Council declares climate emergency, puts ranked-choice voting expansion on ballot

Although they deferred action on several items, Portland city councilors unanimously backed a resolution on climate change that was supported by a large contingent...

Emptying the ‘pods’

Sometime during the 2020 legislative session, the future of the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland may be decided. It’s the last...

Vital signs in ‘A Dangerous New World’

On a day marked by our time’s usual cacophony – the United States’ formal announcement of withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, and the...

Vermouth maker explodes (literally) on beverage scene

Drinking Drink ME Drink ME has been showing up on cocktail menus throughout Portland. During its Negroni Week, Central Provisions ran a Rhubarb Negroni with Hardshore Gin,...

The mayor or the city manager: Who runs the city?

Since Portland voters adopted City Charter changes in 2011 for a full-time, popularly elected mayor serving a four-year term, there have been three elections...

Cruise control: No room to spare on the waterfront

The cold ocean breeze rustles the empty trees that line Commercial Street as the final cruise ship of the season docks at Ocean Gateway....

Mayor-elect Kate Snyder is ready to roll

Three days after Kate Snyder topped three other candidates in a hard-fought election to be the next mayor of Portland, she was ready for...

Welcome to the new Portland Phoenix

Like the legend of the Phoenix, this is a story of rebirth; the first edition of the new Portland Phoenix. While we have taken the...