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
Study finds that Portland cyclists regularly run reds
Porta Potti brawls, server farms and a battle to play the most Christmas music
Philadelphia has the nation's best practices according to a new report from the NRDC
A map of the country's most intriguing mayoral races, city council competitions and referendums
Companies like Comcast are spending big bucks to prevent competition from local governments
A pair of slideshows illuminating what makes a public gathering space work and what doesn't