Art+Culture

14 Things We Love About Oregon

From groundbreaking beer to breathtaking scenery, these are a few of the things that make Oregon the best place to live.

Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond consists of lead singer-songwriter Ritchie Young and many band members and instruments.

Bud Thomas

Bud Thomas Creates New Lives from Old Shoes

Bud Thomas has taught himself to forge horseshoes into straight, elongated pieces for spines or gentle curves to create horses, birds, fish and elk.

victor maldonado

Artist Victor Maldonado

The 40-year-old’s work includes numerous photographs of himself as MadMex, an alter-ego embodiment of the Latino experience in the United States.

beth esponnette, university of oregon, 3d printed clothing

Revolutionary 3D-Printed Clothing

Beth Esponnette, a University of Oregon professor, is tackling wasteful clothing manufacturing practices by incorporating weaving with 3D printing.

kevin doner, chimps inc.

Chimps Inc.

Kevin Doner has been a caretaker for two years at Chimps Inc, Oregon’s only chimpanzee sanctuary, located near Bend.

PDX Taproom in Japan

PDX Trending in Japan

“In Japan, it’s always fun to say you’re from Portland,” Hammerly said. “It carries some weight these days.”