Jay was a teenager coming of age in an era Time Magazine dubbed "The Transgender Tipping Point." But he didn't want to be a trailblazer. He wanted to be normal.
Thelma Glover lost her home to urban renewal. Portland leaders want to atone for the past. This winter, they'll dole out down payments. Glover won't get one. For her, it's too late.
Woodburn is the largest town in Oregon with a Latino majority. More than a dozen men have been picked up in immigration raids. Now Latinos are afraid to leave their homes.
They were a family who didn't 'see color.' Then a white supremacist killed their son, police said.
Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer wanted to buy a wedding cake. What happened that day at Sweet Cakes by Melissa changed their lives forever.
Oregon Medicaid agreed to pay for treatments for low-income transgender people. Doctors, insurance representatives and even a U.S. senator tried to help Michelle Storm use the benefit. More than a year later, she is still waiting.
The beds sagged. The windows rattled, and the walls stayed sticky. But for 90 people, the Joyce Hotel was home. Then the building's owner evicted the tenants in the middle of a citywide housing emergency.
Two boys believed friendship, football and faith would get them out of a rough North Portland neighborhood. But what would they sacrifice along the way?
Walter Dickens waited his entire life to live with his mother. After a gunman killed her and eight others at Umpqua Community College, Dickens must figure out how to live without her.
Alex Stokes wanted to cut hair and create a community. But as he perfected his clipper skills and plotted a future, the city around him churned forward.