In Oregon’s Prisons, Terminally Ill People Are Left with Little Recourse

Proposed legislation would ease the extraordinarily difficult road that incarcerated Oregonians face in securing compassionate release.

Tobacco Retailers Sue Multnomah County Over Ban on Flavored Products

While the future of Multnomah County’s ban is unclear, the lawsuit could be moot if the Oregon legislature passes a statewide flavored tobacco ban.



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The Trash Report

Rick Astley and Yung Gravy Battle for Ear Worm Rights, Plus Buzz Aldrin, Fireball, and Taylor Swift (i.e. My Kind of Party!)

Pop Quiz PDX

Sassy-Ass Trivia Questions About Dognapped Dogs, Kangaroo Skin, and Your Choice for a DISGUSTING License Plate

Hear In Portland

MAITA's All-Acoustic Album Hits the Spot and the Road

More Than 600 City Workers are Poised to Strike Over Cost of Living Concerns

Organizers say the strike could have immediate impacts on wastewater treatment and freezing weather road maintenance.

Food and Drink Jan 26 11:30 AM

Eating Alone on Lunar New Year

So long, Tiger, and all your chaos energy!

Theater & Performance Jan 17 10:43 AM

Theater Preview: PETE’s The Americans Looks at Idealized America vs. the Real America

The provocative theater company pulls from Robert Frank's black-and-white photographs to prod at the tumultuous history of American social relations.

City Hall Jan 25 11:32 AM

Portland Moves a Step Closer to Overhauling Government with a New Voting District Commission

City officials say they are concerned, but on schedule to transition to a new form of government by 2025.

News Jan 13 1:56 PM

Debate Over Police Presence in Portland Schools Heats Up as Leaders Discuss Gun Violence

School leaders say they are looking for a holistic safety approach as pressure grows to make a decision about School Resource Officers.

News Jan 25 2:14 PM

Following Public Scrutiny, Mayor Wheeler Pivots to Competitive Process for Gunshot Detection Pilot Program

Pilot program will begin in March, pending City Council approval and public input.

News Jan 24 4:12 PM

Portland Thorns Fire Trainer, Assistant Coach Following Yet Another Investigation

Investigators recommended the staff members be placed on leave, but the team opted to fire them.

Food and Drink Jan 6 10:41 AM

SportsBox Is a Strip Club Reborn as a Vegan Esports Bar

Johnny Diablo Žūklė imagined his new sports bar as a vegan Hooters, but people weren't coming in for the servers. They were there for the food.

City Hall Jan 14 6:17 PM

Mayor’s Office Warned of Adviser Sam Adams’ Concerning Behavior in 2021

Majority of the allegations that Adams violated the city’s professional conduct rules were recorded a full year before he was allegedly terminated

News Jan 19 11:15 AM

Success of Measure 110 Remains in Question, According to State Audit

Oregon must collect better data to evaluate impact of drug decriminalization program.

Books Jan 12 1:28 PM

Aubrey Gordon's “You Just Need to Lose Weight” Is a Sharp Sword Against Anti-Fatness

The Maintenance Phase co-host and Your Fat Friend columnist wrote 20 short, sourced arguments you can hand to your body-shaming mom (and doctor).