Portland will be graced by one of the world's foremost women this week, when Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, a member of the Kenyan Parliament, visits the city.
Circuit Court Judge Adrienne Nelson bends over the stub of a plant with just one hardy leaf. Worried about its welfare, she gives it some water and moves it from the window in her Multnomah County Courthouse office to the coffee table near her desk.
Hats are like people. Sometimes they reveal. Sometimes they conceal. And sometimes they simply astound you.
Regina Taylor's Crowns, on the Portland Center Stage, is based on photographer Michael Cunningham's and journalist Craig Mayberry's acclaimed Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats.
A broad cross-section of Portlanders — from union members to peace activists, from members of the faith community to plain old concerned citizens — is expected to turn out at Tom McCall Waterfront Park on Sunday, March 19, for a rally and march to mark the third anniversary of the Iraq War.
SALEM—Bruce Broussard won't be on the ballot this election season. But you can't say he didn't try.
Portland Boulevard may soon bear the name of the late Rosa Parks, who ignited the country's civil rights movement.
The wide boulevard that memorializes the city and is bordered mostly by Portland's older, graceful houses of past generations, could be known as "Rosa Parks Way" as early as May.
While celebrating "Read Across America Day" at Boise-Eliot Elementary School in Portland recently, Gov. Ted Kulongoski unveiled his new Web site for children,"Governor Kulongoski's Kids' Page."