As women's sports grow in popularity, so does the bar that only airs women's matches

Apr 7, 2023
"Spaces like this are really important for not just sports and not just representation, but for the people who come to be a part of that community," said Jenny Nguyen, owner of the Sports Bra in Portland, Oregon.
Celebrating the bar's first anniversary, Nguyen reflects on the The Sports Bra's place in the community.
Courtesy Dorothy Wang

For this Maine chocolatier, costs are starting to cool down

Jan 12, 2023
After raising prices last fall, Kristin Thalheimer Bingham, co-owner of Dean's Sweets, describes her expenses and product pricing.
"Our biggest challenge going forward is to get our inventory back up and ready for Valentine's Day," said Kristin Thalheimer Bingham, co-owner of Dean's Sweets. Above, nonpareils from the shop.
Melissa Mullen Photography

At The Sports Bra in Portland, it's all women's sports, all the time

Dec 5, 2022
"All we were doing was changing the channel," says Jenny Nguyen, founder and owner of The Sports Bra.
The interior of The Sports Bra, a bar in Portland, Oregon, which shows off flags and paraphernalia from a variety of women's teams.
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Maine chocolatiers resist raising prices as holiday sales begin

Sep 26, 2022
Kristin Thalheimer Bingham, co-owner of Dean's Sweets in Portland, talks about preparing for the holidays and rising costs.
"We are resisting, really resisting price increases," says Kristin Thalheimer Bingham of Dean's Sweets in Portland, Maine.
Melissa Mullen Photography

DOJ designates New York, Portland, Seattle as “anarchist jurisdictions”

Sep 22, 2020
The Trump administration is threatening to pull federal funding from the cities, which it says “have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities.”
There have been more than 100 days of protests in Portland, Oregon, over systemic racism and police brutality.
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Meet Neil, 34, bartender

Feb 18, 2020
The Bureau of Labor Statistics would categorize Neil's job as a “service occupation,” along with a wide range of other workers. Two in 10 people work jobs in that category.
Thomas Patterson

How much do manufacturing jobs really matter?

Apr 27, 2017
Eighty percent of respondents to the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll say manufacturing is "very" or "somewhat" important to their local economy.
Workers prepare components for custom lighting fixtures at Schoolhouse Electric & Supply in Portland, Oregon.
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Why new streetcars could be coming to your city

Feb 15, 2016
They're cheaper than subways. But busses might make more sense.

Portland: Sneaker hub of the universe

Nov 17, 2015
Portland has emerged as the sneaker mecca at the heart of a $20 billion industry.

New app aims to improve cycling in Portland

Jul 23, 2015
Data will help plan for safer riding infrastructure, like signals and routes.