More Cooks in the Kitchen

Oregonians are proud of the state’s array of small, locally produced food. But small- and medium-batch food manufacturers struggle to find spaces to make and package their products, especially when it’s time to scale up.

A Hole New World

Katie Poppe, CEO of Blue Star Doughnuts, talks about what inspired her to try to sell a gourmet doughnut, how the company weathered the pandemic — and what’s next.

Growing Up

A $200 million revitalization effort in the heart
of Bend signals the end of urban adolescence.

From Oregon with Pride

Queer life has long been linked with big, coastal cities like Portland. But entrepreneurs and organizers have worked to carve out LGBTQ+ spaces in smaller cities and towns across the state.