Governor to join NAACP mobilization event
Gov. Kate Brown will join the NAACP Portland Branch and Common Cause Oregon for an evening of inspiration, education and mobilization in celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.
The Portland metro area could see 17 additional liquor stores as part of the largest liquor outlet expansion since Prohibition.
The case for black workers
The unemployment rate gaps between blacks and whites are stubborn at every education level, and the gaps are glaring. In fact, what the unemployment rate gaps suggest is the old adage that blacks must be twice as good to compete in the labor market with whites.
The tragedy of childhood poverty
Pulling ourselves up the by the bootstraps is a myth, because bootstraps in this country are not only weak, they are broken.
Darryl Dawkins, whose board-shattering dunks earned him the moniker "Chocolate Thunder" and helped pave the way for breakaway rims, is being remembered after his death at the age of 58.
Julian Bond leaves a lasting legacy
Julian Bond lived his life as a tireless champion of the oppressed and maligned, a battle-worn warrior for civil rights, equality and social justice. Bond fought the good fight, and at the still-youthful age of 75, he completed his course.
Local undefeated mixed martial artist Isaac Shelton looks to make it 4-0 in an upcoming match with Washington's Ricardo Martinez this Saturday.
Free concert with Oregon Symphony, other musicians and youth orchestras
The Waterfront Concert – one of Portland’s favorite end of summer events and largest free concert in the state – is coming back this Thursday, Sept. 3 at Tom McCall Waterfront Park, downtown.
Activists demanding rent controls and higher living wages converged on Portland City Hall Friday, marching across the Hawthorne Bridge and bringing traffic to a standstill.
Comedy goes behind curtain of theater business
Portland’s Artist Repertory Theatre debuts a new season with The Understudy, a witty look behind the curtain of the theater business.
Church, school and college celebrate 125 years
The weekend of Sept. 11-13 will start of a year-long celebration for the 125th anniversary of Trinity Lutheran Church and School and mark the 110th year of Concordia University, a trio of northeast Portland institutions serving a diverse community.
Unfair markups for gender
You probably think you know about all the taxes you pay. Income taxes, property taxes, sales taxes — it seems like the list is endless. But there’s one tax I’ve been paying for most of my life that you might not know about. If you’re a woman, chances are you’re paying it too.
School construction takes students into temporary quarters
Portland students are back to school this week, but not all of them will be returning to the same campuses because of school construction projects.
An age-old boy-meets-girl story comes to Lake Oswego’s Lakewood Center for the Arts this fall.
American Masters recounts the life of Althea Gibson
Don’t miss the story of Althea Gibson, who emerged as the unlikely queen of the segregated tennis world of the 1950s.
Woman loses life outside her home
Authorities are still trying to find out how a Portland woman lost her life in a car accident outside her home.
Legendary soul vocalist Patti LaBelle is making her way to Portland for an upcoming show and there’s time for you to get tickets.
The Walmart Foundation has renewed its sponsorship of the Oregon Zoo’s Second Tuesdays program, which offers visitors a chance to see the zoo for the reduced price of $4 per person on the second Tuesday of each month.
The Northwest Film Center and Zidell are welcoming the community to a unique, pop-up outdoor film series.