ArrivalStar claims it invented live transit alerts. Your apps, taxpayer dollars, and the open data movement are all at stake.
A sampling of some of the most vibrant, colorful signs.
How a Portland foodstuff distributor brought his company into the city.
Gabriel Wartofsky thinks his folding electric bike can be the final cog in a multi-modal transportation network.
Do any of these annoying strategies actually work?
Five highways whose execution gave their cities new life.
Zipcar ranks U.S. cities on innovation, sustainability, and creativity.
Could Oregon's largest city be helmed by a tree-climbing arsonist, a man who holds proof of God's existence, or the guitar genius behind the tweaker anthem, "Mobile Crank Lab"?
Cities have tried to ban people from hanging around. This is a big mistake.
A lecture on the Portland Zoo's breeding programs just in time for Valentine's Day.
A few ideas for less competitive but still worthwhile city superlatives.
Effective height restrictions may be hurting more of our cities than we realize.
Some public transportation systems are using classical music to deter criminals — but does it work?
For those who love riding around town on what looks like a ridiculously large iPod, there is the BOXX.
A new report suggests that retrofitting is almost always more energy efficient
The Portland Loo's defense-first design has freed it from becoming a beaten-down haven for illegal activity
It's easy to see the results of Oregon's urban growth boundary laws in this side-by-side map comparison
A round-up of the strangest city highlights from alternative weeklies around the country
Musician, writer, and co-creator of Portlandia Carrie Brownstein talks about what makes her city special