Let’s not sugarcoat the obvious: Winter in Portland is something to escape.
Sure, we don’t have
those malevolent Chicago winds that pierce the thickest wool and carve
out pieces of bone. Our
Gov. John Kitzhaber hired Rudy Crew to smash the status quo in Oregon schools. What comes after that?
Anybody who thinks there are no second acts in American life should consider Rudolph Franklin Crew.
is a leading figure in the national education reform movement. Over the
past 30 years, he
In their own words, six people who insist you see Portland and Oregon in a new way.
They are angry, agitated, wry. They are careful watchers,
even obsessive witnesses, to what is odd and distracting and wrong. And
they all stand on lonely promontories from which they view our cit
Portland’s greatest filmmaker and his controversial new movie.
What would Portland look like without Gus Van Sant?
The elk statue on
Southwest Main Street would still be there, but would you see it the
same way if Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix hadn’t hud
Take me to Vancouver, where the grass is legal and gays can marry.
Civilization beckons with red and orange
lights. They’re faint at first, glowing brighter as you drive north. The
little green sign marking the border sneaks up on you.