Featured Story


James Jackson, a 98-year-old resident of Portland, stands outside a predominantly African American church in Cully on Christmas Day, 2016.

Stake Your Place

The Cully neighborhood of Portland offers a glimpse at the complex racial, ethnic, and economic factors at play in a community trying to resist the forces of gentrification, displacement, and change.

Essay by Zahir Janmohamed and photos by Tojo Adrianarivo

To Live More Free

Southern Oregonians describe the challenges and fears of working while being undocumented. With photos by Ezra Marcos Ayala and audio by Luis Rodriguez

The Numbers

As Portland's urban core has gentrified, thousands of residents have been displaced to neighborhoods east of 82nd Avenue, an area that locals call "The Numbers." In this video, young people living in The Numbers talk about their hopes for their community.

Bitter Harvest

Writer Putsata Reang and filmmaker Ivy Lin explore the stories of Chinese laborers in the 1900s who helped establish the state's reputation as an international beer capital, despite exclusion laws that kept them from owning the hop farms where they worked.

Earth on Fire

Writer Christine Dupres explores how our nation’s fire policies have threatened tribal lands and culture and how tribal responses provide a guide for how we can address climate change.

Future: Portland 2

Grappling with values, change, and nostalgia has shaped—and continues to shape—the largest city in Oregon. A film by Ifanyi Bell

An Oregon Canyon

In 2014, a canyon in Jefferson County was renamed for John A. Brown, one of the first Black homesteaders in Oregon. By Sika Stanton and Donnell Alexander