in December to allocate additional rental assistance and deal with other pressing budget

Representatively Speaking January 2022 Read More

Family Promise of Metro East to Open Family Shelters in March 2022

By Ellen Spitaleri Currently the lack of affordable housing and the homeless situation are two challenging issues in Portland.  “We’re all concerned and not sure how to help,” said Beckie

Family Promise of Metro East to Open Family Shelters in March 2022 Read More

Backyard Science & Discovery Workbook: Pacific Northwest

By Kris McDowell Summer may be winding down and school may be starting, but there’s still plenty of time to take advantage of the beautiful Pacific Northwest to get kids

Backyard Science & Discovery Workbook: Pacific Northwest Read More

SE Cafés Gradually Reopen

By Gabe Frayne For many Portlanders, the closing or near-closing of the city’s numerous coffeehouses stands out as the most visible impact on the city’s community life brought about by

SE Cafés Gradually Reopen Read More

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? 

CSAs Support Local Farmers Read More

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

Portland Statue History Through the Sculptors Read More

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.

The Groundhopper Guide to Soccer in England Read More

Scroll to Top