Sage Bolyard and other ardent skateboarders began skateboarding under the Burnside Bridge in 1990. Using the bridges foundation as a structure, they began to build ramps and jumps. Eventually it became a place to go that was challenging for skaters, yet out of the weather. The presence of the skateboarders […]
By Michelle Frost If there is truly a Cloud 9 (“the highest a cloud can be; a state of happiness, elation or bliss”),...
By Don MacGillivray While our waste water and sewage systems are working well here in Portland there may be better...
By Don MacGillivray With Portland’s rental vacancy rate at 2%, annual rents increasing by 11% a year, the population...
By Karen Hery This will be the first year for an autumn pie bake-off and the second year for the Trinkets and Treats giveaway on Halloween in the Belmont Business District. Trick or treating families can get an early start again this Halloween during Trinkets and Treats, a special holiday […]Read more ›
By J. Michael Kearsey For almost a decade, Vanport was Oregon’s second largest city, the state’s most integrated city and the site of one of the Northwest’s greatest tragedies. On Memorial Day of 1948, Vanport was flooded and ruined, killing 15 and leaving 18,000 people homeless, including 6,000 African Americans. […]Read more ›
by Michelle Frost One very special police dog is being memorialized this summer by sculptor Richard Moore. Moore lives and works in SE Portland. This story begins last spring, in the early morning of April 16, 2014. Responding to a burglary in progress, K9 officer Jeff Dorn and his police […]Read more ›
By Michelle Frost Portland fashion and textile designer, Rio Wrenn, is the founder & designer of R.A.W. Textiles, a production dye studio created in 2009 specializing in natural dyes, rusted textiles and shibori (a technique dating from 8th century Japan). She is also part of this year’s GLEAN environmental art […]Read more ›
By Karen Hery Most people would have given up or not even gotten started on the journey Jim Swenson and Susan Fries embarked on in January 2013; a journey that has lead to the rather uncommon PDX Commons senior co-housing project breaking ground in early 2016 on upper Belmont. Swenson, […]Read more ›
By Nancy Tannler When Don Hudson first became a stay at home dad, he found there were very little resources for a dad as a child caregiver. His hunt for a large, functional diaper bag that didn’t look like fashion statements by Gucci or Coach clued him in to […]Read more ›