How the center of jazz and African American culture in Portland changed forever. Words: Reuben Unrau Photos: Andy Abeyta Video: Christina Belasco Along North Williams Avenue in Northeast Portland, Oregon, commuters on bicycles cruise by a row of yoga studios, cafés, and craft breweries. Subarus and Toyota Priuses fill the parking lot at the […]Read more "Losing Albina"
One family’s journey from homeless shelters to a home they can call their ownRead more "The Long Way Home"
Writing essays for college students is both legal and lucrative; but even the writers question the ethics of their work.Read more "Shadow Writers"
Oyster farmers have worked on the Northwest coast for more than a century. But the ocean where they labor is becoming more acidic, and their future is in doubt.Read more "Changing Tides"
College students are taking prescription ADHD medication as a study aide, putting their health at riskRead more "The Pressure Pill"
Kelsi Eastman competed in her first rodeo at age three, and she’s been in the saddle ever since.Read more "Buckles and Spurs"
Volunteers of Willamette Backcountry Ski Patrol thrive in the frigid valleys of the Cascade Mountains.Read more "Stewards of the Slopes"
The pinball industry and the culture surrounding it are experiencing a revival.Read more "Pinball bounces Back"
An Oregon woman takes her fight against aerial pesticide spraying statewideRead more "Clearing the air"
Two black suitcases lay on my bed, packed and ready. I wouldn’t be leaving to attend the University of Oregon for another month, but I had already formed my escape plan from Lynwood, California, a city with a history of halting dreams, and a stone’s throw from Compton.Read more "The Road North"