Ben McBee

Senior City Editor

Ben grew up in the Rogue Valley, attended the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism, and has written for publications like 1859 Magazine and Portland Monthly. He enjoys hiking the PNW, football and futbol, wildlife photography, any manner of libation exploration, and of course writing for PDXtoday.

Three options are available at the online survey, open until Aug. 15.
The interactive project rescues unwanted instruments, turning them into one-of-a-kind works of art that are then dispersed across the city for anyone to play.
This long yet not-too-arduous trek requires an intrepid spirit, but the reward is well worth it.
When you’re looking to avoid the heat — in every sense of the word — quench your curiosity and your thirst at these upstanding but on-the-down-low establishments.
Misha Ashton, owner of Revive Gardens PDX, offers some tips on channeling excess water runoff into a vibrant natural area in your yard.
Chicago’s got one and even Seattle has their own signature recipe, so we are planting our little biodegradable flag on the hot dog map.
Consider these our Hollywood signs — though we actually have one of those too.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s bolstered forces intend to better enforce vehicle registration, missing license plates, and other common infractions starting Monday, July 8.
With the addition of Erv Lind Field and McMenamins Crystal Hotel, the city now contains 10% of such locations in the country.
We’re highlighting the best parks that our city and it surroundings have to offer — complete with roses, fountains, forests, and sports fields.
Local nonprofit Cada Casa will commemorate Portland’s soccer culture and bring the community together by painting two buildings this summer.
Up, up, and away to family fun.
Visions of a sprawling athletics complex fell apart when voters rejected the construction of the Delta Dome in 1964.
Portlanders can take a short trip to wine country or a farther getaway on the Oregon Coast.
At this behind-the-scenes dress rehearsal on Saturday, Aug. 3, you’ll be able to try out new spaces and procedures.
Connect with nature in your neck of the woods at two events on Saturday, July 13 and Saturday, Aug. 17.
Pack your reusable shopping bags, because we’ve rounded up 17 farmers markets around Portland, Oregon.
Those interested can apply for the Portland Clean Energy Community Benefits Fund (PCEF) Cooling Portland program by dialing 311 or going online.
Don’t let enjoying our region’s wine overwhelm you — use this as a roadmap for discovering new tasting rooms and experiences close by and farther afield.
The esteemed author wrote titles like “A Wizard of Earthsea” and “The Left Hand of Darkness” from the second-floor writing studio in her house in Northwest Portland.
After all the years of hard work, students and parents get to celebrate their achievements.
Citizens will use this new method to choose a mayor, an auditor, and three city councilors in November.
We’re calling on our readers throughout the year to share their photographic perspective of Portland, with a winner selected in early 2025.
When the sun’s out, the world is your workspace.
Iconic buildings and cultural institutions coupled with civil unrest transformed the fabric of the city forever.
The Salem-based business will open its second location in the former Portland Cider House space on Southeast Hawthorne Street.
Dig into delicious and nutritious vegan and vegetarian fare in every corner of the Rose City.
From concerts to parades, Pride brings three months of festivities to Portland in 2024.
We’ve made a concerted effort to orchestrate this roadmap, so you can focus on finding the artists you adore.
Taste ice cream collaborations with Breakside Brewery and other craft beer makers starting Friday, May 31 and enjoy the festival June 14-23.