Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer wanted to buy a wedding cake. What happened that day at Sweet Cakes by Melissa changed their lives forever.
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.
Portland police shot Keaton Otis 23 times. The 25-year-old Otis left behind two parents determined to make sure the world remembered the lesson of their son's death. They disagreed, though, on what the rest of us should learn.
IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ORDER
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.
For years, Chanpone Sinlapasai avoided the airport. Then President Donald Trump temporarily banned refugees, and Sinlapasai's life changed.
A college student from Iran waited nine years to see her sister. They were due to reunite this week, but Trump's executive order prevented it.
Catholic Charities held "the golden ticket" for refugees. Now, after Trump has temporarily banned refugees, the agency must leave families at war.
TRANSGENDER in OREGON
As much of the country negotiated new cultural norms, Kris Kachirisky spent the last year learning to redefine her marriage.
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.
In Dallas, Oregon, a 14-year-old transgender boy faces those who want him out of the high school locker rooms.
Oregon and Washington have long barred employers from firing workers because of their gender identity. Yet most schools remain unprepared for the coming wave of transgender teachers, staff and students.
Carl Wilson wanted to pass a law restricting transgender rights. The legislator hadn't yet met a transgender person. Elaine Walquist decided to be his first.
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.
Yes, Portland is whiter than any other major city. But the number of black people -- and black-owned businesses -- is growing.
Horatio Hung-Yan Law's performance "A Tale of Two Ghettoes" was supposed to examine the gentrification of Chinatown. But sponsors canceled the event, saying the word "ghetto" today refers only to blackness.
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.
White Portlanders avoided LV's Twelve-22 because they didn't want to gentrify the neighborhood's last black bar. But with black customers displaced, LV's needed white customers to fill the void. Would a new menu lure them in?